Potty training is a significant milestone in your child’s development, and as a parent it means no more diaper changes. Daytime potty training my son, took much longer than I expected. I started toilet training my son during the last few weeks of my pregnancy, it was great because every time I went to the bathroom (which was often) I would bring him with me. However, potty training him with a newborn at home was not so easy, he still needed help and reminding, and I was functioning on little sleep. We kept at it with treats and praise, and in the end he succeed and has only had a handful of accident in this past year since we started potty training.
Your child will have a better chance of succeeding at potty training if you, wait until your child is ready, Make a plan, take it slow, praise your child and accept that there will be accidents!
Now that he is a pro at going to the bathroom during the daytime our next goal it to get him to make it through the night without having a wet Pull-Up® in the morning.
Here are some tips for having your kid wake up dry and happy:
- Let them pick out their preferred style of nighttime training pants, and make it clear to them that it is not a diaper. My son loves everything Disney so when he saw Jake and the Neverland Pirate Pull-Up® he was sold.
- Limit liquids at least 1 to 2 hours before bedtime.
- Make sure they go to the bathroom before you put on their training pants.
- Let them know it is OK to wake you up for help during the night, ONLY if they need go to the bathroom. I give treats or praise if this works (I really like my sleep). Or make their nighttime potty accessible for them so they don’t need to wake you.
- Buy a mattress protector, because again their will be accidents and they make for easier clean-up in the morning.
If your kid wakes up dry, celebrate in the morning with a special breakfast treat or video they have been wanting to watch. They will learn to associate a dry bedtime with other great things, and will make that extra effort to become fully trained!
Every Kid is Unique, so if you need additional potty training support you should enroll at the Big Kid Academy. You will get a personalized “My Pull-Ups®” page with potty training activities and advice customized to your point in the potty training journey.
The Big Kid Academy also has a world-class library of potty training tips and advice from parenting experts, medical professionals and some of the brightest alumni: parents who have been there. Subjects include:
• How to talk to day care providers about potty training
• Solutions for nighttime
• Potty training on the go
• The best clothing for potty training
Do you have any potty training tips for success, that worked for your family?
Today’s post is sponsored by Pull-Ups, by my love for their Big Kid Academy option is all my own!