Use these 5 hacks to make potty training easy and fun. With helpful tips to make potty training a breeze and a supplies you can grab from any store.
Hacks To Make Potty Training Easy and Fun
As parents, we usually overthink things and tend to go overboard with purchasing unnecessary items. Things that we believe would make things easier for our little ones, when in reality. From my experience, I have found keeping things simple and traditional is the way to go.
Potty Training: Start Here
Whew! I can’t believe I am writing this article after having potty trained 4 kids. It has been a long road and I have to testify each kid was uniquely different. Everything with them had to be done differently and each kid had their unique challenges.
The one thing I hope every parent taking on this feat is to remember to take it slow. And remember that it’s possible for them to regress along this journey. Just make sure to remember to pack extra changes of clothes and training pants, leave them in their backpacks or the car for easy access.
Potty Training Supplies
You don’t need a fancy potty training toilet to get the job done. If you prefer you can skip purchasing a training chair and opt to get an attachable potty seat. These detachable potty seats sit on top of any toilet and are portable for your convenience.
When it comes to potty training, you can use a basic potty toilet, preferably one that is your child’s favorite color. Or grab one that has their favorite character on it, Esuun loved Princesses so she had a pretty pink chair.
Recommended Potty Training Supplies
- Disney Princess Potty Training Combo Kit – Contour Step Stool & Soft Potty
- Minnie Mouse 3-in-1 Potty System
- The First Years Minnie Mouse Imaginaction Potty & Trainer Seat
- Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Skye and Everest Soft Potty Seat
- Peppa Pig “I’m Peppa Pig” Soft Potty Seat
- Nickelodeon Bubble Guppies Soft Potty Seat
Potty Training Pants
Now that you have the training seat situation under control, it’s time to move onto some other potty training necessitates. First, let’s talk training pants, when I was potty training my little ones we used PullUp’s and then gradually worked our way to cloth underpants.
However since my time of potty training there have been some new products that have hit the market. All meant to help your little one potty train like a master.
- Pull-Ups Girls’ Potty Training Pants
- Pull-Ups Boys’ Potty Training Pants
- MooMoo Baby Cotton Training Pants
- Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants Boys and Girls
5 Hacks To Make Potty Training Easy and Fun
5 super simple hacks to make potty training easy and fun with your toddler. Don’t forget to always pack an extra bag of clothes and training pants! I always kept an extra bag in the car full of supplies just incase an accident ever happened while we were out.
1. Go Potty Together
Something I found very helpful and easy for me to do is to take the toddler with me when I went potty. This let them know what sounds to recognize when they went potty and to feel more comfortable when their bodies did the same thing.
2. Make Up A Potty Song
Make up a funny song to sing while the toddler is on the potty, this will help in the future when your toddler is in a different setting. If you in a restaurant or just a different place than your toddler is usually accustomed to the song will help them feel more comfortable so nature can do its business.
3. Reward System
How awesome would it be to get a sticker after you went, potty mom? Personally, I think if I collected a sticker for every potty break I did I would have a library full of stickers. Head over to your nearest Dollar Tree and pick up a big pack of stickers featuring your little one’s favorite character. Make a chart and let them paste each sticker on it accounting up to whatever they want to earn.
- Fun Educational Movie or Show
- Pizza Night
- New Toy
- New Blanket
- Day Out With Mom or Dad
4. Be Serious
NO TOYS or ELECTRONICS while the toddler is on the potty, keep them concentrated and on task. The more the child focuses on the actual act of going potty the faster the transition from diapers to potty will be
I’m pretty sure your thinking, well how will Cheerios help my little one go potty? A good friend of mine suggested this trick and said it worked wonders with her Jaxten. Simply throw a Cheerio in the toilet or potty training seat and have your little one aim for it. This is such a cute and easy hack I couldn’t help but share it with yall.
Do you have any tips or tricks for other moms and dads who are adventuring in the Potty Training Zone? Leave your tips below to share with others.