6 Super Helpful Potty Training Tips + #PampersEasyUps Giveaway

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.


Three cheers for potty training! Hey, now…quit the eye rolling. I know, I know…it’s not always the easiest thing to do as a parent, but it is quite fulfilling once you can get your kiddos on the track to dry pants!

Potty training is an amazing milestone for toddlers and parents alike, but it can also be stressful. Spring is the time many families kick-off potty training so they are ready for summer fun and then for the start of preschool. Potty training can feel like an overwhelming process, and when minor leaks or accidents occur, it can be a disappointment. Pampers Easy Ups helps makes this journey a little easier by providing better leak protection than the leading competitor.

Parents want potty training to be a positive experience for their toddlers, but leaks, accidents, and switching from training pants to diapers overnight can feel like setbacks. This is why we want to empower our little ones to overcome these obstacles to achieve and celebrate potty training success.

Training pants support the diaper-to-underwear transition for toddlers and their families as they have a more underwear-like look and feel while still helping to keep messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter where accidents happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight.

Check out these super awesome potty training tips from Dr. Jana, a potty training expert:

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Tips by L. Jana, MD

1. Promote potty learning. Learning how to use the potty takes plenty of time and patience. It’s more than just training; it is a learning opportunity for toddlers and parents alike that should be enjoyable. After all, mastering this concept of “potty learning” with your little one is a big accomplishment and milestone.

2. Team Spirit. It is important to keep in mind that “teamwork makes the dream work,” especially in the case of potty training. You are not only your child’s biggest fan, you are also their potty training coach. Remember to stay calm in the face of potty accidents and encourage your little one to not worry and try again!

3. Be Prepared. Potty training is an unpredictable adventure that you can best prepare for by ensuring you have all practical supplies on hand. These supplies will help you through any obstacle and can help foster your child’s interest and independence – from a step stool (to improve access to the toilet) or potty seat to training pants. That’s why I’m happy to partner with Pampers, whose Easy Ups training pants are designed to help
the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with a more underwear-like look and feel that still helps contain accidental messes no matter wherever they happen: at home, on-the-go or overnight.

4. Celebrate every win. As with any learning experience, young children can learn a lot from both their potty successes and their setbacks. While potty accidents are an inevitable (and admittedly inconvenient) aspect of potty learning, they shouldn’t dominate your day-to-day discussions. Instead, simply help your child learn to cope with and clean up any messes, and focus your attention on celebrating your child’s efforts and successes with plenty of hugs and words of encouragement.

5. Watch for signs of readiness. Just about all children give subtle (and some not-sosubtle)
signs that they are ready for potty training. These signs of readiness typically include using their words to express themselves, toddling their own way to the bathroom, pulling down their own pants, saying they want to use the “big potty,” and being aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping, characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to go. It is also helpful and increases the likelihood of potty training interest when children start to be bothered by their messy diapers, as that can serve as a good motivation for using the potty instead!

6. Start making connections. There’s a lot that you can do to help your child be wellprepared
to successfully use the potty long before he or she actually starts doing it. Making up a fun song or reading engaging children’s books about potty training, such as You and Me Against the Pee! (which I co-authored) can go a long way towards making the idea of potty training a more welcome and eagerly anticipated activity. You can take
this familiarity a step further by letting your toddler accompany you in to the bathroom when you need to go so that he both becomes familiar with the routine and comfortable with the idea of using the toilet, rather than being afraid of or intimidated by it!

To make your potty training experience a tad easier, check out Pampers Easy Ups!


Features include:

*Pampers Easy Ups have fun Thomas & Friends® designs for boys and Dora the Explorer® designs for girls
*A more underwear-like design for growing toddlers
*Graphics that fade when wet to help little ones learn
*Super-stretchy sides to make them easy to pull up and down when using the potty Pampers Easy Ups work during the day AND night,providing up to 12 hours of protection

Please join @Pampers on April 28th from 9-10pmEST as they host a Twitter Party with Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician, award-winning parenting book author and potty training expert who co-authored to Its You and Me Against the Pee…and the Poop, Too! Dr. Jana will be sharing her tips to help simplify and improve the potty training experience for little ones and their parents. RSVP HERE!

Now for some fun, free stuff! Enter to win a Pampers Prize pack from savingmamasita.com. One lucky winner will win.

Giveaway Details:

What one savingmamasita.com winner will win:

*$25 AMEX Gift Card
*Pampers wipes
*Pampers Easy Ups

Enter to win below:

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Good Luck! And don’t forget about that super fun Twitter party coming up!

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

87 Responses to “6 Super Helpful Potty Training Tips + #PampersEasyUps Giveaway

  • cshell090869@aol.com'
    shelly peterson
    5 years ago

    Using a reward system is a big help and having patience.

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    Em Mahr
    5 years ago

    A friend suggested I reward my son for using the potty. I was hesitant as I thought a reward would be food/candy related. We finally decided to reward with stickers on a chart so he could track his successes. Everyday he would proudly place a sticker on the chart and we would praise him for how well he’d do – especially if he got stickers several days in a row. It really motivated my son.

