Saturday, June 28, 2014

Potty Training Tips: BabyBjörn Potty Giveaway

To celebrate reaching 2k fans on Facebook, I've partnered with amazing companies to bring you some great giveaways! Most of the giveaways will be happening in mid July, but I'm excited to be able to share this one with you now.

Grace has been fully potty trained for about 6 months ago but recently Connor has been showing interest in sitting on the potty. Even though we've just gone through it, potty training again is intimidating. Luckily for me, June is National Potty Training Month. To help all of us with potty training our kids, BabyBrn has put together a list of top potty training tips from Dr. Robyn Strosaker, a pediatrician at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital 


Potty Training Tips

When?
  • Most children can be ready to start potty training between 18-24 months. Children will train easier before 24 months; some can become willful after that point.
  • Both the family and the child need to be ready. Review the signs of readiness and make a plan with your significant other.
  • If your child is having trouble, stop for 2-4 weeks and then try to restart.
  • Find a time when you can be around during the week to start potty training. Summer vacations or holidays are the best times.
How?
  • Sticker charts are great. If your child earns a certain number of stickers, they can earn a non-food reward.
  • If your child still wants to go in their diaper, take them out of it. If they are wearing underwear, they will feel uncomfortable when they are wet. If you are concerned about the mess, you can put the underpants on under the diaper. For those kids who don't like wearing underpants, encourage them to wear them for a short time and offer rewards when they keep them clean and dry.
    • As a side note, there is nothing developmentally different between pull-ups and a diaper. Training will go quicker with underpants.
Where?
  • If your child has a certain area of the house he/she prefers to go potty in, it might be a good idea to get a portable potty and let him/her try that.
  • Put the portable potty in a room where the child typically plays to help them get used to the idea.
Other Considerations
  • Most kids aren't ready to be dry at night until they start waking up dry from naps and some mornings.
  • To help keep them dry at night, stop liquids 2-3 hours after dinner, depending on your child's bedtime.
  • When traveling: take a portable potty or potty seat with you, but you may need pull-ups for long car trips or plane rides.

BabyBrn's Smart Potty is the perfect portable potty for your child. It's compact and is comfortable for toddlers. 

Giveaway

Are you going to potty training your child soon? BabyBrn has generously offered one of my readers special edition, gold BabyBrn Smart Potty. These potties are not available in stores or for purchase so your child will have the fanciest potty in town!  
How to Enter:
This is a Rafflecopter giveaway.  Follow the instructions on the widget to enter. All current likes/follows count! Please contact me if you run into any technical difficulties with Rafflecopter.  The giveaway runs through Monday, July 7th at 11:59 PM CST! Open to US residents only. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!


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