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Monday, May 8, 2017

Unconventional Potty Training Supplies

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We're currently in the process of potty training. While I'd hoped we'd skate through on the three day method it's taking us a little longer than that to really get this potty training thing off the ground. We've had some potty successes, and I've cleaned pee from the floor a few times, but we're getting there!

In preparation for potty training I got all the usual supplies - a potty chair, a potty seat for our standard toilet, panties, etc. Now that we've been in this potty training game for a little over a week there are some other items that have come in handy that I didn't see on anyone's potty training prep list.

Unconventional Potty Training Supplies




Grubhub

Do you know what's extremely stressful? Trying to watch your child for signs they need to use the potty, putting them on the potty at set intervals, and trying to cook, all at the same time. I saved a bit of my sanity a few days by ordering food via Grubhub and putting all my focus on my daughter. It really is an all consuming processes if you're being as present as you should be so not having to cook dinner simultaneously was a weight off my shoulders. Alternatives are planning some freezer meals or crock-pot meals ahead of time, anything that doesn't require you to watch the stove tentatively.

Prefolds

We have prefolds around the house because we started our diapering journey with cloth diapers. I've found prefolds extremely handy during potty training for placing on surfaces like her high chair and car seat. Those are situations where she's seated for a while and not taking a potty break so I feel more comfortable knowing there is a barrier. An alternative I've heard of is people using puppy pads this same way. But prefolds are washable so it's more economical to use them and toss them in the laundry with any other casualties of potty training.

Babylegs

Babylegs are another item we had around the house that we've pulled back out during potty training. You're encouraged to have your child in either nothing or just underwear on bottom when you're at home to make for easy removal when rushing to the potty. When it's cold weather or your have the air conditioner running it's nice to have something covering your child's legs for warmth that doesn't need to be pulled down. And in all honesty, they help to catch pee if accidents to happen as well.

I'm crossing my fingers that we'll be out of the potty training weeds within a month. Please feel free to share any potty training tips, tricks, or resources you may have!

potty training book and potty training chart


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8 comments

  1. Do you have a potty dance prepared? This was the most important element during our potty training duty with both Liv and Yannick.

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    1. Now that you mention it we should really have a song and dance! We have a song for brushing teeth, washing hands, and cleaning up, so I can't believe we haven't choreographed something for potty.

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  2. We've got the chair, the seat, and the potty book! I'm kind of procrastinating because let's face it, potty training stinks. I know that Charlie gets the concept, he just has no interest, so I haven't really forced the issue. Something tells me I won't be able to prolong it much longer...

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    1. It just takes so much work, when there is already so much to do! We thought it was the right time since her new pre-pre-school takes her to the potty during the day too.

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  3. omgomg... why didn't i think of grub hub!? that's so genius.
    i potty trained my son in a weekend, but still we survived on bowls of cereal and pop tarts because I was so stressed out watching him every single second of every single day that i felt like if i looked away then he'd just pee all over the floor.

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  4. Love these tips. I'm preparing to potty train my son and I already know it's going to be a process.

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    1. Yea, we're still working on it. Just gotta stick with it!

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