How To Potty Train This Summer with Pampers Easy Ups + Giveaway

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How To Potty Train This Summer with Pampers Easy Ups + Giveaway

It’s one of my “Mommy Moments” I am MOST proud of. My son was fully potty trained by age 2. Yes, that’s despite all of the nay-sayers that claimed boys are the most difficult ones to potty train. Cabbage Patch Dance commencing!

And the time is finally upon us. My little almost 17 month old baby girl will begin her potty training journey this summer. With no school schedules and a relaxed atmosphere, now is a GREAT time to start great habits! Want to know how I’ll be potty training this summer? I have a few of my BEST tips that worked for my son!


1. Pull Out the Potty Early

Parents, feel free to pull out that potty now. Give your kids time to explore, discover, even use the potty the wrong way! Let them know that the potty is nothing to be afraid of.

2. Be on Watch for Those Signs of Readiness

Does your little one love to watch everyone else go potty?

Do they run to a certain “pooping spot?”

Do they notice when their diaper gets wet?

Are they trying to pull off their diaper when they go?

Be sure to look for your child’s tale-tell signs that they’re ready to potty train! My daughter has already started showing interest. At a bright 16 months of age, she loves to “help” flush the toilet and hand out toilet paper (even when it’s NOT potty time)!


3. Have the Right Potty Training Tools

No doubt, when it comes to potty training, you need to be armed with the right tools! Besides a potty chair, having great training pants can ease the transition from diapers to underwear. We have a stock of Pampers Easy Ups on hand and ready for potty training action! What makes Pampers Easy Ups great for potty training?

  • Outstanding Leak Protection – even overnight – so we can have nonstop summer fun!
  • An Absorbent Core that holds up to 25% more than the other leading training pant
  • A Soft Underwear-like look and feel
  • FUN prints and graphics that your toddler will love to wear

4. Use a Method and Stick to It + Don’t Forget to PARTY!

Every child is different and only you know what will work best. Let them know that you are serious about potty training and aren’t willing to budge or cave. But also don’t forget to praise EVERY time that they go potty! My son and I had our own potty dance with clapping and booty shaking. When we finally graduated to full on potty trained boy, I let him pick out his next set of underwear and got him a small prize :) Achievements and milestones like these should be celebrated!


5. Take time out to enjoy summer!

Don’t let potty training rule the day. Make sure to take time to get those kids outside and enjoy the summer too! Potty training doesn’t have to be stressful during the summer months. Have FUN and allow both of you relax, smile, and love!

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Twitter Party!

Save the date! Join us for the Pampers Easy Ups Twitter Party on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 9 pm EST! There’s going to be tons of potty training tips, laughs and of course prizes!

When: Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 9 pm EST


Hosts: @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and @Pampers




Ready for a giveaway? This one is HUGE! Enter to win a $100 Pampers Easy Ups Prize Pack that includes:

  • 100 ct of Pampers Easy Ups
  • Portable Potty
  • Lots of Summer FUN Toys and Products: Crayola 3D Deluxe Art Set, Little Tikes Octopus Party Bubble Machine, Potty Time with Elmo Book, Beach Bag

Doesn’t this look like so much fun? What a great way to kick off your summer potty training fun! Be sure to enter!  Open to U.S. residents. This giveaway ends 6/13. Here’s how to enter:

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  1. Have lots of patience. Each child learns on their own schedule. Don’t expect them all to be easy or hard to train.

  2. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Just to have patience and wait until they show signs of readiness.. my son was so easy to train, we just started potty training our 2 1/2 year old daughter and she isn’t giving in as easy :)

  3. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    Have a lot of patience and make it fun for the child and let them go at their own pace.

  4. Once they show readiness, I like to potty train in summer with lots of liquid to drink, a potty on a washable surface, as few clothes as possible to get in the way, and a few days of focusing on potty training and setting them up for success . Good luck!

  5. Jessica says:

    We’re still working on potty training. My best tip is have a lot of patience and it will happen.

  6. Kimberly says:

    I’m currently in the process of potty training my first child, so I don’t have very many tips yet! I try to be a little silly and keep it from getting too serious and scary for her.

  7. Jamie Houck-Bell says:

    First time here, but we are making it fun & exciting!

  8. Natalie F says:

    Be patient and realize it is THEIR achievement and not yours. We pumped our son full of water so he would understand how it FEELS to need to go. And then we would rush him to the potty.

  9. My grandson is 3 and is quite stubborn. He is almost there. Thanks for the great tips!

  10. For boys sink the cheerios. Aiming at something helps. Do not make a big deal when they don’t do it right!

  11. With my oldest she really did well with a timer. We started with every 5 minutes and as she got more aware it was further and further apart until she didn’t need it. I think it took us 2 weeks.

