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 post 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.
Potty Training Hacks!
I hope my hacks help make your toddler's transition a bit easier on them (and you!).
First up –
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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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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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!