How Pull-Ups® Helped Us Successfully Potty Train! (and a giveaway!) #PUBigKid #Ad

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Potty Training

Potty Train? Yikes! As a parent, it’s no secret that potty training your toddler is one of the most daunting and possibly most stressful tasks we have. Now I’ve heard how easy it is for some, that their children potty train themselves, and while you are in the minority (and I dislike you very much), my second child has been by far the MOST stubborn child EVER when it comes to potty training. I could almost bet my life on it. She turned 3 just a few months ago and we have been trying and trying with potty training, but just nothing seemed to work, so finally I decided THAT’S IT, we are doing this hardcore and there’s no turning back!

We headed to our local Kroger where they have a wide variety of a selection to choose from for Pull-Ups® products whether you have a girl or a boy. Of course at our Kroger they had a very special potty training package, a Pull-Ups® Starter Kit with Doc McStuffins as the star, and my toddler opted for that one, which I didn’t mind as it included some extras too! I love Kroger as they always have the best selection and super cool products, like the Pull-Ups® Starter Kit!

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We headed home with our new Pull-Ups® Starter Kit and immediately checked out everything it contained. I made sure to talk everything over with my (stubborn) toddler and let her know that the very next day we would REALLY be concentrating on our potty training and that Pull-Ups® with Doc McStuffins, Ariel, and Minnie Mouse would be helping us through it! She was super excited, so I was hoping this would be our answer for getting her potty trained, believe me, I was crossing my fingers and toes.

I don’t know if the Pull-Ups® training pants Starter Kit is available at all stores (they also had a Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme too), but just in case you were wondering what was inside, it includes: Pull-Ups® training pants, BigKid wipes, progress chart, stickers, free Disney digital book, and a coupon book.

Five Potty Training Tips

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. Forcing them is just going to cause a lot of issues, believe me.

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 force anything, just let them sit there, or play or whatever they want to do. Let them be curious about it.

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 potties 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. You can even have a potty in your living room, whatever works, just do it!

5. Pull-Ups® training pants– Make it FUN for your child. Pull-Ups® training pants come in such cute designs with the characters they love, they will be just so happy to be wearing them and potty training! They were the magic key to successfully potty training!

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Pull-Ups® training pants are available in the following sizes: 2T–3T (18- 34 lbs.); 3T–4T (32–40 lbs.) and 4T–5T (38+ lbs.).
There are new designs featuring Doc McStuffins and Ariel for girls as well as Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Lightning McQueen for boys.
There are also three different kinds of gender and size specific training pants that include: Cool Alert®, Learning Designs®, Night*Time Training Pants, all from Pull-Ups®, so you’re sure to find a product you need specifically for your child.

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My daughter LOVES Minnie Mouse! We also love how well Pull-Ups® training pants fit and are nice and soft! Kids needs to be comfortable, especially while potty training.

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One of my favorite apps for potty training is actually the Pull-Ups® Time to Potty App! It keeps you and your child accountable for remembering to go and it can adjust based on your child’s age as well as their progress too! Time to Potty even has fun games to celebrate potty breaks, not only that it tracks your child’s progress week after week. This is a great app not only for the little ones, but us as parents/caregivers as well. It’s definitely an app that I recommend! It’s available in the Google Play Store or The App Store.

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5 – $100 Kroger Gift Cards,
2 – Potty Training Prize Packs valued at $200 each
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Pull-Ups and GoodNites Potty Training Sweepstakes

Here’s a FREE potty training printable! Feel free to print out as many as you want or pin to Pinterest!
Just click on it to bring up the printable!

Potty Training Chart
Do you have any tips to potty train a toddler? I’m always open to hear some new ones and I know my readers are too!

 

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Comments

  1. Claire Quaile says:

    Do it when YOU and YOUR kid are ready or else it’s not going to work!

  2. Stephanie Easterling says:

    Do not rush your child. Also when you train try not to put pants on, pull ups only while at home, easier for them to pull down.

  3. Lots and lots of hugs and high fives when they do a good job and dont make them feel bad when they do have an accident

  4. I don’t have any tips. LOL But nothing is more true than waiting until they are ready. My daughter will be 3 in March. She can pull her pants up and down and she can stay dry. She just doesn’t want to sit on the potty at all anymore. She used to at least sit. I might move the potty into the living room so it’s in a more convenient location for her and see how that goes.

  5. Lisa Williams says:

    Once it is time,make sure they have pants that pull up and down,sometimes let them bring a toy or book into the bathroom so they can sit still for awhile,and lastly be consistent, and when they finally do go in the potty,celebrate it so they know that they know you are proud.

  6. Well my tip is to always realize that it may take a long time. My son is potty trained but he still wets on himself b/c he is very lazy. He just turned four. Also overnight is always an issue. Their bladder is so small that even not drinking after 7, you will still have accidents.

  7. My best tip is to be as patient as you possibly can! Potty-training doesn’t happen overnight, even when your child is truly ready to take on the challenge!

  8. Lori Thomas says:

    Be consistent. Give lots of praise and make it fun. It takes time and patience, but it will come.

  9. Candas K. says:

    Consistency is KEY! Not only do they need to be ready, but you need to be committed to being consistent with taking them and teaching them, otherwise it’s just confusing and frustrating for everyone.

  10. Karen Giasson says:

    I always made it a fun thing for my kids when they were ready.

  11. My son wants to potty train. I think something like this will help. He sits on the potty for a few mins and then will get off and go pee in the house somewhere lol!

