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Graduating from babyhood to toddlerhood is something else, and I knew we entered the toddler world when potty training became a conversation. Not only was it a conversation, but our little tot started talking, and poop has become part of his vocabulary. Without a doubt, he has started to let us know when he has to poop.
We’ve been slowly introducing potty training to Cannon, as we don’t want to rush or force anything if he isn’t ready. There’s no rush on our end as we want Cannon to let us know when he’s ready. As of right now, he loves the idea of the potty and sitting on it. Also, I think he enjoys the rush of running to the potty when he tells us that he has to poop.
Now, potty training isn’t an easy feat. The parent and child are both accommodating to something different—from diapers to teaching a 1.5-year-old to use the potty. It’s a new environment and it’s like a rollercoaster of stress and fun. First, our go-to is the NEW Pull-Ups® New Leaf Training Pants. Second, we’re all about a good time.
Over here, we like to make sure that our time on the potty is fun.
And, it’s on us to make potty training fun for Cannon. He’s a rambunctious child that never stops moving and grooving. However, we couldn’t just put him on his potty and expect it to just be that easy. This little guy likes to sit on his potty for fun, he drags it to each room and uses it as a seat, or as a step stool. All of these are reasons why we make potty training fun.
Cannon is a big fan of the characters on his Pull-Ups® New Leaf Training Pants, and he loves to name them as we put them on. Honestly, I really love how the new Disney’s Frozen 2 pant designs bring some fun and excitement into potty training. My favorite thing about them is that they’re clinically proven hypoallergenic, are made without harsh ingredients, and are made with plant-based* ingredients (*28% by weight). That’s a parent A+. Plus, they’re the softest training underwear and we like to be comfy over here.
Don’t worry you can find these NEW Pull-Ups New Leaf now on Walmart.com! Admittedly, I’m a fan of Walmart – being able to place orders I made on my phone for next day delivery is amazing. Also, I love how Disney’s Frozen II pant designs bring some fun into Potty Training. For boys, you’ll find front & back designs of Disney’s Olaf, Sven & Kristoff, with graphics that fade when wet for a fun way to help Cannon learn. For girls, there are front & back designs of Disney’s Elsa & Anna.
Potty Training Books
Trying new things like potty training is always fun when there are cute books involved. Cannon is a big fan of books and we’ve found that he loves to know what is going on. So, why not incorporate books that talk about potty training positively? For instance, colorful books with animated characters that talk about potty training in a positive light are going to be appealing. It should be noted that I’m basing this off my toddler that is obsessed with colorful books. There’s no harm in getting a book or two and creating a positive experience out of potty training. Just let them kick back, relax with their favorite potty book, and in their Pull-Ups New Leaf training pants which have refastenable sides for easy changes between potty breaks.
Keeping things fun and light with potty training, investing in a potty watch should be added to the list. First, what kid doesn’t like things that light up? Second, it’s fun plus helpful. Third, there are so many fun character watches. We’re going to find one that matches the new Pull-Ups New Leaf training pants, with Frozen 2 characters prints for Cannon. Above all, it helps your little one feel like a big kid. For the most part, the potty watch is going to be a tag-team effort (parent + toddler).
While your toddler might get the hang of it after a few times, it’s up to you to set the procedure in place—are you reminding them every hour to take a trip to the potty? Or setting a timer after they use the potty? Your toddler is going to be excited about the watch more than anything if we’re being honest. What makes it fun for the toddlers? The idea of being a big kid and the fact that the watch lights up and makes noises.
Without a doubt, my little one loves music and dancing. How can I not include potty songs into our rotation? My favorite thing about toddlers is that they take what they are given and make it fun. Cannon will dance to a random beat and consistently say “dance, dance!” while bouncing up and down in his Pull-Ups New Leaf training pants. He’s having his fun, so adding in some potty fun is our thing. Before we had started potty training, I stumbled upon a Potty Training Playlist and made sure to save it. Now, we are working on dancing while sitting on the toilet—it includes clapping our hands, moving our head side to side, and stomping feet.
How can you have fun without dancing? Cannon loves to dance, so we pair that with his Potty Songs playlist and he has the time of his life. We’re always trying to make it a fun experience for Cannon and a celebratory dance after we use the potty is perfect. Our Potty Dance is a mixture of moves from jumping up and down to clapping and bopping our heads, he just loves to have fun and laugh. You can’t go wrong with a little dance. And, the Pull-Ups New Leaf training pant’s softness helps Cannon dance as it doesn’t irritate his skin. If you can’t dance, it doesn’t matter because your child will appreciate the effort—trust me.
Sticker Potty Chart
Last but not least, a sticker chart that is all about going potty. My little guy loves stickers—he loves to pick out a few and stick them on papers, himself, his dad, or me. This is a win on our end as stickers are positive enforcement in our household. With our potty chart, we focus on a few things especially since we’re in the early stages of potty training. A few things you can implement on your’s, “I peed on the potty!”, “I pooped on the potty!”, “I woke up dry.”, “I asked to go potty.” Or it could be as simple as filling out the chart to get a new toy (if you’re into incentivizing).
On our end, this is Cannon’s favorite because what’s better than stickers? He loves stickers and we made sure to find a way to incorporate that into potty training. His current pack of stickers matches the Disney Frozen 2 characters on his Pull-Ups New Leaf training pants and he loves it.
We’ve been using these ideas paired with our new Pull-Ups New Leaf training pants to help with potty training! And, Cannon has been loving it. And as his mama, I’m loving how soft they are and how he can move around with no restrictions.
There are days when I ask, “how is it time to potty train?” But, I’m loving this new adventure. It’s fun and we’re learning. One new thing I learned about potty training is filling them up to teach them to potty. Who would have thought? I’m going to have to report back on that as we have yet to try anything outside of our fun tactics and making the potty seem like a cool adventure.
What are your tips for potty training? What are some things that you did to help out your little one?