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I’ve been dreading it for some time now, but my twins have turned 2 and the time has come to start potty training. I’m worried about training two at once and the work involved. Fortunately, with Pampers Easy Ups and some other tricks, I know we will accomplish it and the girls will reach our summer potty training goal.
The first step in potty training is always to make sure your child is ready. For my girls, I’ve noticed that they’ve started to show the following readiness signs:
* staying dry longer, especially during naps
* can pull pants up & down
* showing interest in the potty/bathroom
*showing signs of independence and takes pride in accomplishing something
*can follow simple instructions & completing tasks requested
Below are some of my other potty training tips – I hope to report back once my girls are trained about what worked / didn’t work!
Tips for Potty Training
Talk & Read about Potty Training
Before starting the process, read books, and talk about it. It’s good to get your child intrigued and interested before diving in. Fun books, like this one below, are a great way to get the conversation and fun going!
The Best Way to Learn is to Teach
Teach a doll how to use the potty and let the child (or children in my case) teach the doll. Through the act of teaching, they retain and understand more. It’s even better if you can use a doll that actually goes “potty” with using water.
Dress for the Occasion
Now that we are in potty training mode, I am putting my girls in dresses daily. It helps that it is warm weather now, too. It is easier for me to assist them and for them to access their Pampers Easy Ups. I especially love that they look and feel like underwear and the characters provide fun and excitement for your child.
Use Pampers Easy Ups
Pampers Easy Ups are a natural choice. They offer outstanding leak protection, even overnight. The absorbent core holds 25% more than other leading training pants – meaning fewer leaks! It makes the transition from diaper to Easy Ups a simple one.
Have chosen rewards on hand. I like using stickers and having a simple goal like 3-4 stickers at first, so the child feels success. When they reach their goal, we reward big. Have things on hand for rewards that you know will be a treat for your child. I like small toys like this chalk set and bubble maker.
Factor in Your Schedule
Think about when you are potty training. Before the birth of a sibling or right before a long vacation may not be the best time. You know your child best, so you must think about when it will work best for them. Try not to put pressure on either. If you set yourself up with a deadline – i.e. having to be potty trained in time for school to start – it makes the process more difficult. Be prepared to stay close to home – but if you find yourself out and about, a portable potty may be helpful.
What potty training tips do you have?
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