The time has come again to start preparing for potty training our son. You can read more about our potty training journey with our daughter a little over a year ago. It was traumatic, yet successful. I wanted to quit almost immediately and I’m hoping that if I prepare a little more this time around it will help. Quite honestly, I hear that boys are harder to train than girls so I’m afraid. Like really afraid. The first time around we dove head first into it and hoped for the best. I want to take a different approach this time which will hopefully bear less stress on us all.
I’m back on Pinterest again, but this time searching potty training for boys. Mamas usually have a big bag of tricks and I’m ready to use them all! Here’s a list of posts I’ve found informative.
Boy Mom Alert: 7 Potty Training Mistakes to Avoid from Mighty Moms
How I Potty Trained my 20 Month Old Boy from Growing Slower
Potty Training Boys: Advice from Moms of Boys from The Joys of Boys
MY TOP 5 POTTY TRAINING TIPS FOR BOYS from Behind the Camera and Dreaming
How To Potty Train A Boy In A Day — Really! from Flunking Family
POTTY TRAINING A BOY – THINGS TO KNOW from Down to Five
2. Tailor to the child’s likes.
It’s safe to say my son is obsessed with Mickey Mouse. I’m using that mouse to my advantage big time. We just snagged this 3-in-1 potty system to start getting him familiar with it. We also picked out some big boy underwear in his favorite characters – Mickey Mouse, Paw Patrol, and sports. I know some recommend letting your little one pick out their own training pants in the store, but Amazon Prime…
3. Read, read, read…
My kids love books so I’ve selected some highly rated potty training books to help him understand the process in a fun way.
Toot by Leslie Patricelli
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
P is for Potty from Sesame Street
The Potty Train by Simon and Schuster Books
Daniel Goes to the Potty from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
My Big Boy Potty by Harper Collins
Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants by Parragon Books