One of the frequently asked questions I receive here on the old blog is about potty training. When to do it, how to start, what to do about traveling etc. SO. You are in luck. We’ve been blessed with a pretty easy potty transition (which is amazing, because pretty much everything else like eating and sleeping has been HARD.) You can read my tips for starting potty training here. But today I want to talk about taking your little potty train show on the road!
First, I’m a big believer in sticking your kiddo in undies during the day and letting them figure it out. Which is hard enough at home, let alone when you are out and about! Here are some tips for when you are on the go….because you can’t stay cooped up at home forever.
2. Training pants = peace of mind. If your child doesn’t have the potty training thing down yet, put them in some training pants whenever you have to leave the house. Luckily Hudson caught on really quickly so we got to skip this step…but there is no shame in needing a little extra protection when you are in a public place. I recommend the Training Pants from CVS. Hudson loves them because they have rocket ships on them….and I love them because they are easy to use and have re-fastenable sides with a comfy, all-around stretch for a great fit. They also have a wetness indicator that fades when wet and have a customized, absorbent protection for boys or girls. Hudson wears the training pants from CVS at bedtime (he hasn’t learned to wake up in the middle of the night and go potty on his own yet) and they work great.
3. Bring back up clothes. Carry a complete change of clothes (including socks) in your bag at all times. Not in your car, in your bag. Because you never know when your little guy or girl might have an accident in a store and dragging them out to the car soaking wet is never a good idea.
5. Use the “no touch” rule. Before we go in to a public restroom I repeat with Hudson over and over “don’t touch ANYTHING”. He’s a busy guy and the first time I took him in to a public restroom he was EVERYWHERE. Now he knows not to touch anything and let mommy do it.