You Desperately Need These Items If Your Toddler Is Potty Training

by Team Scary Mommy
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If you’re potty training, consider this guide your Bible

Potty-training is one of the hardest phases of parenting. It can be trying and exhausting to try and teach any kid how to use the bathroom, but boys can be especially frustrating. Because AIM. Luckily, there’s a tool out there designed to help boys train and aim better!

We’ve thrown in a few of our other favorite potty training must-haves, too.

Toddler Target Potty-Training Light

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The Toddler Target is an amazing potty training device that not only teaches your little one how to up their aim game, it also makes going to the potty fun. It’s an adjustable design so it fits any toilet, and it’s made of durable materials that will withstand any surface cleaning agent. It already comes with batteries, so that’s a bonus. And it’s easy to remove and change if needed — plus there’s a nightlight option so your little one can find it in the dark.

Munchkin Potty Seat

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If the mini-potty isn’t your thing (or your kiddo’s thing), this portable potty seat is a perfect alternative. It allows your kid to actually do their business on the “big” potty, which means less cleanup for you. You won’t have to worry about transitioning them down the line, either.

Travel Potty Seat

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Okay, maybe this seems a little extra at first — but when you’re out and about and you don’t have to physically hold your child on the public toilet to keep them from falling in, you’ll be glad you have this travel potty seat. It folds easily, it grips to any size toilet, and it works as an at-home seat too.

2-in-1 Potty Ladder

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Hey, why not kill two birds with one stone? This here is exactly what it says it is — a potty and a ladder. That way you don’t have to buy a potty seat and a little stepping stool for your training toddler. You’ve covered both.

Potty Training Sticker Chart

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Get your little one involved in the training process with this training chart! They’ll be excited to see their own progress, and they’ll feel a sense of accomplishment every time they earn a sticker. It even comes with a little diploma (OMG) to give them once they’ve mastered the art of the potty!

Training Underwear

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These are amazing. Truly. For those early days where your child is just running around the house pantsless, these thick training underwear help absorb the accidents so your furniture or carpet doesn’t have to. Plus they’re real underwear, so there’s no mistaking or confusing these with diapers.

Where’s the Poop?

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Holy shit, this book. LITERALLY. It’s actually adorable and perfectly tasteful for a book about, well, poop. Whether your kid is in the middle of potty-training or has been for years, the pure joy kids get out of this book is worth every penny.

Reusable Waterproof Bed Pad

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If you don’t want to wash sheets 50 times a week, you need this. Especially if you’re foregoing the whole Pull-Ups at night route (in which case, you’re braver than the Marines). This waterproof mattress pad holds up to 10 cups of liquid without leaking, and it’s a must-have.


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Eventually, clapping your hands and offering stickers will get old for your toddler. If you tell yourself you don’t want to reward them with a sugary little treat, you will soon change your mind when you’re cleaning up pee for the thousandth time and your nostrils become permanently tinged with it. So yes, this 3.5 pound bag of Dum-Dums will likely come in handy — for them, for you, doesn’t matter. These will eventually fail, too, but man — what a way to go down. It’s absolutely worth it to try, though.

We sincerely hope any or all of these items help you on your quest, potty training parents out there. We salute you. And when all else fails, you get to end the day with alcohol.

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