One fun and easy way to do this is by giving him the opportunity to choose his own Pull-Ups® training pants and to help you pick out other potty-training essentials to support his success. Here’s a quick guide on what to buy.

Pull-Ups® Training Pants: They look and fit more like underwear, giving your child the independence to slide his pants on and off, while also providing consistency for any learning style. With all these different options to choose from, your son will be able to find the training pants that are just right for him:

  • Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® Training Pants feature unique patterns that fade when the training pant gets wet—a highly visual way to help your son see the difference between wet and dry. He’ll appreciate the fun Disney/Pixar Designs featuring Lightning McQueen. 
  • Pull-Ups® Cool & Learn® Training Pants provide a brief cooling sensation when wet—a powerful way to help teach your son the signs of when they need to go. These training pants spotlight much loved Disney characters, Mickey and friends.
  • Pull-Ups® Night*Time Training Pants have extra absorbency so you and your son can stay consistent during potty training – even at night. And he’ll love the fact that this particular training pant features Disney/Pixar character Mater.

Potty or potty insert: Some kids find it comforting and reassuring to sit on a tot-sized potty. Others prefer to hop on board the big toilet right away, using a potty insert. There’s no right or wrong way to proceed—it’s a matter of personal preference—so let your son decide what will work best for him.

Big Kid *Flushable Wipes:
Help your son master post-potty cleanup by providing him with his own container of Big Kid *Flushable Wipes. Flushable wipes help your child feel cleaner than with toilet paper alone. Plus, they’re septic safe and break up after flushing.

Foamy soap dispenser:
Want to encourage your son to take time to wash his hands? Make hand washing feel like fun by ensuring that you’ve got some brightly colored and great-smelling foamy soap on tap.

Disinfectant wipes:
Accidents are inevitable on the road to potty training success—which is why you’ll want to stock up on disinfectant wipes, not to be confused with flushable wipes. They make cleanups quick, easy, and stress-free. Just one important reminder: you'll want to keep the disinfectant wipes out of reach of your child. They're meant for you, not him.

The extras: Don’t forget to load up on a treat or two, too: a potty training how-to book for you and a bathroom-only toy for him (to keep in his potty training treasure chest and give him something to do while he’s perched on the potty, waiting for the action to start).

When you're ready: Shop with your son for new underwear, letting him select various colors and styles that appeal to him. He can either choose his favorites now and save them for when he's ready, or the two of you can plan to pick them up on a future shopping trip.

Looking for some additional guidance as you embark on this training journey with your son?

Read about the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership—a system that brings your child into the process as a true partner, tailored to his unique personality and how he learns.