“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
Is your little one sending you signals that they are ready to make their First Flush?
I have done this a couple of times, and you would think I was a pro, but I realize that there is no perfect equation in order to motivate children to use the toilet. I firmly believe that children will start sending cues based on their individual readiness.
My almost 19 month old son is very interested in what his Mom and Dad are doing in the bathroom, not to mention his siblings. He actually motions to have us set him up on the toilet.
If I ask him, he knows where the bathroom is located and he knows what the toilet is, 2 important aspects for anyone who might try to potty train.
I think my son has been sending me plenty of signals he is ready to start, so you could imagine my excitement when I found out I was selected to be a Pull-Ups First Flush Ambassador. These training pants were there for my previous 2 journeys and definitely came in handy.
I also have items that helped in the past including a Potty Book, Potty Chair, Portable DVD player, Elmo DVD and Potty Seat. These were all things that seemed to motivate my other children.
In addition, we used a Rewards Potty Training Chart similar to the one at the Big Kid Academy, and the Dance Video “Do The Potty Dance.” (My daughter loved the Potty Dance.)
What routines or rituals have you practiced to make potty training fun and rewarding for your little one? What were some of their cues that let you know they were ready?
My son is having a good time checking out his new seat and seems to be enjoying all the potty attention. We will continue to go at his pace (no pressure), and I will keep you updated as we journey through to the First Flush!