Potty Training Tips
Being a mom of seven children you would think Potty Training would be an old hat. This mom has been potty training little ones since before there ever was such a thing as Pull-Ups® Training Pants! However, over the years I have learned that each child is different and something like Potty Training can be an easy transition because the child is ready or it can be a nightmare! Meet my nightmare… Little C.
I am just teasing of course about Little C being a nightmare..let’s just say he has been one of the more challenging. We are at the stage where he wants to “Do it myself” which means he doesn’t want to be asked or reminded to go to the bathroom. “I do it” is his response.
Our recent transition to Pull-Ups® Training Pants went smoothly enough when we were just talking about them. Little C doesn’t like to wear them because he felt they were harder to get off than the simple velcro strip on a diaper. Once we convinced him that they were just as easy to use he was willing to give them a try.
So imagine this, Little C is getting dressed all alone because as he clearly lets anyone know that “I do it myself” – comes out with his outfit for the day on including his sandals on the wrong feet because he can work the straps better that way. A little while later he has to go to the bathroom and off we run…. only to find that he is wearing his big boy underpants UNDER his Pull-Ups® Training Pants! When asked why he replied, “Because they are called underpants and you have to wear them under your pants”! Makes sense to him.
We are now at the point that he does great during the day when he has to go #1. He can go by himself and manages pretty well on his own. Not sure with all the layers but he gets this job done.
He has been balking at the idea of sitting down for the other business of potty training. I think he just doesn’t want to sit still long enough for his body to do what it needs to do. Little C will come and tell us when he is finished. Heck, he will go and get a new diaper and the wipes for us.
Now that we are looking forward to the summer and traveling, we have been encouraging him through this potty training business hoping that when the pool opens he will be able to enjoy just wearing a swimsuit.
Today we introduced the reward jar idea to him. We went to the store and he got to pick out the design of Pull-Ups® Training Pants that he wanted.
He also selected some of the treats to go in the reward jar.
With reward jar and a fresh stack of Pull-Ups® Training Pants, we are ready to complete this transition from diapers to big boy.
I discovered a couple of other things about Pull-Ups® Training Pants while deciding which brand to go with on our transition.
Pull-Ups® Training Pants are designed specifically to help teach potty training skills. They look and fit more like underwear, giving your child the independence to slide his pants on and off, while also providing consistency for any learning style throughout his potty training journey. The stretchy sides allow toddlers to slide Pull-Ups® Training Pants on and off themselves, teaching valuable skills they can apply later when taking off their pants and underwear to use the potty.
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And of course if you know me you know that I found a deal to share on these too!
You can save $2.00 on Pull-Ups® Training Pants at Dollar General with DG Digital Coupons through May 19, 2016 by:
Signing up here on Dollar General or simply text the word JOIN to 34898. Then create your account and load which Pull-Ups® coupons you would like to use. Head to your local Dollar General to redeem coupons at checkout.
You can find your closest Dollar General location by entering your zip code in the online store locator!
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While you are getting ready and making the transition, check out all the games, apps and tips on the Pull-Ups® website. This site is impressive! You have to check it out…even if you think you know all the tricks…you don’t! Even this mom of many learned a few new ways to make this transition easier. Take a minute and CHECK IT OUT!
Did you know there were “potty personalities“? Nope? Me neither. But you will enjoy learning which potty training personality your child is most like. They are called: the Puppy, the Owl, the Bear Cub, the Turtle or the Squirrel! Here is a challenge, take a guess based on the names and then visit HERE to see if you were correct. Make sure to let me know in the comments below if you guessed correctly or if you were surprised by your choice.
We also have some super cute printables for you to use!
Click here to print any of the free printables.
Today’s post is sponsored by Pull-Ups® Training Pants and Dollar General, but my love for their potty training help is all my own!