Since we regressed some, I thought I could also use some advice to help my child succeed. I found that Pull-Ups teamed up with child psychologist and potty training expert Dr. Heather Wittenberg and they have created a personality quiz to help moms figure out what their child’s potty training style is. I took the quiz to find out how to better help Sebastian get to where we need to get in his potty training journey. I found out that he is a Bear Cub and the site has given me various tips that I can use.
It’s pretty amazing how accurate the personality quiz is. One little snippet says the following:
Bear Cubs like to do things in their own way and at their own pace. Introduce the potty training process in a way that makes her think it’s her idea and, better yet, that it will fit her easygoing lifestyle by making things even easier.
That’s my son since birth; everything at his own pace. So I will implement some of the tips I learned off the Pull-Ups® website to help him acclimate to the potty even more.
Then we took them home where I explained to him that his new Pull-Ups® Training Pants were just like underwear and he could slide them down on his own whenever he needed to use the potty. Sebastian is very independent and likes to do things on his own, so this aspect definitely appealed to him.
We went home and tried them on.
He is pretty excited about his Jake Pull-Ups® Training Pants, as you can see, and I am too. These are Learning Designs Training Pants and the picture will fade if he goes in them and he won’t be able to see Jake anymore. It’s a nice little incentive to make sure he understands his “I need to go potty” cues and will give him a reason to not go in hisPull-Ups® Training Pants. So now, when we put on his Pull-Ups® Training Pants he says “because no pee-pee in Pull-Ups” letting me know he understands that he must try to go in his potty. They also have easy open sides so if we have an accident, it’s easy to take them off and clean him up.
He is off to a good start! He does ask to use the potty and he does tell me (most of the time) when he had an accident, but patience is key for him since everything does have to happen at his pace.
Here are a few tips that have worked for me so far to get him to where he is now:
1. Make sure your child is ready
There are definitely certain cues to watch for to make sure your child is ready to start potty training. You can take Pull-Ups Readiness Quiz to see if your child is ready yet.
2. Let him in the Bathroom when you go
I know this is a given because as mom’s, we can’t seem to get any privacy, even when we need to go, but this also helps show your child how adults go to the bathroom and in the end will teach them where the ultimately have to go. I even let him flush for me! In the end, whatever makes it fun for him will encourage him to do it.
3. Place a Potty in the Common Area
When I first started training, I kept his potty in the family room so that he could sit down and be entertained with his toys or whatever he wanted to watch. If I had to make him go to the bathroom, I would not be able to pull him away from what he was doing and he would have accidents. It was better to start him off with the potty in the area where his toys are to encourage him to go in his potty. Now he gladly stops what he’s doing to go to the bathroom because he would rather not be wet.
4. Read Books about Going Potty
This is pretty straight forward. We have a book we would read every so often about going potty like a big boy and he would get pretty into the book pointing at the pictures and asking questions.
5. Make it fun!
My son thrives off praise. Whenever he reaches a new milestone or does something right, we do a little happy dance and high-five each other. He loves those little moments. Pull-Ups offers some potty training games a try to make the whole experience fun for your child and encourage them to go in their potty.
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