8/4/15

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The time has come where Miss M is not so much a baby anymore, she's turning three in December. She walks, she talks, she laughs and she plays. She is growing quickly from baby to little girl. She's your typical preschooler and she is ready to begin potty training. 

Miss M is our youngest of three kids so you can say that we've been down this road before however, every child is different. Some kids will start younger while others may take some time (and coaxing) to get it right. Whatever you do, don't give up. Keeping positive and having patience are the best tools to help your little one thrive. You're teaching them an important life lesson, after all.



How did we know she was ready to start? 

Having siblings, she has always been exposed to big kid things, including using the toilet *in the morning, before bath time or those times she just follows somebody in!*. She started to show more of an interest a couple of months ago and lately became more verbal about wanting to use the toilet. Although she has yet to actually do anything, that's one step to knowing she's ready to begin learning. 

Do we have any special tools or techniques to help things along?

So far it's Dora the Explorer Pampers Easy Ups, you can also get them for boys with Thomas the train on them. She loves the fact that Dora is on her big girl pants and she is more comfortable in them as they are not as bulky as regular diapers. Easy Ups start at size 2T-3T so they are prefect to transition from diapers to underwear, something for in between. So far we don't need any special tools or techniques other than that to get her interest.  I think our next step will be getting her a toilet seat cover of her own. She can sit without one but having the right seat size and a step stool to rest her feet on will help her get comfortable while potty training.  

Methods we have used with our two older kids:

We tried different recommended methods such as "rewards" (stickers, candies, etc), "special underwear" and things like that. We got the toilet seat covers but didn't buy the little portable potty's as I wanted them to get used to the real toilet from the get-go. As I said, every child is different so do what works for you and your family. 

The thing that works  the most though, is positive reinforcement and encouragement. Kids do  better when you praise the good and don't make a big huge deal out of the bad but still show them the right way. 

We are just at the beginning of our potty training journey and I know it's not going to be easy. It's a learning process every time but thanks to Pampers Easy Ups, we are starting off in the right direction!

Stay tuned for more #PottyTraining tips, tricks and more here on the blog and social media @AMotherhoodBlog on Twitter and Instagram! 

Learn more about Easy Ups and other great Pampers products by liking the Pampers Facebook page and following @Pampers on Twitter! 



WIN IT!

We are celebrating Miss M's #PottyTraining journey with a giveaway!! Do you have a potty trainer in the house or know somebody about to start their own journey? Enter for a chance to win a @Pampers #PottyTraining bundle that includes Pampers Easy Ups (in winners choice of size), Pampers wipes and Ivory Snow laundry detergent! 

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Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. Winner will be drawn at random using GiveawayTools on August 30th, 2015.

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56 comments:

  1. I do and my advice is patience. Make it fun and relax. It will happen when it happens :)

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  2. we have been trying to potty train our daughter but she still isn't ready. we are not forcing it on her. we try and if she has no interest we wait a week and try again. she will be ready when shes ready

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  3. My niece is ready to potty train. Make it fun.

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  4. I'm getting ready to potty train my daughter! She is slowly showing signs of readiness. My advice is not rush the process! We did that with our oldest and it took forever because we didn't wait for him to be ready.

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  5. My best advise for Potty Training is to follow your kid's cues! They will tell you when they're ready to potty train, and in my experience pushing before they're ready is just asking for tears!

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  6. Yes, I have my own little one potty training in my house, and so far it is not going well - she is just not interested! So my best #PottyTraining advice is to wait until your child is ready - I have learned that no matter what tricks I try, if she is not willing to participate it is not going to happen! No use stressing both of us out, we will ease into it when she is ready.

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  7. My best advice is to start when they are ready! Once they are ready, make it fun. Have a reward chart where they place their own sticker for going to the potty.

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  8. My two year old son is just starting to go on the potty. He still has to be asked and he will only go pee so far. We're still in the beginning stages:)

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  9. I know someone who does. My advice is rewarding them when successful.

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  10. We have a 2yr old and I have no advise cause I am the worst trainer ever!! lol

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  11. my cousin is jsut about there for potty trainnig. one tip dont rush my gran used to say no rush the wont go to college in diapers

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  12. My granddaughter will be getting potty trained soon. Best advise is they will do it when they are ready,

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  13. I do have a potty trainer. My advice is to let them clean up their own accidents. It worked with my oldest son!

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  14. I do, my 2.5 yr old. My best advice is to wait until they're ready, it'll be much easier than trying to force them when they're not interested!

