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Need some advice when things aren’t going as expected? Want to share a potty training tip with other parents? This is the place to be! Choose from the four categories below and find all you need to know.

  • Potty Trainer to Moms Like Me – Even Celebrity Moms

    Potty Trainer to Moms Like Me – Even Celebrity Moms

    Meet the Celebrity “Potty Training Whisperer,” Jen Singer. She has been an official Pull-Ups® Potty Training Partner for years and can give anyone the scoop on potty training. Here she tells her story about giving potty training advice to celebrity mom Melissa Joan Hart.

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  • Potty Training for Working Parents

    Potty Training for Working Parents

    Every family experiences potty training highs and lows, but it can be especially challenging for parents that work outside the home. Whether parents are working full-time or part-time, most can’t be with their child every time they need to use the bathroom. Check out the following tips to help you and your child prepare for potty training, even while you work.

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  • Daycare Provider Inside Secrets: The Scoop from Seasoned Professionals

    Daycare Provider Inside Secrets: The Scoop from Seasoned Professionals

    Planning your child’s potty training schedule can be a tricky task. But consistency, patience and open communication between parents and daycare providers can lead to a more successful training routine. Here we have real-life accounts of parents and child-care providers working together to create seamless training schedules.

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  • Dads and Potty Training

    Dads and Potty Training

    Dads can be particularly apprehensive about the potty training experience, and they can end up taking a secondary role to mom. But it doesn’t need to be that way. On the contrary, there are many reasons why dads should be excited and eager to enter into the potty training process with their child, and take a leading role.

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  • Potty Training as a Team

    Potty Training as a Team

    The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” holds true when potty training your toddler. The process can be easier and more fun when you involve everyone from siblings to grandparents to daycare providers in addition to mom and dad. Here, our Training Partners offer their top tips for getting everyone on board for a potty training team victory.

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Potty Training as a Team

Potty Training as a Team

The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” holds true when potty training your toddler. The process can be easier and more fun when you involve everyone from siblings to grandparents to daycare providers in addition to mom and dad. Here, our Training Partners offer their top tips for getting everyone on board for a potty training team victory.

Pick Your Team Captain

Potty Training Partner Stacy DeBroff

Begin training by encouraging Big Kid feelings and celebrating all the little milestones along the way. Cheer for good aim and give a high-five for a successful flush. TIP: When accidents do happen, stick with confidence-builders like, “We’ll do better next time.” While all family members and childcare providers are equally important in helping your child master potty training, DeBroff suggests picking someone to lead the team.

“There should be someone in the process establishing the norms, and he or she should have the authority to make changes in the process if something is not working for the little one,” said DeBroff.

Share Your Playbook

Potty Training Partner Jan Faull

While some parts of potty training may seem straightforward, everyone may have a slightly different approach that could confuse or frustrate your child. Faull suggests that the potty training team leader (mom, dad, etc.) discusses all aspects of training with the team before your child begins training.

“Talk about the times of day that your child should try to go potty, how long your child should sit on the potty seat, what rewards to use and even what acts justify a reward,” said Faull. “If your child is in daycare, make sure that you find out if the daycare provider has a “standard” way to train children and discuss what needs to be done differently for your child.”

Create a Home Field Advantage Anywhere with Consistent Supplies

Potty Training Partner Jen Singer

Singer recommends having identical supplies, such as training pants, wipes and even the rewards you use, such as stickers, to help your child take his home field advantage anywhere. “I even bought identical potty seats to keep at home, and at each grandmas house so that my boys always felt comfortable whenever they needed to use the potty — the same idea works for daycare too,” said Singer.

Review Game Time Signals

Potty Training Partner Laura Bennett Murphy

Every child has her own way of expressing that she has to use the potty, so make sure everyone on your child’s potty training team is familiar with her unique signs.

“My daughter always says, ‘something is coming I think’ when she needs to use the potty, but unless you knew to listen for that phrase, you might never know what she was referring to,” said Murphy. “Make sure you let everyone know the language your child is comfortable with so that each person can do their best to help your little one experience success!”