Potty training can be a stressful time for parents and toddlers. With so many potty training methods and products, how do you choose the right items for your toddler? Most parents find the best items by trial and error, but here are a few of my favorite toddler potty training products to get you started on the journey to being diaper-free.
Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer
Many toilet-top potty seats are wiggly and don't fit the toilet securely, which can be uncomfortable for toddlers.
This potty seat from Baby Bjorn is adjustable to fit any adult toilet and keeps wiggling, at least from the seat itself, to a minimum. It also has a convenient hanging loop for storage and a splash guard that is high enough to prevent messes but doesn't pinch or get lost like those on other seats.
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Pampers Kandoo Flushable Wipes & Foam Soap
Learning to wash hands and wipe properly are important parts of potty training. Kandoo products from Pampers help toddlers clean themselves better and faster, and the kid-friendly packaging means less waste. Kandoo flushable wipes pop up one at a time and are moistened to help kids get the job done right. Kandoo foam soap comes in a wide-bodied container that's easy for little hands to hold, and the big pump top dispenses just the right amount of foam for washing.
Pampers Kandoo Wipes & Soap
Kalencom Potette Plus Travel Potty
The Potette Plus from Kalencom is a great travel potty to carry with you since it folds flat and doesn't take a lot of time to set up.
The disposable inserts absorb a lot of the mess when your toddler uses the travel potty, so clean-up is pretty easy, as well. When you actually make it to a public restroom in time, the Potette Plus can also be used as a sturdy toilet seat insert, making it a great value as a two-in-one product, too.
A Potty Training Book
Toddlers are often motivated by silly stuff or make believe time, and potty training is no different. Finding a potty training book your toddler loves can be a great first step in getting him or her interested in using the potty. These books all approach potty training in a different way, from short vignettes for a short attention span to silly pictures of animals trying to use potty chairs to imaginative journeys on a potty-themed train.
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Boon Potty Bench
The simple shape and small size of this potty training chair make it ideal if you're short on space or want to have more than one potty chair in various spots in the house for emergencies. Storage space on the sides of the potty allow toddlers to hide a few favorite toys for long potty breaks, and also provides space for some toddler wipes or other supplies. When your toddler is successfully potty trained, the Boon Potty Bench becomes a sturdy step stool.
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Corolle Emma & Paul Potty Training Dolls
Examples are a great way to reinforce potty training concepts for toddlers. What better example than a doll that drinks water and then uses the potty, just like your toddler?
The Emma (girl) and Paul (boy) potty training dolls from Corolle are anatomically correct and come with a refillable water bottle and a doll-sized potty chair. Toddlers will enjoy playing with these dolls both on and off the potty!
Corolle Paul Potty Training Doll and Corolle Emma Potty Training Doll
No More Diapers Potty Training DVD
If your toddler likes to watch movies, a potty training video may be just the reinforcement he or she needs to use the potty. In "No More Diapers," a little bear learns to use the potty and gets to wear cool new undies as a result. Silly songs and cute animation should hold a toddler's interest well.
No More Diapers Potty Training DVD
Try one or all of these toddler potty training products and get your toddler on the road to successful potty training.