In the not-so-distant future, I will enter the realm potty training again. I have potty trained two children already, so potty training is nothing new to me. It isn’t scary, even though it can seem daunting, especially if it is your first time potty training a child. BUT – it is important to remember that while potty training can be chaotic that there will be more time spent celebrating successes over potty training stresses.

There is nothing more like music to the ears than hearing that tinkling sound in the potty, the proud cheer of “Momma, I did it!” followed by the sound of the first flush of the toilet. Potty training is not only an awarding process for Mom and Dad, but also the child. It’s a huge milestone and life hurdle to grab by the horns and own.

My bathroom and is fully equipped with Flushable Wipes and a potty. All ready to go whenever Everly is.

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I highly doubt we will start potty training her within the next day, month or year. However, if you were to chat with me in August 2016, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will find me busily chasing Evie around in and out of the bathroom for many false alarms and successful evacuations.

I potty trained my son over 2 years ago, so of course before we begin the potty training journey again, I will need a refresher…

Kandoo Kids has a marvelous Potty Training Guide that offers 5 helpful potty training tips that are sure to see to it that your child’s potty training journey is one that is successful.

The Basics. Each child is different but the general age range to start potty training is 18-24 months. Start by making positive associations with the toilet early on, such as showing your child how you sit on the toilet to go “potty”.

Routine. Establish a routine with your child that encourages them to use the potty throughout the day.

Patience. Potty training takes time and every child is different, an abundance of patience is necessary and a little laughter is helpful too.

Stay Positive. Even if nothing happens, help your child feel good about the process with positive reinforcements such as singing songs, clapping hands or give them stickers.

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Washing your hands. Encourage healthy habits from the start by teaching your kids how to wash their hands. Washing your hands can be made simple with Kandoo Bright Foam Hand Soap.

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water and apply Kandoo Bright Foam soap.
  • Rub your hands together and scrub them for at least 20 seconds.
    TIP: Teach kids to hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice while washing their hands.
  • Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel.

Speaking of hand washing, did you know that almost half of all parents agree that hygiene is the most important aspect of developing a child’s independence. Check out the stats that were collected on a quantative survey conducted by Kandoo Kids between March 3, 2015 and March 10, 2015.

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Do any of these statistics surprise you? How do you approach promoting the development of independence in children?

Giveaway!

If you love Kandoo Kids, as much as my family does, then you will surely love this giveaway! Enter for your chance to win a Kandoo Kids Prize Pack (ARV $150), includes:

  • 4 x 42 count flushable wipes
  • 2 x Boogie Wipes
  • 2 x Kandoo Body Wash
  • 2 x Kandoo Hand Wash
  • 4 x 100 count Flushable Wipes
  • 2 x Boogie Mist
  • 2 x Kandoo Bubble Bath
  • 1 x 90 count container Boogie Wipes
  • 4 x 50 count Flushable Wipes with Container

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec), and runs until 11:59PM EST on July 12, 2015. Kandoo Kids has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest. The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with Kandoo Kids. By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a Kandoo Kids PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #KandooKids ambassador program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

Disclosure: I am a Kandoo Kids Ambassador. I receive special perks and compensation as a part of my affiliation with this group. All opinions are those of my own.

71 Comments on Super Potty Power: 5 Successful Potty Training Tips

  1. Julia
    June 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m excited to try the flushable wipes

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  2. kristen visser
    June 16, 2015 at 9:46 pm (2 years ago)

    I am interested in trying the Flushable Wipes

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  3. kristen sowko
    June 16, 2015 at 10:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I am interested in the Flushable wipes! Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂

    Reply
  4. tanyab79
    June 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Most excited about trying the bubble bath.

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  5. Anne Taylor
    June 16, 2015 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I wish someone had told me to be patient and to make the whole process fun!

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  6. Jeannie
    June 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the Kandoo bubble bath

    Reply
  7. Robyn Bellefleur
    June 16, 2015 at 11:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the flushable wipes.

    Reply
  8. jan
    June 17, 2015 at 12:49 am (2 years ago)

    would like to try the Kandoo Hand Wash

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  9. Amy C
    June 17, 2015 at 3:09 am (2 years ago)

    I’m most excited about the Flushable Wipes

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  10. Soozle
    June 17, 2015 at 6:27 am (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the boogie Wipes

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  11. Courtney
    June 17, 2015 at 7:14 am (2 years ago)

    We’d love to try the bubble bath!

