Disclosure: Many thanks to Pull-Ups and Family Dollar for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to share my potty training tips and tricks from lessons learned!
Em has been potty training for what feels like an eternity now. It has definitely gotten much easier ever since we stopped fretting over it as much as we used to. We’ve learned a few lessons in potty training, some of which we just never even thought to think could happen, so naturally we were extremely unprepared.
I’d like to save you from having to learn some of these lessons. The first one is the naked child method does not work for everyone, nor is it furniture friendly. Another awesome one is that you should always check to make sure your little one has been changed into training pants before bedtime if you are using underwear during the day, unless of course you don’t mind changing sheets in the middle of the night.
Needless to say, we tried the naked child method, as well as the underwear method, and all it got us was a lot of mess, and little training. Since I’ve heard Pull-Ups® training pants are geared towards getting children interested in potty training we decided to give them a try, we had nothing left to lose at this point. They look like underwear but have the protection of a diaper, you know, for those “accidents”. The new Disney designs on girls Pull-Ups® have all of her favorite characters: Minnie Mouse, Doc McStuffins and Ariel. The boys Pull-Ups® come with fun Disney characters too; Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Lightning McQueen and Buzz Lightyear.
The unique patterns on the Pull-Ups® fade when wet to help your child learn to stay day, it also lets you know they possibly waited too long to go. Pull-Ups® also act like underwear in the sense that they are easy for your toddler to take off and put back on all by themselves, like a Big Kid! The easy-open sides make it easy to take off for the million potty breaks they want to take but don’t actual go. It’s okay though, patience is your best friend during this stage, trust me. We will get through this together, just lean on these potty training tips and tricks from lessons learned by me.
Potty Training Tips and Tricks From Lessons Learned
1. Bribe them – seriously, it works! Candy, chocolate, give those peeing machines anything they want, except more liquids.
2. If you decide to create a reward chart, be sure to have plenty of stickers available – if you run out of stickers, PANIC!!!
3. Always keep Pull-Ups® on hand and ON THEM; this will help avoid disasters, wet clothes (probably yours), lots of embarrassment, and screaming children!
4. Do not co-sleep with potty training children on a brand new mattress – see number 3 above.
5. If they say they don’t have to go, they probably do – and will suddenly need to at the most inopportune time, thank goodness you listened to tip number 3. You did listen right?
To help make potty training a little lighter on the wallet, you can text to save on Pull-Ups® by texting “CARE” to 28767 for a chance to save up to $2.50 on Pull-Ups® at Family Dollar. You can find Pull-Ups® Training Pants at your local Family Dollar store in jumbo packs of sizes 2T up to 5T. Get your savings on and potty train without the mess!
Disclosure: Many thanks to Pull-Ups and Family Dollar for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to share my potty training tips and tricks from lessons learned! I received compensation for sharing this information with you so that I can keep my children diapered and fed. Regardless, I only share products that I truly believe in and use for my family, and most importantly, that I feel will be a good fit for you, the reader. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.