THE POTTY MOVIE & BOOK
Another way to get them excited about the process is to let them pick out their very own underwear, especially if they can choose a pair covered with their favorite characters.
A large toilet can be intimidating at first, so giving your child a pint-size version to start with will help ease any potential fears. Once your child becomes a true pro, you’ll still be able to use the potty: Most beginner versions turn into cool bathroom stepping stools. If you’re traveling, try My Carry Potty, which makes bathroom runs easier on the go.
Making the transition to the grownup toilet is much easier with a kid-friendly seat cover that prevents tiny bums from falling in. An added bonus? Nothing to empty out!
Since the post-diaper adjustment can be a messy situation (regular toilet paper doesn’t always cut it), having wet napkins handy is key. Not only do they keep your tot clean, but they’re fine to flush after cleanup.
Once they’ve finished the potty part, it’s time to wash those hands. But little legs don’t quite reach the sink, and holding your growing girls and boys over the basin while trying to soap them up is a tricky affair. Try a stool with a non-slip rubber surface, like this cool one from BabyBjorn. Stepping up solo make toddlers feel more independent, too.
CHANGE OF CLOTHES
Since accidents are bound to happen as your tot adjusts to a diaper-less life, remember to pack an extra outfit and undies when you’re out and about.
Have a child that’s still feeling a little apprehensive? Get this classic book, which will remind him that he’s not the only one in need of relief.