Potty Training Tips from a Mom of Four
There was a time when I thought we’d never be done with diapers. I seemed to always have two under two, meaning newborn diapers and toddler diapers. Just as I was about to potty train my second child, we had our third, and less than two years after that our fourth child was born. Now with our youngest being three, we’ve finally ditched the diapers and I’m going to tell you what works. Patience, rewards and Cottonelle® FreshCare® Flushable Cleansing Cloths from Sam’s Club.
Tip #1- Give your Child a Break if they’re not Interested
Push them to potty train and they’ll push back with equal resistance. As moms we dream of those diaper free days, but kids don’t know anything different. Take a potty training break and start again in a few weeks if you or your child gets frustrated.
Tip #2- Choose a Unique Reward for Potty Training Milestones.
Our first child loved band-aids so each time she used the potty we let her have a band-aid with a cute character on it. Eventually she was earning enough band-aids that we started sticking them on a plain piece of paper. This was her unique reward and she loved it!
Our second child was the most difficult for us to potty train. He had a hard time making everything work when the time came to use the potty. Once he figured it out he was rewarded with a chip or a piece of candy for reaching his potty training goals.
Use Flushable Wipes and a Small Potty Seat.
A small potty chair or a potty seat that fits on the regular sized toilet can make potty training feel less intimidating. Cottonelle® FreshCare® Flushable Cleansing Cloths at Sam’s Club are a great alternative to toilet paper because their new Clean Ripple Texture cleans well and eliminates toilet paper messes. Kids are used to using wipes during diaper changes, and now they can use a flushable wipe that can be tossed in the toilet and flushed. You can get the wipes with the new ridgid flip top pack at Sam’s Club.
That’s it. My top three tips for potty-training. Potty training can be a stressful time for both parents and kids so remember to use patience and know that your child will potty train eventually!