Elliot is ready. I am ready.
Our second and likely last potty training adventure will blast into hyper drive after the holidays. Elliot has already shown a lot of interest in using the big boy potty. He often wants to go potty after Quinn does, whether or not he actually needs to. In fact he has already progressed from our little frog potty to the sesame street potty seat on the toilet. Plus when he does wet his diaper, he often wants it changed.
All of these signs show that E is ready to start potty training. I am also ready to not pay for diapers! In addition, Elliot’s preschool will work with him on a potty training plan. With the school’s support, my previous experience potty training Quinn, and Elliot’s signs of readiness, we are totally ready!
I used Pull-Ups Training Pants with Quinn and knew Walmart had them on Rollback Pricing (in store & online)! Combine that with a coupon and you have a pretty good deal! Besides being more like big boy underwear, Huggies Pull-Ups feature characters from Cars! This is a major plus for Elliot!
And speaking of motivation, I know from my experience with Quinn finding the right motivator is key. I don’t believe a chart would be a good motivator for Elliot but he LOVES getting stickers or stamps on his hand at school.
My plan is special little stickers on his hand with each success. We headed to the sticker section to find just the right ones.
Naturally, Elliot chose Toy Story stickers, Toy Story reigns as king in our house right now. He was super excited to pick out his own stickers and I know that it will make them even more exciting to receive! You can see more of our Pull-Ups shopping trip on Google+.
After picking up a few more items, we headed home and I stocked up Elliot’s dresser with his Pull-Ups. And designated the jumbo pack for his preschool. Now we just need to fill out a potty training plan for his teachers when school resumes in January.
My potty training advice:
- Watch for readiness signs, rushing into potty training will only frustrate you and your kiddo.
- Come up with a plan and gather support. (Family, school, daycare etc. can help with this.)
- Be patient and celebrate each success, no matter how small. Positive reinforcement is key!
- Pinpoint a reward that will excite your kiddo. Toy Story stickers and wearing big boy diapers is pretty cool for Elliot. Ka-Chow!
What are you best potty training tips?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Huggies. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own! #HuggiesWalmart #CBias #SocialFabric