I received a Party Pack and compensation for hosting my #PampersEasyUps Potty Training Party. All opinions are my own.
I am always nervous when I start potty training my kids. With my son I was so afraid, and yet it wasn’t all that bad and he potty trained quickly. I don’t know why but I was still stressing about my daughter potty training. But she was giving me the signs that she was ready (see signs in my tips below). So I knew it was time to potty train her. We were so excited to celebrate her potty training with a Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party!
We got this fantastic package from Pampers to help us throw an awesome party.
I added in her favorite character to make it even more fun. The house looked adorable and so fun for our party.
We had a great time sharing tips for potty training (see below), eating yummy food, and sharing our potty training stories and experiences.
We had goodie bags to give to our guests with Pampers Easy Ups Diapers and the “You and Me Against the Pee” book. The party was great and a lot of fun!
I am happy to report that my daughter has had great success at potty training and is now wearing big girl panties and has been accident free! I still have her wearing Pampers Easy Ups at Night in case of any night time accidents. I am so proud of her!
Potty Training Tips from My Guests, Myself & L. Jana MD:
Wait for Your Child to Be Ready- I cannot stress this one enough. If you wait for your child to be ready it is SOOOOO much easier to potty train them. I did this with both of my children and potty training was very easy both times.
Watch for the signs- There are several characteristic signs and developmental abilities you can watch for that suggest children are ready to potty train. These signs of potty training readiness typically include the ability to use their words to express themselves, toddle their own way to the bathroom, pull down their own pants, and to be aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping (characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to pee. Or when they start hiding behind the sofa or standing in a corner to poop. It is also helpful (and increases the likelihood of potty training interest) when children start to be bothered by their poopy and/or wet diapers, as that can serve as a good motivation for using the potty instead!
Don’t Be Afraid- It really isn’t as bad as it seems in your mind. So take a deep breath and relax. It really will be okay.
Embrace success- As with any learning experience, young children can learn a lot from both their potty successes and their failures. While potty accidents are an inevitable (and admittedly inconvenient) aspect of potty learning, they shouldn’t dominate your day-to-day discussions. Instead, simply help your child learn to cope with (and clean up) any messes and focus your attention on celebrating your child’s successes with plenty of hugs and words of encouragement.
Use Training Pants- I do not like dealing with messes and for me, having a child have an accident in their underwear is so gross and something I do not want to deal with. When you use *Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants and your child has an accident the clean up is minimal and you can just toss the mess. Plus, I like to use Pampers Easy Ups even after she is day time potty trained for night times. That way she is protected from night time accidents but can still easily get the training pants off to use the potty.
- Pampers Easy Ups Product Features
- An absorbent core that holds 25% more than the other leading training pant (Huggies® Pull-Ups® Learning Designs®) and ensures little ones remain dry
- PampersEasyUps® have fewer leaks than the other leading training pant (Huggies® Pull-Ups® Learning Designs®)
- Fun Thomas & Friends® designs for boys and Dora the Explorer® designs for girls
- A more underwear-like design for growing toddlers
- Graphics that fade when wet to help little ones learn
- Super-stretchy sides to make them easy to pull up and down when using the potty
- Available for Boys and Girls sizes 2T/3T through 4T/5T
Make It Fun- Make potty training an exciting time. Host a party, give your child rewards and incentives.
Use Books- There are many great potty training books available to help you introduce potty training and encourage potty training with your child. The book we read at our party was “You and Me Against the Pee” by L. Jana MD.
Start making connections- There’s a lot that you can do to help your child be well-prepared to use the potty successfully long before he actually starts to. Reading fun and engaging children’s books about potty training, such as You and Me Against the Pee! (which I co-authored) can go a long way towards making the idea of potty training a family and eagerly anticipated one. You can take this familiarity a step further by letting your toddler accompany you in to the bathroom when you need to go so that he both becomes familiar with the routine and comfortable with the idea of using the toilet, rather than being afraid of or intimidated by it!
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*About Pampers® Easy Ups
“Potty training is an exciting and eagerly anticipated milestone for toddlers and their parents. If your child is showing signs of readiness, spring and summer can be the ideal time to kick off potty training especially if your child is heading to preschool in the fall. Even when the timing is right for child and parents, potty training can still be stressful. Parents want potty training to be a positive journey for their toddlers, but leaks, accidents and switching from training pants to diapers overnight can feel like setbacks.
Training pants such as Pampers Easy Ups can help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with more of an underwear-like design that still helps keep accidental messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter whether they happen at home, on-the-go or overnight. Pampers Easy Ups have fewer leaks than the other leading training pant to help simplify and improve the overall potty training experience. Pampers Easy Ups have an absorbent core that holds 25% more than the other leading training pant to help ensure little ones remain dry. Plus, with up to 12 hours of protection, it works during the day AND night, enabling toddlers and moms to confidently and completely transition from diapers towards underwear.”