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6 Potty Training Tips + #Giveaway @pullupsbigkid

Disclosure: I received a potty seat and Pull-Ups® for feature from Huggies. 

Potty training has been a struggle for me with Mason. Some days he is goofy but willing. Some days he gets all bent out of shape even if I have a bribe. My mother-in-law told me to wait to really train him until at least 2.5 years old. Well that time is coming up soon and I've been doing my best with the following tips from Pull-Ups® each night after work  as well as on weekends when we are home.


It is definitely different trying to potty train Mason than Kenzie. First of all, he has reacted very differently and is actually a jokester with the process! However, one thing that is consistent is that we are using Pull-Ups®. He already likes cars so it was awesome to see that his favorite character was on the Pull-Ups® training pants. I showed him how to pull them down and right back up. He had a blast just doing that for some time. 

The Pull-Ups® comes in three sizes: 2T-3T (18-34 lbs); 3T-4T (32-40 lbs) and 4T-5T (38+ lbs). The new designs include Doc McStuffins, Ariel, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Lightening McQueen. 

I have been following some tips by Pull-Ups® Potty Training Partner, Dr. Heather Wittenberg:

1.  Be Consistent: Family gatherings, longer meals, changes in work schedules, and guests coming and going can distract you and your toddler from your potty training plans. Create a potty schedule and stick with it! Use the Time to Potty app to keep you both on track with potty breaks!

2.  Get Comfortable: If you’ll be away from home, be sure to scope out the bathrooms as soon as you arrive at your destination so that you’re familiar with the setup and your toddler feels at ease.

3.  Make it Fun: You’ll be taking many shopping trips this holiday season – which means your toddler will be using different bathrooms depending on when they have to go. Sometimes public restrooms can be scary – so make “flushing” a game, and guess whether or not the noise will be loud or quiet when you press the button. Also, always keep a few Pull-Ups® Training Pants within a quick reach so that you are prepared when it’s time for them to go!



4.  Inform Houseguests: If you are hosting a holiday party or gathering, let your guests know beforehand that your toddler is in the process of potty training. Let them know that when it’s time to go potty, you may interrupt activities.

5.  Plan Ahead:  Schedule stops along the way to remain consistent and expect it to take longer to get to your destination. Be sure your toddler is wearing Pull-Ups® just in case an accident does happen to avoid an unnecessary mess and frustration.

6.  Don’t Dwell on Setbacks: If you get off-track during the holidays, don’t get discouraged! Keep a positive tone, and start back up when things slow down and there are fewer distractions.


Mason has been enthusiastic about flushing a wee bit more than actually going in the potty but persistence is key.

I've also enrolled him in the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy which has additional tools and resources to make potty training fun. The Time to Potty App is also great because it motivates, educates and rewards potty training behavior! 

How is potty training coming along for you?

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41 comments:

  1. I would like the size 2t/3t for a boy. I love how they make nightime ones too.

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  2. My tip is to constantly have your child "try" to go potty and once they go a few times, they start to get the "hang" of it! I would love boys 3T

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  3. My tip is to wait until they are ready! Set a timer for 30 minutes to remind yourself to take them potty. I'd love to win for a girl 3T!

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  4. Girls 3t 4T and, try not to get stressed out or force the child, they will go in their own time.

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  5. My best tip is to try and doing during the summer requires less clothes which means less laundry and I would love to have boys 3T

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  6. I think by having a consistant routine helps with potty training. I would need a boys size 2T

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  7. I like the tip about using the Time to Potty Reminder. I would need Girl's size 2T - 3T if I won.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. My tip is just go bottomless for a few days! I'd like the boys 2T/3T!

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  9. I think the best tip is to be PATIENT, and not to push your child if they are not ready. The boys 3T-4T would be great for us.

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  10. Best tip is to celebrate the victories. I would like the 2-3T in boys for my son. He would especially love the Jake ones!

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  11. My tips is to be patient they will be ready when they are ready. I would need 2-3T boys.

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  12. If I won this giveaway I would like the 2T size for a girl please. Thank you so much! Be patient, no punishing for accidents.

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  13. I would like to win the 3t/4t for my son. My best tip is to be consistent and patient.

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  14. being patient is my best tip! that and staying calm when they pee all over the floor!
    I would like the girls 2t/3t

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  15. my best tip is to make sure they try fairly often- setting a timer works well. I would use a girls 4t-5t

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  16. boys 2t-3t and being patient and not forcing it. also make the routine fun not like work

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  17. My tips is that whenever we help the child with a prize or gift if he says he wants to go to the bathroom, to make it fun.
    I like the Boy 3t

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  18. My tip is to be patient and not force anything. Boys 2T-3T

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  19. I don't know if this is frowned upon or not but it worked with our son - we rewarded trips to the potty with yogurt covered raisins. Id love girls size 2T for my daughter

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  20. I would like the 3T pull-up in BOY.

    I am a believer in not starting too early, when they are ready it will happen!

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  21. I NEED PT tips. It was nice to read all the comments.
    I am hoping that once the weather warms up, hopefully my son will be ready.
    He is 3 years old and will be 4 in August. It would be so nice to have him using the potty, before he starts school :)
    Thank you!

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  22. My tip is to use small rewards. I need size 2T/3T for my son. jj250@aol.com

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  23. Hi! Boys are so much different than girls when potty training and when potty training is complete. I kept this in mind while training my son. My biggest tip is to be patient and not make a big deal out of accidents. He'll go consistently when he's ready. I would want the boys version in the size 2T-3T for my grandson. Thank-you!!

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  24. Girl's size 2T - 3T and wait till the childs ready and use rewards

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  25. Wait until the child is ready!

    3T/4T boys.

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  26. I like to use a rewards system. If I win I would like boys size 3t-4t.

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  27. My best tip is to not go backwards, once you to to pull ups don't go back to diapers and once you move to underwear don't go back to pull ups. My daughter wears size 3t-4t at night only.

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  28. boys 2t /3t always let the child show you signs when they are ready to be potty trained ,

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  29. Be patient... I would love to win size 5 in girls.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  30. Don't try to start too early. I would need size 2T/3T for my 2-year-old.

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  31. I waited until my son was older and had no problems potty training. I need a girl's size 3T/4T for my granddaughter.

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  32. Best tip is praise and a treat.
    4-5t for boys.

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  33. My best tip is to keep trying. They may pee all over the house and you may get frustrated, but keep trying. (lilbittypanda at aol dot com) Size 2T-3T is preferable!

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  34. You need patience, a lot. Pay attention to the funny faces and potty dance to avoid accidents

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    1. I would like to get the size 2T-3T for a boy

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  35. Its all about not pushing your child too much. It will happen when he's ready. Size 2t-3t for boys.

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  36. I would pick size 2 T and my favorite tip is to reward potty behavior.

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  37. pinned any post correct link 2/11 , form doesn't allow you to fix it
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/180847741262392023/

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  38. I don't have a potty tip. :/ I would choose girls in 3T.

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  39. A fun tip is to change the color of the water in the toilet...let's say blue. When they pee, it will change to green! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  40. My tip is to buy fun books that your child can only read on the potty. I'd like girls/4-5T. Thanks! =)

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