Potty Training Tips for Girls
By now you’ve read our concerns as we began the potty training process with Huggies Pull Ups and watched the novelty of the experience quickly wear off on our toddler. Now that we’re in our third month of potty training I’m officially feeling confident. Suddenly it seems as if everything clicked. Although we’re clearly still working on some issues – like body awareness – as the phrase “OH! I’ve got to take a potty break” is shouted regularly while my daughter rushes off the to bathroom.
Don’t get me wrong, there have been days over the course of this endeavor where I wondered if we were getting anywhere. But as I sit listening to her teach Mr. Bear the fun motto “What does a little monster take?”…“A Potty Break!” and extoll him on his dry Pull-Up I know we must have done something right. We have both learned a lot along the way. The last month has been spent utilizing the concepts and tips we learned the first two months. Of all the advice we gathered and tools we utilized there are two things I just can’t stress enough for parents (and toddlers) thinking of boarding the potty train.
Encourage, Reward, Encourage Again
Along the way we tried a lot of methods to keep Maddilyn interested along the way. It’s easy to get caught up with the frustrating 2 steps forward, 1 step back dance. Keep your focus on the forward progress – reward and PRAISE every accomplishment big or small. From fun Monsters University pull-ups and kid freindly app, to sugar treats and a handy sticker chart all of our methods focused on keeping it fun and encouraging. If it helps, focus on an end goal other than “being potty trained.” Maddilyn has been anxiously looking forward to preschool. In order to go children must be able to use the restroom on their own. It ended up being one of her best motivators!
Take Advantage of Resources Available to You
Every kid is different. While my daughter seemed like she was ready I had my doubts. Taking a quick readiness quiz made all of us feel better about our new journey. We also learned that kids respond to different potty training approaches and rewards. When our small treats and bribes lost their appeal, Maddilyn responded well to the sticker chart we introduced. Once she filled up her chart for the week we had an epic play date where Potty Breaks were not a priority. Despite taking the pressure off she never had an accident. She was eager to go on her own terms. These little tips and tricks like these came right from the Huggies Pull Ups website, where they have a wealth of information for potty training at every stage.
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!”
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.