Tips to getting started Potty Training

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My daughter turned TWO at the beginning of June and I still can’t believe it. She is growing up way too fast. She has so much personality and loves to dress up in all her big sisters tutu’s. She is as girly as they come, but, but LOVES to explore and get dirty too. It’s not uncommon to find her outside in a frilly dress digging in the mud and climbing up anything she can find. Love this little curly haired brown eyed girl!

Tips to getting started Potty Training

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Over the past month, she has shown signs that she’s ready to start potty training, so I thought I’d share some of my potty training tips that I found helpful with my older two, though what I’ve really learned is that every child is so different. I’d LOVE to hear your tips as well. This is such an important milestone for toddlers, and such a great opportunity for parents to work together with their children. It sounds daunting, but why not make it fun?

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One of the best tips I was ever given was starting when YOUR child was ready. Every child is so different, so it’s important to look for the clues below to know when they are ready:

  • pulling at a wet or dirty diaper
  • hiding to go to the bathroom
  • waking up with a dry diaper
  • telling you when they go potty
  • interest in siblings using the potty

My daughter has just about all of these signs (except for waking up with a dry diaper), so I think we are just about ready. I’d love to get her potty trained and ditch the diapers before baby #4 comes at the end of November, we’re going to start as soon as we get back on routine.

This past week we got out the first package of Pull-Ups Training Pants and my daughter was SO excited to try them on! She started by putting them on her baby doll and then putting them over her diaper.

Tips to getting started Potty Training

She is quite intrigued with them and I know she’s so excited to start wearing them!

Pull-Ups Training Pants help your child recognize potty training as a significant milestone in their development by providing independence, teaching physical and cognitive skills, and offering a consistent representation to your child of their potty training journey. Pull-Ups is more than just a training pant – the website has tons of simple ways to make potty training easy and fun for parents and children to start together, with guidance on how to tailor the journey based on your little one’s unique personality. In fact, 3 out of 4 moms prefer Pull-Ups © – with in-pack prizes, packaging, product and activities vs. Pampers © Easy Ups © .

Tips to getting started Potty Training

Supplies I use for potty training

When I started potty training my older two kids, I tried to keep these 5 supplies always on hand.

  • Training toilet or seat
  • Pull-Ups (of course)
  • Potty books and shows
  • Salty snacks and juice boxes
  • Potty reward chart (+ rewards)

It’s also a good idea to always have back up clothes, Pull-Ups, wipes and bags for when leaving the house. There’s bound to be some accidents those first few trips. If you expect the worst, it won’t be that bad. Trust me, I’ve had the worst. I still remember shopping at the hardware store with my 2 toddlers and one of them going to the bathroom right on the floor. It was so embarrassing (at the time) when everyone was staring, but luckily we came prepared.

Tips to getting started Potty Training

Here’s the link to the free printable potty chart I printed out and laminated. Tips to getting started Potty Training

So let’s hear it, what potty training tips do you have?

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This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups Training Pants, however all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that continue to support I Heart Naptime.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Laura @ Tiny Quality Homes posted on July 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm (#
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    This post is such a timely one for me as i have been finding it rather difficult to potty train properly. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm (#
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      Glad it is helpful for you! Good luck in the potty training journey!

  2. Ashley R. posted on July 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm (#
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    Such a great post, thanks for the tips! Saving this post for next month when I start!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 30, 2017 at 12:03 am (#
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      Good luck to us both!!

  3. Matt posted on July 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm (#
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    It’s so cute that your daughter has really started a potty training journey. Hopefully you can get yourself a good start with her, especially if she has turned 2 years old.
    Two questions come to mind.
    One, after a test run of the pull-ups on your daughter, which ones best worked for her?
    Two, which of the designs does your daughter like on the pull-ups?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm (#
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      We haven’t officially start potty training yet, hoping to start in a few weeks when the kids are back in school! She keeps talking about the Sophia ones, so I think those will be her favorite!

  4. Julie posted on July 25, 2017 at 9:38 pm (#
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    That is very insightful,going to try it with my 18 month old so he gets the drift early.

  5. Anonymous posted on August 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm (#
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    Thanks for the tips!