Potty Training Tips & $150 Babies R Us and Pampers Wipes Giveaway – ends 7/15 #MilestoneMoments

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Our 2.5 year old is on the verge of being potty trained, so I wanted to take a minute and tell you some of my BEST potty training tips. I have two girls, and I have already experienced potty training with my first so I almost feel like an expert on the topic. I pushed my first daughter and it made it into a long dragged out process, which is not what I wanted. Finally after 8 months of going back and forth with potty training my first, I knew I would be much more relaxed with my second.

1. Don’t Push Them– I know some people who think 18 months, or 24 months or 30 months is the magic number to start potty training. Let me tell you, there is NO magic number. WAIT until they start showing signs. Wait until they can hold it, and go on the potty.

2. Introduce the Potty Early– Have a potty in your house from the time they learn to walk. Let them get acquainted with it and used to it being around. I find letting them sit on it naked every night before bath, or whenever you use the bathroom is a good time to let them see how it is. Don’t enforce anything, just let them sit there, or play or whatever they want to do. Let them be curious.

3. Slowly Ease Into It– If they are showing signs, slowly ease into it. Encourage them to go in the mornings after they get up, before nap time, after nap time, before bath/bed. Praise them if they go, if they don’t, then so be it. Just be easy and slow about it. It WILL come to them. Give it time.

4. 3 Day Method– IF your child is ready and is showing lots of signs and can communicate and hold his/her bathroom functions, take 3 days of staying at home to concentrate on potty training and nothing else. Give LOTS to drink, and have a couple pottys out. We usually have one in each bathroom, so bring one into your living room and one into the bathroom. Have them close by, and make it fun! DON’T push, just let it be casual and reward them! PAY ATTENTION to their cues. Keep an eye on the time and head to the bathroom every 30-45 minutes or so.

5. Undies or Be Naked– For daytime training, put them in undies or let them be naked. Don’t put anything on them that resembles a diaper. This will just allow them to go in their pants like normal. They need to feel the wetness/yuckiness of relieving themselves. With just undies or being naked, this will help better in the process of potty training.

Those are my BEST potty training tips, and I really really recommend trying them out. As a first time mom you may think some of them sound crazy, but believe me, I wish I would have read this post before I started pushing my first daughter into trying to potty train! Potty training is in full swing for our second daughter now, and she’s doing really well with it. That is our Milestone Moment we are working on here at Everything Mommyhood.

Now chances are if you’re reading this your baby/toddler is still in diapers, and that’s where my favorite diaper comes in. Pampers Swaddlers! Pampers Swaddlers are available up to size 5, and you can purchase them at BabiesRUs! I LOVE how they sell them in big packs too. It’s easy to just grab a box and go!

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Pampers Swaddlers offers a lot of great features that aren’t available in other diapers!

·         With up to 12 hours of overnight protection, Swaddlers help you make your baby as comfortable as possible

·         Swaddlers color-changing wetness indicator makes it easy for you to tell when your baby might be ready for a change

·         Swaddlers give your baby comfort and protection they’ll love for even longer

·         Swaddlers Super Economy Pack and Economy Plus Pack are now available (online only)

If you haven’t used Pampers Swaddlers, I highly recommend doing so. They are SO soft to the touch and feel great on your baby’s bottom. Pampers Swaddlers is their softest diaper yet and the #1 choice among hospitals. They are available up to size 5 at BabiesRUs, their knowledgeable experts can help you choose the perfect fit for your little one. I know you wouldn’t be disappointed using Pampers Swaddlers on your infant or toddler. I started out using Pampers Swaddlers in the hospital when my babies were newborns. They are really convenient as they have a wetness indicator to let you know when your infant or toddler is ready for a diaper change.

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Pampers and BabiesRUs have teamed up for a #MilestoneMoments Giveaway for our readers here at Everything Mommyhood.
One lucky reader will win a $150 BabiesRUs Gift Card as well as a pack of Pampers Wipes!
Open to US ONLY, 18 and up.
One entry per household.
Void where prohibited.
Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed.
Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway ends 7/15 at 11:59pm CDT.

Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received a gift card in exchange for this posting and giveaway.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Everything Mommyhood is responsible for prize shipment. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. I would use it to buy my son clothes, diapers and baby food

  2. I would share the wealth and buy things for myself and a local women’s shelter.

  3. Miranda McCallister says:

    I would buy toy organizing furniture

  4. jenn huey says:

    I would buy a carseat/stroller for my daughter

  5. Isabella Taul says:

    We are not only trying for a baby but have a brand new nephew so we would buy clothes and other necessities! Thank you!

  6. I’d buy baby clothes.

  7. My daughter is now in a toddler bed and I would love to buy her some new bedding!

  8. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! I would give this Babies R Us Gift Card to my son and daughter in-law. They would get things for my grandson. They’d be so excited! Thank-you for the chance in this awesome giveaway!

  9. I’d buy some toddler bedding.

  10. I would give this as a gift to a friend of mine who is expecting her third child at the end of July!

  11. I’d buy diapers for my son!

  12. Jan Lee says:

    I would give this to my niece to buy clothes for her son, as he’s just one year old and needs some boy clothes 🙂

  13. Baby Girl is on its way, she’s due August 17,2014 and we need Pampers Diapers, wipes, baby clothes and receiving blankets…

  14. I’ll give it to my friend’s granddaughter and her baby.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  15. Sarah Oswald says:

    I would give this to my niece for her to buy whatever she needs for the baby she is having in a few months thanks for the chance.

  16. Fiona N says:

    I would buy a new stroller for my baby!
    Thank You for the chance

  17. I would use the gift card to buy a new crib for my brother who just had a new baby.

  18. Dawn Monzu says:

    I would buy my granddaughter some clothes, and maybe a little outside pool or something. That would be awesome!

  19. Lara Clinton says:

    I’d put it towards a big ticket item like a car seat or stroller!

  20. Jasmine says:

    I would use this gift card to by diapers and other supplies for my cousin who just had her first baby

  21. Janet W. says:

    I would use this to buy my grandson’s toddler bed some bedding!

  22. Kylie M. says:

    I would buy the things that we still need for baby!

  23. Cynthia C says:

    I would buy some cute outfits for my niece’s new baby.

  24. I would buy a stroller for my daughter.

  25. perlita mata says:

    i would buy my son Heidi Klum’s cool clothes at babies r us!

  26. i will most likely buy diapers and wipes

  27. I would buy my granddaughter clothes to start school in September!!

  28. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would buy a baby monitor for my new grandson who is due in August – so excited!

  29. new bedding, diapers & wipes

  30. Birdiebee says:

    I would buy a bunk bed for two of my granddaughters.

  31. gianna borden says:

    i would definitely buy some much needed items for baby 4 due this month!!!

  32. Oh I would love to stock up on Pampers and wipes!!

  33. Cynthia R says:

    I would use the $150 to stock up on pampers/wipes and some clothes

  34. Kenneth Ostrer says:

    Diapers and wet wipes

  35. Ryan Origon says:

    Probably diapers!! Bab boy is 3 weeks old

  36. Wendy Mastin says:

    I would buy a bigger car seat for my grandson

  37. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I’d buy a car seat and some diapers for my baby girl. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  38. M.Clark says:

    These are great potty training tips, I know some people who pushed their kids. I agree with what you’ve written here, wait until your child can hold it. Thank you for sharing this post.

  39. Paula Gillespie says:

    I would use it on buying necessities like wipes and also on some clothes, Thanks for the chance

  40. I’ll use it to buy my twinzie’s stuffs.. that tould be nice 🙂

  41. Lesley F says:

    I would use it for a highchair

  42. Krystal Waters says:

    I would buy clothes, lotion and baby wash.

  43. This would be used for the holidays, we need it so much, like a lot of people do..just battling illnesses, home repairs, ugh..

  44. Miriam Matheny says:

    I would buy our stroller!

