If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with cloth diapers. On one hand, they save you a ton of money and on the other hand, you spend a lot of time washing those bad boys! Don’t get me wrong, I’ll do it again in a heartbeat!
If you have a cloth diaper baby then you already know that you’re likely to have an easier time potty training than your disposable diaper counterpart. First, many cloth diaper babies will train earlier as they are more likely to feel the wetness than in a disposable diaper. As a mom, you will certainly be motivated to cut down on the cloth diapers you wash. Here are my best true and tested tools to get you from cloth diapered to potty trained.
The My Size Potty is a mini toilet look-alike complete with the flush sound. The removable bowl is easy to clean and it comes with a removable soft foam seat that helps your little one transition to the big toilet when they are ready. There is even a compartment for wet wipes so it’s easy to clean up your little one. My son loved using this when he potty trained! He felt like such a big boy. My daughter, on the other hand, hated it and only wanted to use the “big mommy potty” as in, the regular toilet. Go figure!
This frog potty training urinal is a great way to keep potty training fun for your little boys. With strong sucker attachments, this easily attaches to a wall and provides a spinning target for little boys to practice their aim.
When you’re away from home, a portable urinal is essential for avoiding any accidents. Available for both boys and girls, this portable urinal is great for traveling and emergency potty situations. The girls’ urinal is fitted with a special top to make it easy for little girls to go without leaking. It’s small and easy to use in tight spaces like the back of the car.
In the case of a number two potty emergency, a portable potty with liner is ideal. This portable potty can be quickly set up with the liner inserted for both boys and girls. Afterward, just wrap up the liner and throw it away for a no-mess solution when you are on the go.
As your little one transitions to the big grown-up toilet, a step stool is important for comfort. The step will help your little one get up on the toilet easily all by themselves. It will also keep their feet from dangling and help them position themselves correctly on the toilet. When they are finished, the step stool will also help them reach the sink so they can wash their hands.
For small accidents around the house, these adorable cotton cloth training pants work great. They will allow your little one to feel wet so they know they had an accident but are absorbent enough to keep your floors and furniture dry. For nighttime use, these Super Undies Potty Training Pants are waterproof and will provide more absorbency. Extra-heavy wetters may need additional inserts to stay dry.
Adding these essentials to your potty training toolbox will keep you covered whether you’re home or out. With patience and consistency, you’ll find that the potty training stage is soon over and not as tough as you thought!
Do you have any potty training tips from your cloth diapering years? Sharing it below in the comments! I’d love to hear it?
Hi, I’m Kimberly – a Jesus follower, redeemed by grace and fueled by chai tea lattes! I’m a wife, homeschool mom of 3 and online business owner/coach. I was born and bred in Southern California but I now enjoy true Southern living by way of East Tennessee. Homegrown Motherhood’s mission is to equip homeschool moms with Biblical truths and tips on balancing marriage, faith, homeschooling, homemaking, build an online business + balance it all with grace.