Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel I am referring to is the “spending $60 per month on diapers” tunnel. It seems as though Avery is showing off all of the signs that she is just about ready to rock and roll with potty training. She can finally take off her own pants, she tells me when she has gone potty in her diaper, and she is interested in sitting on the potty. It is helpful that she gets to watch my older son, using him as an example. It also helps that I have been there, done that. Speaking from experience, I know it is about that time to pull out the stops with my potty training essentials that I have learned over the years.
4 Potty Training Essentials
- Develop a Schedule- Potty training is tedious work. Just like anything else, having a set schedule of potty breaks will help you to develop a routine with your toddler. Set aside an entire weekend for potty training. Get an egg timer and head to the bathroom with your toddler every thirty minutes.
- Rewards- Develop a reward system for potty training. My son, Aidan, loved receiving mini marshmallows in a party hat. First, we started with mini marshmallows with both #1 and #2. Eventually, we phased out rewards for doing pee-pee and only focused on rewards for pooping in the potty.
- Prep the Bathroom- Get potty books, stickers, and anything else you can get your hands on in order to turn the bathroom into a potty training sanctuary.
- Training Underwear- These are a must have. Underwear training is an important element to potty training, as it helps little ones gain the realization that they are no longer wearing a diaper.
The training underwear that we use for potty training are Pampers Easy Ups. They are great because they fit like underwear, with a 360 degree expandable waistband. They also look and feel like underwear, plus they are absolutely adorable. New Pampers Easy Ups are the easiest way to underwear and help little ones and their families during their potty training journey. Easy Ups is the only training underwear with Extra Absorb Channels, helping to keep toddlers dry during the day AND night. Dual Leak-Guard Barriers around the legs prevent the leaks that can happen when they are on the move.
I have been so lucky to team up with Pampers Easy Ups in order to ease Avery into potty training. They even sent us a potty training starter kit! You can see what they sent us by viewing the video below!
To help make the potty training process easier and more affordable, Pampers is offering a coupon that you can print at home for $2 off 1 pack of new Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants. I am so excited for this next big step in our lives, and even more thrilled to get Avery out of diapers and into her big girl underwear! Be sure to check out Pampers on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for their latest and greatest in offers and news!