This is a sponsored campaign in partnership with Pampers. All opinions expressed are my own.
Last weekend I had lunch with some amazing mother’s. Some of them were experienced, – raising teens in addition to new little ones and another one was waiting to become a mama for the first time in the next few months.
We got together at a local restaurant and immediately connected over many struggles we have had or are currently going through in motherhood.
Potty training being a BIG one.
The experienced mamas who had potty trained several kids had lots of tips for some of the newer moms. There were so many different things that have worked for each of us but it seemed like we all agreed on one thing.
Wait until they’re ready…
Do not FORCE it.
When you begin potty training find a time when you can spend the next few days at home. Try it and see how receptive your child is. Are they fighting it every single time you attempt? Do they throw a tantrum? Are they scared? If they do and it feels like it’s a battle with little progress, let it go for a week or two and try again.
I can’t tell you how much hearing this tip helped me. I received this advice from a friend when we were in the process of potty training our first. She fought it, a lot, and it was stressful and she would get upset, so we let it go and came back to trying again a few weeks later. On the second attempt she was more receptive, she loved the positive praising, the treats, everything we promised her if she just went potty…and guess what..she learned in a just few days!
“Potty training is an amazing milestone for toddlers and parents alike, but it can also be stressful. Spring is the time many families kick-off potty training so they are ready for summer fun and then for the start of preschool. Potty training can feel like an overwhelming process, and when minor leaks or accidents occur, it can be a disappointment. Pampers Easy Ups helps makes this journey a little easier by providing better leak protection than the leading competitor.”
“Parents want potty training to be a positive experience for their toddlers, but leaks, accidents, and switching from training pants to diapers overnight can feel like setbacks. This is why we want to empower our little ones to overcome these obstacles to achieve and celebrate potty training success.”
Our mama chat even caught the eye of a few young dads that were nearby.
I loved connecting with these other mamas.
“Training pants support the diaper-to-underwear transition for toddlers and their families as they have a more underwear-like look and feel while still helping to keep messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter where accidents happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight. Pampers Easy Ups work during the day AND night, enabling toddlers and moms to confidently and completely transition from diapers to underwear.”
Need more potty training tips? See what my Instagram mamas said have worked for them!
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