When it comes to potty training tips, my biggest advice has been to be flexible. I’ve potty trained a boy and with Weston I pushed him a little too early. I had dreams of having him daytime potty trained before Carrigan was born. The truth was that he wasn’t quite ready. But a few months after she was born, he was ready and it was fairly easy.
But now we’re hitting the time to potty train Carrigan and I’m feeling like I’ve never done this before! Is a girl that much different than a boy? Is the second child going to be easier than the first? Is she ready and I’m just not? What is happening?
I can’t be the only parent asking all of these questions so I took the issue by the horns. With these potty training tips for girls and plenty of supplies, I’m ready to do this thing!
Potty Training Tips for Girls
Everyone has assured me that girls are easier than boys when it comes to potty training. But no one has really given me any potty training tips for girls so it’s all seemed like a mystery to me. How would it be easier? Will it really be easier? It’s just a giant mystery.
One thing I have learned with Carrigan is that she seemed interested and ready much earlier than Weston. I never expect at two to be thinking about potty training. I’m talking just turned two too! So definitely pay attention and pay attention to any signs your daughter might be giving you!
Then hit your local Walmart Neighborhood Market to get what you need for Walmart Supercenter prices! Plus you can print out a few coupons before you go!
- Print your Huggies diaper coupon
- Print your Pull-Ups Training pants coupon
- Print your Huggies wipes coupon
Once you’ve got all your supplies from Walmart Neighborhood Market, try these tips!
All About the Timing
Potty training really is all about timing. Sure it’s about getting out of diapers too, but it’s all about the timing. Weston taught me that your child has to be ready or it’s just going to be a frustrating experience for everyone.
The same is true for girls. It’s easy to get caught up in how old your child is but there’s no need to put so much pressure on the family.
Watch for these signs and you’ll know the timing is probably right:
- Showing interest in the bathroom
- Tell you when she has to go
- Wanting to be changed right after using her diaper
Then once you’re ready, tackle this phase of parenting with a little help!
Lift It Up
Staying positive is one of the best potty training tips I’ve every gotten. One of the most important things we have to do as parents during this time is keep it positive. No matter how frustrated you might be at certain times. Keep it happy. Keep it positive. Heap on the praise and don’t get down on your child. Assume they’re doing their best and praise them at every success, no matter how big or small.
This might be challenging sometime but it’s so important! If we get frustrated, our kids will feel it. They know and pick up on those vibes!
Get yourself armed with plenty of potty training tips for girls but get even more support. You don’t have to do this alone. There are some amazing products available that can help the potty training journey be a bit easier for all of us.
Carrigan is a huge Disney fan, so Pull-Ups Girls’ Learning Designs Training Pants were an obvious choice for us as we start our potty training journey with her! With Weston we had success using them and if it worked for one child, you bet I’m going to try it with the next one! No need to start completely from scratch!
So we headed out to stock up on our Pull-Ups along with Huggies Simply Clean Baby Wipes because we’re still very much a baby wipes family. We’ve still got diapers rolling in our house in the evening at bedtime and also on the road when traveling. Plus, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be using baby wipes when the kids are older. They are good for so many things!
Yes, I’m a mom that’s wiping faces and wiping up spills with them too!
Luckily we were able to stock up on everything we needed this week at Walmart Neighborhood Market! If you need convenience, it’s definitely the place to stop! Carrigan didn’t want to leave when we were done shopping! Maybe she wanted to check out the restroom? Get a jump start on potty training? I don’t know!
But back to the point, pay attention to your child’s interests and use them to your advantage! Carrigan was thrilled to see Do McStuffins on her new Pull-Ups Girls’ Learning Designs Training Pants. Building that excitement will just make things easier for me for sure!
The Treat Factor
There’s nothing wrong with giving your daughter a little treat or reward when she’s successful on the potty. It’s work for them to learn this life skill.
Would you go to work if they didn’t pay you? Probably not! While it might not be exactly the same, the concept is similar. So don’t be afraid to reward your child!
Some ideas for treats and rewards include:
- Small candies (Skittles, Mini M&Ms, Sixlets, etc.) that can be given without being a huge serving.
- Make a lollipop tree with a styrofoam ball and small lollipops so they can choose one each time they’re successful!
- Pennies are great and can be kept in a special bank to save up! Trade them in for quarters to put in the machines at the grocery store!
- Stickers that can be kept in a sticker book to create a collection!
- Tiny Erasers or Plastic toys (like zoo animals)
- Make a marble jar with different rewards marked at different heights on the jar. Give a marble for each success and as the jar fills up they will earn rewards!
There are so many ways to offer your child rewards for being successful! For Weston, I bought a bunch of cheap little toys, stickers, erasers, and other items then put them in a gift bag. He got to pick from his prize bag which is something he has always enjoyed!
So stock up on the supplies you need and get ready to tackle the challenge. If you’re willing to stick it out and stay positive, you’ve got it!
If you’re looking to save on all of your diaper and potty training needs, Walmart Neighborhood Market is a one stop shop!
We got everything we needed there, including our Pull-Ups Training Pants, Huggies wipes, and all of the little treats we’re using for rewards as we start this journey with Carrigan!
Get prepared for your potty training journey!
- Find your local Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Print your Huggies diaper coupon (we’re still needing them at night)
- Print your Pull-Ups Training pants coupon (it’s also good for Goodnites which Weston still uses at night)
- Print your Huggies wipes coupon
Then get ready! You can do it! If we can do it here, you can do it too! We believe in you!