The other day I posted this photo over on Instagram asking for tips on potty training boys. Boys are so much harder to potty train than girls. At least in my experience, two girls before him and potty training them seemed like a breeze.
As far as parenting goes, I can think of so many more exciting and fun things that I’d rather be doing than potty training. It can be stressful and frustrating that’s for sure, but setting expectations for yourself and being prepared, can take some of the stress out of it.
Here are a few things that I pack in my potty training diaper bag that help me prepare for those potty training accidents while we’re on the go.
Potty Training Diaper Bag Essentials
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2. Clean Set of Clothes – This one is a given. I usually pack extra everything, shirt, bottoms, socks, and underwear just in case.
3. Large Disposable Changing Pads – These are great when all you have is a grocery store bathroom stall to change your little one in. Have them stand on it to change from wet clothes into their clean ones and you don’t have to worry about dirty bathroom floors.
4. Waterproof Wet Bag – These come in handy when you need to throw something wet inside your diaper bags. I wish I had known about these when my girls were potty training but in fact, I just discovered them.
5. Soap + Rag – For those dirty accidents you need more than just hand sanitizer, so having soap is essential for cleanup and will make you and your little one feel more comfortable and ready to keep going.
And that’s it! Clean up and keep going. Although it’s been harder with boys I try not to stress about it too much. I remember when I was potty training my first, our pediatrician told us to take it as slow as we wanted and that if they fight it to let it go and try again another time. She told us that once they’re ready it will happen pretty quickly. We followed her advice for both my girls and it worked! They were trained within about a week, once they were ready, they were really ready and never even had accidents.