Top 10 Tips from the PULL-UPS(R) Potty Training Partners

Top 10 Tips from the PULL-UPS(R) Potty Training Partners



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Neenah, WI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 6, 2005–Summer has sprung, and for many parents, the warm summer weather means potty training – especially since June is National Potty Training Awareness Month. To make the potty training process a smooth success, the experts of the PULL-UPS(R) Potty Training Partners (PTPs) offer their tried-and-true tips to parents.

1. Be prepared to begin the process. Potty training takes time and energy, which is why summer is the perfect time of year to get started. The warmer weather means less clothes, more vacations and longer days making more time for moms and tots to master potty training.

2. Tailor your approach for potty training success. PULL-UPS(R) now offers two pants, PULL-UPS(R) Training Pants with Learning Designs(R) and PULL-UPS(R) Training Pants with Wetness Liner—each is designed to work with each individual child’s learning style to help him or her learn the difference between wet and dry, and eventually master potty training. Parents can find a Potty Training Personality Profile at http://www.pull-ups.com that can suggest a training pant that matches their child’s learning style.

3. Introduce the potty chair at the beginning of the process when your child is showing signs of readiness—stays dry for two hours, interested in the bathroom, etc. Demonstrate how it works and instill a sense of potty ownership in him or her by wrapping it as a present or decorating it with stickers.

4. Get your child comfortable with the idea of potty training, and introduce the potty training supplies you’ll be using before getting started. Practice putting on training pants, washing his or her hands at the bathroom sink and sitting on the potty chair before he or she starts using it.

5. Always remain positive and patient – potty training takes time and setbacks will occur. But remember that children thrive on positive reinforcement. Praise and rewards can help tots feel more comfortable with new skills and keep them motivated during each potty training stage.

6. Be consistent – once tots are out of diapers – they stay out of them. It’s proven that toddlers train faster if they don’t switch back and forth between diapers and training pants.

7. To sustain a child’s interest, use interactive approaches, such as games, videos, songs, books, progress charts and role modeling.

8. Use teamwork – make sure everyone in the child’s life, from grandparents to daycare providers to siblings, is on board with a consistent potty training philosophy, encouraging your little one throughout the process.

9. When traveling, pack familiar potty training supplies like a child-size adapter seat and even a favorite book so he or she is as comfortable as possible using the potty in an unfamiliar setting.

10. Use motivational rewards for your child, such as listening to a fun, potty training song on the PULL-UPS(R) Potty Training Totline at 1-877-4BIG-KID or downloading a special crown or badge at http://www.pull-ups.com for a quick and easy reward that says “I am so proud of you!”

PULL-UPS(R) Brand enlisted the PTPs, a dedicated network of parents, doctors and childcare professionals to share their potty training insight. PULL-UPS(R) is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

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CONTACT:

Kimberley McArthur

312.233.1574

Top 10 Tips from the PULL-UPS(R) Potty Training Partners