When I was potty training my first 2 kiddos, I have to admit that it felt a little easier. I am sure that some of this has to do with the fact that I am more distracted with everyday life, and a little place inside of me isn’t quite ready for my 3rd to be a BIG KID.
He is a big boy though and we definitely need to make this a habit since VPK is right around the corner.
We have been at this journey for a while now (he had a set back early on due to milk sensitivity so we stopped initially), and we have been utilizing Pull-Ups, watching DVDS while on the potty, and even did the Potty Dance a few times.
However, he hasn’t quite crossed that line where he is independently going to the bathroom on his own. Plus, he isn’t 100% comfortable using a regular potty (although he is able) versus the training seat, which makes it tough when we are out in public.
Since we are getting down to the wire, here are 5 Ways I Plan To Achieve Potty Training Success! (Keep in mind this is for a 3 year old child who has already been potty training for at least 6 months.)
1. I will acknowledge the fact that my baby is no longer in diapers and is growing up. It is time to let him be a BIG KID NOW.
2. The training seat is going to disappear ASAP. We can’t move forward until this is not an option anymore.
3. I am going to pay attention to his cues and get him on a schedule – This means adding the Time To Potty App to my phone. Visit Pull-Ups and simply search “Time To Potty App” to download it from iTunes or for Android.
4. Potty Training Rewards will only be given if he initiates going to the bathroom on his own. I especially like the Potty Training Certificates at Pull-Ups under the option of “Potty Training Incentives”. Plus, I made him a Rewards Jar.
5. I will continue to make potty training fun for him through Pull-Ups Game and Sticker Charts and celebrate when he does go to the bathroom in the toilet.
In addition to this game plan of mine, I also learned something from the Potty Training Personality Quiz. My sons results were a “Bear Cub”, which totally makes sense. I now don’t feel completely guilty that he isn’t potty trained yet, because based on the results he is about on track for his age and personality.
We obviously will be at this for the time being, so in the meantime I will continue to be utilizing the tools that Pull-Ups has to Offer as well as a $2.00 Off Coupon for Pull-Ups at Dollar General.
Any tools at the Pull-Ups site that you find helpful?
To learn more about these great Potty Training resources, visit www.pull-ups.com. If you and your child are on the same journey, HAVE FUN!
Carlee @ FLL
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