Did you know that June marks Potty Training Awareness Month?
Potty training is something that is no longer a part of my life but, it was definitely a challenging time for us in different ways for both our girls. I wrote some helpful potty training tips too! I know for a lot of you, it’s a reality right now. Potty training can be a guessing game, you have to watch out for signs of readiness, determine what type of potty personality your child harbours and how you will reward your child for a job well done. Most of all, you have to find the right training pants for your little one.
How Do You Know They’re Ready?
1. Tugging at a wet diaper.
2. Hiding to pee or poop.
3. Interest in others’ use of the toilet or copying behaviours.
4. Having a dry diaper for longer periods of time.
5. Waking up with a dry diaper after a nap.
6. Telling you when they have to go, are going or have already gone in their diaper.
The Pull-Ups Potty Partnership Toolkit.
One thing about potty training is that you don’t have to go at it alone. There are many resources that can help you on your journey with your child. Pull-Ups has put together an amazing toolkit that has a useful pamphlet with all of the information that you need to know about potty training.
You can discover what their potty training personality your child is, a shopping list, training pant options, travel tips, how to talk to your child about potty training, how to praise them and more. It also comes equipped with other fun goodies that will help make your potty training more fun!
The Pull-Ups®Potty Partnership launched earlier this year with huge success and offers a whole new way to potty train. Created in partnership with renowned child psychologist and potty training expert, Dr. Heather Wittenberg, it’s tailored to work with every child’s unique personality, on their schedule and according to how they learn.
By completing a free, online quiz, parents will receive customized tips and advice based on the Potty Personality their child most resembles: a Squirrel, Bear Cub, Puppy, Owl or Turtle.
Finding the Right Fit.
Choosing the right training pants can go a long way too. It can help with the hiccups along the way and you are going to want something you can rely on. The Pull-Ups training pants are designed specifically for boys and girls. The training pants for boys have extra protection towards the front of the pants while the girls training pants have protection in the middle.
You have options too and you can find the right type that will help encourage your child to use the potty. There is Pull-Ups Learning Designs that have unique patterns that fade when wet. The Pull-Ups Cool & Learn training pants feel cool within seconds of getting wet and lets your little one know it’s time to hit the potty! Lastly, there are Night*Time training pants that help you stay consistent–day or night! All of them retail from $15.99 – $39.99. For more details, visit Pull-Ups.com.
Make Them Feel Accomplished.
I know that my girls absolutely loved the praise they received when they used the potty and learned how to wipe themselves. They felt accomplished and so very proud. Pull-Ups flushable wipes will help your child get cleaner than just using toilet paper alone. It gets them fresh and best of all, they are sewer and septic safe and will break apart when they flush them. So, no worries Moms and Dads!
The Pull-Ups Potty Training Parternship Toolkit is perfect to get you started! The training pants are adorned with fun designs of the one and only mouse and you can tell that they are really absorbent. You can also feel the difference. They are softer than I remember!
Ready to WIN?
One lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will win a Pull-Ups Potty Partnership Toolkit that is packed with goodies to help you conquer potty training.
Prize Pack Includes:
- Pull-Ups® Training Pants
- Big*Kid Flushable Wipes
- Potty seat and chair
- Potty training book
- Milestone chart to track progress
- Plush toy to reward potty accomplishments
- $100 Walmart gift card to help you stock up on other potty training essentials outlined in the Potty Partnership Toolkit
- The approximate value of each Toolkit is $250.
There you have it folks, my biggest advice for potty training is to follow their lead. If you try to rush them, it may not work. Kids develop differently but, you don’t have to go at it alone.
With resources like Pull-Ups.com, you’ll be well on your way. You’ll find potty training articles, quizzes and vids. Plus, don’t forget to take your own personalized quiz for your child too. You can take the quiz, HERE. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook , Pinterest and YouTube for the latest updates!
What are your potty training tips?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.