Ok so the potty training nightmare. Only happens once right? Not here. Our oldest daughter was completely potty trained, doing better than her older brother and then one day it all went away. We had a couple of stressful things happen, my husband went back to work outside the home and Continue reading
we moved. All around the same time frame. Now stress can cause your little ones to regress, some of the common reasons are stress, attention, sickness and change of schedule. Never fear however because even if things do digress, you can always start it over and retrain. You see Even when the timing is right for child and parents, potty training can still be stressful. Parents want potty training to be a positive journey for their toddlers, but leaks, accidents and switching from training pants to diapers overnight can feel like setbacks.
Now on our previous attempts to train she didn’t want to wear a ‘diaper’ (pullup) because those are for babies, instead I was washing clothes constantly. We got our amazing Pampers goody pack and by the way you can win one too! I involved her in opening the box from the potty fairy and in it we found a Looster, a seat a pack of pampers pull ups and a cute book about going potty. there was also a giftcard to help buy more training items. We picked up a special soap for her and pampers wipes that were just for big kids.
We immediately set up the bathroom. Complete with Looster, seat and the easy to hang holder and as the book suggested she got to pick out some books to read 1 for pee and 3 for poop and the first book we read was Against the Pee and Poop book and she laughed and thought it was funny. Then we began the new pull ups. They went on really easy and I explained that these were a gift from the potty fairy because she wanted her to be a big girl and go in the potty instead. Yes I let her also wear wings so she could be like the potty fairy! We started by asking every 15 minutes if she needed to go potty and trying every 30 minutes and day 1 went well. However you know that you cant ask your kids for the rest of your lives lol. That night as she slept we put a little note under her pillow from the potty fairy saying how proud she was of her going in the potty all day.
Day 2 I forgot to ask her and we did have a little accident, so remember parents we have to be involved in this too! Day 3 no accidents. This is going really well. Night time was super easy because Training pants such as Pampers Easy Ups can help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with more of an underwear-like design that still helps keep accidental messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter whether they happen at home, on-the-go or overnight.
Here are some tips from Pampers
Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Tips
L. Jana, MD
1. Promote potty learning. Instead of referring to your child’s transition from wearing diapers to using the potty as “potty training,” consider calling it “potty learning.” After all, mastering this eagerly anticipated milestone of childhood takes time, teaching, and plenty of practice and patience!
2. Take a teamwork approach. From the outset, I find it helps to keep in mind that potty training is a team sport. If you simply remind yourself that you are (and always will be) on the same team as your child, it can really help you stay calm in the face of potty accidents and be a much more positive and effective potty training coach.
3. Stock your deck. Part of the secret to your child’s potty success will involve being well equipped and removing any obstacles that stand between your child and potty success. Sure, this typically includes a fun trip out to purchase a brand new first set of coveted “big-boy” or “big-girl” underwear. But it also means having on hand other practical supplies that can help foster your child’s interest and independence – from a step stool (to improve access to the toilet) or potty seat to training pants. That’s why I’m happy to partner with Pampers, whose Easy Ups training pants are designed to help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with more of an underwear-like look and feel that still helps contain accidental messes no matter whether they happen at home, on-the-go or overnight.
4. Embrace success. As with any learning experience, young children can learn a lot from both their potty successes and their failures. While potty accidents are an inevitable (and admittedly inconvenient) aspect of potty learning, they shouldn’t dominate your day-to-day discussions. Instead, simply help your child learn to cope with (and clean up) any messes and focus your attention on celebrating your child’s successes with plenty of hugs and words of encouragement.
5. Watch for the signs. There are several characteristic signs and developmental abilities you can watch for that suggest children are ready to potty train. These signs of potty training readiness typically include the ability to use their words to express themselves, toddle their own way to the bathroom, pull down their own pants, and to be aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping (characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to pee. Or when they start hiding behind the sofa or standing in a corner to poop. It is also helpful (and increases the likelihood of potty training interest) when children start to be bothered by their poopy and/or wet diapers, as that can serve as a good motivation for using the potty instead!
6. Start making connections. There’s a lot that you can do to help your child be well-prepared to use the potty successfully long before he actually starts to. Reading fun and engaging children’s books about potty training, such as You and Me Against the Pee! (which I co-authored) can go a long way towards making the idea of potty training a family and eagerly anticipated one. You can take this familiarity a step further by letting your toddler accompany you in to the bathroom when you need to go so that he both becomes familiar with the routine and comfortable with the idea of using the toilet, rather than being afraid of or intimidated by it!
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