My son is three years old and we’re in the process of potty training. This isn’t the first time we’ve tried with him, but when he started to get frustrated with the process in the past, we always gave him a break. We now have a system for making potty training fun and he is now the one telling me when he wants to have a potty break.
What changed for us was enrolling in the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy. Not only do they provide me with valuable tips, like how to tell if my son was ready to potty train and ways to encourage him without overwhelming him, but they also provide so many ideas for making potty training fun.
Making Potty Training Fun:
First of all, we downloaded the Pull-Ups® Time to Potty App. It’s a fantastic app that allows you to personalize settings like what hours of the day your child is awake and how often you want to set a reminder to sit on the potty, and it also features rewarding games for your child to play. My son absolutely loves this app and he’s always asking for “potty time” so that he can sit on the potty while playing a couple of games. We’ve been using the games as a reward for sitting on the potty but will soon start using them as a reward for actually going potty.
We’ve printed a free potty training chart off the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy site and personalized it for the tasks we’d like him to complete, setting specific rewards for each. We’re using rewards such as dried fruit snacks, stickers and games from the app.
I believe one of the causes for our past failed attempts at potty training was going straight to big boy underwear. This didn’t work for us at all. My son just held everything in until he started crying, so we gave up that method quickly.
We now use the Pull-Ups® Training Pants and my son is always so excited to choose the next character that he wants to wear. The Pull-Ups® Training Pants Learning Designs ® and Pull-Ups® Training Pants Cool Alert ® have popular Disney characters on them so my son is always eager to choose his own training pants. He has been a little sneaky, though—sometimes he takes off dry ones just so he can switch it up and try on a new character. We’ve been letting him change as often as he’d like to for now so he sees this as a fun process.
I don’t know how long potty training will take us, but my son is enjoying the process now and I see that as a huge win!
Pull-Ups® Training Pants are all about getting toddlers interested in becoming a Big Kid which is why they have Disney character designs and stretchy sides that let kids put them on and take off all by themselves!
Visit Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy to enroll your kid today!
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