So.. You’ve read out about our 3 Day Potty Training Miracle, but I’ll admit, there’s a few “tools” that I recommend to help aid in the big step.
Must and MUST NOT haves (aka learn from my mistakes)
Little A LOVES to read, or at least “pretend to read” because seriously…. She’s 2 1/2 and she is NOT that kid who is reading already (bravo to those of you have “that kid”, its just not happening here.. lol)
A Potty for Me!
<3 Karen Katz, we have TONS of her books and Little A loves them all. This book is tasteful and bright and is fun to read
(at least little A thinks so)
The Potty Book for Girls
This one was also a hit, I liked that it was tailored for girls- very pink and princessey (if that’s a word). BUT it’s a little wordy for my 2 1/2 year olds attention span, so we read this one once and are done for awhile AND it does come in boy version.
This is little A’s FAVORITE FAVORITE.. Why? Because halfway through the book, the non-gender baby is sitting on the potty and says “UM HEE HOO AWW” because it’s waiting for the BIG MOMENT… And for SOME reason this strikes my little one as HILARIOUS…. She laughs EVERY. TIME. Very few words, very little plot, but its a winner
Potty Monkey (MAYBE? because he’s so cute)
Call me a sucker (SUCKER!) but I could NOT refuse this cute little monkey… I mean come on.. He has his own POTTY!! And he was created by a urologist so I thought FOR SURE sooo worth it… Basically this little guy works as a timer, and tells the child that he needs to go to the potty THEROTECIALLY reminding the child that they should go too.. Not that I would know because we didn’t even turn him on.. Sigh… The 3 Day Method worked so darn well we didn’t need it.. Worse case scenario, we now own a super cute monkey with his own potty….
Well this was surprisingly hard, I went and searched and searched and weighed ALL our option: seat on the big potty, straight big potty, little potty, little potty with lights and music, little padded potty (and the list goes ON AND ON). I finally decided on these two pottys.
My Little Potty
Bought this at Target, however you can buy it at Buy Buy Baby (Bed Bath Beyond’s new baby store) as well. This seat is pretty comfy for Little A, I LOVE how strong it is- this is the potty favorite in the house. Drawbacks: there are armrests (this is nice too) so if your kiddo is on the bigger side they may just not fit…
Cheer For Me! Potty
Call me a sucker again (SUCKER!)
but I couldn’t resist a potty that sings!!!! Plus look at its cute little face! This one fits more kiddos and is a little taller than My Little Potty, PLUS is has it’s own toilet roll holder. It makes sounds when you push the handle and sings a song when they do their “business” (not that we know- because I did NOT put batteries in it… we try to avoid crazy in our house). Overall its cute, but all you need is a basic potty.
4. UNDERWARE (or panties, underoos, etc)
MISTAKE: Buying these….
They were sooo cute and Little A is SO into Dora right now that she can speak Spanish better than Super Daddy and I combined BUT these run SMALL and when they are learning to pull up their own panties, pass these by. They will be GREAT once she masters the whole pull up the front AND the back thing, but until then- skip…..
REALITY: Buy THESE!!!
These are the PERFECT training pants, they fit a little loose so your kiddo can pull them off and on PLUS they are lightly padded JUST in case there’s an accident. They are soft, and comfy, and KINDA look like boxer briefs on Little A, which is super duper cute…
Little A LOVES LOVES watching any her “shows” (don’t worry we totally limit her) and even though she’s a little PAST Elmo she REALLY enjoyed this and it was well worth it. Elmo is his bright, encouraging, self and explores using the potty (P.S. Elmo is male- not that makes a difference in the video) while throwing in a couple cute songs and music