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  12. Victoria Ess
    June 17, 2015 at 7:39 am (2 years ago)

    I’m most excited to try the Boogie Mist!

    Reply
  13. Amy Heffernan
    June 17, 2015 at 7:50 am (2 years ago)

    The hand wash!!! 🙂

    Reply
  14. 409cope
    June 17, 2015 at 10:22 am (2 years ago)

    I am most excited to try the Kandoo Hand Wash for my little grandson when he comes to visit.

    Reply
  15. Jenny
    June 17, 2015 at 10:42 am (2 years ago)

    I would like to try the Flushable Wipes

    Reply
  16. Erika Belanger
    June 17, 2015 at 10:55 am (2 years ago)

    I wish someone would have told me to be patient and to not rush it

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  17. Wendy hutton
    June 17, 2015 at 11:59 am (2 years ago)

    I am most excited to try the bubble bath

    Reply
  18. nicolthepickle
    June 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d like for my kids to try the Kandoo bubble bath. They would think it was great.

    Reply
  19. Florence C
    June 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the Kandoo Hand Wash.

    Reply
  20. Judy Cowan
    June 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the Bubble Bath!

    Reply
  21. charityk
    June 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    i feel like kids will start when they are ready. i didnt get helpful advice mostly pressure and judgement. my kids love to use the kandoo hand soap. it’s their special soap to use to wash up

    Reply
  22. Kelley Moore
    June 17, 2015 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    like to try the Kandoo Hand Wash

    Reply
  23. kathy downey
    June 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm (2 years ago)

    The Kandoo Kids product I am most excited to try is the Boogie Mist

    Reply
  24. Lynda Cook
    June 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I would like to try the Boogie Mist

    Reply
  25. samantha ribeiro
    June 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm (2 years ago)

    I am most excited to try out the flushable wipes…it definitely makes life a lot easier.

    Reply
  26. Sunshine G
    June 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I wish someone had reminded me that there are very few five year olds who aren’t potty trained – I took it way too seriously instead of letting it sort itself out!

    Reply
  27. Erika E
    June 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m excited to try the Boogie Mist.

    Reply
  28. Jennifer P.
    June 17, 2015 at 6:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I wish that someone had told me that just because my first child potty trained easily at an early age wouldn’t mean that my second child would be the same. I thought that if we used the same techniques we would have the same results, but I have learned that if the child isn’t ready then most of the efforts are wasted until he or she is ready! I have had to change my expectations drastically!

    Reply
  29. Athena
    June 17, 2015 at 8:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Every child is different and it’s not a one size fits all solution to potty training

    Reply
  30. Jonnie
    June 18, 2015 at 2:11 am (2 years ago)

    I’m excited to try the Boogie Mist

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  31. angela m
    June 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the Kandoo Hand Wash

    Reply
  32. Jodi Mitrovic
    June 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love to try the Kandoo Hand Wash for my LO. I know he’s like that it is bright and colourful so it would encourage more hand washing. Thank you for an incredible prize pack!

    Reply
  33. Betty Spry
    June 18, 2015 at 5:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to try the Kandoo Bright Foam Hand Soap.

    Reply
  34. Dayna Wilson
    June 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m excited to try the Boogie Mist.

    Reply
  35. Silvia D
    June 18, 2015 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    excited and would love to try the Kandoo Bright Foam Hand Soap

    Reply
  36. Gillian Morgan
    June 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I wish someone told me not to start potty training and stop several times. I started potty training and then I would have an errand and then I would use pampers or a pull-up. It backtracked the process.

    Reply
  37. maria
    June 19, 2015 at 1:00 am (2 years ago)

    would like to try the handwash

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  38. heidi c.
    June 19, 2015 at 1:36 am (2 years ago)

    I would like to try the Kandoo Hand Wash!

    Reply
  39. Stephanie LaPlante
    June 19, 2015 at 8:15 am (2 years ago)

    I’m most excited to try the 100 count Flushable Wipes

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  40. Donnas
    June 19, 2015 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

    I’m looking forward to trying the flushable wipes.

