These potty training tips are sponsored by Kandoo Flushable Wipes. As always, all opinions are my own.
As a mom of three little ones, I’m no stranger to potty training. Our youngest son is still too little to begin actually training, but he has certainly developed a curiosity. Each child develops at their own pace, but when it comes time to train him to use the potty, we will definitely be prepared.
After successfully training my older two boys, I’ve definitely learned some lessons in potty training:
The Best Potty Training Tips for Success
1. Start when your child is ready – I attempted to train my middle son a bit too early, and he wasn’t ready at the time. This resulted in him having some accidents. Watching for signs of readiness will be your best bet to make sure it’s the right time to potty train your child.
2. Use rewards – With my oldest son we promised him a brand new ride-on toy truck if he successfully used the toilet. He was too young to understand the meaning of one large reward. Using smaller rewards (such as a small piece of candy or a small party favor sized toy) each time the child successfully uses the toilet is a much better type of reward system to reinforce good potty habits.
3. Make potty training fun – Buy special potty training books, sing songs, and make potty training fun and exciting for your child.
4. Get a potty seat and special wipes – Your child will feel like potty training is much easier with a potty seat that’s made for someone their size. We’ve had blue ones, potty seats with cars on them, and others with characters on them. I love to let the kids pick out a seat that they want, so they’re more likely to want to use it. I also love to have Kandoo Flushable Wipes available for them to use.
The new Kandoo Flushable Wipes Tub has been re-designed for their little toddler hands. Its Pop & Lock lid is easy to open and close, even with little hands. As a mom, I love that the Kandoo Flushable Wipes pop up one at a time so my kids aren’t grabbing a handful at a time! My favorite part of the new tub is its anti-slip base that helps keep the tub in place (ie – on top of the toilet so it doesn’t actually fall into the toilet). There are also cute stickers included with the wipes so your child can personalize their own tub!
5. Don’t force night time training – Just because your child is successfully using the potty during the day doesn’t mean that they’re ready to use the potty during the night. In my experience, night time training takes a little longer.
Is your child ready to take on potty training?
Let me know which of these potty training tips has worked best for your child!