This post was sponsored by Pampers through a campaign with Big Hancho Media. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to our little ones, as parents we want to help them along and teach them so they can reach those important milestones. We not only encourage them to reach those milestones, but when we encourage them, as parents, we like to seek out the products that can help them along as well. So when I was given the chance to host a fun Pampers Easy Ups party with some friends, I was excited to discuss goals and tips when it comes to the milestone of getting our little ones potty trained!
For this party we were sent fun party bags for each of my guests to enjoy that included a pack of the Pampers Easy Ups, a coupon for $5 off, a information sheet, and a fun Potty Training Rewards Chart from Pampers! Along with the guest party bags, we were also sent the party decor we needed so we could make our Pampers Easy Ups Party a success!
To go along with the party favors and decor, we also added some fun cupcakes and a delicious fresh watermelon and berry lemonade for our guests to enjoy as we discussed potty training.
Aside from the character designs, we also found the design of the Pampers Easy Ups to be very toddler friendly. They have stretchy sides, which help so they can easily be pulled up and down as our little ones use the potty. Then when it comes to the protection, we all like that the Pampers Easy Ups can be worn both during the day and at night and that they provide up to 12 hours of protection.
After looking at the amazing features that the Pampers Easy Ups offer, we took a look at the fun Potty Training Rewards Charts, which came with velcro decals. And when little ones go to the potty, we can not only reward them by marking that task, but also encourage them to wipe, wash their hands, and flush after going and reward them for each of those tasks as well. Which together, not only encourages little ones to use the restroom, but also gain good restroom habits as well!
Then to end our party with some fun tips from an expert, I shared the following 6 tips that I was sent with my friends so they could utilize them for potty training success! We found that with these tips, and the tools, we can encourage potty training success so our little ones can begin their training this spring and summer so they are ready to take on the next milestone, heading to preschool!
Potty Training Tips for Parents from a Expert:
Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Tips L. Jana, MD
1. 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.
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Watch for signs of readiness. Just about all children give subtle (and some not-sosubtle) 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!
6. Start making connections. There’s a lot that you can do to help your child be wellprepared 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!
In all, making the tools, tips and products we were sent from Pampers to use for our Pampers Easy Ups party, exactly what was needed so that we could all leave from the party with the tools to help our little ones achieve potty training success with confidence! So if you have a little one who is ready to take on the milestone of becoming potty trained, be sure to not only pick up some Pampers Easy Ups, but also head on over to the Pampers Website where you can find great tips and tricks. There you can learn when to cue in on the signs of your child being ready to start the journey, how to have patience when accidents happen, taking potty training on the go, and so much more!