As much as I hate the term “potty training” I’m going to use it here instead of “potty teaching”. It took me forever to get my first child potty trained. Turns out I wasn’t doing it right. I wasn’t following through. I would often confuse her by putting her in diapers but still wanting her to pee or poop in the potty. I remember us doing a lot of running around, too. About 3 months in, I was given some great advice. I was told to have Jasmine run around the house naked, okay, maybe with a shirt on, but no diaper. I even cleared a week in my schedule and we stayed home together working on going in the potty.
Night time was a different story. I would always stick Jasmine in Pull-Ups. It wasn’t until she started waking up dry and doing her business in the potty that I knew she was successfully “potty taught”.
My son was a different story all together. Since I had learned from teaching Jas about the potty I thought Seanie would be a piece of cake, WRONG! I started putting Pull-Ups on him around 1.5 years old. I’d tell him he didn’t want to get his Pull-Ups wet because the characters on them like to stay dry. Little did I know that that would work! It did. For a few more months I’d keep Seanie in Pull-Ups, but he wanted to be in “big boy undies”. I let him pick out his undies. Only a few accidents later and I now have two children who are 110% successfully potty taught!
Pull-Ups® has teamed up with renowned child psychologist and potty training expert Dr. Heather Wittenberg to create a method that takes the guesswork out of potty training.
Potty Training Personality
As a mom, you know there is always some uncertainty when it comes to potty training. Will this work? Will that work? We know kids are like snowflakes, each unique and special to his or her own way. Based on research and observation of personality types in young children, Pull-Ups® has developed five potty training personalities: the Puppy, the Owl, the Bear Cub, the Turtle and the Squirrel. Take the brief assessment quiz to determine which personality your child resembles.
Knowing your child’s potty personality will help you find customized advice and tips to guide you through the potty training journey. Once you take the quiz and implement some of the tips, tell us, did you find this useful? How will knowing your child’s personality impact how you potty train moving forward?
It’s also very important to teach our kids how to properly wash up after going to the bathroom. I love these 5 easy steps to keep germs away!
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