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10 Potty-time Distractions for Your Toddler

By Naomi Odes |

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Potty-training is fun times, right? Not. We all want to figure out the “hook” of what will get our kid to abandon diapers forever. It’s a very stressful period for parents. During this time, you could be spending hours in the bathroom:  sitting, waiting, hoping, praying, coaxing, begging, and bargaining with your toddler to go.

One thing that helped us greatly in training our oldest was by bribing him with YouTube videos. He could sit there endlessly watching steam trains, boat launches, and airplanes taking off and landing. It worked for us, but of course, there were consequences. Now every time he has to go he calls out, “VIDEOS!!”

I finally got him to try a few new things on the potty. It’s good to have a variety of tools at your disposal (no pun intended).

Hey, we all do stuff on the toilet, don’t deny it! In fact I’m … never mind. TMI.

Check out these 10 potty-time distractions after the jump!
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10 Potty-Time Distractions For Potty Training

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Naomi Odes Aytur is a blogger who's contributed on the parenting channel of Babble. She chronicles her experiences of being a new mom on her personal website, I Am Still Awake. Read bio and latest posts → Read Naomi's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “10 Potty-time Distractions for Your Toddler

  1. Anoosh says:

    I regret reading books on the potty to S. because now, every time she needs to poop, she wants to read the toddler equivalent of War and Peace (right now, it’s Danny and the Dinosaur). Argh.

  2. Kristin says:

    My 4 yr old will go 1 but he will not go 2. What can I do.

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