Toddlerhood. It’s a world of many fun moments and challenges. With Abbie at nearly three (um, how??), we’re starting to think of our next big challenge with her – potty training.
As a working mom, I long ago faced the fact that it likely won’t be me doing the majority of the work potty training Abbie. Since she’s at daycare 5 days a week, I know it’ll likely be my daycare provider training her, and I’ve kind of defferred to her on when she thinks Abbie is ready as a result.
Truth? I’m a little relieved by that. Rather than fumbling my way along in teaching her, I have Sabeen to teach her – someone who’s trained lots of other kids she’s watched, as well as her own three children. I am so, so thankful to have someone with experience on my side, and to be frank, doing most of the work. Even thinking about potty training is stressful!
Of course, that comes with a caveat – I need to make things as EASY as possible for Sabeen to train Abbie, and this weekend, I put together a little Potty Training Kit to send in for her.
So what’s in the kit? Well, first of all, Pull-Ups. When I talked to Sabeen about training Abbie, she mentioned she’d be using them, so I wanted to stock up. This is an example of where I’m completely deferring to Sabeen. Even though I’m a cloth diapering mom, if Pull-Ups are going to make it easier to potty train Abbie, I will gladly supply them. Besides, these Pull-Ups have all Abbie’s favorite Disney Junior characters on them, so she’ll love them. They’re on sale at Family Dollar right now, and when I stopped by to pick them up, I grabbed the rest of this kit too!
Also in the kit? A rewards chart and stickers. Abbie LOVES stickers, and they make it easy for her to see how she’s doing. I also picked up a few things to keep her occupied if she has to sit there for a while – a new coloring book and crayons and an activity kit. Finally, I grabbed some candy as a treat – after all, stickers are only motivating for a while.
Finally, I grabbed a plastic tote to keep everything together – I made sure to get a nice big one with a lid so it would all fit inside. I’m sending this off to daycare with Abbie next week. this way, when the time comes, they’ll have everything they need to make it all work.
If you’re thinking potty training too, make sure you stop by Family Dollar before the sale on Pull-Ups ends! They’re also doing a coupon promo – if you text CARE to 28767, you get a coupon to get them for only $8.50!
What do you think of my kit – anything I’m missing? Did you use Pull-Ups to train your kids?