…besides just how to “go”!
Potty training our son has been a long, slow process. He’s still missing some of the classic “signs of readiness” like telling us when he’s wet, and being able to take his clothes on and off himself. But I’ve realized he’s learning more than just how to eliminate!
Learning to “go” has taught him:
- To sit for extended lengths of time
- To follow directions
- To celebrate achievements
- To become indepedent
- To care for personal hygeine
This last one is important to me, because I want my kids to be clean and healthy (and generally, they go hand in hand). We use Earth’s Best TOTS Chlorine-free potty wipes to teach him how to clean after going. He likes having special wipes just for potty time, and I think it makes him want to try to go more often when we prompt him.
The Earth’s Best wipes are alcohol-free, and include aloe vera and vitamin E, making them soothing for children’s sensitive skin. These wipes are also flushable, which teaches him to flush after going, even when he didn’t actually produce anything! Flushing something is a highlight of his potty time!
Even though it’s slow progress towards independently using the potty, he’s learning valuable life skills along the way!
What are some of your go-to potty training tips and tricks? This post was written as part of the Earth’s Best Blogger program. I was provided product samples to facilitate this post, and may be eligible for additional blogger rewards. All opinions are 100% my own.