Potty Training While Traveling

Potty Training While Traveling

Planes, trains, and automobiles — great for getting around, not so great when your child is working on potty training. Pick up some smart strategies for on-the-go training success.

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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Just starting potty training and can't help but stress when I think about having to put her in the car for an outing. Will definitely be using some of these tips



Great things to think of for our upcoming flight.

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We're almost there... good tips to get ready

Great Advice


We go out of town several times during the year, so this article was very helpful. Often times I don't think about how often we need to stop when traveling and we forget how tiny their little bladders are. Great information.



Potty training will be the death of me!

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