How to Potty Train Your Toddler #HuggiesWalmart

How To Potty Train #HuggiesWalmart

How to Potty Train Your Toddler

Potty training is a big part of my life. I’m sure you’re all jealous. W is beginning to show signs of being ready for potty training. And it’s a daily goal for some of my students at work. So yes, I’m all about the potty training right now. I’ve been reading a lot about how to potty train  your toddler these days.

When I was pregnant, I was one of those moms who considering working on potty training with W from a very young age. The idea appealed to me but required that I be with him almost all of the time. I was teaching full-time at that point so it wasn’t really a viable option for us.

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So far at home, we have been working on the beginnings of potty training. I let W come into the bathroom with when I need to go. I’m a huge believer in modeling behavior you wish to see in your children. It’s been essential to my success as a teacher so I use it at home as well. I talk to W about what toilets are for. It’s nothing graphic, just the day-to-day of life.

We also have a collection of W sized potties and seats around our house. We have some of the small seats that fit on the toilet and then we have smaller potties for him. I’ll be honest and admit that we may need one in the living room as well. That is where he often hides behind the chair to do his business.

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Finding Potty Training Success

My students are at various stages when it comes to potty training. But at school we have found one method to be most successful. Once W shows that he is a bit more ready for potty training, I will probably take the same approach we do at school.

It’s all about committing a day or two to the process. Then we start the 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off cycle. The 10 minutes on isn’t always definite but it’s the idea that every 10 minutes, we take the child to the bathroom and they sit on the toilet. Depending on the child, they may sit there for 10 minutes. But they may just sit there for a few seconds.

The key is that I take them every 10 minutes. I’ll admit that I do much better with consistency with a timer. When the timer goes off, it’s time to go potty. And we don’t make a huge deal out of it. Yes, we praise the successes but I’ve found that if you make too big of a deal, then a child also turns it into a big deal. That can lead to resistance.

So praise them and be positive, but be relaxed as well.

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Potty Training Help with Huggies Pull-Ups

We also have a number of students who wear Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants. They are a great alternative to diapers for us at school. Once a child learns to pull their pants up and down, Pull-Ups are easier for us to work on potty training at school. At home, I’m tempted to let W go diaper free when we get into the thick of training, but that is not an option at school.

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Personally, I use Pull-Ups Training Pants with W when we’re out and about. They are extremely convenient for us and I think they fit better than some brands of diapers. We also love using the Night Time Pull-Ups at night. They keep him dry better than most diapers. So I have some on hand at home and like to keep them stocked at school as well.

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Of course, I also love how easy they are to order on Walmart.com. The rollback price of $8.97 is available online and in stores. I personally love the ease of ordering online and picking them up at my local store. As most of you know, I’m all about ease and convenience so this definitely helps!

What are your tips for potty training?

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

Comments

  1. It wasn’t until I cancelled everything and stayed home to focus on potty training until it finally happened. I did the no diapers thing and had the carpet cleaner close by. Took feeling the pee running down their legs for them to drop the diapers. I did keep them in Huggies Pull-Ups when we left the house and over night to catch the accidents.
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  2. Your son’s face in that first picture is priceless! So glad I am past this stage. My tip is once they are older and learning to drive potty training will seem like nothing.
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  3. My kids are teen so it’s been a long time since I thought about potty training. We took a very laid-back approach and didn’t really even start until they each were close to three years old. It all went very smoothly, I guess we were lucky. We loved Pull-Ups!
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  4. I used Pull-ups when out and about also and for times I really just couldn’t take a chance that there could be an accident. You are good to set a timer for the 10 minutes!
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  5. What a cutie! We also use Huggies Pull-Ups and love them. And we just started working on potty training at my house! I need to find my timer. Good tip!

  6. Ah, we’re just finally getting our 3-year-old potty trained, thank goodness! Big pull-ups fans here!
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  7. You have some great tips for potty training! Thankfully those days are done but I will pass on your tips to my friends who are still in that stage.
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