When I started thinking about potty training my first baby, I was unequipped, clueless, and had no idea where to start. We had a potty, we had some rewards, we even got some Pull-Ups training pants, but I didn’t know how to teach my little one the concept of potty training. We started when she was a year and a half. She was talking and was able to understand a lot more than I thought she would have at that age – so I thought the timing was right. After days of trying, even spending two hours on the potty with entertainment only to have her pee as soon as her diaper was put back on, I gave up. It wasn’t happening now and she would train when she was ready.
Even though she wouldn’t potty train, she loved the designs on her Pull Ups. At the time, there were princesses and the training pants were pink, which appealed to her. They didn’t look anything like her diapers and she loved them. Since she liked them so much, I used them as a tool to get her to use the potty. If she wanted to wear her “princess pants” she would have to use the potty. Now, with baby #2, I feel that I am better able to handle potty training. Of course, all kids are different and she may not be ready when I’m ready, but that’s okay! She’s already showing signs of wanting to use the potty like her big sister, so I am using that as a way to introduce potty training to her.
When I showed her the new Pull Ups training pants by Huggies, she immediately became excited to see some fun characters. We watch Monsters Inc all the time, so she is familiar with Sully and Mike Lizowski. When she found Sully on her Pull Ups, she shouted “BOO” after her favorite character in the movie. I think familiar characters are a great way to get kids motivated to potty train
So, here we are… potty training again! I am not as fearful or naive as I was the first time around, and know that she will get it when she’s ready, but it doesn’t hurt to start getting her familiar with the potty! I will update you next week on our progress!
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!”