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Potty training is a tricky step of parenting to master. Trust me, as a mom of three boys I have gone through numerous products and strategies to get my young men using the potty and out of pull-ups as quickly as possible. Therefore, today I decided to share four of the products that worked for me during the potty training phases in case some of you are trying to master this milestone now yourself.
Potty Patrol are alarm diapers, which worked well with my middle son when he was potty training. These diapers will start playing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” when your little one starts to use the potty so they have time to make it to the bathroom. I will admit that since the alarm must be snapped onto the diapers, for the first week or so it will be a distraction and if your toddler is like my son they are going to want to remove it and play with it. However, once they get used to it being there you should be good to go.
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Potty Time Elmo
My youngest loves music, so the Potty Time Elmo was the perfect thing to encourage him to want to use the potty. How this toy works is Elmo drinks his bottle then he soon must go potty, which he states verbally, and then your child must help him get his pants down and on the potty in time. If Elmo doesn’t make it he sings a song and he also sings another catchy tune when he makes it on time.
My son loved both songs and I will admit they are quite catchy. Whenever he had to go I would sing the song and it would make the experience more pleasant for him. However, I will warn you that the songs will be glued in your mind and this can drive you borderline insane as I found myself singing it myself when I was going potty lol.
Happy Cheeks is a must have product, that all moms should have in their purses and cars for those times when children need to go to the bathroom when you are on the go. These little sprays are small so you can even fit them in your pocket and they serve the purpose of making sure that you can clean bathroom toilets, door handles, and more when having to use public restrooms.
Peapod Mats come in handy when you are trying to get your child to sleep in underwear throughout the night. Accidents may still happen in the beginning of the transition so Peapod Mats can save your child’s mattress. The mats easily fit on top of the sheets and are soft yet absorbent so it doesn’t make sleeping in bed awkward for your child. The best part is they can be used 300-500 times and are washable so they are really a bang for your buck.
Final Thoughts on Potty Training
Potty training can be a difficult time for both our children and ourselves during the parenting journey. However, I have found that these four products can make potty training easier and I hope they can help you too.
What was your go to product when you were in the potty training phase?