Potty Training My Little Monster (Part Two): 3 Tips to Help #PullUpsPottyBreaks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. All opinions are my own.

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Last month, I wrote about my worries about starting the potty training process. Worries like accidents in public (they’ll happen, no doubt about it) and the fact that graduating from diapers to “big girl underwear” means my little girl isn’t so little anymore.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to being diaper-free, but each step my baby takes towards becoming a lady makes me a proud but a little sad, too.

But unless I want her to be wearing diapers to her high school graduation (she’s two months away from her third birthday now), I know I need to get serious about this potty training thing. Below are a few ways we’ve been able to make potty training a little easier. You won’t see rewards mentioned below. That’s a lesson I’m saving for my next blog entry, which will talk about how to make potty training fun.

  • GET INTO A ROUTINE – Whether you realize it or not, even adults have potty break routines. So it makes sense that toddlers should have routines when they’re learning to use the potty. Determining your routine requires a little knowledge of when your tot usually goes to the bathroom. For our routine, we sit on the potty very soon after waking up in the morning, in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and soon after each meal.
  • GO HIGH TECH – I love my iPad, but I think our two-year-old loves it even more. She has two full pages of educational games and amazes me with how easily she’s able to navigate between apps. She also loves to use the iPad while she’s sitting on the potty. To make potty-training even more fun, we downloaded the Huggies Big Kid app. It makes potty breaks easier and more fun with games, tips, tools and more. Like I said, she loves it, and it helps to pass the time during her marathon potty-sitting sessions.
  • GO LOW TECH – As fun as the iPad is, I do sometimes worry that she’s not really trying to potty while she’s sitting there and is simply just enjoying her 30 minute iPad break. To break things up a little, we use good old fashioned books to help pass the time while on the potty. Reading books to her reminds her that you’re still there, encouraging her to “make wee wee and poo poo like a big girl.”

So how have these tips been working for us? They’ve definitely helped get her on the potty, but getting to her to actually GO potty is another challenge altogether.

Of course, her Huggies Pull-Ups training pants also help. Pull-Ups helps take the scare out of potty training by making it fun and easy with new Monsters U character training pants! You can help make potty training easier by staying consistent and using rituals like the potty break. Make it a game and ask your toddler, “What does a little monster take?”…“A Potty Break!” Look how cute these are!

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Visit Pull-Ups.com and “like” Pull-Ups on Facebook for more potty training tips and resources.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Tabitha says:

    I haven’t tried the Huggies brand yet, but they sound great! Evan would love the monsters 🙂

  2. Awww…they are so cute! These kind of training tools were not available to me when my babies were being potty trained! So jealous!

  3. Everyone has so many different theories and approaches to potty training. Your ideas are so great. I just feel like you can not force a child to be potty trained. They will do it when they are ready. I just started training too and it has been a challenge. I think just making it something positive is always a good approach. Thanks for such a great post 🙂

  4. Samantha says:

    I literally just bought this brand to try with my 2.5 year old boy. He LOVES the patterns and hopefully this will give him the push he needs to potty train!

  5. we had such a hard time potty training..it finally just came down to waiting till they were ready…these are great tips 🙂

  6. I love their Little Monster theme and new Monsters U designs. Glad to see someone is having better luck that I am with training.

  7. I like the LIttle Monster theme! How cute!

  8. We use pull ups at night and love them!!

  9. awesome tips on potty training! what a great idea!

  10. We’re potty training 2 right now and it’s definitely a challenge with the constant reminders and cloth diapers to wash when they have accidents. But I’ll be happy when they’re done – then I’ll only be washing diapers for one – my 6 month old! lol

  11. We are going through potty training right now. My son has CARS pull ups, but I’m sure he would love for me to pick some Monsters U ones for him.

  12. I was really dreading the potty training stage when my daughter was of that age, however it was really easy. She grasped the concept quickly and easily and made the process a cake walk. 🙂

  13. Savannah miller says:

    I just took my little guys to see Monster U. I think having them on a pull up would def. help my little guy want to get potty trained! I’m putting these on my shopping list 🙂

  14. Wow! Potty training sounds like quite a process!!

  15. Will share with my parent friend.

  16. This campaign has good timing. I am working on potty training my son this summer. He’s 2.5 years old.

  17. So cute 🙂 We used pull ups for our kids too, though we didn’t have an app

  18. I swear diapers and training pants just keep getting cuter and cuter! Your approach to potty training is great, thanks for sharing the journey. 🙂

  19. heather says:

    Thanks for the info. I downloaded the app!

  20. My 1 1/2 year old currently wears these. They are great.

  21. Can I use them for my puppy, too?! 😉 I don’t know how I’ll ever train a kid if I can’t even train my dog….but I’ll keep your potty tricks in mind!! Thank you!

  22. I am trying to potty train my daughter and she loves Monster University. I might have to get these for her

  23. We kept a pile of “potty themed” books in the bathroom – and one of us would sit on the floor reading “everyone poops” and “Time to pee!” to them, until they got the hint, lol!

  24. So glad I don’t have to use those! But they are cute!

  25. Those look adorable and must really be a big help now days to busy parents. Great tips for potty training.

  26. Where was the app when my littles were potty training? Fabulous idea!

  27. Great potty training tips. It seems like I’m seeing a lot of tips floating around about potty training nowadays. Where was all this when I was going through potty training? lol!

  28. We’re out of the potty training phase! BUT, the only brand of diapers, pull-ups that I bought was Huggies. They not only were leakproof but they weren’t “bunchy” like other brands. My daughter was very particular about her pull-ups and Huggies was her choice.

  29. I can remember potty training both my kids. They were later than most. My daughter was just over 3 and my son was 3-1/2. Don’t push or you will go crazy. We used both brands of pull ups and they were great. So much easier than diapers.

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