Closer to “Adios Diapers”

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Potty training our fourth baby should feel like a breeze, but every child is different. It has definitely helped out having older siblings so he sees others using the toilet. If you’re in the beginning stages of potty training your child and don’t have other kids, I suggest taking him/her tin with you to help alleviate Scary Toilet Fear. Maybe you’ll end up with a child like mine that likes flushing the toilet over and over. It seems to make him comfortable hearing the noise.

My child also likes to help prep himself for potty time by setting his booster and placing the training seat on the toilet. This has made him sitting on toilet an easy check mark, but the rest is still in the works.

A big step for us was going purchasing diapers. We purchased our Pull-Ups and decided to get a smaller package for night-time and outings. I knew getting a small pack would force me to continue potty training. Small steps like this will keep the Potty Train chugging along. Another great tip I found is using online tools like The Big Kid App, which has activities videos and songs to make little one stay on toilet longer and, cross our fingers, hopefully GO PEE.

Incentives have also proven very effective this time around. I offer a reward for telling mom or dad, sitting on toilet, and peeing or pooping. I created a Mickey Mouse Potty Training Progress Chart from Pull-Ups.com, which can be customized to your child’s needs. Mine was simple and efficient and kept our potty trainer motivated. These tools and others offered online are a new way of making potty training fun and non-scary for our little one.

We sure have learned and laughed a lot during our four potty training experiences. Like finding our daughter playing with a poopy diaper under the kitchen table. Learning that Daddy is better at potty training our boys, let’s face it, he does have experience peeing standing up. Also, learning that boys don’t need to wipe after peeing – we’ll put that under first time mommy mistake. This time around, with my fourth, I caught him touching the poop and putting said finger in his mouth. GROSS!! Experiences like these just add to the fun and wonder of “What were they thinking?”

If you are still on the fence about starting to potty train your little one, Pulls-Ups.com has a test to check if he/she is ready. Good luck to all the parents out there starting this journey and know that consistency is key. “Don’t give up” should be every potty training parents motto. We’re still not at the finish line but it’s getting closer to saying “Adios Diapers.”

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pull-Ups® Training Pants and Latina Bloggers Connect.

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