With my first child I blocked out a nice long break from all activities that required leaving the house so that we could focus solely on potty training. Now that I am potty training my third child, we no longer have that luxury! From car pools to weekend camping trips, I’ve got to be able to potty train on the go – especially after the first week!
So how do I do it without pulling my hair out and cancelling everything on my calendar? I make sure that I have all of our favorite on the go potty training essentials. We have a camping trip coming up that normally I would dread in the midst of potty training. No fear this time – I’ve stocked up on all our favorite products and potty training equipment for the road! Here’s a peak at what I have packed!
- Pull-Ups from Family Dollar – Undies are fine for at home, but during the first month when we are on the go – I’m not taking any chances! Pull ups can get expensive so I am happy when I can find them for a good deal. I found these Jake and the Neverland Pirate Pull-Ups on sale at Family Dollar this week! Find a Family Dollar near you to see how much you can save, too. Text CARE to 28767 to get Pull-Ups® Training Pants for $8.50 for a limited time only! I love that they are stretchy enough that my kids can get them up and down by themselves, but still provide some extra protection if they have an accident.
- 2-in-1 potty training chair – This chair has been a lifesaver more than once. We keep it in the back of our van with a big supply of grocery bags. We try to hustle to the rest room as much as possible, but this has come in handy several times.I love that it doubles as a potty chair as well as a potty seat for the toilet.
- Potty Time Potty Watch – Toddlers get WAY TOO distracted on vacation and so do mom and dad. This watch keeps both of us reminded!
- It’s Time to Potty App – Of course there is a potty training app! Downloading this for the reminders and fun games as well!
- Ziplocs and a positive attitude. Accidents happen just like our good friend Elmo says. (PS- My kids all loved this Sesame Street Potty Training DVD. Might not be a bad idea to pop it in the DVD player on long car trips.) Be sure to travel with ziplocs and wet wipes for any accidents. Be sure to stay as positive as you can! Oh man do I know it is hard when you catch a whiff of a smell that should not be coming from your potty trained child!
Potty training has been so much easier the third time around! Waiting until he was ready and then making sure we had all the essentials on hand has made all the difference.
Check out the Pull-Ups web-site for even more potty training tips!
What are your favorite potty training tips?