Go Potty wants to make the world a bit better. By saving on dirty nappies and helping parents and children with potty training. An earlier, easier and more enjoyable approach is possible.
In the 1940s, children were potty trained at around 12 months. Quick potty training was an absolute necessity as washing nappies was hard work. But with the convenience of disposable nappies, this necessity disappeared. Children in the western world are now potty trained on average at around 3 years old.
This increase is caused on the one hand by the convenience of disposable nappies, and on the other hand because of the parenting style that emerged in the 1960s with its trend for waiting ‘until your child is ready’. This is a myth perpetuated by the nappy industry.
We say goodbye to this habit; let’s go potty! For most children, 18 months is a great age for potty training.
CEO and Founder
Go Potty was founded by Elianne Leeffers. Elianne lives in The Hague with her husband and three children. After the birth of her third child, Elianne started thinking about reducing her family’s environmental impact. With a baby in the house, her thoughts soon turned to nappies. Disposable nappies are not recyclable and account for a huge amount of waste.
In the end she realised: the most environmentally friendly nappy is no nappy at all! Her children were all potty trained around 1.5 years old. Elianne developed the Go Potty method based on her own experiences and scientific insights.
Elianne worked in the corporate world for many years. She specialises in behavioural change and the development of training sessions.
Jantien van Korlaar
Children’s coach & children’s nurse
If you can gain their trust, so much is possible. The question is how to do that; there’s a different way in with every child. Jantien specialises in helping children who encounter problems with potty training.
Jantien is one of the Go Potty experts. She is ready to help parents and children if potty training doesn’t go to plan.
Parents can let off steam with her and get things off their chests. With her professional point of view, she gives parents and children suitable advice and supervision. This helps the whole family get back on track.
Diane is one of the Go Potty experts. She is ready to help parents and children if potty training doesn’t go to plan.
Children’s Psychologist & Children’s coach
As an independent child psychologist and children’s coach, Mariëlle likes to help parents with raising their children. Over the past twenty years she has gained a lot of experience working with children and their parents of all shapes and sizes.
Mariëlle supports parents in the pedagogical field, in line with the possibilities of the child. Potty training is a part of the development of the (young) child that does not always go smoothly and about which quite a few questions may arise.
Mariëlle was born and raised in The Hague. Together with her son, she still lives in that beautiful city behind the dunes. Mariëlle is one of the Go Potty experts. She is ready to help parents and children if potty training doesn’t go to plan.
Continence Sleep and Behavior Consultant
Charmaine has over twenty-five years qualified nursing experience. Charmaine is a Queen’s Nursing Institute Award winner, a registered Nurse in Learning Disability (RNLD Diploma in Health and Social Work) and she has a BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice Degree. She has experience with working in clinics, schools, charities, NHS settings, family homes and organisations.
Charmaine understands what it means for parents to take the first steps in seeking advice on potty training or continence problems. It’s not always easy to ask for help. She provides step-by-step support for parents to progress with: continence, potty training, wee, and poo, day and night time continence and understanding their child’s behaviour.
Parent Support and Product Development Manager
Laura is a Parent Support and Product Development Manager at Go Potty. She mainly works on improving our product so that everyone can find what they are looking for and what suits them best. She is also the point of contact for parents with questions.
Seth studies BSc Computer Science and Engineering at TU Delft and works part-time as a software developer at Go Potty.
He has a passion for software engineering and in particular Android app development, having released several apps. At Go Potty, he is remaking the app and overhauling the backend systems for it. He also helps fix issues with the current app.
Digital Marketer Master Business and Administration
Paehal is a passionate digital marketer pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (specialization: marketing) from Pakistan. She creates and manages dynamic social media and website blog content. Data analytics and SEO is her keen focus for digital marketing initiatives.
Paehal is our first digital marketer. She strives to nurture positive relationships with parents by providing valuable content. She is excited to make the world a better place to live by spreading mass awareness about the environmental impact of disposable nappies.
Ilias is studying BSc Computer Science at Tu Delft and works part-time as a software developer at Go Potty. He has a wide range of interests in the tech world, recently working on several software and AI projects.
At Go Potty, he is helping with the development and maintenance of the app.
Intern Bachelor Communication and Media
Britt is one of our marketing interns who will assist with creating social media content, optimizing the website, and much more!
As a second-year Communication and Media student at Erasmus University Rotterdam, she is very eager to learn practical skills in the field of communication. Britt has a passion for sustainability and wants to make a positive change in the world by reducing the use of disposable nappies.
Intern Bachelor Communication
Giovanni is working at Go Potty as a Marketing intern. He is creating social media content and contributing towards customer development.
Giovanni is studying Communication at Hogeschool Inholland The Hague and he is super excited to gain some hands-on experience in the marketing field. He is also passionate about reducing environmental pollution by limiting the use of disposable nappies.