I think we can all agree that there is not much fun involved in potty training! But we might as well make the best of a messy situation, so today I’m sharing some potty training games that you can use with your little trainee. They will have fun, and when the task is finally complete, you’ll be breathing a big sigh of relief!
This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups®.
The time has come to train our little Harrison, and I’m especially motivated since we have a baby girl coming in September! I’ve been changing diapers for almost 8 years straight now, and it would be nice to have a break, even if it’s just a few weeks before the baby comes and I start over again!
Potty Training Games
I found some great potty training games on the Pull-Ups® website. We decided to try out the Potty Race ourselves. Harrison loves to race whenever he gets the chance- whether it’s with cars, trains, or his big brother and sister! I knew he’d love racing to the potty.
The Potty Race
In the Potty Race game, you just put the potty seat somewhere in the room and say “Time to go potty,” and see how fast your little one can run and sit on it. You can play it in every room of the house, moving the potty from room to room, but we tried leaving the potty in the bathroom and running to it from each room in the house.
This way, Harrison got used to running to the bathroom from all different areas. That will help when he starts to recognize the urge to go!
The Pull-Ups® Scavenger Hunt
If your little one is ready to start training, you might consider moving on from diapers and using Pull-Ups®.
Pull-Ups® Training Pants look and fit more like underwear, allowing your child to slide her pants on and off, while also providing the same leak protection as diapers for when those accidents inevitably occur!
The Scavenger Hunt game will help introduce your little trainee to their Pull-Ups®. Show your big kid some of the items she will need to use, to go potty like you, including Pull-Ups®, hand soap, toilet paper, potty chair, etc. Then hide those items around the room and let her find them.
This is a great way to get her familiar with the items involved with using the potty, so she’ll feel more comfortable with the whole process.
Which Is Faster?
Back to the racing idea, the Which Is Faster game has you trying to beat your diaper change time by using Pull-Ups® and a potty chair instead.
Tell your little one that you are going to see how long it takes to change his diaper. Set a timer, and tell him how long it took. Then introduce him to Pull-Ups® and show him how to slide them on and off.
Time to beat the record! Set a time and see how long it takes him to slide down his Pull-Ups®, sit on his potty, and then stand up and slide them back up. See if you can beat that time now!
Your little trainee will get used to the actions it takes to go potty, and hey, he may actually go during the game!
What do you think? Could potty training actually be fun?
Along with these games, the Pull-Ups® website also has printable sticker charts, a hand-washing guide, and lots of other potty training tips and tricks!
To get you started on a good foot, I’m sharing a coupon for $2.00 off Pull-Ups® Training Pants at Dollar General with DG Digital Coupons (valid April 28-May 19, 2016)! We grabbed ours at Dollar General along with some other bathroom essentials and left armed with the tools we needed to start our own potty training adventure!
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I’d love to hear what has worked for you (or what hasn’t)! Leave your potty training wisdom in the comments and share your hard-earned tips!
So, I’ve potty trained 5 kiddos so far. Easier way to do it, naked. Skip the barriers and go without pants. And only potty train when they know they have to go. I know it’s time when they strip and don’t pee on the floor. Takes like 2 days after that. Although boys are a bit harder!
Kids are so much fun, and I definitely think making a game of it could help potty training not be such a scary transition for kiddos. My son is only 13 months old, so we still have a bit before he’ll be ready to start potty training, but these are definitely some things I will be keeping in mind for when the time comes. Thanks for sharing x