    Reply
  41. Treen Goodwin
    June 19, 2015 at 11:21 am (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the boogie wipes , thanks for the chance 🙂

    Reply
  42. Lori L.
    June 19, 2015 at 11:22 am (2 years ago)

    After successfully pottying 5 girls I can say that it shouldn’t be as difficult as some people make it out to be! If your child isn’t ready then do not force potty learning on them as it will more than likely become a power struggle. Kids all learn at different ages so watch for signs from your child that he/she is ready and don’t worry if they aren’t pottying when your someone else says they should be! Oh and bribery works wonders! 😉

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  43. Amanda Fontaine
    June 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m looking forward to the hand soap to make washing hands fun.

    Reply
  44. Stefani
    June 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the flush able wipes!

    Reply
  45. Gene D
    June 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm (2 years ago)

    i think the kids would like the bubble bath

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  46. shelly peterson
    June 21, 2015 at 2:05 am (2 years ago)

    I am excited to try the body wash

    Reply
  47. lori
    June 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I am interested in the hand wash for the little ones

    Reply
  48. Juliee Fitze
    June 23, 2015 at 7:13 am (2 years ago)

    I like the different scents of hand wash and know the kids will love the smell.

    Reply
  49. Melissa F
    June 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I want to try the hand wash, I think my little one would love it!

    Reply
  50. Debbie W
    June 23, 2015 at 6:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Bubble bath makes bath time fun

    Reply
  51. cheryl hodgkins
    June 23, 2015 at 11:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Most excited to try the Boogie Mist

    Reply
  52. Andrea Amy
    June 24, 2015 at 2:07 am (2 years ago)

    most excited about the flushable wipes!

    Reply
  53. sarah sar
    June 24, 2015 at 4:42 am (2 years ago)

    I would love to try the Boogie Wipes!

    Reply
  54. Tammy Dalley
    June 24, 2015 at 11:27 am (2 years ago)

    I want to try the flush able wipes

    Reply
  55. Melinda
    June 25, 2015 at 12:14 am (2 years ago)

    I would like to try the Flushable Wipes.

    Reply
  56. Andrea
    June 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to try the Wipes!

    Reply
  57. Carole Dube
    June 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m excited to try the flushable wipes

    Reply
  58. Erika Letson
    June 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm (2 years ago)

    My kids would be most excited to try the Kandoo Bubble Bath!

    Reply
  59. Josh S
    June 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm (2 years ago)

    The Boogie Wipes would be great to use for my kids. Also the Bubble Bath of course.

    Reply
  60. Nate Fuller
    June 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm (2 years ago)

    The tip I wish I’d heard was that it’s going to take awhile most likely, one of our kids seemed like he would never finally be trained and then one day he just went on his own. All kids are different I guess.

    Reply
  61. krystyl olson
    July 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm (2 years ago)

    To encourage independance, you need to get the children to TRY and TRY AGAIN and celebrate the little accomplishments 🙂 practice makes perfect and you have to start somewhere!

    Reply
  62. Lori Bazan
    July 2, 2015 at 7:16 am (2 years ago)

    My kids and me would love to try their bubble bath.

    Reply
  63. Vesper Meikle
    July 3, 2015 at 5:51 am (2 years ago)

    I am most excited to try the Kandoo Body Wash

    Reply
  64. Julie Bolduc
    July 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I am interested in trying the Flushable Wipes

    Reply
  65. Amber Y
    July 4, 2015 at 2:41 am (2 years ago)

    The flushable wipes are the products i’m most excited for. They’re super useful, even for kids that have mastered the potty training routine.

    Reply
  66. Nicole B
    July 5, 2015 at 4:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Most excited to try the flushable wipes. I wish I had gotten them when I first started potty training my first but now I’m starting the second!

    Reply
  67. Sarah De Diego
    July 6, 2015 at 9:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Even though my kids are now 5-years-old, they still use wipes and I have no problem with it (keyword is THEY).

    I wish that someone had told me that they’ll toilet train themselves when they’re ready because that’s what happened at my house.

    Besos Sarah.

    Reply
  68. Jennifer L.
    July 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m most excited to try the flushable wipes.

    Reply
  69. M
    July 9, 2015 at 12:23 am (2 years ago)

    I’d like to try the Flushable wipes

    Reply
  70. Tanis
    July 10, 2015 at 12:34 am (2 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try the bubble bath for my son!

    Reply
  71. lisa bolduc
    July 11, 2015 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    My little guy is 17 months. He is not quite ready for the potty training. I notice he grabs his diaper when he is about to go pee so we have introduced him to the potty. Still along ways to go before we are diaper free.

    Reply

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