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As our toddler starts to grow up we look forward to so many milestones. Baby’s first steps, sippy cups, potty training and of course all the special moments in between. Let’s face it, potty training can be scary for little ones, whether it’s sitting on the potty for the first time or looking up at an oversized porcelain bowl.
3 Simple Tips To Ease Potty Training Fears
1. Ready? – Is your toddler ready for potty training? Can they stand on their own, do they have prolonged periods of dryness and does your toddler use the restroom regularly already? If so, they’re ready!
2. Set Them Up For Success! – Start with buying a potty chair or seat that attaches to your toilet, you know what your child will be comfortable with. Purchase Pampers® Easy Ups specially designed for potty training toddlers, they not only keep your little one protected from leaks but feel like big kid underwear and allow for your kiddo to easily pull them up or down.
3. GO! – Once your toddler is ready you can start with them by just sitting on the potty, start before baths or going to bed. Introduce books and other fun activities to keep your toddler excited about potty training and teaching them what is to be expected when using the potty. Good hygiene starts early so let your toddler wipe from front to back and end with some foaming hand soap and a good wash of the hands!
One thing our toddler loves about Pampers is the soft design, they also have her favorite character Dora on them. Having potty trained two others using Pampers Easy Ups I know that they stop leaks better than Huggies Pull-Ups*, keeping your little one sleeping peacefully all night. They’re perfectly designed to help toddlers potty train but offer leak protection when they need it most and as a mom of three let me just tell you, they really work! *based on size 4
Once your toddler has started getting used to potty training you can start to introduce fun incentives. I personally don’t think you should give children sweet treats to reward good behaviors but with our toddler we like to offer fun alternatives for imaginative play or fun things like seeds to plant and play with outdoors. Using these times to play together is a great way to ask your toddler if they need to go potty, getting them aware of when they need to go so you can make it inside before an accident.
Pampers Easy Ups make our toddler feel like a big girl and even if she is in a hurry to make it to the bathroom if she doesn’t make it, it’s no big deal. They allow our toddler to feel independent and we get to smile about that! If she has an accident at night, no big deal Pampers® Easy Ups has her covered because I know I can trust their leak protection.
Preparing our children for milestones like potty training can take some adjusting to but the rewards are so worth it when your little one finally says, I did it!
What tips and tricks did you use to get your toddler to the potty?