It’s a milestone that I look forward to and at the same time, it stresses me out. Potty training. My son is almost five years old so, of course, I’ve been down this road before. The problem is, I don’t remember a whole lot about it. Did I just block it out? Maybe. LOL!
Well, now it’s time to head down this road again. My daughter turned two over the summer and we’ve been taking steps towards potty training her. My sweet girl has her own ideas about potty training – and everything else. I mean, this is the girl who sports sunglasses to her art class.
It seems more complicated this time around. I was working full time when my son was at this stage. We started the potty training journey at home and then his day care took it from there. I didn’t have to worry about running around during the day for errands and drop off/pick up with him. With our daughter, now that I’m at home, we seem to always be on the go. I’m not looking forward to not getting to the potty in time while we’re out and having the whole back seat soaked. We have a travel potty in the car to help with this, but still.
I decided to give Pull Up’s a try. My thought is that we can still carry on with potty training without having the anxiety about possible accidents. Here’s how we’re setting the stage for potty training success around here!
- Our plan of action so far has been to keep the potty handy. Wherever we are in the house, it goes where we go. Gotta keep it near because you never really know when the feeling will strike.
- We have a Huggies potty training DVD that my daughter has watched a few times. She likes to remind me “I’m a big kid now!”
- I want to make it fun so sometimes we sing songs while she’s going.
- We celebrate big time she she actually makes it to the potty in time.
- We also have a potty book that I’ve read to her a few times. Sometimes she looks at it or other books while she’s on the potty.
She’s starting to tell me when she has to go now. Most times, it’s a false alarm. She’s getting there though. I am looking forward to getting through this stage. It’s still kind of sad though because she’s our last baby. When each stage ends with her, it’s bittersweet. I’ll be happy to not carry a diaper bag though. I hardly EVER carry a purse. So yeah, that will be a perk of potty training success!
We’re enrolled in the Big Kid Academy to help in our journey. The Big Kid Academy offers personalized potty training advice based on what stage we’re in on your potty training journey. There are also tips and advice from the experts (other parents and medical professionals). The “My Pull-Ups®” page is gets my daughter involved with potty training activities. It’s a great resource.
Are you in potty training mode?
Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Pull-Ups®