Does anyone actually enjoy potty training? I doubt it. I mean, it truly isn’t as bad as I expected, but it’s still not enjoyable.
It’s a commitment, and takes the primary focus of your days, BUT I know it’ll all be worth it in the end.
We are three days in and it’s going much smoother than I anticipated. I have a couple must haves that are making my life easier, and I want to share them in case anyone else is planning on doing the potty training thing soon!
1. Training Underwear
Okay, so you’re probably thinking “how does underwear make your life easier?!” Also, this is no SO unusual…… BUT. The training underwear is on the thicker side, so it contains the mess of accidents better than typical underwear, but also, still feels uncomfortable when wet.
I worked in childcare many moons ago, and learned to hate pull-ups, because they simply act as another diaper and prolonged the potty training process. From my personal experience, anyway.
2. Kindle Unlimited
Hear me out!! I love kindle unlimited for myself and my reading habit, BUT it is also filled with kids books, INCLUDING kids books about potty training!
We’ve read vegetables in underwear, super pooper and the potty story so far. But I’ve got a bunch more loaded on my kindle app for when we’re in there long enough for a story.
Sometimes he goes right away, but then sometimes he doesn’t want to sit, so we read a couple pages of a book! It’s been working really well for us.
3. An Alexa Device
Again, hear me out. We started by sitting on the potty every 15 minutes. We increase that time by 5 minutes every day. (Stayed at 20 for two days in a row though) I LOVE my echo because it makes setting the timer a breeze.
Throughout the day, sometimes I lose track of my phone, or get side tracked quickly by other things. Setting the timer on my phone is out of the question.
My echo is centrally locates, so I simply say “Alexa, set a timer for 20 minutes” and it’s that simply.
Truly, I’m pretty sure echos were created for mothers who need an assistant for all of the days daily tasks. (Lol)
This is the one I have mounted on my living room wall and is the one I use to set the timer for potty training.
This is the one I have in my kitchen. I truly don’t know what I did without this in my kitchen before…..hands free recipe searching, measuring questions answered and my kitchen karaoke game is off the chain thanks to the words being right on the screen.
Have you done the deed of potty training?? Did you have any unusual items that made the process a little less stressful?? Let me know in a comment!