I have seen recently here & other social media forms about Potty Training tips! Having just gone through it, I thought I would share my story and offer tips that have worked the best for us!
Let me start out by introducing my Little, she just turned 2 1/2 yesterday, she is in the prime of "terrible two's" and she definitely keeps me on my tip toes! :)
Our journey with potty training really started last summer, around July- August. My little Miss has had reactions to diapers and in conjunction with severe eczema flares, it's best to leave the diapers off while healing. So one night, I put her to bed, no diaper on, covered the bed with towels, in case she went through the night, as i have never let her sleep diaperless .... and let her sleep. Morning came around and she was completely dry. I did the same the night after and the night after that and she woke up completely dry every single time.
I was ecstatic. Usually night training is harder than day training.
I didn't put much thought into day training at that point, she wasn't ready, she couldn't tell me when she needed to go, it would just be a waste.
I did go out and buy a few different potty chairs and big girl undies in a her favorite characters to have on hand when we were ready.
I didn't really get serious about it until just a couple months ago. I wokeup one morning and had literally 1 diaper in the house. It was in that moment, I decided, I'm not going to run out and buy another pack.
I had been reading tips on Pinterest about this 3 day potty training fad, I think I remember this being a Tuesday and Easter Sunday was that weekend. I thought it would be great to have her trained by the weekend.
Needless to say, the weekend came and she still hadn't even used a potty once. She didn't have any desire and still would go where ever she was standing. It was a long week of following her around with a bucket & rags :)
Easter Sunday came around and we went to my grandparents for Easter dinner, they live about 45 mins away and although she didn't go while we were there, she still was dry when we got home and it had to have been atleast 5 hours.
About 2 days after Easter, she was in the living room, her portable potty was in there, I was in the kitchen and I randomly went to the living room to Check on her and saw she had used her potty.
It was the biggest celebration - ever!
I made potty charts and started documenting everything including accidents, and by the end of the first week of documenting, she was going all the time, no accidents.
Now she is 2.5, and is very stubborn, so there are few times an accident will occur but I would consider her potty trained at this point.
These are some tips I can not stress enough
These are some products I recommend to get you started
My Little girl loves Sofia the First so she was really excited to get this! we also use a portable potty chair but is not locatable on here yet but you can find one in any store or there are tons of selections online to choose from. pick one out that your Little is going to love!
I did not use this system, i created my own charts and stickers, but this would be awesome to get in your potty training adventures!
I hope these tips are helpful to you! As always, if you have questions, shoot me a comment below! 👇