I know how rough potty training can be. One thing that I learned is that it doesn't have to be. Yes, potty training doesn't have to be a nightmare. Before Evan was potty trained I would get so frustrated because he wouldn't tell me when he had to go potty, or when he would refuse to use the toilet. I came to a realization that Evan was just not ready at that time. I waited patiently for Evan to show signs letting me know he was ready. This is something that Dr. Laura Jana advises parents to do. Dr. Laura Jana is a pediatrician, award-winning parenting book author and potty training expert. I learned a lot from her tips, which you can find HERE. Evan is now three and has been potty trained for almost a year now. I definitely had my moments but I always remembered these three tips.

BE PATIENT! Don't rush potty training. I felt like I needed Evan to be potty trained by one! HA! I laugh at myself for even thinking that was going to happen. My mother in law was constantly commenting how her son (Evan's dad) was potty trained by one. I think that put so much more pressure on me, but I realized every kid is different. Every kid will be potty trained when they are ready. All we have to do as parents is promote potty training, encourage and teach them how fun and exciting this next step in their childhood can be. Stay patient and potty training will be a piece of cake.

PRACTICE! When Evan had accidents (which he still does from time to time) I would get sooo frustrated. We went from diapers to undies right away, but after one too many accidents I decided I would use Pampers Pull Ups. Training pants support the diaper-to-underwear transition for toddlers and their families as they have a more underwear-like look and feel while still helping to keep messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter where accidents happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight. With Pull Ups he was able to practice going to the bathroom like he would in undies, but if he had an accident I wouldn't freak out. The more Evan would practice the more he remembered to let us know he had to potty, and eventually we were able to transition to undies.

HAVE FUN and ENJOY this phase! Sometimes parents just need to take a deep breath, leave all frustration aside and enjoy the moment. Make Potty Training a fun experience. I remember Evan loved when we would celebrate his accomplishments. Evan also loved his Pampers Pull Ups because of the fun characters. Potty Training was challenging but we really enjoyed it. We have funny and embarrassing stories to tell Evan when he's older. Even though Evan is now in undies I always have Pampers Pull Ups on hand. 

I hope these few tips help your Potty Training Journey! Don't forget to follow Pampers on Facebook and Twitter for more on Potty Training! 

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