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3 Tips for Potty Training {Bathroom Buddies #PGMom}

One of the biggest issues I have had with my kids, is potty training.

Neither of my kids were potty trained until they were 3 1/2.  There were many times when I would heard remarks from strangers, family and friends who were under the impression that they knew the right way to solve the potty training problem.  I was discouraged, my kids were discouraged and we were getting no where.

3 Tips for Potty Training

Finally things started to click for my kids and I came up with 3 tips that worked well for me (remember, every child is different so these tips may not work for your child)

#1 – Set the timer: My kids were always tired of me asking them if they needed to go to the bathroom.  I was asking every 20-30 minutes, but I didn’t want to have to clean up yet another accident.  So I decided to set a timer.  We went to the Dollar store and picked out a cute apple shaped timer.  I would set this timer for 20 minutes.  When the kids heard the timer, they knew that it was time to use the bathroom and willingly went on their own.

#2 – Wait until they are ready:  Many parents get caught up in the fact that their nieces/nephews or friends’ children are potty trained by the age of 18 months.  I’ve been there.  It is frustrating that your child is not as advanced in this area as the other kids around you.  But trust me when I say that the potty training goes a lot smoother and takes a lot less time when it is the child who decides it is time and not the parent.

#3 – Have fun accessories:  Keep the fun in potty training with Dora and Diego Easy Ups.  We all know that if kids love the clothes that they are wearing, getting them dressed in the morning is a much easier task.  The same goes for kids who are potty training.  Being able to have fun accessories like Pampers Easy Ups, gets them excited about the task.



CANADIAN Mommy Moment reader will WIN a Bathroom Buddies prize pack valued at $87 which includes:

  • Pampers Easy Ups Boys 2T-3T
  • Pampers Easy Ups Girls 2T-3T
  • Pampers Sensitive Wipes
  • Charmin Ultra Soft
  • Today’s Parent with the Bathroom Buddies charts
  • Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power Toothbrush
  • Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters Inc. Power Toothbrush

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling us what potty training tips worked for your kids.


Joce Lyne

Saturday 22nd of March 2014

my aunt gave my daughter a disney movie every time she used the toilet..she told her if she had any accidents, she would have to give a movie back...she never had an accident!! lol


Saturday 22nd of March 2014

For me it was wait until they are ready. IMO you can't force this kind of thing on little ones.

Christy Martin

Saturday 22nd of March 2014

Very little structure! Trying to make it fun with reading, singing and just keeping company. It is almost time for my nephew to start and I will be on the lookout for some fun potty training books that can be read.

Shannon Gnocato

Friday 21st of March 2014

To be honest we tried with my daughter early and she would have nothing to do with it. Then, when SHE was ready she just started using the potty - but SHE had to be ready.


Thursday 20th of March 2014

We used the 3 day method. It worked pretty well for us - it took 4 days before no accidents though. It was stressful and messy but she got it. We have had some regression lately after no accidents for more than a month but overall it has been pretty successful.