On January 4th, I resolved (on my toddler’s behalf) that she would be potty trained before her 3rd birthday. In my head, I really meant “she must get potty trained ASAP.” I’ve been very laid back about potty training. Last year we gave it a go and she was interested for a few days and then gave up. I didn’t want to push her and create a complex where she would feel pressured to do something she wasn’t ready for. Lately, she’s been telling me she wants to use the potty, only to play with the toilet paper and potty seat. We went to Buy Buy Baby a few weeks ago and she saw a Tinkerbell potty seat she really wanted. I asked her what she would use it for. She told me she wanted to use it to potty. Fine, I agreed to buy it for her, but I told her that if she doesn’t use it, I would return it. We brought it home, had her sit on it, and sure enough, she fooled around. I told her I was going to return it and instead of throwing a fit, she told me we have to get in the car to go to the store. I was getting nowhere.
Last week we received a package of Earth’s Best Training Pants to review (remember this p0st?) She immediately fell in love with the crocodile on the front and asked me what they were for. I told her they were for potty training, but since she doesn’t use the potty she can’t wear them. She was okay with just playing with the package for the time being. The very next day I hid all her diapers and pulled out the Earth’s Best Training Pants. I told her we ran out of diapers and we only had underwear or the training pants, and she couldn’t pee in either of them. She was fine with that arrangement and asked for the crocodile pants. She wore them all day with only one accident, but that really won’t give you a good idea of how well these training pants work, so I tested them on her at night as well. The first night she woke up a few times asking for milk. She had two 6 oz bottles, not including the 8oz before she fell asleep. You can say her bladder was VERY full. I was starting to feel a little reluctant about not putting her in a diaper overnight, considering the amount of fluids she had. By the morning the training pant was FULL, but never leaked. I would say it was as strong as a diaper, with the ease of use of a training pant. I have to say, I am impressed with Earth’s Best Training Pants and would recommend them for potty training! (Let’s not forget they are eco-friendly and chlorine free!) After two days, my toddler is completely potty trained so we are no longer using Earth’s Best training pants when we are home, but we use them every time we go out. They are super-stretchy and easy to pull up and down, plus they have a super-cute crocodile on the front that my toddler loves!
Earth’s Best also makes flushable wipes that go hand in hand with potty training. They are great for at home or on the go, chlorine free, and hypoallergenic. The Tot Wipes are a great transition between baby wipes to toilet paper, while still giving your child that clean feeling they are use to after a diaper change. They are great for adults too – go ahead, try them! You will love them just as much as your toddler!
Disclosure: I am currently a member of the “Earth’s Best Bloggers” program and this post is part of my involvement in the group. While Earth’s Best provides me with material and necessary resources to serve as content for blog posts, all statements and sentiment are my own.