Do you have a toddler that’s showing signs of potty training readiness? Then it’s the perfect time to throw a Potty Training Potty Party to get them excited about a whole new world without diapers!
Some kids are a little apprehensive and may not want to make the change. A Potty Party is a great way to introduce potty training and show how fun it can be! Potty training is really an amazing milestone for toddlers and parents, but it can also be stressful. Spring is when many families (like ours!) kick-off potty training so they are ready for summer fun and then for the start of preschool. Potty training can feel overwhelming, especially when accidents occur. We chose Pampers Easy Ups for our journey to help control the leaks and accidents and help us all feel better about it!
I threw a Pampers Potty Party for my sweet 2 year old Sierra, and I had so much fun with it! We invited some cousins and neighbor friends over for silly games and “P” party foods, plus a goodie bag filled with stuff moms love. It was so fun to give everyone their own package of Pampers Easy Ups, a coupon for $5 off, an awesome Potty Chart, plus an information sheet with potty training tips. The moms were in heaven! We use Pampers Easy Ups to help with the diaper-to-underwear transition. They have more of an underwear-like feel and keep accidents where they belong no matter where we are. They’re even great for overnight!
Potty Training Potty Party
We cleared our dining room to make sure we had plenty of space for our fun games. With the cute decor, the kids couldn’t wait for the party to get started!
The kids were SO excited to play our potty games. First, we practiced putting diapers on stuffed animals. Big kids don’t wear diapers, they help change them! To be honest, it was really fun to watch them do this. They were adorable!
Next we played Toilet Paper Toss, and the boys went CRAZY for this game! They could have tossed those toilet paper rolls for hours. This ended up turning into a game of “build a toilet paper tower and kick it over” but they were still having fun, so I couldn’t say no!
One of my favorite parts of planning this party was the “P” themed foods we offered for lunch.
Our fun “P” Party foods included:
- Potato Chips
- Pepperoni Pizza
- “Potty Pops” (suckers)
Additional “P” foods you can add:
I also had a veggie tray and platter of strawberries for the kids, so we were sure to offer plenty of fruits and vegetables (but since they didn’t start with “P” I kept them on the kitchen counter 🙂 ).
The kids had a blast at the party, and so did I! It was fun to talk to the other moms and share our potty training tips, successes and learning experiences.
Some of the highlights from our potty talk were:
- All kids are different. If it worked for one, it won’t necessarily work for another. Be in tune with your child’s needs and emotions.
- Watch for signs of readiness. They can come at any time!
- Accidents are inconvenient and frustrating, but don’t get upset with your child. Be sure to use Pamper’s Easy Ups when you leave the house to avoid problems with accidents! Kids feel empowered when they can do something hard, even if they have some help.
- If your child is showing signs of readiness, but then resists potty training, back off for a few days or even weeks. Try again when they seem ready.
- Use a chart or reward system of some sort (you don’t have to use candy as a prize!). Sierra has been LOVING the Pampers Potty Training Chart! It’s also helpful for reminding what needs to be done. It can be hard to remember to wash your hands every time!
- A fun non-candy potty reward can be pennies. Have a potty piggy bank and let them earn one penny if they urinate and two if they have bowel movement. Then let them spend their money on something they choose!
- It’s easier and less confusing at first to train boys to sit down rather than stand up. Once they have mastered sitting success, teach them how to stand.
- If your son is having trouble with his aim, throw a few “targets” into the toilet (like Cheerios or Fruit Loops). Works like a charm.
- If you’re having trouble remembering to take your child to the bathroom at regular intervals, a potty watch is a fun reminder.
- If your child is resistant, just remember that it will come! Your child won’t graduate high school in diapers. Be patient and positive and potty training will happen!
I thought it seemed appropriate that I just happened to put our Pampers goodie bag on the side table under our race medals…because potty training is a lot like a marathon! It takes a lot of patience and training, but once you hit your goal, it feels pretty great! And I think everyone deserves a medal for either accomplishment. 😉
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