We are in the midst of serious, hard core potty training in this house.
And it ain't easy!
(Why doesn't anyone ever tell you that?)
But I want to share some resources that have helped us put together a potty training plan that is working for us. Maybe they will help you, too!
First up, did you know the Mayo Clinic has a webpage devoted to potty training? Well, they do!
They provide good questions to ask yourself about your child to determine when is the right time to start the potty training process. They also offer advice on how to get started.
Simply Modern Mom has a fabulous blog post with 22 potty training tips. These tips see you through the entire potty training process. This is definitely where I found most of the information I used to put our potty training plan in order! And be sure to read the comments at the and of the blog post. Super helpful hearing from other mothers!
Little Lucy Lu shares an adorable idea of how to show off potty treats. This isn't something you necessarily think of when you're first putting together a potty plan, but it really is great if the child can see the reward (whether it be candy, stickers, or whatever) from the potty.
Parents magazine has 20 potty training tips straight from the mouths of parents who've been through it. I find that I can't get enough of tips from parents. No two children are the same so reading as much advice from as many parents as possible has been great for me! As I try different things with my son to get him to potty, I can mentally run through all the advice I've read and think, "okay, that one isn't going to work here" or "let's try this trick I read about."
So these were my favorite resources.
I think if you're a potty training parent or a soon-to-be a potty training parent you will find these websites very helpful!