Let’s be honest, potty training isn’t fun for the child or the adult. It’s tedious and time consuming. Despite all of your efforts to take them consistently to the bathroom, sometimes a child just isn’t ready until their ready. So when can you do to make the potty training experience more fun? Making potty training fun is as easy as throwing a potty party.
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Making Potty Training Fun
The concept is simple. Kids love a fun party. Invite other 2-3 other children who are working on potty training or even children who are freshly potty trained. You want to create an environment where the children see each other doing it and want to join in.
Here are some ideas for how to make potty training fun using a potty party:
- Decorate: put up balloons, streamers, birthday party decorations, and more. Make the bathroom hallway leading to it a place of celebration. The kids will be so excited to be around the fun decorations.
- Have plenty of rewards: make sure these are something that is a little more special than the everyday sticker chart. Also try to make them uniform for every child so that there is no fighting over prizes. Consider using these medals that the children can wear with pride during the party. Reward the children when the go on the potty without an accident
- Get a cake: That’s right, it’s a party after all! Sing “Happy Potty Day” instead of “Happy Birthday.” Have all the kids participate in blowing out the candles.
- Set Timers: Start with smaller intervals of 30 mins and then work up to an hour. Make a big deal that’s it time to go potty and maybe even sing a fun song. Have each child go one at a time then have all the kids clap for each other.
- Underwear: That’s right no pull-ups at this party! Everyone is wearing their underwear together. Be prepared for accidents. Make sure each parent brings plenty of clothes.
- Stand Alone Potty: Have a stand alone training potty that you can put in the play area for when a child needs to go quickly. As they start telling you on their own that they need to go, you may not have a lot of time to get them to the bathroom. Munchkin Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 Potty is a great because it can turn into a stool when they are ready for climbing up to the big potty by themselves.
- Party Favors: What party is complete without party favors? Have a pack of underwear for each child as a favor to take home. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. If you want to do characters the price goes up a little so don’t hesitate to ask the other parents to bring a pack to give to their child at the end of the party (or the beginning if you want to have them wear their new underwear during the party.) You can get cute Fruit of the Loom underwear for girls or boys.
The goal of your potty party is to make the potty training experience as fun as possible. By showing your child that it’s something to celebrate and be excited about, you will increase their confidence in doing it. The entire process will help create a positive environment by making potty training fun with a potty party.
Have you tried making potty training fun using a potty party? Tell us about your experience in the comments.
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