skip to navigation
Pampers® Village a place to grow
Welcome! Join now or Log in
USA | EN - ES

Potty Training Without Tears

1   people commented
on this article
 
353
 
1

Looking at your child and thinking back at how much he's grown and developed can be a bittersweet experience. On one hand, you love how big and independent he's become. On the other, you sometimes miss his younger, more dependent days. But no matter how fondly you recall your child's infancy, there's one part of his childhood that you probably can't wait to put behind you: changing diapers.

Although most kids look forward to being able to use the toilet on their own, they can easily get frustrated by the inevitable accidents. And navigating that gray area between diapers and underwear can be hard on you, too. Here are some tips that will help make potty training as painless and easy as possible —for everyone concerned.


Potty Training Success Boosters


Wait until your child is ready. (Click here for a complete list of signs of readiness.) Trying to potty train a child who's not ready can actually extend the process. And avoid starting training when there are other big changes in your child's life, such as illness, divorce, a death in the family (even of a pet), and moving to a new home.


Take it one step at a time. Despite all the stories you might have heard about children who jumped from diapers to big-kid underpants in a day, potty training is a process that, for most children, involves several distinct steps that are learned one by one and over time. (For a detailed, step-by-step guide, click here.) To get the process going, you may want to start by leaving a potty seat on the floor of the bathroom for a few days; tell your child that the little toilet is for her, and the big one is for grown-ups. A few days later, have her sit on the seat (fully clothed is fine). After another few days, start asking your child a number of times every day whether you can take off her diaper so she can sit on her special seat.

 

 
 

 
 
1

Member comments

Isabella
Can't wait to try this

Other products you may like

Guard your little one with gentle protection

Guard your little one with gentle protection

With its quilted, blanket-like comfort, Pampers Swaddlers is our softest diaper. Plus its color changing wetness indicator helps you know when baby needs a change.
Wave bye-bye to household germs

Wave bye-bye to household germs

Babies can’t help but grab everything in sight; so be sure to use Bounty® DuraTowel™. They’re 3X cleaner than regular dishtowels, so you can rest easy as your baby plays freely.
A gentle clean for sensitive skin

A gentle clean for sensitive skin

Pampers Sensitive Wipes are dermatologist tested and clinically proven mild. Our hypoallergenic and perfume free formula won’t irritate baby’s soft skin.
Give noses some extra love

Give noses some extra love

Puffs is dermatologist tested to be gentle on skin to give even the littlest noses some extra TLC.
Find a Laundry detergent  as gentle as your touch

Find a Laundry detergent as gentle as your touch

Looking for a formula that’s tough on stains but soft on baby’s skin? For 75 years, Dreft has helped moms lovingly wash away splotches and spills on their little ones’ littlest clothes.
Wash your baby’s onesies with TLC

Wash your baby’s onesies with TLC

Tide® Free & Gentle™ is dye and perfume-free, so it offers a great clean on gentle skin. Plus, it removes more dirt, food and stain residue than the leading free detergent!
Ultra-strong and ultra-handy

Ultra-strong and ultra-handy

With its unique DuraClean™ texture, Charmin Ultra toilet paper cleans so well that you can use up to 4X less than the leading value brand. Be sure to stock up on this essential!
A must-have for new moms!

A must-have for new moms!

Charmin Sensitive is the only toilet paper with a moisturizing touch of Aloe and vitamin E. It’s dermatologist-tested to be gentle on skin—perfect for a new mom’s healing body.