We’ve potty trained two kids in our house, so I have a lot of potty training tips to share!
This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
June just happens to be National Potty Training Month – and guess what? Our girl is super close to being ready for potty training! Being the sweet and sometimes stubborn 2-year-old she is, we definitely have our work cut out for us. Potty training was not a huge problem with our son (huge shocker there) so I’m going to be looking to Huggies Pull-Ups to help us out in a big way this time around!
Our daughter attends a daycare with two girls who are older than her. I think this has helped tremendously in seeing how the potty works, and what should be happening at some point. She’s been coming home for months talking about the potty, and that’s how I know she’s super close to being ready. (Who knows? We might be making the big potty training push by the end of the month!)
A few potty training tips that will hopefully help you to maintain your sanity during potty training:
Listen for their cues. When our daughter has a dirty diaper, she will say “pee pee potty!” and we know to change her. Sometimes she says it before she goes in her diaper. And the fact that she can realize when she needs to use the bathroom is HUGE for a toddler.
Use Pull-Ups! I love that Pull-Ups pull on like regular underwear. And if the child does wet or make a mess, the Pull-Ups have a side velcro enclosure, so you can take them off fairly easily. They’ll still protect from making a mess.
Be consistent. If your child is going to daycare, and the daycare provider is training the child, continue the training at home. When my son was small and going through potty training at daycare, we made the mistake of still using diapers at home in the evening or on the weekend. This happened for about a week, and then we realized what we were doing wasn’t effective. He was daytime potty trained the second week!
Check for dryness. Is your child waking up from naps or nighttime sleep dry? Chances are he/she is ready for potty training. Try not to change your child into a diaper for naps, instead option for Pull-Ups!
Order from Amazon. My friends, Amazon is such a handy resource. If you use the Subscribe & Save program, you’ll save up to 20% off of your products. (When you have 5 qualifying products through the Amazon Family program, you can save 20% off.) And right now you can save up to $3 on Pull-Ups products on Amazon.
Read all about it. With my son, I ordered a potty training book. With my daughter, we actually got a book with the recent Pull-Ups purchase. Not only is she reading (and seeing pictures) about potty training, she’s training her stuffed dog to use her potty. If only toddlers were as easy to train as stuffed animals!
And most of all, don’t push the issue if your child isn’t ready. It’s not worth the frustration if you or your child are not on board with potty training. Especially if your child isn’t quite there. It’s okay. Kids go at their own pace!
I’m loving the Pull-Ups designs. My girl has a thing for Minnie Mouse, and the Pull-Ups Learning Designs Training Pants I ordered from Amazon came in the Minnie and Doc McStuffins designs for her. I don’t have any push back from my girl to wear them if they have fun designs!
Have you been through potty training with your child yet? What tips can you add?