We get it—the day will come when you’re ready to part with the need to constantly change your little ones’ diapers. And that means your diaper bag needs will be changing too. We want you to know that it’s okay. Your toddler is growing up, and it is time to take the next step...potty training! Learn more here about the best practices.

Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

Before you ever begin to potty train, knowing whether your child is ready or not, is the very first (and critical) step. Signs that your toddler is ready to transition to the toilet include

  • Staying dry during naps or other extended periods of time.
  • Pausing from activity during a bowel movement or urination. 
  • Being able to follow simple instructions.
  • Informing you when they’ve soiled a diaper. 

How to Prepare for the Task at Hand

Change is hard. Once you know your child is ready to potty train, there are steps that you can take to help the transition go smoothly. For starters,iIntroduce a potty chair in a normal setting (let them sit on it while watching tv).

Read books about potty training and talk about what you read. Make sure your child is actively engaged and motivated in the process by taking them to pick out new undies. After they’re excited you can also help your toddler understand where the contents of their diaper actually belong by emptying a soiled diaper into the toilet together.

Pick a Potty Training Method & Always Encourage

There are so many specific methods to approaching the task of potty training. While you might be motivated to get your child out of diapers, your toddler may be hesitant. Knowing which method will bring your family the best results really depends on the child you have.

Some methods of potty training encourage a child-led approach that can take months until success is attained. Other methods promise achievements in 3 days. Regardless of the method you choose, note that approaching potty training with praise and encouragement will help build confidence and reinforce that going potty on a toilet is okay, safe, and beneficial. Your patience and understanding will cause them to want to make you proud of them. You can make it feel like you are both a team, trying to accomplish something that will benefit you both. Therefore, showing your joy when you see they are succeeding will inevitably encourage them even further, bringing you closer to the objective.

Reward Your Child, and Yourself

After your child is out of diapers and there is no more demand for gear on the go, don’t worry. You can still be a part of the Fawn family with any of our designer diaperbag handbags, travel bags, or backpacks. We promise, your growing tot will still make you feel like the bellhop as you tote their stuff around. The After Fawn can help you keep your style during the next phase of motherhood.