Now, this isn’t an I know all things about potty training post because I am still in the process of trying to get my 2.5-year-old potty trained. She’s the size of a 4-year-old and I know the looks I get in public places when they see her in a diaper still are because she’s not wearing underwear. Little do they know, she’s big for her age. But that’s beside the point.
For about a couple months now, my daughter has been letting me know she’s pooped and/or peed and wants to be changed. She actually started sitting on the potty around the age of 2 and did pee in it once, but she hasn’t since. It could be because I kind of squealed and sat her down on her potty and maybe that frightened her, I dunno? Our real toilet is also very loud when flushed; It sounds like a jet engine, no joke.
But, How do you Make Potty Training Fun?
First, go pick up some Huggies Pull-Ups Plus from Costco.
You can save $7.00 on them right now through October 22. (if you’re still using diapers, you can save $8.50 on Huggies Plus Diapers too). I picked up the Pull-Ups Plus since they’re kind of like underwear and are easier for toddlers to slide on and off by themselves, especially if we’re not potty trained by the time our flight comes the 24th of this month. Those plane bathrooms are small enough without having to put a big toddler on the changing table, which I might add was too small when she was 7 months.
They have cute Disney characters on them too so now she wants to put them on instead of a diaper since she loves Minnie Mouse and Doc McStuffins.
Second, You’ll Need Potty Seats
You’ll either need a seat to stick on the toilet so they don’t have a fear of falling in or an actual toddler potty chair.
I have fallen in the toilet many times in the dark when my husband leaves the toilet seat up; it’s not pleasant!! We have both because sometimes she wants to sit on the big potty and sometimes she wants to sit on her seat. Both were inexpensive so it was no problem for us to purchase both.
Download a cute character potty chart and/or make your own
It shows your toddler their progress and gives them the motivation of wanting to do it again and again. This Minnie Mouse one is perfect for us. Now a prize can be something as simple as a few M&M’s or a sticker, doesn’t have to be an expensive toy.
Set up a few books in the bathroom by the potty
Some adults sit there and read while they do their duty, kids might sit on the potty a little while longer and therefore might actually go. My daughter wants to sit down, immediately wipe with toilet paper and jump off. She does not give the toilet time enough time so I think I will be implementing this while she sits there so she’s not bored.
Put food coloring in the toilet bowl or get the toilet tabs that turn the water blue
You’ll actually know if they really go since it will turn green, and they get the enjoyment of magic as it goes from blue to green.
Do you have any other fun tips to help get the little one’s potty trained?
Thanks for sharing Huggies Pull-Ups Plus discount offer. I’m going to check it out.
I am not a mum yet so I have no idea whatsoever but this gives me some clue. Yo always learn better when you have fun. Sounds like a great offer!
I don’t have any children so I don’t really know the potty training process but I think its great you are encouraging her through fun and play. I didn’t know those potty seats even existed (I imagine those basic plastic floor ones!!) The wall chat also looks like an amazing idea, I bet she loves filling them in and getting a prize! 🙂
Its going to help kids to overcome the fear of toilets.useful info.
I remember potty training my kids and those time. These are some fun ideas to make them sit out there.
And to think I had such a tough time doing that – Really I used to take so much help online and offline when I was at training my elder one
This post came at the right time, I am struggling with potty training my 2-year-old since last month. I am going the check out the Huggies pull-on’s. I do have the potty seat of my elder kid.
It’s been a long time since I last potty trained a baby. It’s always different with the kids. But making it fun will definitely encourage them! I love these tips!
Potty training is so hard to do. this Costco & Huggies Plus looks so helpful to make the training fun and easy. I wish I saw this before.
Having a big discount in diapers is such a big fulfilling for all the parents. Lol!! and that seat to stick on the toilet looks perfect for training potty kids. So interesting. I will share this to my friend who is soon to be mom
Well, we all had to go through the same procedure! Once you got her trained, you will have finished that chapter successfully. 🙂
These are amazing tips! I’ll refer back to them when my baby starts her potty training in another year 🙂
Wonderful resources. My little one got potty trained when she was 2. It really happened easy for us
Awesome way to have fun out of something, definitely worth a try!
My brother’s family is on the way…. I will show this post to him. Ahhha
Pull ups are total lifesavers! My oldest is five and we still need them for bedtime for him, but they definitely work the best!
OMG, this is another part of motherhood that I’ve overlooked. I’m not a mummy yet, but I’ve been reading so many mums’ articles and you guys are so informative!