Thursday, November 21, 2013

6 potty training equipment you need

Potty training your toddler is a big challenge! A great way to get started is to make sure you have all the right equipment on hand. Check out my demo potty training video of all the items you need to begin potty training and make the whole thing a bit easier. And see all my favorite essentials below.

My essential items for potty training :
  • Potty chair (BABYBJORN Potty Chair): This one is on the pricier side, but I had the best luck with it. I now have a few and my younger kids sit on them during bath-time!

  • Toilet seat adapter (BABYBJORN Toilet Trainer) – I like the shape of this Bjorn adapter and my kids found it comfortable from age 3 to 8 years old.

  • Toilet step stool (BABYBJORN Safe Step) — you can use any wood stool, or get this sturdy waterproof one for your bathroom.

  • Pull-Ups (Pampers Easy Ups Trainers for Girls) — These are my 3-year-old girl’s favorite Dora pull-ups! My boys loved Diego and Cars!

  • Potty books: “Big Girls Use the Potty!“ and “Big Boys Use the Potty!” are my favorites.

  • Big kid underwear! I love these Gerber 4-pack in girl and boy patterns). I like the quality of the cotton and they last! You can find snazzier patters, but these will last — trust me.

What are you favorite items when it comes to potty training? Comment below and share your potty training stories and tips with other moms!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Potty training age 2 years girls

The good news, if you’re starting to potty train your daughter, is that girls tend to master the art of using the potty a lot sooner than boys. By this stage, your daughter should be showing signs of readiness for potty training (if she hasn’t already started.)

For the most part, potty training two year old girls is simple. Buy a potty, and whenever possible, ask her whether she wants to use it. It can be hit and miss, and she might not be interested at first, but with time, you should find that she’s willing to use the potty at least most of the time.

The only real difference between potty training girls and boys at this age is that you need to teach your daughter to wipe from front to back – especially after she has had a bowel movement. This helps to prevent bladder and other infections, and is an important point to remember.

Teaching your daughter to pat the vaginal area, rather than wiping, maybe be simpler at first. If you suspect that your daughter may have already got a bladder infection, look out for the common signs: a frequent need to urinate, burning when urinating, and even abdominal pain. If she has these symptoms, you will need to speak to your doctor.

You may also notice that your daughter wants to try peeing standing up. She may have seen a boy at school doing this, or even her father. It’s best to let her try – she’ll soon realise that girls just aren’t mechanically equipped for that sort of thing!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10 Tips To Make Potty Training A Success

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Reaching the decision to begin potty training is the easy part. The tougher one is tackling it successfully so the end result pleases both parent and child. To make the potty training process a smooth success, the experts of the PULL-UPS® Potty Training Partners (PTPs) offer their tried-and-true tips to parents.

1. Be Prepared To Begin

Be prepared to begin the process. Potty training takes time and energy. The spring/summer season is often prepared as the warmer weather means less clothes, more vacations and longer days making more time for tots to master potty training. Any season can work though, just be prepared to work with "more" vs. "less."

2. Tailor Your Approach To Find What Works

Tailor your approach for potty training success. Different products offer ways to help make the transition easier. Parents can find a Potty Training Personality Profile at www.pull-ups.com that can suggest a training pant that matches their child’s learning style. Look for products that have wetness liners or other ways to help kids learn.

3. Introduce The Potty Chair Early

Introduce the potty chair at the beginning of the process when your child is showing signs of readiness—stays dry for two hours, interested in the bathroom, etc. Demonstrate how it works and instill a sense of potty ownership in him or her by wrapping it as a present or decorating it with stickers.

4. Get Your Child Comfortable With The Idea of Potty Training

Get your child comfortable with the idea of potty training, and introduce the potty training supplies you'll be using before getting started. Practice putting on training pants, washing his or her hands at the bathroom sink and sitting on the potty chair before he or she starts using it.

5. Remain Positive and Patient

Always remain positive and patient – potty training takes time and setbacks will occur. But remember that children thrive on positive reinforcement. Praise and rewards can help tots feel more comfortable with new skills and keep them motivated during each potty training stage.

6. Be Consisent

Be consistent – once tots are out of diapers – they stay out of them. It’s proven that toddlers train faster if they don’t switch back and forth between diapers and training pants.

7. Use Interactive Approaches

To sustain a child’s interest, use interactive approaches, such as games, videos, songs, books, progress charts and role modeling.

8. Use Teamwork

Use teamwork – make sure everyone in the child's life, from grandparents to daycare providers to siblings, is on board with a consistent potty training philosophy, encouraging your little one throughout the process.

9. Pack Familiar Potty Training Supplies When On The Go

When traveling, pack familiar potty training supplies like a child-size adapter seat and even a favorite book so he or she is as comfortable as possible using the potty in an unfamiliar setting.

10. Use Motivational Rewards

Use motivational rewards for your child, such as listening to a fun, potty training song on the PULL-UPS® Potty Training Totline at 1-877-4BIG-KID or downloading a special crown or badge at www.pull-ups.com for a quick and easy reward that says “I am so proud of you!” Other ideas include stickers or stamps, a token present such as bubbles, or a surprise from a "grab bag" pre-filled with inexpensive kid items.

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