Toddler Led Potty Training {Part 2}

Oh hi, welcome back to potty training the sequel. If this is your first time here, you should check out part one first. If you’ve made it this far, you deserve an award or hot coffee or something. As I’m sure you know, potty training is not something to take lightly. So I’m proud of you for continuing this journey and sticking with it!!

Over the last few months while potty training my little, I’ve figured out some tips and tricks that I think will help you on your journey! Remember it is a journey. There WILL be accidents but you got this momma, and let’s all take it one day at a time and your little will be on their way to be potty trained too!

potty trainingPrizes:
Anything works as a celebration to using the potty. Dancing and singing, clapping and cheering. And when that gets old we did m&ms!

We got a lot of our poop prizes from the dollar store or the Target dollar section. I wanted those to be extra special because it took awhile to get the hang of it. So I did coloring books, balls, little action figures, bubbles, etc.

Public restrooms:
The other 2 words I dreaded after potty training. I ALWAYS have wet-ones on hand to disinfect as much as possible. Also, old socks that you are on the verge of getting rid of can be lifesavers. I slip one on either side and Maverick can sit, and we don’t ever have to touch the seat.

Potty while traveling:
Until they can hold it, this is sometimes a bump in the road. Especially if you’re driving to the country where there isn’t much around, and you can’t really knock on someone’s door. So we traveled with our baby potty and you can line a diaper on the bottom to soak up everything until you reach your destination.

We recently went to the beach, and some friends of ours brought their potty on the beach and placed in inside of a tent, our very own kid port-a-potty.

Be positive!
There will be accidents after one day, one month and maybe one year from now. But the best thing to do is to not let your child see you frustrated! They react by your response so try and take a deep breath before responding.

Make it fun:
Let them pick out their own underwear at the store and overnight pull-ups! Mav was so excited knowing he could pick out any pack he wanted. Also, the potty that I linked above has a flush lever that makes the sound of flushing when you push it, which he absolutely loves. 

Hopefully this will give you some tips and tricks to conquer this journey with a little less stress! If you’ve already conquered it, what are some of your tips and tricks?

Michelle, and her wonderful husband Michael, moved to Baton Rouge from Houma, 3 years ago to help launch Anchor Chapel. Though it's been 3 years, there's a 99.9% chance she'll still get lost unless she uses the GPS on her phone. They are the parents to a spunky, Disney loving 2-year-old named Maverick. She graduated from Nicholls State University and earned her degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. She has since then has decided to trade that in for a life of a working stay at home mom. She loves all things Jesus, Lush, and Disney!


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