So I am officially potty training my third child and this is just such a bittersweet time for me. You see Adeline is our last child, which means this will be my last and final time potty training. I know that many must be thinking how crazy I sound, but it makes me very sad when I realize that this is the last time I will be experiencing such a huge milestone with my child. Potty training is by far one of the most challenging parts of being a mom and requires a lot of patience. I consider myself quite experienced in this particular topic and I excited to share with you some important rules for potty training success.
As my little one embarks on her next big adventure in learning to potty train, we have shared some very exciting moments already! Just the other day she picked out a pack of her first underwear. She could not wait to try them on and had a pair on within minutes of opening them up (she is one of those toddlers that absolutely loves dressing herself.) As anxious and excited she is about her new underwear, I know there is still a lot of work before we g to wearing them full time. Something that has always been essential in building confidence and self esteem when it comes to potty training is Pull-Ups® Training Pants. Your child is going to have accidents, so please don’t put them in a situation where they may feel embarrassed. Whether you are out for long periods of time or your child is in bed for the night, use Pull-Ups® Training Pants so that they can have their accidents without making scene or mess. Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® Training Pants help teach toddlers potty training and offer reliable protection where they need it most. Sides are stretchy for easy up and down like underwear to help kids learn how to put them on and take them off, plus the easy-open sides mean quick and easy changes when you need it. Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® feature fun and engaging Disney designs like Doc McStuffins/Lightning McQueen with wetness indicators that fade when wet to help your child learn to stay dry. Utilize time at home for potty training, during the day or out in the yard for them to be in underwear.
I have several bits of advice to pass along when it comes to potty training. Make sure your child is involved with all aspects of potty training preparation; allowing them to pick out their potty and underwear. Make this exciting for them, not scary! If they are uninterested or defiant about choosing these items out then they are in face NOT ready. Once they are ready and in the mist of potty training, be patient and kind with them! Don’t be upset when they have accidents, that is just part of the process. Listen to every sign and cue that they give that suggests they may have to go. Even if they have you running to the potty with them 100 times because they think they have to go, do it… because it’s going to be that one time that you don’t and they are peeing on the floor. I suggest having a little potty for the central location of the house, not in the bathroom. Children tend to be less intimidated by a small potty rather than the giant potty in the bathroom. Once they make that first pee in the potty… make a REALLY big deal about it. Scream, cheer, shout with joy and if you have potty prizes, now is the time to award them. Have I mentioned have patience? This is a daunting task and you may feel defeated at times, but remember… they won’t be in diapers forever, I promise!
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