Anyone who has gone through the trials of potty training knows that it's often one step forward, two steps back ... or 10 steps back. It's a major transition for little ones, and sometimes even the best bribes, reward charts, stickers and M&Ms don't do the trick. For the frustrated parents of have-more-important-things-to-do kids out there, take a deep breath and know that potty training doesn't have to be wrought with stress and anxiety. It can be a fun, bonding experience, especially when you have some outside reinforcements like the interactive Huggies Pull-Ups site.
The Pull-Ups site features a handful of great activities that you can use as extra encouragement for your little ones during every step of the potty training process. First, parents can determine if their kids are even ready to embark on potty training with a quick readiness quiz. If the answer is yes, parents can check the Big Kid Prep List and print out a personalized rewards chart to get kids excited.
Once the potty training process begins and your kiddo goes in the potty for the first time, the celebrations begin with the Pull-Ups "Celebrate the First Flush" page. Parents can customize a special "broadcast" from Anderson P. on PNN (Potty News Network) and watch the first flush celebrated on the news. Kids can get a special "call" on the computer from a favorite character like Mater or Minnie Mouse to congratulate them on their milestone. Or they can celebrate with the Potty Dance because what kid doesn't like to dance?
As kids progress and start showing more autonomy, it may be time to graduate to the Big Kid app. This interactive app for iOS and Android devices features even more tools, games and rewards to keep kids motivated to continue potty success and embark on other "big kid" activities, like brushing teeth and bedtime routines. Minnie, Mickey, Buzz Lightyear and Rapunzel are also on hand to provide extra encouragement and support.
Potty training is certainly a huge milestone in every kid's and parent's life, and it takes some families longer to get through than others. But with the Huggies Pull-Ups site, encouragement and LOTS of patience, you'll be transitioning your toddler to a big kid in no time.