Did you know that June is Potty Training Awareness Month? I know what you’re thinking: when you’re trying to teach your child to use the potty, every month is awareness month, right? I remember that feeling well! I went it through it with both of my kids. Some say it’s easier to potty train a girl than a boy, but I can tell you from experience, both come with their own challenges. In fact, when you’re on the potty training journey, it’s not about boy versus girl, but more about working with your child’s unique personality. The Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership understands this better than anyone!
Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Celebrates Your Child’s Personality
The Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership, which launched earlier this year, gives parents a whole new way to potty train. Pull-Ups® partnered with potty training expert and renowned child psychologist, Dr. Heather Wittenberg. Together, they came up with a brilliant new way to help your kids learn to use the potty by tailoring your approach to their own personality, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
By completing a free, online quiz, you will receive customized tips and advice based on the Potty Personality your child most resembles: a Squirrel, Bear Cub, Puppy, Owl or Turtle.
Of course, there are a few tips that apply to kids of all personalities! Good handwashing skills, for example, are imperative to keeping your kids healthy. Potty training time is a great time to reinforce those skills. Check out this great infographic to help you teach your kids the proper way to wash their hands.
While you’re teaching the “how” take a moment to talk to your kids about the “why.” Obviously, you’re not going to launch into an hour-long lecture on the different types of germs and the diseases they can cause. A simple explanation about how germs are itty-bitty little bugs that make us sick and how washing our hands sends them packing down the drain will suffice.
Another one of my favorite tips involves what to do when your child flat-out refuses to use to potty. The Pull-Ups® Partnership offers a few suggestions on what to do in this situation, but with my son, reverse psychology worked great. Telling him that I got to go first and making it a race to the potty put him in control AND boosted his self-confidence when I let him win.
Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Potty Tool Kit Giveaway
We’re giving away two Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkits! These Toolkits contain fun and useful tools and information that your child needs to get excited and stay committed throughout their potty training journey. Included in the Toolkit, you’ll find:
- Pull-Ups® Training Pants
- Big*Kid Flushable Wipes
- Potty seat and chair
- Potty training book
- Milestone chart to track progress
- Plush toy to reward potty accomplishments
- $25 Walmart gift card to help you stock up on other potty training essentials outlined in the Potty Partnership Toolkit
RULES: Giveaway is open to Canadian residents age of majority, void where prohibited. Ends on June 29th, 2016 at 11.59 PM EST.
To enter the giveaway, take the free potty training personality quiz, then leave us a comment telling us your child’s personality.
UPDATE ON JULY 20th, 2016: The giveaway ended and the winner: Mary-Elizabeth F. was notified. THANK YOU ALL.
This post is brought to you by the Pull-Ups® Potty Training Partnership. All opinions are our own.