These days any time we get together with friends that are other parents, it is funny how fast the conversation gets to talking about pee or poop. It’s like sharing battle scars, potty training is one of the rites of passage of being parents!
Potty training is a huge endeavor and can be quite overwhelming. By no means am I an expert, but I’m hoping a few things I learned with Jude will help make things easier with Ezra in the next few months!
Before we start to cross that bridge, we are focusing on making Jude more independent in the bathroom. He still likes for us to go into the room with him or sit outside the room. We are a-okay with this, it’s all a stage and we want him to be comfortable and confident.
We have been talking more about privacy and being a big boy going to the potty to hopefully ease into more independence as he will transition to kindergarten next year.
One of the things that have been a lifesaver in making the transition easier is the new Kandoo Flushable Wipes Tub from Kandoo Kids. Jude has gotten frustrated wiping with toilet paper and definitely doesn’t get as clean as he should, you mamas KNOW what I’m talking about! Kandoo Flushable Wipes have improved how clean he gets exponentially, so to me they are worth their weight in gold and stain sticks.
Jude also likes that they have their own tub, so he doesn’t get confused with the baby wipes we use for Ezra. He can easily use them on his on as the new container has a Pop & Lock lid for his little hands, and it only feeds him one wipe at a time (no waste!). It seals back up super nice to keep the wipes fresh and not dried out. I also love that it has an anti-slip base to help keep it in place when he is using it while still sitting on the potty.
So as we wait to look for signs for Ezra to be ready to start the initial stages of potty training, we are going into year two of helping Jude be potty independent! What we have learned through the process is that you truly have to wait until they are ready for each stage, otherwise you are fighting an uphill battle. Like I said before, I’m not a potty training expert, but Kandoo has some amazing tips and tricks here!
I’m sure all you moms out there have battle stories and tips for us! What’s your go-to advice for potty training?