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5 Tips for Potty Training Your Toddler

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Potty training doesn’t have to be as scary as everyone makes it out to be. Usually, parents are more scared than they should be. But with Pampers Easy Ups you’re able to transition your baby to underwear much easier, which is why I love them! They are designed to look, fit, and feel like real underwear. They also have incredible leak protection to keep toddlers dry even through the night. They have a stretchy cotton waistband that is very easy for toddlers to pull up and down. We all know how toddlers like to do everything on their own. They have a fun Thomas the Train design on them that every little boy is sure to love! I think my favorite part of Easy Ups is how easy they are to remove when soiled. The sides easily tear, making disposal a breeze. I’m not the only one who loves them. Pampers Easy Ups were actually awarded the 2017 Best New Product Award voted by 10,000 parents who tried and chose them as the BEST!!

I was so excited to potty train my son and I think that made him excited too. So let’s jump right into some other tips to consider.

  1. READ BOOKS!

It’s important to talk about what’s going to happen before you actually ask your child to perform the new task. Get a book or two about potty training and read it every night for at least a week before you actually bring out the potty. This helps the child understand what the potty is used for. It really saves everyone lots of frustration! Check out Pampers’ blog on potty training as well for helpful pointers in case you don’t have time to order any books: https://www.pampers.com/en-us/toddler/potty-training/article/potty-training-tips-step-by-step-potty-training

  1. GIFT THEM THE POTTY!

When the potty arrives in the mail let your child open it like a present. I acted like the potty was the greatest thing ever and it made Anderson so excited to use it for the first time. He knew exactly what to do with it because we had been reading and talking about it for a full week.

  1.  SALTY SNACKS & WATER!

This also adds to the fun of the process for the child. I let Anderson eat tons of Popcorn and crackers which made him thirsty. He drank lots of water which made him have to potty frequently.  During these first few days you want the child to have to pee often so you can direct them where to go. It’s all about repetition so they can understand what that “I’ve gotta go” feeling is!

  1. LOTS OF REMINDERS.

During the first few days, ask the child frequently while they are playing if they need to sit on the potty. Watch for signs such as “dancing” or holding themselves. Then, encourage them to relax on the potty. Anderson would even read a book! haha!  I always kept a potty in the room we were playing in for quick access until he learned how to hold it long enough to transition to the big potty.

  1. HAPPY DANCE!!

This is the biggest one! Give the child LOTS and LOTS of praise when they use the bathroom in the potty. I seriously danced around our house for a solid 5 minutes after Anderson would go potty. He absolutely LOVED it. You do not need to bribe your child with candy or prizes, all they desire is your approval. Tell your child how proud you are EVERY single time they use the potty!

In order for this method to work you must focus on mastering the activity for the first 3-5 days. We didn’t leave the house for 3 days!  It’s a lot of work but it can also be precious one-on-one time spent with your child.

When potty training is treated like an exciting milestone it can be easy and enjoyable for mama and toddler. Some of my favorites memories with Anderson are us high-fiving and dancing around the house with excitement after he uses the potty!

I absolutely love how Pampers chooses to celebrate the milestone of little ones moving from diapers to underwear with “underwear training.” It encourages toddlers to be proud of themselves as they navigate through a huge change. I hope you enjoy the potty training days

A huge thank you to Pamper Easy Ups on partnering with me on this potty training post! If you want more info on Pampers, please visit their website:  HTTPS://WWW.PAMPERS.COM/EN-US/DIAPERS-WIPES/PAMPERS-EASY-UPS-TRAINERS-FOR-BOYS

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