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    Julie Wood
    5 years ago

    My best potty training advice is to use a potty chair so child will feel more stable having their feet on the ground. After getting used to the potty chair, get a potty chair that fits on toilet and use it. It really helps doing this with potty training.

  • My favorite tip is to use a reward system

  • My tip is to use a reward system and songs for encouragement.

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    Jessica To
    5 years ago

    The best advice I got was to be patient and offer treats.

  • sixtimemom@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    Great tips! We love easy ups for when our littles are training! My kiddos generally have no issues training as they do it when they are ready, so there really isn’t much that needs to be done!

  • Potty train during summer so less clothes are necessary.

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    HS kraftmaking
    5 years ago

    The best tip I have taken and used is reward system. It makes potty training fun for kids.

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    Catherine S
    5 years ago

    These are great tips. Pampers is a great brand and it is the only one that I used.

  • hall490@comcast.net'
    Sarah Hall
    5 years ago

    My tip is not to get stressed out if they don’t take to it at first. Be patient.

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    Amanda Sakovitz
    5 years ago

    My friend told me she used a reward system for her kids.

  • lilgoodson21@yahoo.com'
    Kristin Goodson
    5 years ago

    My best advice is to have a reward system to motivate the child. It’s also important to make sure the child is actually ready when you start training. Look for cues and signs that they are willing and ready to start. Always be patient so you don’t frustrate the child.

  • mami2jcn@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    For boys, use Cheerios as potty targets.

  • traciemichelle0515@gmail.com'
    Tracie Cooper
    5 years ago

    Have patience and a sense of humor, you need lots of both!

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    Tabathia B
    5 years ago

    make it a daily habit to put them on the potty every morning

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    Kelly D
    5 years ago

    The best advice is to remind them to use the potty often, especially after meals.

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    Thomas Murphy
    5 years ago

    Make a rewards system for the kids.

  • lilnursejen@yahoo.com'
    Jennifer Marie
    5 years ago

    I found that being consistent and not getting frustrated works best.

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    Steve Weber
    5 years ago

    You have to reward them when they go potty!

  • I don’t have any yet.. we aren’t to that stage.

  • barbara.montyj@gmail.com'
    Barbara Montag
    5 years ago

    My best advice is lots of praise and patience.
    thank you

  • janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com'
    Janet W.
    5 years ago

    The best potty training tip I received was have lots of patience! You can’t show frustration to your child. Keep things positive and celebrate anything good that happens with a reward to keep your child motivated!

  • dlatany@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    Start making connections

  • jjak2003@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    My best tip is to wait till your child shows an interest in it. It can’t be forced.

  • to wait until they’re totally ready to start

  • Celebrating win is the most important – big or small, they need to know they are doing well!

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    natasha lamoreux
    5 years ago

    Be patient and congratulate every success

  • My best potty training advise is to have patience and understanding.

  • bredanielle@hotmail.com'
    Breanna Pollard
    5 years ago

    The best advice was having a reward system.

  • birdiebee52@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    Use a reward system/chart as well as provide plenty of praise through the potty training process.

  • be patient

  • jslbrown2009@aol.com'
    Lisa Brown
    5 years ago

    I gave a small reward of some kind for motivation and encouragement. It does take patience.

  • dawnmonroe83@gmail.com'
    Dawn Monroe
    5 years ago

    My advice is each child is different so have patience and give it time. I also like to train in the summer because of less clothing, less accidents.

  • Talk to my son with love and patience so that he can do things for himself.

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    Jennifer W
    5 years ago

    The best advice that I was given was to make it fun by either singing or by having a reward system in place.

  • Pbkourtneelynne@gmail.con'
    5 years ago

    Omg these are some great potty training tips!!! I’m in the middle of potty training my daughter and ughhh… Definitely an interesting time lol

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    justin tan
    5 years ago

    best advice is every kid is different. do not compare and rush them!! when they’re ready, they’re ready!

  • arress83@hotmail.com'
    Cheryl B
    5 years ago

    Have a great deal of patience, offer the bathroom often.

  • sonyadmorris@gmail.com'
    Sonya Morris
    5 years ago

    The best tip has to be patience!

  • kary2130@aol.com'
    Karla R.
    5 years ago

    I am actually potty training my daughter right now and I would use patience and being fun with it is the key!

  • harley.evan@yahoo.com'
    Evans B
    5 years ago

    The best I got is be very understanding, calm and patient throughout the process.

  • yarbr012@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    We use a calendar/chart and my daughter gets stickers every time she has 5 successful potty experiences.

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    Ellie Wright
    5 years ago

    If you have older boys, let baby brother go with them or dad and see how big boys go to the bathroom with them. My youngest son potty trained himself by 18 months because he wanted to be just like them.

  • landfjacobson@charter.net'
    5 years ago

    We have books by the potty chair to get him to sit long enough for him to go! He loves going to sit on the potty chair and reading a book!

