Oh the Toddler years.. Not only do you have the terrible twos to look forward to but we also have the oh so fun potty training time! So many parents dread this time since there is no easy way to go about it. Some kids take to it in a day and some take a much longer time. Lucky for my parents I took to it immediately at a very early age. I unfortunately can’t say the same for my daughter! At first I thought she would just take to it since she showed such promising signs so early on. I quickly learned that wasn’t the case and that I would have to come up with a few tricks to get this process rolling along! Some days she would go and I’d think this is it and then she would refuse to go for a week after. What was a mommy to do?? Well here are a few awesome tips and tricks I learned that have worked wonders for us! Disclosure: this post contains some affiliate links.
My secret weapon? The Potty Chart!! Once I made a fun potty chart that’s when this whole potty training thing got serious and started to work out. I let her decorate the chart and we hung it up in the bathroom with some cute washi tape. She quickly learned that with every potty trip she received a check mark in one of the circles. Now here’s the secret to the success! When we finished a row we reached a prize box! She quickly learned this and once she receive her first “prize” she was hooked on going on the potty! Best thing is you can download your own potty chart for free down below! Let your little one decorate the chart to make it more special.
Yes there will be accidents! Potty training is hard so be sure to praise them every time they go on the potty. It’s just as important to let them know that accidents happen and that it is ok. Also that you are not angry even if they pee all over your expensive couch. You want the potty experience to be a very safe and fun time for them.
Here are all of my personal favorites for potty training:
-Books about going on the potty. This was a great way to introduce the world of potty training to my little one. This book is super cute and a fun read for both parent and child.
-Cute undies that they help pick out are a must to get them excited to get out of those diapers!
-I’m a fan of Pull-Ups. They are a lifesaver for nighttime when we are more likely to have an accident
-Small prizes preferably wrapped for when they reach a prize star. They don’t have to be huge expensive gifts just small toys that they will love!
-The travel potty! This thing is awesome for long car rides or if you’re not a fan of public toilets because I mean they are pretty gross! This way my little one always has a clean potty to go on!
-The perfect Potty! There are so many adorable potties out on the market now. Look for something that is easy to clean!
-The potty watch. A super fun way to remind your kids to stop and go. It definitely can help stop accidents when your little one gets busy playing and is most likely to forget they don’t have a diaper on.
Hope these tips are as helpful to you as they were for us! Let us know what other tips and tricks worked for you! Don’t forget to download you free Potty Chart here! Let your little one decorate it to make it more special! Happy Potty Training!
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