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  16. My granddaughter is potty training and my best potty training advice is patience and reward.

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  17. Have lots of patience and give little reward works well too!!!

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  18. Yes, my little grand-daughter is just about ready. My only advice, having had 3 kids, is to let them be the guide, as to when and how. Never make it a "chore" or punishment, and don't get upset if it doesn't work right away.

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  19. Lots of little one in the family. Just be patient with them.
    Florence C

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  20. I know a few that are in the midst of potty training. My best advice is have patience.

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  21. my best advice is just let them lead the way. they will when they are ready and it will be before they go to school

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  22. my step daughter has her middle child potty training right now. My best advice, they all train in their own time, be patient and make the training time pleasant experience for them.

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  23. We are just starting. I'm not rushing it. He decided to start earlier then I would have started so we are taking it day my day with positive rewards!

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  24. We don't have anyone training right now but we do have 2 new grandchildren who will be within the next couple of years. Best tip is patience and humour!

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  25. I do, and patience is a must! They all will learn, some just take a little longer.

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  26. My daughter is learning how and not stressing is a key factor in trying to #PottyTraining. Right now my daughter isn't into it right now and its okay. When she wants too shell let me know

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  27. yes im currently trying to potty train my 3 year old son

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  28. My little guy is 18 months and he is just starting to go on the potty. I am super happy he is taking the initiative at such a young age

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  29. We won't have another potty trainer for another 18months or so. With Sophie we used a rewards system with smarties. It worked well.

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  30. Big celebration after every successful potty trip.

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  31. My advice is don't push. It will happen when they are ready :) (andrea amy)

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  32. My daughter has been potty training. The best advice I can give is wait until your child shows you the cues that they are ready. I don't think potty training can be forced on them...they need to want to do it too.

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  33. Desperately trying to get my.toddler trained , he just won't. guess he isn't ready, but the patience you need while training is wearing thin, I can't stand having to clean poo anymore lol

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  34. my best tip is 'stay consistent' it can be so frustrating at times but if you keep with it they will get it, also for the boys, cherrios in the toilet is perfect for target practice :)

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  35. I have 2... My best bet is consistency, but I guess, I need to read others tips too, because I obviously not good at potty training :)

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  36. Don't rush it. But have a consistent routine.

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  37. We are potty training our daughter and my best advice is to wait until they are ready.

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  38. I have friends going through it and found that the easiest way was to relax and not make a big deal about it. There will be setbacks for awhile.

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  39. My son will be potty training soon and from experience with my first son, we aren't going to push it on him, we will be patient and let him go at his own pace. Cheryl on Giveaway tools form

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  40. My sister in law has a potty trainer.. My best tip is to introduce the potty before potty training

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  41. We will be potty training soon - my advice just be patient
    Marla

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  42. My girlfriend is potty training her little girl right now. So even though I do not have children of my own...I know her advice is to let them do it at their own pace. She would adore this prize pack (hence the reason I'm always seeking out mom blogs haha)!

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  43. My best advice is have patience. Your toddler will train when ready. Keep trying periodically but don't push. My cousins little one will be training soon.

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  44. My daughter is training her daughter right now, and she is getting a little frustrated, I keep telling her to have patience lots of it!!

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  45. I don't have one at the moment, but will soon. My best advice is stay patient. The're not peeing on the floor just to annoy you.

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  46. I do! My little guy just turned two and we are potty training right now. He follows his big brother into the washroom and has made a few pee pees and one poopie in the potty already! We are thrilled because his big brother took FOREVER to train!(loucheryl)

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  47. We are currently potty training and find that having a reward chart where they put on a sticker themselves after going potty helps

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  48. My son just turned 3 and is fighting the idea of potty training with everything he's got. He cries and absolutely hates the concept. So my tip? Just let it be, if you're in the same situation. Give up. It's not worth the stress on either of you. So he's a little late, so what? He'll be ready when he's ready.

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  49. reward them when they go on the potty! and don't rush potty training either, it will happen soon enough

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  50. We are approaching the potty training stage but not quite there yet. My best tip is to make sure your child is ready so it's a good experience for everyone

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  51. Preschool, my hubby and I and our babysitter all worked together for potty training. Don't push your child; look for signs of readiness like interest in the toilet.

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  52. We found with our daughter that Smarties work really well!

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  53. I know someone who does and the best advice is be patient.

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  54. One of my daughters is toilet training her youngest. My best tip is to be consistent. Keep taking them to the toilet as well as telling them to let you know. Taking a day off only confuses them. Consistency pays off.

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