Potty Training Hacks!

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Let's be honest, potty training stinks. Literally. Having potty trained 3 of my 5 kiddos in the last 4 years, I am no stranger to the adventures of ditching diapers; and I have a handful of potty training hacks to make the experience less…crappy? (I couldn't resist!)

Today's Millennial Moms video is full of some of my best potty training hacks and tips! Keep reading because at the end of this post I lay out what I use, how I use it, and what you need to get rid of diapers for GOOD.

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Ok, so let's get on with the video!

Potty Training Hacks!

Watch the video online or click and watch below:

I hope my hacks help make your toddler's transition a bit easier on them (and you!). Here's more info on some of the items mentioned in the video.

First up –

Potty training hacks and tips to get your toddler trained and keep you sane. www.FunCheapOrFree.com

What is a Squatty Potty? This crazy little stool is actually made to help adults do their “business” in a more natural squatting position. TMI, I know. Funny enough, we actually love it for potty training! It makes it easy for little feet to climb up and use the actual toilet so you can skip the nasty toddler toilets. Pick one up, and thank me later!

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Potty training hacks and tips to get your toddler trained and keep you sane. www.FunCheapOrFree.com

IllumiBowl is a night light… for your toilet! Yes it's real, and yes it is total necessity around here! The light attaches to your toilet, and is motion activated. If someone comes in the bathroom at night, the light pops on so seeing where to “go” is easy! No more blinding middle-of-the-night bathroom light experiences for you! IllumiBowl is available on Amazon.

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Potty training hacks and tips to get your toddler trained and keep you sane. www.FunCheapOrFree.com

And of course, Pull-ups! This seems like a no-brainer, but don’t forget that by putting them on OVER underwear, you aren’t undoing any of the training…but you’re saving yourself (and aisle 5 at the grocery store…) potential messes. I like to get my pull-ups and diapers from Costco when they are on sale.

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Well, those are my hacks! I hope what works for our family may help you on your potty training adventure, too! Remember, it's a milestone you can't rush! If it doesn't work the first time, take a break, and try again later! I promise, they will get it eventually! Good luck!

What are your potty training tips? Do you have any must-have equipment to take the potty training plunge? Share with me in the comments below!

Happy Potty Training!



  1. AvatarTrisha F says

    The squatty potty (especially the video) helped us train with #2.
    He wouldn’t poop unless he could watch the video- it was fantastic! 🙂

  2. AvatarMelissa says

    Thanks for the tips! Just started today #3, but a boy so far so good. I totally agree about the potty chair. Gross!

  3. Avatarshyrley says

    When it came time to potty train my son, I waited for him to tell me when he was ready. And he wasn’t ready to take his “pee-peeing” by storm until he turned 3. I trained him using the 3-Day Potty Training Method.
    Watch the video click here: http://tinyurl.com/trainingpotty1
    If you’re a working mom, like me, I suggest you take off Friday and bang this out in a long weekend. Why? Because you need to quarantine yourselves in your home—or in my case (cringe) small apartment—for three entire days, no exceptions.

  4. AvatarJessica says

    Totally agree with you that the squattypotty is the best toilet stool to use. We discovered this after too many other step stool mistrials priorand not until kid #3, darn it! Wish we had this six years sooner!. Off potty topic –but since you were spot on with that pick– I have to ask, what’s your pick for booster seats at the table? We have yet to find something we love. Thanks for sharing all you do!!

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