Mom Always Finds Out received Monsters U Pull-Ups for review purposes, but was under no obligation to write a blog post. All opinions expressed are my own and are based on personal experiences with potty training tips. This blog post may contain affiliate links.
First things first. You may be wondering if your child is ready to be potty trained. Answer a few easy questions and find out if now is a good time to start potty training. Take the Is Your Child Ready For Potty Training? Quiz, courtesy of Pull-Ups.
Congratulations! Your child is officially a Big Kid and can begin potty training. Every child is different and will respond in their own way to the process. However, there are a few basic things you will need to have on hand to help you begin potty training.
Basic Potty Training Essentials Checklist:
- A potty chair or potty seat. I have found that smaller, younger children do better with a separate potty sized for them. Older children may be fine with using the regular sized toilet, although a potty seat on top of the regular toilet seat helps them feel more secure.
- Wet wipes. These will help make clean up a lot less messy.
- Training pants, such as Pull-Ups Training Pants. Huggies Pull-Ups come in designs for boys and girls. A Pull-Up makes it easier for a potty training child to get undressed at potty time, plus protects their clothing against accidents. The new Monster U prints are a super fun way to take the scare out of potty training!
I use the above checklist items with my kids, plus I have found it helpful to read all sorts of children’s books about potty training…even before my child was ready to be potty trained. It is never to early to start talking about potty training with your child. Books are a fun, no pressure way for kids to learn about using the potty.
Rewards for potty training are a personal choice. I have found that some of my kids respond to potty training rewards and some do not. The most helpful rewards I have used with my kids are homemade sticker charts (let them choose their favorite stickers) and believe it or not…simple, positive PRAISE. Give hugs and kisses. Do a silly dance when your child succeeds. My kids LOVE that more than any other kind of reward I could give them.
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Did you take the quiz? Is your child showing signs of potty training readiness? What potty training methods have worked for your child? Please share your thoughts and tips with us in the comments section.