  12. Jennifer Pittman says:

    Don’t give up! I am having a time with my second little one! But we are working on it!

  13. Let the child decide when they are ready.

  14. Sarah Hayes says:

    introduce the potty early but take it at your childs pace and be consistent

  15. Natalie S says:

    Be patient and consistent! The child will get it!

  16. Heather B says:

    I think the best tip would be not to Push your child. Wait till they are ready!

  17. Michelle Castagne says:

    Be consistent and patient.

  18. Colleen Maurina says:

    Try to make potty training fun with lots of positive reinforcement. M & M’s work great for a little reward!

  19. Take your time and we use Fruit Loops for targets!

  20. Carlene R. says:

    For a boy, start out by having them pee outside. Let them see how far up they can spray and what they can aim at. Made doing it lots of fun and made it easy to transition to aiming into the toilet.

  21. Consistency. Once you start, don’t stop. Keep going, you can do it!

  22. Those are all great tips. Both of my boys were pretty easy to train, so I think I was really lucky!

  23. Sarah G says:

    Don’t push your child if they start to show resistance, they might not be as ready as you thought. And be patient, they will not be in diapers forever!

  24. Great tips,I think the best thing to do is be patient and take your time do not rush your child,everyone does things at their own speed.

  25. She is adorable! I can barely remember that age and have almost no memory of potty training – you will be glad when it is over!

  26. Potty training is HARD. We tried the 3 day method (really was the FIVE day) and it didn’t work. We like to joke that Red didn’t read the book so how could he know how to do it?!

  27. My son is mostly potty trained (at age 2.5-years.) He still has the occasional accident, but mostly because he’s outside and doesn’t want to break away from playing. :)

  28. Potty training is such a big milestone! Good luck this summer!

  29. Kristen says:

    Positive reinforcement!

  30. Good luck with your little one this summer! She is absolutely adorable!

  31. Alyshia says:

    Try and wait until they are ready and make it fun.

  32. Jillian T says:

    Have patience and don’t expect too much of your child.

  33. Linda Madden says:

    Don’t fret about. Everything will work out.

  34. These are some good tips. I’ll have to pass this on to my daughter for my grandson.

  35. I think if you make potty training fun, it would help. I have two Granddaughters and both of them are potty training age.

  36. My daughter is so ready to be potty trained. I need to get on it and start this summer!

  37. Sue Hull says:

    My daughter started sitting on her potty chair when she was almost 2. Everyday I’d take her in there and when she went I’d give her some M&M’s. In a couple years she’ll probably do the same when she starts potty training my granddaughter.Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

  38. Sadly, I think we have another year until we are ready for potty training. My 1yo shows absolute NO interest. Summer is great for potty training, though, because less clothing makes it easier for them to manage their clothing.

  39. I think patience is definitely the key! Good luck with your potty training adventure!

  40. It’s not an easy time, but if the kids are actually really ready, it goes quickly! It’s when we try too early that it’s not the best.

  41. all children are different. Each child will go in their own time when ready if they can. be patient.

  42. Look my mom was/is the potty training Queen. She will have a child potty trained way before two! Its all about patience and repetitiveness! I love the cuteness of the entire blogs…adorbz overload!

  43. I have GOT to get my toddler potty trained this summer. Thank you for the great tips!

  44. lindsay says:

    I let my daughter run around with nothing on her bottom. She trained herself in 2 days.

  45. Kerry G. says:

    M&M’s work great :)

  46. Lori Williams says:

    Don’t push them before they are ready.

  47. All great tips! My son decided on his own when he was finally ready to master the potty, which was a good six months or so after we introduced the idea. Now that he’s fully trained, we’re have to start all over with the arrival of #2 next month!

  48. I so agree with your last one. Don’t let it rule or ruin the day. Consistency is key but you all so have to know when to step back and give it a break if everyone is getting stressed out over it. Great post!

  49. My best tip would be to Be Consistent. I type this after cleaning up poop off the floor, lol. I’ve been potty training my son for what feels like an eternity. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  50. great tips- thanks for sharing…i’ll be passing this along to my parent friends!

  51. best tip is patience and ready for anything

  52. No tips from me yet — I’ve yet to start with my girls. Double potty trouble, here we come!

  53. Lauryn R says:

    Know that every kid is different and will learn at their own pace. For example, my daughter did not become fully potty trained until she was 3, whereas my son is only 16 months and already working on being potty trained. I definitely agree with showing them the potty early, let them familiarize themselves with it. And always make it a fun experience, getting frustrated never helps when it comes to learning.

