To start the process and make the transition easier, we've switched to Pampers Easy Ups training pants. Easy Ups are designed to help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with more of an underwear-like look and feel that still helps contain accidental messes no matter whether they happen at home, on-the-go or overnight.
My boys meanwhile went crazy over the fact that Thomas the Tank Engine is on the boys version of Easy Ups as it's one of their favorite programs. They especially love dancing to the theme song.
I also found that Easy Ups are quicker for parents to put on their wiggly and busy toddlers than traditional diapers.
In order to further prepare, we are working on "potty learning." We have been encouraging the boys to start pulling down their own pants and diapers by themselves, which Logan is doing in the photo on the left. We have also been working on getting them to better communicate to us when they have poop in their diapers. Ben has this down, but Logan just ignores my question all together, lol.
Another great tool has been reading potty books to them each night. We like: Once Upon a Potty and Caillou: No More Diapers.
Outfit your home for potty training! We bought two of these Summer Infant Lil' Loo Potties in different colors. We put them wherever the boys are and bribe them with marshmallows for sitting on the potty. We also bring it with us when we travel and in the trunk of the car for when we're on-the-go.
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- Little Looster Step Stool
- Potty Ring
- Book "It's You and Me against the Pee... and Poop too!"
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Disclaimer: This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.