What is your child’s potty personality?
Our brief assessment will help you determine what kind of Potty Partner you have and provide a personalized lesson plan on how to achieve potty training success together based on the results.
Turtles are likely to be especially cautious when they’re out of their usual habitat. They struggle with transitions and changes, so don’t be surprised or critical of your child. Your Turtle may get nervous or worried, so help her feel a part of the process by adapting the plan — together — when you’re on the go.
Assure your Turtle that you will stick to the routine that you’ve established, but that you may need to add some steps, like finding the bathroom. Make sure to bring her favorite potty time book, special potty toys, and use the Time to Potty app just like at home. It’s especially important to allow your child to choose his Pull-Ups training pants when you are out and about, even if he's regularly busting out the Big Kid underwear. Allowing that extra protection and the control of choice can give your Turtle the comfort and confidence he needs to be successful.
For Longer Trips
When you’re on longer trips, give your child the option to wear Pull-Ups even if he’s regularly in underpants. A child who is sometimes in underwear but who will be going on a long trip might do best wearing Pull-Ups. Explain by saying, “Things are going to be different today, and sometimes we won’t be able to get to a potty fast enough.” However, a child who regularly wears undies might feel insulted by having to wear Pull-Ups again. For these children, you might bring some Pull-Ups along and have them handy just in case they’re needed during the trip. Regardless of your child’s choice and the stress of travel, try to keep your potty times as positive experiences your Turtle can rely on.