  45. I would love to get a lillebaby carrier, or bob stroller!!!

  46. I would get my grandson some bedding for his crib

  47. I’d buy a cradle.

  48. I would give it to a local church that buys items for single moms in need.

  49. Tanya Anna W. says:

    I would love to buy my niece some cute sundresses, toys and diapers

  50. Mary freburger says:

    Right now I have 2 little ones in Diapers my 3 and 2 year old sons. I am also expecting a little girl on 8/30/14, so soon it will be 3 little ones in diapers. I have been trying my hardest to potty train my 3 year old and 2 year old but dont want to push the issue to much because I dont want them to start going backwards or be to scared. I would use the giftcard to buy some more things to help potty train my 2 and 3 year old. I would also buy some diapers just in case they are not ready by the time the baby gets here because having 3 little ones in diapers will be very expensive. Thank you so much for this amazing chance.

  51. Terry M. says:

    I would buy something for my new grandson: diapers, towels, washcloths,bottles.

  52. Carrie Demas says:

    I would use it to buy Christmas presents for my kids and my nieces!! ~ Carrie Demas

  53. Hayley G says:

    I would buy a baby wrap and some cloth diapers.

  54. Jessica Lodge says:

    I would save it and buy Christmas and birthday presents for my boys.

  55. Jill Myrick says:

    I would use the gift card for diapers and early Christmas shopping.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  56. angelia medlin says:

    We are expecting a baby in about 2 weeks, so we could really really use this gift card to purchase much needed items like diapers, wipes, etc. This would be a huge blessing.

  57. Rachele W. says:

    We’d put it toward a Britax Frontier…for when we decide to FF our LO sometime after 3-4yo!

  58. Susan Smith says:

    I would buy diapers and clothes for my friend who is due any day.

  59. maria c says:

    My son is going to start potty training soon, so I would use it to buy a potty training seat.

  60. Pampers and more pampers, lol

  61. I am in the Pamper’s “rewards” program – plus they’re a great brand for my grandbabies. . .so of course, Pampers & their wipes. Plus they’re a great gift for baby showers.

  62. Juanita says:

    I would either buy a car seat, a pack n play or a bunch of diapers/wipes as baby #4 is due in 3 weeks and I have not bought any of the above.

  63. Kimberly C says:

    diapers, wipes, shoes

  64. Amy Bickel says:

    I would love to win the $150 from Babies R’ Us! We are expecting our first little one in October and still need so many things! Diapers, clothes, swaddles, crib mattress! I could spend that $150 in less than 10 minutes! 🙂

  65. Buy diapers and wipes! Also, a few baby shower gifts!

  66. nicol bowers says:

    So LOOVVEEE to win the $150 from Babies R’ Us!

  67. I would buy my daughter a new car seat because she’s grown out of her old one.

  68. treadweiser says:

    I would buy toys for my granddaughter, but I would put them away for her birthday and holidays.

  69. Rossana Ruiz says:

    What i would do with the $150 is that i would but a gate for my child some pampers and toys

  70. Jennifer Bay says:

    gET Potty Training supplies and stuff to redecorate my son’s room

  71. I would buy diapers and a few toys

  72. Brianne says:

    I would put this gift card toward a mamaroo for my daughter! Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  73. Lauren K. says:

    almost time to start potty training so I would buy the necessities for that, especially a potty!

  74. Ellen Cobb says:

    Baby crib

  75. I would buy stuff for my daughter that i am missing, including a car seat and blankets.

  76. Mindy Gardner says:

    With baby #2 due in 4 weeks, diapers will be needed along with a few last minute items to complete her nursery.

  77. kathypease says:

    I would get some gifts for a friends shower

  78. janet aycock says:

    buy diapers for my great grand daughter

  79. Jennifer Pruneda says:

    I would buy diapers

  80. I would love an exersaucer for our baby, or to buy any little items that come up (clothes included!)

  81. I would love to buy more diapers and little things to personalize the babies room. Thanks for giving this opportunity!!

  82. I am expecting my second child, a baby girl, next month so I would get a crib mattress and some other baby gear that we still need 🙂

  83. This would definitely be a gift for my nephew’s baby, they need a lot of things for their newborn.

  84. Planning to buy a play-yard for my baby. Would be so helpful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  85. Veronica M. says:

    Baby needs diapers!!

  86. I completely agree with getting the potty out as soon as baby can walk. These are great tips, especially for new parents!

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