This week Hudson asked to do something I never in a million years expected him to ask. He asked to sit on the potty. WHAT?!?! After I picked myself off the floor from shock, I agreed and sat his tiny little buns on the toilet. Of course nothing happened, but he was so proud of himself for
hovering in my arms sitting up there like a big boy. Needless to say, my potty research started later that night! We have zero plans to even start potty training any time soon...but it never hurts to have supplies on hand just in case the day comes a little sooner than we anticipated.
I've heard from a lot of friends that their child preferred to sit on a potty seat on the toilet rather than a mini potty so I bought two types of seats and we'll see which one he likes best when the day actually comes. And cleaning out a mini potty sounds totally gross, so I'm happy to skip that purchase! I also picked up a few books to help introduce the idea of using the potty to Hudson. He loves books so I'm sure he'll love these.
Not gonna lie, picking out cute undies for Hudson is totally something I'm kind of looking forward to. I've heard good things about Gap's undies, but when Hudson acts like he might be ready I'll let him pick out his own big boy undies. I'm also brainstorming some fun goodies to reward Hudson for using the potty. This little boy is motivated by cars so fingers crossed these treats work. And m&ms. I'm totally a believer in the power of the m&m.
Pull-Ups.....which as soon as Hudson saw them he insisted on putting them on. He looked like such a big boy. These Pull-Ups have Jake and the Neverland Pirates on them and he kept saying "Jake!" "Jake!" and was so excited.
Can we stop and have a moment of silence for those thighs? Oh my word. They kill me.
Big Kid Academy (cue the tears!) to help prep both of us for the potty training adventure that awaits! I was really impressed with the amount of information and ideas on the site. There are a ton of helpful tips and strategies for getting started and info about how to know when your child is ready to potty train. I highly recommend checking it out if potty training is in your future! The Big Kid Academy site also gave me lots of cute ideas to help make potty training fun when the big days comes, like celebrating Hudson's first flush, creating a potty chart, and bustin' a move to our favorite tunes to celebrate Hudson using the potty. It almost makes me excited to start training. Almost.
So, even though I have a few more months before we start potty training I would LOVE to hear your tips and tricks! I'll take any help I can get!
Pull-Ups glow in the dark he is going to freak out. I'll keep that little tid-bit in my back pocket until I really need to wow him!
Big Kid Academy!
Many thanks to Pull-Ups for sponsoring today’s story and creating the Big Kid Academy for us soon-to-be potty trainers.