When it comes to potty training I tend to be the same with all my kids. I wait for them to be ready and take their lead. Recently, Justin who is going to be turning three in September has shown major interest in potty training. He will take his diaper off and say he needs to go pee… or will come up and tell us he needs to go, so one of us will take him up to the bathroom.
I have heard from others who do potty training in a weekend, or take 24 hours and their child is completely potty trained. This has never happened in our house, probably because I’m pretty laid back and don’t try to push the subject, or really even encourage it until I know they are really ready – which, when they are they’ll do it in a weekend or 24 hours but if they aren’t ready it could take a lot longer, become very frustrating and could potentially end up pushing the transition back and no one wants that.
We decided since Justin has been showing major interest, but not at a level in which he would be full time potty trained we’d celebrate his achievements thus far with a Pampers Potty Party! We’ve never done this before and it was a lot of fun, he got a real kick out of seeing his Easy Up’s which he has started wearing now during the day be the centre of the party!
Potty training can be tough. It can be a lot of work, and a lot of messes. Which, doing it how I have been doing it for the last almost 13 years now has caused little to no accidents! So, if you find a way that works for you – it could really be time for potty party of your own! Inviting some close friends over who may also be starting the journey, or who will be in the future is a great way to kick of a wonderful and big journey for your little ones!
Parents want potty training to be a positive experience for their toddlers, but leaks, accidents, and switching from training pants to diapers overnight can feel like setbacks. Pampers wants to empower our little ones to overcome these obstacles to achieve and celebrate potty training success.
Potty training is an amazing milestone for toddlers and parents alike, but it can also be stressful. Spring is the time many families kick-off potty training so they are ready for summer fun and then for the start of preschool. Potty training can feel like an overwhelming process, and when minor leaks or accidents occur, it can be a disappointment. Pampers Easy Ups helps makes this journey a little easier by providing better leak protection than the leading competitor.
I get asked a lot tips and advice for how I’ve done this or that with my kids so I thought I’d share my six tips for successfully potty training 5 kids + working on a 6th right now! This is what has worked for us, may not work for you or someone you know so please keep in mind this is just what we’ve done.
My 6 Potty Time Tips for a Successful Transition From Diapers to Toilet
- Don’t do it before THEY are ready: If they aren’t ready you can try ALL the tricks in the world. But, it’s best to wait until they show interest and want to start on their own.
- Don’t do candy rewards: Honestly, this has been known to be very successful for many but I personally don’t do candy rewards. Kids need to know when they have to go they have to go, and shouldn’t just do it to get a candy to do it. Stickers work well and I find even letting them use a chart that they can check off a potty trip works even better!
- Don’t use a potty: I hate pottys. I think they are gross and although it’s great to get them going anyway you can, I prefer the toilet method. We use the $14 toilet seats that sit on the toilet – and a little step stool if needed, and not only is it less work for mom and dad (and less clean up!) it also gets them used to the idea of the toilet, and skips a step of having to get them from potty to toilet.
- Follow their lead: I’ve never attempted potty training or learning until my kids show me they are read. Telling me when or if they need to go, if they want their diapers off often, and if they just ask! This usually happens around 2. I don’t push it. If they are ready, they’ll do it!
- When they do go, praise, praise, praise!: My kids are so proud when they’ve started the journey. They feel confident, big and like their older siblings – I cheer for them, give big hugs and kisses and make sure they know how good they did!
- Don’t fret the accidents: Accidents happen. During the potty training/learning journey it’s bound to happen. I ask before we go out, after meals or drinks and randomly through the day if they have to go – this cuts down on any accidents significantly. Bad reactions to an accident that I have seen have a very bad impact and often delay the process.
We find using Pamper’s Easy Ups during our potty training journey has been very beneficial for both child and parent. Not only do these unique designs look like underwear, they are super absorbent in case of accidents and extremely stretchy for quick on and offs. Pampers Easy Ups work during the day AND night, enabling toddlers and parents to confidently and completely transition from diapers to underwear.
Training pants support the diaper-to-underwear transition for toddlers and their families as they have a more underwear-like look and feel while still helping to keep messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter where accidents happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight.
PAMPERS EASY UPS PRODUCT FEATURES
- Fun Thomas & Friends® designs for boys and Dora the Explorer® designs for girls
- A more underwear-like design for growing toddlers
- Graphics that fade when wet to help little ones learn
- Super-stretchy sides to make them easyto pull up and down when using the potty
- Available for Boys and Girls sizes 2T/3T through 4T/5T
Do you have any potty training tips you could share?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by PAMPERS® EASY UPS, I was compensated in some form for this post however all the opinions expressed are my own.