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My youngest daughter is 3 years old and so we have started hitting the potty training hard with her. This is a huge milestone for her and I am so excited to take this journey with her. She has wanted to be diaper free like her big sister for some time now and I am glad we are working towards it. 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. Trust me, I have used other brands and leaks are frustrating for myself and my daughter. I feel like when they happen she takes a step back because she asks for a diaper and not a training pants anymore. She doesn’t want to get her clothes and/or bed wet in the process of learning to use the potty all the time. In the beginning – accidents will happen, but we shouldn’t have to deal with leaks on top of that. I want the potty training process to be positive for all of us. So that is why I trust Pampers Easy Ups.
In my opinion, training pants are very important because they support the diaper-to-underwear transition for toddlers and their families. 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. My daughter loves the Dora the Explorer designs and she even asks for the Thomas & Friends designs every now and then. I love that they have fun designs for both boys and girls to enjoy and get excited about wearing them. And guess what else? The graphics fade as they get wet – so it helps little ones learn. I know my daughter gets disappointed when Dora is not as bright as she used to be after an accident. Pampers Easy Ups keep myself and my daughter confident in the process – and they are really helping her. They are stretchy enough for her to pull up and down herself – which makes this mama proud! Available for Boys and Girls sizes 2T/3T through 4T/5T.
Potty Training Tips from D. Laura Jana
- Promote potty learning. Learning how to use the potty takes plenty of time and patience. It’s more than just training; it is a learning opportunity for toddlers and parents alike that should be enjoyable. After all, mastering this concept of “potty learning” with your little one is a big accomplishment and milestone.
- Team Spirit. It is important to keep in mind that “teamwork makes the dream work,” especially in the case of potty training. You are not only your child’s biggest fan, you are also their potty training coach. Remember to stay calm in the face of potty accidents and encourage your little one to not worry and try again!
- Be Prepared. Potty training is an unpredictable adventure that you can best prepare for by ensuring you have all practical supplies on hand. These supplies will help you through any obstacle and can help foster your child’s interest and independence – from a step stool (to improve access to the toilet) or potty seat to training pants. That’s why I’m happy to partner with Pampers, whose Easy Ups training pants are designed to help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with a more underwear-like look and feel that still helps contain accidental messes no matter wherever they happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight.
- Celebrate every win. As with any learning experience, young children can learn a lot from both their potty successes and their setbacks. While potty accidents are an inevitable (and admittedly inconvenient) aspect of potty learning, they shouldn’t dominate your day-to-day discussions. Instead, simply help your child learn to cope with and clean up any messes, and focus your attention on celebrating your child’s efforts and successes with plenty of hugs and words of encouragement.
- Watch for signs of readiness. Just about all children give subtle (and some not-so- subtle) signs that they are ready for potty training. These signs of readiness typically include using their words to express themselves, toddling their own way to the bathroom, pulling down their own pants, saying they want to use the “big potty,” and being aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping, characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to go. It is also helpful and increases the likelihood of potty training interest when children start to be bothered by their messy diapers, as that can serve as a good motivation for using the potty instead!
- Start making connections. There’s a lot that you can do to help your child be well- prepared to successfully use the potty long before he or she actually starts doing it. Making up a fun song or reading engaging children’s books about potty training, such as You and Me Against the Pee! (which I co-authored) can go a long way towards making the idea of potty training a more welcome and eagerly anticipated activity. You can take this familiarity a step further by letting your toddler accompany you in to the bathroom when you need to go so that he both becomes familiar with the routine and comfortable with the idea of using the toilet, rather than being afraid of or intimidated by it!
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