Potty Training Take 2 with Pampers Easy Ups!
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I have one potty trained child and two more to go! My middle child is just about to turn two and she is already showing interest in the potty. I think this is due to her big sister using the potty and her looking on, but it could also be that she is in fact ready.
I don’t think I’m a pro at potty training. I certainly do think that after going through potty training with one child I know what worked and what didn’t. It can be a long and exhausting process for both you and the child. Some kids learn quick while others take their time. There will be setbacks. Maybe a few accidents along the way. But, this is a journey and its best to keep an upbeat and positive mood. This is an exciting milestone!
You know what the first step is? Reading their cues.
The first thing I know that is best for this endeavor is to block out some time where you can commit. Its best to just go all in and see what happens and that could mean a lot of time at home within a close shot of the potty. The second thing you need, Pampers Easy Ups.
I have been faithful to the Pampers brand since my oldest was born four years ago. They have fewer leaks, provide more absorbency, and work for both day and night. Trust me, I have used a lot of diapers over the past four years and with two little ones still in diapers, I only trust Pampers. That is why I am glad to continue using them throughout our potty training with Pampers Easy Ups!
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.
Summer is right around the corner here in Connecticut and now that my oldest is finished with preschool we have a much more flexible schedule. I thought with the good weather and all it would be fun to host a little *potty-training* party for Val and some of her friends. There are a few kids her age, siblings of some of my oldest daughters friends who are just about ready to start their potty training journey. I think its great to have kids around who have already *successfully mastered* the potty. They are such great helpers with the little ones. 🙂
We decorated a bit to make things festive. Talked with the future potty trainers and their Moms about getting excited to use the potty.
Had some snacks and lots of drinks.
Had a little story time with this great book, You and Me Against the Pee by Julia Cook and L. Jana, MD.
And finally sent our guests home ready to embark on their potty training adventure with goodies bags complete with Pampers Easy Ups, and their own copy of the book we read!
Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Tips –>
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Watch for the signs. There are several characteristic signs and developmental abilities you can watch for that suggest children are ready to potty train.
- 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!
I’d love to hear about your potty training adventure. Its great to have the support! So share your tips and tricks if you have any and we can all get through this together!
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