One of my biggest passions in life is helping other mommas feel confident and comfortable in their journey of motherhood. Potty training my first child left me feeling helpless and defeated, the complete opposite of how I want other moms to feel. When a good friend of mine asked me last year to write a guest blog post on potty training, I got really excited at the thought of being able to help other moms avoid the negative feelings potty training can bring on. Now that National Potty Training Awareness Month has rolled around again, I thought I should share the information here too.
I am going to leave a quick list of things I really want you to read before clicking over to check out my 5 step process to getting started with your potty training journey.
- Every child is different! Do not compare him or her to others (including siblings).
- You know your little one better than anyone!
- Follow your child’s lead, and also learn to trust your instincts.
- There are lots of methods and techniques. If you keep trying and it isn’t working, move on to the next method. You didn’t fail, it just wasn’t the right technique for your child.
- Your babe will eventually figure this out! It might take a while, but it will happen.
- This is a new concept for your kiddo! Patience will help you both get through it together.
Ultimate Guide to Potty Training (This link will take you to my 5 step process on how to get started. It also tells the story of my experience with potty training. Enjoy Erica’s blog while you are there! She has great content!)
*If you read the post and wonder what it looks like in our home one year later, here is the update. My daughter is STILL potty training. She is stubborn and has her own agenda just like my oldest. And I am no longer momma to three. Baby number four came into our lives this year. We are so in love with her! It will be interesting to see what her potty training story will end up being.
- Here is a list of some of my favorite potty training products!
- We love the Joovy Loo for a free standing potty, and the Graco Soft Touch Potty Ring for on the toilet because it is comfortable and super easy to clean!
- The Ubbi Multi-Use Potty Hook works great for storing the potty seat out of the way when not in use.
- Our Kanga Care Wet Bags have saved us on many occasions! They are perfect for cloth diapers and wet swim suits, but they are key to getting potty accidents clothes home when you are out.
- I love using Herbal Perineal Spray from Earth Mama Organics to clean stinky little bottoms.
- Potty is one of our favorite books to read while trying to keep our babes on the potty long enough to actually go.
- We love the Joovy StepTool for getting onto the toilet and for washing hands.
You can do this!
Your child can do this!
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