Information about the different potty training equipment regular mamas have found useful in our helpful series of potty training tips.
To potty or not to potty – that may well be the question when it comes to potty training. Some families prefer the convenience and mobility of using a potty while others prefer to start off straight on the toilet. Today we are asking our panel of experienced mamas about their potty preferences, as well as;
What essential ‘equipment’ did you need for toilet training?
- A potty (for home), pull up nappy pants (for outings) and patience!! CO
- Time, and a whole lot of underpants. Oh, and a a few old cloth nappies in easy to reach places in case I needed to clean up a puddle or two. KF
- Underpants! A potty to take to the shops, park, etc. SH
- With my youngest, we got steps for the big toilet because she is so fiercely independent that she was doing things the exact same way that we do! SH
- A spray bottle of carpet cleaner, lots of cloths and patience. We bought a potty that was fun to use. It played songs and had a flush lever that made a flush noise. This was all well and good but I ended up turning off the noise as it was very distracting and they both preferred to play with the songs, levers, etc than actually doing their business! TW
- Not a lot. Knickers, a potty and lots of wet wipes! AH
- None, really. I encouraged them to use the big toilet straight away but that was a personal thing where I HATE potties! SP
RELATED: Potty training time is also a great time to work on good hygiene. Grab our free, printable handwashing chart.
So to summarize, if you are about to start potty training, you might like to check this handy list;
- Potty chair (if you will be using one)
- Lots of underwear. Underwear with your child’s favourite superhero or TV character can be a hit
- Wet wipes/baby wipes
- Pull up nappy pants
- A step for to use with your toilet
- A toilet seat insert/seat reducer
- Flushable wipes
- Cleaning supplies
- Rewards if you’ll be using them
Next up in our How to Start Potty training series is – nighttime potty training: tips for staying dry overnight. Alternatively, if you missed it, head back to the start of the series for How to Start Potty Training: Is My Toddler Ready?
With thanks for sharing so generously to Shae (Mum to 3 girls), Tanya (Mum to a pigeon pair), Amanda (Mum to 2 girls), Kate (Mum to 4 – two of each), Cath (Mum to 1+1) and Sarah (Mum to 2 boys and 1 girl).