How to potty train your kid and all the things you need to do it
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- For many parents, potty training is a time to celebrate (no more diapers!), but it can be, well, poopy.
- With the right tools an techniques, you can get your kid potty trained in a short amount of time.
- We break down how to potty train in simple steps and offer up essential recommendations for tools that help get the job done.
- "Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-By-Step Plan On how to Break Free from Dirty Diapers" is the best potty training book we've found, and the Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer is an extremely helpful tool that keeps your kiddo safe and secure on the toilet.
Learning how to use the potty is a milestone for both toddlers and parents. It really does feel like you've climbed Poop Everest by the time potty training is over.The moment you see the connection happen (oh, you mean when my tummy hurts, I need to run to the potty and go) in your kid's eyes, you'll feel incredibly proud. You'll also feel like, yeah, I got this parenting thing down. Score one for us parents.
So let me help you find your way into poop heaven (I can't promise this will be my last poop joke), and give you a tried and true method to potty training in a weekend with all the essentials you need for success.
First, we need to break down potty training into three different steps: before, during, and after. While you may think the "during" part is the most critical, it's actually the preparation or before that's the key.
Here's everything you need to potty train your kid:
- A how-to book: "Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-By-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers"
- A toilet seat trainer for kids: Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer
- A kid-sized toilet: Summer Infant My Size Potty
- Pull-up diapers: Huggies Nighttime Pull-ups
- Kids underwear: Gap Kids Underwear
- A training chart: The Potty Training Chart
Keep scrolling to learn how to potty train a kid in 3 stages:
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