Whether you’re potty training boys or girls, these potty training tips and tricks will have your kids well on their way to saying goodbye to diapers. From finding the perfect rewards chart to a fun activity to teach your children how to wipe, these are great potty training ideas.
Potty Training Tips and Ideas
When to Start
The first thing to consider when potty training is when to start. Some kids are ready at 18 months and others won’t be ready until they’re 4 or 5 years old. Check for these signs of readiness before you get started.
Stock up on Supplies
You’ll need a portable potty or potty seat, big kid underwear and (of course) Kandoo Flushable Cleansing Wipes. Learning to wipe with Kandoo Flushable Cleansing Wipes can help your child get cleaner and become potty independent faster. Click here to download a coupon.
For the other supplies you’ll need (including a portable potty seat), we recommend stocking up with our favorite potty training products from BABYBJÖRN. See them all here.
Get your child excited even before you start potty training by singing and dancing to potty training songs. Consider yourself warned: The poop song might get stuck in your head.
When you take a break from singing potty training songs, start reading these potty training books. Your child is sure to get excited for the potty training process!
Download a Chart
A great potty training plan includes a great potty training chart. Download our free printable potty training chart here or check out this post for fun potty training charts that you can make yourself.
Most potty training journeys include rewards – both for the child and the parents. You’ll want to consider appropriate potty training rewards that will motivate your child without requiring you to purchase a $20 toy every time he poops on the potty.
Set a Schedule
Getting your child on a potty training schedule right away can be crucial to your success in the early days of potty training. Learn more about creating a potty training schedule that will work for your child here.
Master Public Bathrooms
Potty training on the go can be a terrifying part of the process, but it’s a necessary one. The sooner your child (and you) can become comfortable using the potty in public, the sooner you’ll be able to be mobile again. Click here to read more about the ins and outs of potty training on the go – including tips for your first potty training road trip.
Learn From Other Parents
Learn a few tips from parents who have potty trained before you – and survived. Here are 25 REAL potty training tips from REAL parents.
Check your Expectations
Potty training can take weeks or even months, especially if you start before your child is really ready. Be sure to read about the 3-day potty training method before you get started.
Of Special Note
Potty Training at Night
It often happens much later than daytime potty training (sometimes years later.) Here’s what you need to know before you attempt potty training at night.
Potty Training Boys
Potty training boys can be a little more challenging than girls – as they need to master when to sit, when to stand and when to do both. Here are a few tips that will help you when you’re potty training boys.
Potty Training Stubborn Kids
If you have a stubborn child, the potty training process might be a little more challenging. But it’s not impossible. Here’s everything you need to know about potty training stubborn kids.
Setbacks are a normal part of anything that’s new or unusual for kids. Hang in there and follow these tips for handling potty training setbacks.
It’s very normal for your child to be afraid to poop on the potty – or flat out refuse. Here’s what you need to do when your child won’t poop on the potty.
Potty Training Regressions
Potty training regressions can happen for many reasons, and there are solutions. But first you need to know if it’s a true regression. Click here to learn more.
Pep Talk for Parents
You’re singing, dancing and reading books to your child – all related to potty training. But parents need pep talks too. Here’s your potty training pep talk.
Don’t Feel Guilty about Multitasking
Sitting in the bathroom with a toddler for what feels like 10 hours a day isn’t always the most stimulating experience. Here are a few things that you can do while you potty train.
Remember to Laugh!
Laughter is an important part of the potty training process. This should help.
How to Wipe
Once your child is potty trained, you’re going to have to teach him how to wipe. Here are a few things to keep in mind, as well as a fun activity to do in the kitchen to teach your child how to wipe.
How to Wash Hands
You’re also going to need to teach your child the correct way to wash her hands. Especially as you master public restrooms. Click here for a quick hand washing tutorial.
Don’t forget to celebrate your potty training success! A potty training party is a great way to celebrate for you and your child.
Potty Training Doesn’t Have to Stink!
If you’re potty training your child, Kandoo is here to help. Follow the three steps below to receive all of the potty training support we have to offer.
1. Get Potty Training Resources
Visit Kandookids.com/PottyTraining for hacks and support on your potty training journey. From the very basics to how to handle potty training regressions, poop problems and wiping, we’ve got answers to your questions.
2. Sign up for our Potty Training Program
Need a little more help and support? Sign up for our FREE potty program. It’s full of step-by-step advice to walk you through the entire potty training process – from the first time you introduce the potty to how to throw a potty training party to celebrate your success at the end.
Sign up, and you’ll receive the most effective hacks on potty training including a step-by-step plan of action on when to start, supplies to buy, how to keep it silly, how to handle set backs and more! Click here to join now.
3. Stock up on Supplies – like Kandoo Flushable Wipes
Kandoo Flushable Cleansing Wipes clean up to 30% better than toilet paper. The wipes pop up with the push of a button, making them perfect for little hands. Added bonus? No more using too much (or too little) toilet paper.
Help your little one get a clean wipe every time with the Kandoo Potty Time Pack. From Kandoo Flushable Wipes to Kandoo BRIGHTFOAM® Hand soap – and even a potty training superhero cape – the Potty Time Pack has everything you need for potty training success.
If your child likes to be independent, the Kandoo Potty Time Pack can help. Click here to purchase it now with free shipping!