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Make potty training your toddler less stressful with these tips and tricks!
Okay, let’s face it if you’ve ever potty trained a child, you know how tough it can be. There are just too many rules and expectations.
“Do it at this age.”
“Use this method.”
“Don’t do it too soon.”
“Don’t wait too late.”
I could go on and on with all of the wonderful and totally appreciated unsolicited advice (hear the sarcasm) from everyone about the topic.
Needless to say, this blog post is not to tell you how to potty train your child but to simply give you some tips that will help make potty training a little less stressful for you and your growing child.
Check out how we make potty training less stressful!
Here are the items we use at home.
1. Potty Seat
We use this potty seat at home to make it easier for our daughter to learn to use the potty. She feels more comfortable when using this versus sitting on the potty without it.
We also ordered one for my parent’s house. It’s convenient to have one there since we’re there a lot.
We once forgot to bring ours back home after our daughter spent the night there, and we were without it at home for a few days. Having one that stays there means we don’t have to remember it each time she spends the night with them.
2. Step Stool
We keep this step stool by the toilet. She’s able to get on and off the toilet by herself with it. It also keeps us from having to lift her on and off each time. She also moves it over to the sink to wash her hands.
*We have each of these items in both of our bathrooms to keep from having to switch them back and forth each time she uses a different bathroom.
These are the items we keep in the car for day-to-day travel.
- Portable Potty
- Car organizer
- Toilet paper
- Mini trash bags
- Toilet seat covers
- Extra clothes
- Foldable travel potty seat
3. Portable Potty
Keep this portable potty in the car for easy access when you’re out and about. It’s great if you’re not near a clean restroom or you don’t want to get all of the kids out of the car just for one kid to use the bathroom.
Having this in the car is also great for dads with girls. My husband has used it many times instead of taking her into the men’s restroom.
4. Car Organizer
This car organizer is great for holding all the things we use for potty training on the go. It’s also large enough to hold extra stuff like shoes, jackets, blankets, toys, or anything else you keep in the car for the kids!
5. Mini Trash Bags
We keep these mini trash bags in the car to throw away used pull-ups. They’re the perfect size and scented to eliminate odors. They fit perfectly in the car organizer we use!
6. Toilet Seat Covers
These toilet seat covers are the best for public restrooms. They completely cover the toilet, so you don’t have to worry about your child touching the disgusting seat. It has adhesive strips to prevent slipping.
These work so much better than the toilet seat covers that are usually in bathrooms. Keep these in your diaper bag so you have them wherever you go, and keep extras in the car.
Here’s what we use for travel.
7. Foldable Travel Potty Seat
We use this foldable potty seat for travel. It’s nice and compact, so it doesn’t take up too much space when packing. It has non-slip grips and is easy to clean! Just unfold it when you need to use it and fold it back up when you’re done.
Potty training is a huge task, and I hope these items can help make it a little less stressful for you!