  12. I think pull ups are the best thing ever invented for children. They make them feel like big kids and they protect them if they have an accident. Thank you for sharing this

  13. Pull-Ups® were a huge help for us! I used them along with a sticker rewards chart and my son was trained in a weekend! #client

  14. It takes alot of patience and alot of praise to get the little ones on right track. I always told my kids how big they were when they went on the potty

  15. Sara Floyd says:

    Wait for your child to be ready and don’t rush it!

  16. I didn’t rush my kids and rewarded them when they went.

  17. Don’t force potty training. Your children will let you know when they are ready

  18. For us, we just did the cold turkey method and it worked great! They were out of diapers in a week even at night time!

  19. Our tip is to take it slow and when you do begin try to offer incentives but not ridiculously ones or ones tied to food. Leigh Anne Borders

  20. Well, we have almost reached potty training time but not quite yet. I love reading the comments to learn tips from everyone!

  21. Karen Jaras says:

    My tip, never potty train twins (boy/girl) at the same time. Grandma is going insane!

  22. Renee Smith says:

    This starter kit sounds really cute. After having 5 other kids, I’ve learned it’s do much easier and less stressful when they decide they want to use the potty, other than me trying to “make” them and limiting myself go the house for days.

  23. stephanie says:

    My best tip is that you just wait until they want to try to learn. If you push them to go, then not only are you going to be upset and disappointed, so are they and they will make it a point to NOT do what you want!

  24. We tried when our daughter was 2 1/2, she wanted nothing to do with it. We waited until she was 3 1/4 years old and had the thanksgiving break, she’s been training since. She’s had accidents but she’s getting better.

  25. introduce potty training as soon as they show any interest

  26. Rebbekka Howard says:

    Wish I had some tips but I am still trying to potty train my 4 year old. Well, more like night time training because during the day he can go without a diaper and he knows how to use the potty when he has to go poo. Only advice I have is to stick to it because at times it was very stressful for me but I think that with your first its always a bit stressful. That’s where you learn your mistakes (what to do and not to do) and trust me, I made more than a few. With my baby girl, at this moment she doesn’t seem all that interested but she is curious. She sits on it and pretends to pee so I guess its a start. I have put her on the potty before a bath but she never stays on there log enough to do anything so for now I’m going to step back and wait till she is a bit more interested.

  27. Jennifer M says:

    My best tip is to be patient and consistent and it will happen in time 🙂

  28. We just the reward chart. Worked very well.

  29. I am just starting to potty train my first, so I don’t have too many successes yet! So far, we’ve been using stickers and that’s been working!

  30. Joanne Gregory says:

    Wait till your child is ready. Potty train on their timetable, not yours.

  31. reward with sticker

  32. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Take your time and give fun rewards we did happy face stickers on a board and they loved it.

  33. Carrie H. says:

    at least with my first son if you push, they sink their heels in more. We cheer every attempt

  34. Jennifer Cervantes says:

    I let my kids set the pace on training to make sure they don’t regress.

  35. I trained my kids at a young age. Just keep at it.

  36. Don’t rush it and have patience!

  37. Ann Barham says:

    I don’t have any potty training tips yet but I love the idea of the chart.

  38. We found having lots of half-nakey time to be beneficial.

  39. Gladymar Rodriguez says:

    Have patience, don’t yell at your kid, reward when necessary and practice everyday or very often.

  40. laurabrubens@gmail.com says:

    Make them aware of using the potty. Let them go to the bathroom with you. They will let you know when they are ready. Monkey see Monkey do!

  41. My best potty training tip (and Ive potty trained my five kids plus several at a daycare I used to work at) is to get them excited about it by reading lots of books and watching lots of videos about potty training. I used to rent several from the library.

  42. David Fultner says:

    Let them have time. It will happen soon.

  43. Robin Abrams says:

    My tip is do not rush it. Make it fun I always gave a treat afterwards

  44. amy rouse says:

    dont push it they will be much easier to train when THEY are ready

  45. nicole krutz says:

    My tip would be CONSISTENCY!! Keep it consistent and stay on it or else things will go backwards!

  46. Make it as a fun activity so that they want to do it

  47. Natalie Brown says:

    My biggest tip is that, if your having a really hard time with it, they’re not ready. Wait until they’re ready which is different for boys and girls. Secondly, never make them feel bad about having an accident. 🙂

  48. My tip is to wait for your child to be ready and don’t rush it.

  49. James Lacasse says:

    Faster the training happens, the happier everyone is

  50. My best potty training tip is simply to be patient!

  51. sherri crawford says:

    when they make a mistake just be calm and get them to help clean it up

  52. Erin Hussman says:

    Rewards and being consistent.
    We keep a jar of M&M’s and have a little Potty Party.

  53. Ericka coello says:

    Lots of patience really help. Pay close attention to those potty faces and dances that your child does

  54. Potty training takes a massive amount of patients!

  55. when the child is weaning off of diapers, the same sex parent should show the child how to use the potty

  56. Used the “swirl the paint” for my lil boy. It was fun,

  57. Carissa Joslyn says:

    Don’t push to hard, wait until they are ready themselves.

  58. Right now I’m training and would say being excited to flush is a big deal

  59. My best tip is use different methods, if one doesn’t work. Some like a chart, others don’t. Keep trying until you find the currency for your child.

  60. Just take them to the bathroom a lot and no drinks after a certain time at night either.

  61. Emily Endrizzi says:

    My 7 year old is still sleeping in Pull-Ups. 🙁

  62. Janette Polivka says:

    Constant reminders and practice runs…and most importantly PATIENCE! lol

  63. Thank you so much for sharing. These can save you alot of money when it comes to diapers. Such a great idea for potty training.

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