Potty training while traveling

Potty training while traveling

Planes, trains, and automobiles – great for getting us somewhere, not so great when your child is still working on potty training. If possible, bring along your child's potty seat when you travel. Read on for more potty-training tips.

If your child has started toilet training, travel may be tricky. Help keep things on an even keel by sticking to your normal, at-home routine as much as possible. You can reduce your child's wariness of using the toilet in unfamiliar places by bringing her potty seat along (if possible).

These pointers might also be helpful:
  • Limit liquids if you are going by car or plane, but don't overcompensate so much that she becomes dehydrated.
  • Plan on mandatory pit stops at least every two hours.
  • Insist on a potty stop before you leave and at all rest stops along the way.
  • If you're traveling by plane, take your child to toilet at the airport before you board.
  • You may want to return to using training pants; if so, be sure they're new and used just for the trip.
  • Be sure to bring wipes, a plastic bag and a full change of clothes.
  • Watch out for constipation – it’s often brought on by a change in diet, and it's a big barrier to staying dry.
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Buy a portable potty seat


We bought the pottette potty seat to take with us on vacation and it was a godsend. It uses plastic bags with absorbant pads in them so your child can use the potty anywhere. It can also be used on top of a toilet as a seat. My dd was able to go when she needed to even when we were hiking in the park and we didn't feel tethered to the hotel.

Going on a trip


We are about to go on a weekongoing road trip with our 18 Month old...I know scary! We are nervous how this will affect her potty training. We are bringing the potty seat, but still worried it will set her back.

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