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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Stress-Free Potty Training - Free Printable Sticker Chart

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Honestly, I thought our spitfire would pick up on Potty Training at a very early age, but here we are, still working at it with her.  Sure, Teagan *only* turned 2 in October but seriously, this girl understands the concept of going potty on the toilet.  I would have never imagined that we would still be using training pants but we are and because of this we are using our favorite and only brand that is approved in our home!  ha!  Pull-Ups®!! 

It is really hard not to get stressed out when potty training. With Jude I asked everyone how to potty train and stressed myself out.  Probably made him stressed too.  Lovely.  This time around I feel like the whole family is more relaxed and ready for the training on a new level.

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Stress-Free Potty Training Tips


Kiddos must be ready:  do not push them, every child is different, there is no perfect age that is written in a parenting book.   This is something that we did with Jude.  We pushed him and tried at the age of 2 and frankly he was not even close to being ready.  He wasn't fully trained until 3 1/2 and that is OKAY!  

Be Patient:  I have heard about the Potty Training in 3 days it is totally appealing but again, every child is different.  Be patient.  Leave your anger and frustration outside of the bathroom.  It will not help anyone for you to get upset or impatient.  

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Training Pants:  Let your child learn with Pull-Ups® training pants.  These easy on and off pants make potty training a lot easier.  Teagan totally gets what a diaper is - "for a baby" which means when we put Pull-Ups® on every morning she feels like a big girl.  She isn't ready to just be in big girl underwear, but with these Pull-Ups® she feels older.  She can pull them on and off on her own and the cute Disney designs make her happy!

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Get Excited:  Like REALLY excited!  Make this fun.  Do not let the stress get to you or the potty training kiddo.  Do the potty dance and make sure the bathroom experience does not include any shame or discipline.  

Praise:  This goes a long with the excitement tip.  Praise that child for everything  Even if she only "goes" a drop in the potty praise her.  Even if she *just* tells you she has to go but then doesn't go even after sitting on the potty for 5 minutes - PRAISE her!  Use these praises as reminders as well.  Remind her of the cool thing she did in the potty yesterday.  Trigger those happy praises and help her remember those exciting accomplishments.  

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Sticker Chart/Rewards:  Everyone has different ideas when it comes to rewards and charts in the game of Potty Training however, there is no child that would not love to put a sticker on a chart.  Stickers are AWESOME!!  In our home we use a sticker chart that allows us to show Teagan that she is doing well on so many levels.  Potty Training is a huge lesson, so make sure you praise and reward your child on all levels.  For example:  Our sticker chart has 7 areas that a sticker can be placed.  Once Teagan fills up one section she gets to pick out a small toy from her reward box.  
FYI:  these rewards are all under $1 in price.  

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Download this FREE printable here


Check out Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy/Pull-Ups® Time to Potty App:  Let's be real, these kids are into all of the technology on our phones and tablets as we are so let them get into it with these apps as well.  The Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy and Pull-Ups® Time to Potty App can be helpful for the child to get excited about going to the potty and also gives the parents some tips and easy tracking tools to make this Potty Training stuff even easier. 


Let them see you:  Yes, I know, awkward but hey, when do you ever have privacy when you are using the bathroom as a parent?  Get involved and show them that everyone goes potty.  Explain why mommy and daddy do not have accidents.  In our home when we potty train we have the kiddos use a small potty that isn't too scary for them.  This makes this tip easy.  Adults use the big potty while the child tries on the small potty.  

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Accidents - they happen:  Truth.  They happen.  We would have weeks of Jude doing perfect and then BOOM.  Accident.  While it is super frustrating for you, think about how embarrassed and confused your child might be.  Do not get upset, remember to make these accidents a teachable moment.  

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Potty Training does not have to be stressful and it shouldn't be!  Potty Training is a lesson that takes time and remember, every child is different.  I hope that some of these tips can help you and your little one have a stress-free potty training

Before you start your journey make sure you stop at your local King Soopers (Kroger) and check out the Pull-Ups® selections.  Pull-Ups® training pants come in the following sizes: 2T–3T (18- 34 lbs.); 3T–4T (32–40 lbs.) and 4T–5T (38+ lbs.).  Make sure you let the new designs featuring Doc McStuffins and Ariel for girls and Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Lightning McQueen for boys help the stress melt away!  How exciting that these characters get to help you during your Potty Training lessons!  Also find your perfect pack with three different kinds of gender and size specific training pants that include: Cool Alert®, Learning Designs®, Night*Time Training Pants!  You are set!  Good luck and remember, you are not alone in this journey!!  

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What Potty Training Tips would you give others?


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30 comments:

  1. Potty training in 3 days. I think that's wishful thinking, lol. I do like the sticker approach.

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  2. I did a sticker chart when my boys were training, but what really worked with them were prizes.

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  3. We are way beyond the potty years in our home, but these are some great tips!

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  4. Potty training is such a strange time of life and is amusing once it's all behind you (hee hee)

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  5. I seriously need to print this out and send for my grandson who is in the throes of potty training!

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  6. We never thought of the sticker route, mainly gave the kids candy.... guess that might have been less stressful.

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  7. Pull ups make potty training SO much easier. We used sticker charts with our kids too.

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  8. It's been a long time since I had to potty train anyone. I do remember making a big deal out of it when we did.

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  9. She looks so excited and is ready to rock and roll. Good luck, mama!

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  10. Potty training for us was relatively easy. We used rewards and that seemed to work for us. Patience is huge as well.

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  11. I could have used this when my kids were little!

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  12. This sticker chart is really cute! My little girl is almost 3 and not trained yet but I'm letting her show me when she is ready. She does sit on her potty and pretend to go LOL so I guess that is a start!

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  13. We were big Pull Ups fans when we were potty training. They saved us big time!

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  14. This is really cute! It's so important to celebrate even the little accomplishments.

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  15. Good idea. Kids are facinated with stickers.

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  16. Oh, I am so glad the potty training years are long over! Next will be grandkids'!

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  17. I definitely agree with you have to wait for them to be ready! We also let her go on the big potty as soon as she could sit up there comfortably on a special seat.

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  18. This is such a good incentive idea. I wish I had this printable when my kids were in this stage. Pull-ups definitely helped though.

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  19. Such cute pictures to document the process. I wish I'd have used a sticker chart, I bet my son would have loved that (he STILL has a bent for loving stickers).

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  20. This is a great idea. My daughter was always the difficult one, my son on the other hand watched his dad a couple of times and he never looked back.

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  21. The stickers are a cute idea - Dawn would of loved using stickers! I sure wish they had pull ups years ago!

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  22. Potty-training is so tough on the kids and parents. It's the one part of toddler-hood that we really struggled with when it was Josh's turn. Hopefully Jake will be a little easier on everyone.

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  23. Being patient and encouraging is the best advice! My kiddos love those Disney characters on their training pants too!

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  24. Stickers charts are great for the kids who need a little motivation! What a big girl! Potty training can be so touch!

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  25. Your sticker chart is so cute! The Pull-Ups® training pants look like they were a big hit, too. My son liked them when he was learning - made him feel like a big kid. #client

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  26. Sticker charts were how I trained my first son . It helped when he saw just how many times he had went in a day plus he really enjoyed placing the stickers himself. :) Good Job to your Little one!

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  27. Stress free potty training? Yes please, sign me up! ;)

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  28. Be very very patient which is one that you've highlighted. I'm still in the potty training process with my little one and she's almost 3.

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  29. We did candy rewards when my son was potty training BUT that is not working well with my 2 year old daughter right now. Might have to try a sticker chart!

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