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Let’s Do This! Our Potty-Training Gear

By Selena Mae |

Round three. *Ding, ding, ding!!!*

That’s right, this will be the third time we are venturing into potty-training with our three year old.

I took all of the advice I read and heard. I listened to my gut and didn’t push Wyndham when he completely rejected anything to do with graduating from diapers.

Lately, he’s been taking an active interest in using the toilet, talking about being a big boy and using the toilet, ‘just like *insert-adult-person-he-adores-here*’ If those aren’t a couple of obvious signs that our son is ready to make the leap without being pushed in, I don’t know what are.

I’ll admit to not having been ready for it myself in the past. We had some regular underwear and a few books and a potty. That was it. Which, some might say is enough. Since we did cloth for a long time with both of our littles, the mister and I both naturally gravitated towards cloth underwear and night-time pull-ups for a couple of reasons.

With cloth, a child can feel the wetness – pull-ups keep the wetness wicked away, which in my opinion defeats the purpose. I’ve heard of some pull-ups that activate some ‘special ingredient’ to make a child feel cold when they have an accident…which likely contains chemical inducing properties, I mean, right? We know the stuff that’s in non-biodegradable sposies isn’t natural and not the greatest for the environment, so we make our choices that best suit the needs and values of our family. As one does.

So, if you’re interested in using cloth underwear and over-night pull-ups to potty-train your toddler — take advantage of the hours of research I’ve done in sourcing some of the best priced, well-reviewed products on the market to get you started!

 

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The Necessary Potty-Training Gear

Potty

Some say a potty isn't necessary and that we should be getting our toddlers to use the regular toilet with us. Which I agree with. I'm also of a mind-set that the more time on the potty the better. While reading books, watching their favourite show, hanging out in any room and being able to be a part of what's going on with the rest of the family is key. We were given this one by a friend and we love how it doubles as a step stool for using the regualr toilet, hand washing and teeth-brushing. The caddies on wither side make a great spot for books and cars, etc., and the large pee guard is a necessary and welcome accompaniment that isn't featured on many potties.
Available via Potty Training Concepts, $31.45

 

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Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Creative Director. Social Media & Branding Consultant. Regular writer on Disney Baby. Part-time mischief maker, all the time geek. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.

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Selena Burgess is crafty, a culinary expert, and a professional wrangler of the toddler variety. When the chaos permits, she writes stories and is addicted to documenting everyday life. Selena is proud of her Anishinaabe roots, and is the type of woman you want to revel (or kvetch) in motherhood with. Read bio and latest posts → Read Selena's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Let’s Do This! Our Potty-Training Gear

  1. Eden says:

    Great post, Selena! We certainly benefit from all your research.
    Here’s to potty success with the little guy.

    1. Selena Mae says:

      Eden, he’s staying home with us on Friday and Monday so we have a four day weekend to DO THIS. BOOM. Wish us (me, cause you know – Trev is gigging :-S) luck.

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