  • vandenbossche3@hotmail.com'
    Melissa Moore
    5 years ago

    Follow your childs lead.

  • bridgettw69@yahoo.com'
    Bridgett Wilbur
    5 years ago

    Have a lot of patience and use a reward system.

  • My tip is to make it fun for kids – provide prizes to keep them motivated and excited.

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    amy rouse
    5 years ago

    wait until THEY are ready

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    Leigh Anne Borders
    5 years ago

    Our tip would be to be patient and allow for mistakes. Reward when you can without food.

  • maryannecochran@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    Don’t rush your child before they are ready and never get angry with them.

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    Mary Cloud
    5 years ago

    Have a reward system for when they do good

  • talk with them always, and use a reward system 😉

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    Allison Swain
    5 years ago

    My tip is to reward them when they go potty, as well as be patient with them during the learning process of using the potty !

    Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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    Sheila K.
    5 years ago

    Cheerios in the potty help train male children.

  • mijamesr82@gmail.com'
    James Robert
    5 years ago

    Set a timer for every 1/2 hour during the day to take baby to potty so you do not forget

  • If my kids were still at that age, these would be very helpful tips. My best tip that I can give anyone… only start introducing them to the potty at 18 months… don’t actually train them until 2.5 years. It will be less stressful on both ends, and you’ll find that they will potty train themselves at night on their own.

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    Heather Hayes Panjon
    5 years ago

    The Best Advice That I Like And Use Is Use A Reward Chart, It’s A Great Way To Reach Goals And Offer Encouragement.

  • dlhaley@hotmail.com'
    Donna L
    5 years ago

    My best potty training advise is to have patience, it takes time.

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    Rochel S
    5 years ago

    Wait until they are ready and show some interest in being trained. Also lots of prizes!!

  • I have always taken my kids’ lead when it comes to potty training. We are on number 3 now, and she seems to do pretty well. I don’t really stress if there are accidents. Then, once summer comes, I just let the kids run around naked and keep the potty close by 🙂

  • brenna.k.hart@gmail.com'
    Brenna Hart
    5 years ago

    Best potty training advice I’ve received was to be patient and let them decide when they’re ready to make the transition

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    Jessica N
    5 years ago

    The best advice I received was to stay positive even if the make a potty mistake!

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    Elizabeth J.
    5 years ago

    I think to wait until she is ready and not force it. Be positive and offer lots of encouragement and praise when things go right.

  • I haven’t had to go through this but my friends tell me that the reward system works well. Plus making it a game, and staying positive.

  • These are some good tips! I know a reward system would work. Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com

  • My sister and brother are both doing potty training with their little ones. My niece used to FT time with me when she was on the toilet. Not sure why she wanted to talk to her Aunt Blythe, but it was pretty funny and adorable.

  • My daughter practically potty trained herself and on her terms. She wasn’t the least bit interested until she decided she was ready.

  • Great tips to help parents dealing with potty training. My fav is celebrate every win. It’s really helps.

  • These are all great. My 3 year old has been potty trained for a year now. Your advice is pretty much right on! I will be starting this all over again soon with my 17 month old, Another tip/advice is to be patient.

  • These are great tips! I will surely remember them when it comes time for me to potty train!

  • These are great tips and a very helpful post! xx Rebeka

  • I love that Pampers makes Easy Ups attractive for kids by decorating them with their favorite characters. All my kids just stopped wearing diapers the day they decided they were ready for it. Potty Books were very fundamental for my younger two kids.

  • Potty training doesn’t seem like an exciting task until you actually begin the process. When they start to catch on and begin to be successful, it’s very exciting indeed!

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    Susan Christy
    5 years ago

    Don’t force them – it just causes setbacks. At least that’s what happened at my house.

  • Potty training was definitely easier with my younger son than with our oldest. These are some great tips for potty training, especially for those parents going through it for the first time.

  • I’m potty training right now and it is no joke !

  • We started potty training right at 18 months and I would encourage every parent to start then. My daughter was completely trained by 2, and I never once missed diapers and the whole potty training process!

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    Crystal Sell
    5 years ago

    To do it often and on a schedule. Reward them for their hard work!

  • Haven’t reached that stage yet.

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    courtney b
    5 years ago

    I use the reward system cookies and candi work best

  • Kaitlin.boles@gmail.com'
    5 years ago

    Be consistent, and use a reward system for your child.

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    amy pugmire
    5 years ago

    Be patient and consistent!

  • I love reward system it’s easy and effective way to potty train

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    Sarah Mayer
    5 years ago

    The best potty training tip is to create a reward system

  • Megan.mccoig@hotmail.co.uk'
    Megan McCoig
    5 years ago

    These are fab tips. My advice would be to stay positive even if something bad does happen. Great giveaway, I will leave it for the mums to win though 🙂

  • Very helpful tips from your post! Thanks for sharing. Awesome giveaway too! Pampers is really awesome!

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