This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanRippleStyle #CollectiveBiasPotty training is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult tasks I’ve encountered in my 7 years of parenting. The first time around I spent countless hours reading up on books which all boasted that their technique was the way to go to make potty training a breeze! At the end of the day, I found that it’s much more about the child than any “proven training method”. The most surprising thing I’ve found, however, was the part of potty training that you don’t hear about on social media or in the books. The second phase of potty training! That’s right… once your child has mastered the potty there’s a whole nother struggle you must face… the hygiene! You’ve helped them stay dry… now you have to help them stay clean!
If you have a toddler yourself, you’re probably already aware that they aren’t always the most agreeable of people. They’re in that stage where they are establishing their independence, and want to do things all by themselves. They fluctuate from days where they want mommy and daddy to help with everything, to days they’re determined to do it all alone!
This phase is where the real work in potty training comes in! This is the second phase of potty training, where you are torn between celebrating the success of their newfound independence, and cleansing at their mediocre (at best) attempts to wipe themselves and wash their own hands!
I know it can be very frustrating, but don’t worry… there’s hope! You only need to make sure that you have the proper tools on hand at all times, and you’ll easily turn what would have been a major power struggle and possible temper tantrum into a positive learning experience!
Potty Training Tool Kit for Phase 2!
Your potty training tool bag for phase 2 of potty training should contain the following essentials:
While soap and water are always best for cleaning hands, it won’t always be avaiable when you’re out and about. Antibacterial is the next best thing, and should always be kept on hand.
Change of clothes
Even after potty training, the occasional accidents may happen. Stay prepared by keeping an extra change of clothes on hand at all times!
In the event that an accident does happen when you’re out and about, you don’t want to find yourself scrambling for a place to put soiled clothes.
Kids love praise, and I always keep a set of stickers on hand to praise a job well done!
Cottonelle® Fresh Care*Flushable Cleansing Cloths
These are a must for keeping your little one clean after they’ve gone potty. They’re very nice to have on hand since they’re very versatile, and can serve many purposes. I suggest keeping them in the bathroom, and in your diaper/travel bag. They break up after flushing, making they sewer and septic safe. They’re also alchol-free so your little one’s tosh will stay comfy and won’t be irritated. Truth be told, our entire family prefers to use these during our trips to the potty.
Stock up on Potty Training Phase 2 Essentials
I choose Sam’s Club to stock up on all of the essentials. Since the Cottonelle® Fresh Care*Flushable Cleansing Cloths are something that everyone uses, I buy the mega packs so we never run out. Sam’s Club has a conveinint Pick-Up service that allows you to order ahead and quickly pick up at your local club. If you prefer not to make the trip at all, Sam’s Club Subscription service will allow you to have them delivered directly to your doorstep!
Another benefit of purchasing your Cottonelle® Fresh Care*Flushable Cleansing Cloths at Sam’s Club is the unique member voted design! These are super adorable, and my toddler absolutely loves taking them on the go with us!
Head over to your local Sam’s Club and get stocked up on your potty training phase 2 essentials today! Don’t have a membership yet? Sign up for your Sam’s Club membership here!
What’s in your potty training phase 2 tool box? Drop a comment below!