  54. Debbie Welchert says:

    Have patience and give lots of praise.

  55. When I was potty training my son, I used alot of these tips. Getting them use to seeing the potty helps them use it alot.

  56. Potty training was such a challenge with my son. Pampers Easy Ups were so helpful during this time.

  57. Give it time,they will go when they are ready!

  58. Good tips! I was lucky and one day my son can home from grandma’s house potty trained!

  59. Great giveaway! Everyone could use some of these! Looking forward to this! #sarcastic

  60. Great tips! Potty training can be so difficult! Oh and awesome giveaway too, thanks!

  61. These are great tips. Thank you. Good luck on your potty training adventure.

  62. I’m in full potty training mode over here! I’ll take all the tips I can get!

  63. Terri Moore says:

    Have them call Grandma and share the happy news. They are proud of their success and it needs to be celebrated.

  64. Consistency is definitely important. I agree about keeping it fun and rewarding them, it IS a big milestone!

  65. Make it all about FUN! Show baby how mama or daddy does it.

  66. Lesley M says:

    Unfortunately I do not have any tips. I am struggling right now with this. My 3 year old has no interest what so ever. I know he will eventually be potty-trained, but right now I am struggling.

  67. I honestly do not have one

  68. MY #1 tip is to have patience with your child!

  69. Try not to freak out on them! I’m having a rough time with this one right now!

  70. Don’t push your child if she’s not ready!

  71. Michelle J. says:

    Better to take a break than get angry.

  72. stock up on clorox wipes!

  73. These are all great tips to potty train with success. My niece will be potty training soon .. I can’t wait to see how well she does!

  74. laura ari says:

    Don’t rush the potty training! Your child will let you know when they are ready. If you start too soon, you’ll just be fighting them the whole way.

  75. Ashley N says:

    Be patient!! Accidents happen, but don’t be negative, just tell them it’s ok and have them help clean up.

  76. Julie Simpson says:

    My son was 4 and still going number 2 in his underwear. It took me 4 days once I committed to be serious and consistent.

  77. erin dear (@mummadear) says:

    Be consistent and always give praise and rewards!

  78. don’t start too young, and don’t rush the child.

  79. Have patience, and make it fun. I put the potty chair in the bathroom, then I would go and say how easy it is. My son was trained by the time he was a year old. It can be done. This would be for my grand daughter. She will enjoy this! This is a wonderful set!

  80. Ashley Trail says:

    My tip is be patient, try to be as consistent as possible and don’t be too hard on yourself and your baby. Every child is different, it’s important to remember that :) Best of luck!

  81. Amanda Stovall says:

    So glad to know I’m not the only looney-toon momma that busted a move & squealed like a crazy-person to pump up their tot!!! Lol It was so catchy for my little girl that once she started going completely on her own, THAT’S how we’d know she’d just done #2 & needed one of us to wipe, she’d squeal her ear-piercing squeal so loud that not only could it be heard allll over our decently sized home, but pretty sure towns within a 5 mile radius were hearing her quite well too! Lol I’d hear that insanely loud squeal, promptly stop whatever I was doing, run to her, help w/the *wipey-wipey* action, then we’d do the squeals IN SYNC with hand motions & all (think, super loud sorority girl meets 1980’s horror movie scream, but w/lots more happiness! Lol), then we’d BREAK. IT. DOWN!!! No music?! No biggie. We’d just act soooo silly we didn’t need music!! My girl LOVES being center of attention, so let me tell ya, she ATE THIS UP!!! Now, her brother, who’s 364 days younger than she is, he’s not so into attention, or being unnecessarily loud & whatnot, so this may just scare the bejeezus outta him instead of encourage him! 😉 Point is, MAKE A BIG, GINORMOUS DEAL OUT OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS, no matter how you choose to do it, just DO IT. This is HUGE for them, think about it. Seriously this is the scariest, most challenging thing they’ve tried to conquer, ever! So, boost them up! Encourage the little stinkers!!!! :)

  82. Arthur Caudill says:

    My sure to give them lots of praise.

  83. Be patient and love !

  84. April Brenay says:

    every child is different and best to listen to your child and take it one day at a time

  85. Sherry Fowler says:

    for boys, let them do target practice with cheerios in the toilet; my boys loved it and learned fast

  86. Daniela Tapia says:

    I think what is important in potty training is to praise to our kids and look for the cues as you mention.

  87. Nicole Sender says:

    Be consistent and follow the child’s signals about when they need to go.

  88. Stephanie Easterling says:

    Do not rush it. They will be ready when they are ready.


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