Over the years I can’t even begin to tell you how many diapers I have seen pass through my house. We’ve been through the Swaddlers, Cruisers and Easy-Ups stage… and back again! Heck for a while I even cloth diapered. However, cloth diapering just wasn’t a habit that I could keep up once my second child entered the picture.
We are currently considering potty training my 2.5 year old son. No time really seems like a good time to do it, but he is definitely beginning to show the cues that he is ready. Or — at the very least… interested!
I’m certainly no expert when it comes to potty training, but I can share with you some of my tips from when I potty trained my daughter. These are the same tips that I will fall back on as I potty train my son.

1. Be Patient. No child has ever gone away to college and not been potty trained. Don’t force the issue just because everyone you know around you with a child the same age as yours is potty trained. Your child WILL train when THEY are ready. Pressuring them is only going to cause setbacks.

2. Don’t Set Schedules. Whatever you do don’t schedule when your child has to pee. Let them discover it for themselves. On the first day of potty training we visited the potty every hour or so. We slowly moved away from this as each day passed. It’s important that your child learns to listen to their body to discover and understand when it’s time to go potty.

3. Accidents WILL happen. Your child will have accidents. Period.

4. Stock up on cleaners. See above.

5. DON’T Stress. Stress won’t help anyone. Potty training sure can be a frustrating time for Mom and Dad, but it’s an equally as (if not a more) trying time for your child. Be there for them. Reassure them. You’ll get through this together.

Recently Pampers launched a handful of videos featuring real Moms sharing their real experiences from a baby’s first Swaddlers to a toddler’s potty training journey in Easy Ups. I encourage you to browse through these videos! I’m sure you will find you have many chuckles or a-ha moments like I did! Being a Mom, I could truly relate to the wisdom of these Moms.

Without further ado, I introduce you to fellow P&G Mom’s as they share their real Mom experiences…

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88 Comments on Pampers Advice from Real Moms {Giveaway} #PGMom

  1. mongupp
    July 15, 2013 at 8:34 pm (5 years ago)

    Be patient!!! I’m on my 4th and they’re all different. It might seem never-ending but eventually they will get there!

  2. Monique L.S.
    July 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Never leave home without an extra diaper or two and another outfit — just in case any messy incidents.

  3. Melissa Esler
    July 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Relax, don’t stress – and always bring a change of clothes!

  4. Lucasmommy
    July 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I always have an extra diaper and Easy ups in my van? Now we have another baby so it makes packing up a change of clothes for our potty training son easier as I put his stuff in the diaper bag. I think I may keep a bag of clothes in the an for both boys as a just in case!!

  5. Annie1
    July 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I would say to moms with little ones out there just to give themselves more credit. To relax and have confidence with your actions re your babe!

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  6. mindfire
    July 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm (5 years ago)

    It will all end soon enough.

  7. Lori Jean
    July 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm (5 years ago)

    face it accident are going to happen…it may be a tough and long process but you will get thru it…Lori R Jackson

  8. Anonymous
    July 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Better you than me …. oh wait … that’s not helpful. Check with your child often to remind them and make them more aware.

  9. Anonymous
    July 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Be patient, IT WILL HAPPEN!

  10. Jonnie (JB)
    July 16, 2013 at 12:07 am (5 years ago)

    Do not stress over potty training. Kids can sense the tension and get stressed themselves.

  11. bellz
    July 16, 2013 at 3:16 am (5 years ago)

    Relax and invest in a good steam mop and carpet cleaner

  12. Jeannie
    July 16, 2013 at 3:46 am (5 years ago)

    Be patient and relax! If the potty training isn’t working out now, take a break and try again in a few months.

  13. marlibu
    July 16, 2013 at 8:28 am (5 years ago)

    Keep calm. Nap when the baby naps


  14. Karen C Hill
    July 16, 2013 at 11:23 am (5 years ago)

    Make it fun! If they think it’s fun they’ll be more open to it. Sing, dance, look silly and celebrate when they get it right. They’ll want to do it again because it’s funny…and if it’s not working, it’s okay to take a break – sometimes a month makes all the difference

  15. Martina - GetReal Momma
    July 16, 2013 at 11:23 am (5 years ago)

    Potty training. This worked for both my boys. Put them in character underwear. Then remind them to not pee on “matter,thomas…etc”

  16. Anonymous
    July 16, 2013 at 11:44 am (5 years ago)

    We went underwear shopping. I hung special pretty underwear up where my child could see them and then reminded them that a day dry and they get to wear the special underwear. I also put dollar store underwear under their diapers when in the house. they then felt the wet!

    I tried to potty train in the summer and outside in the back yard.
    Lots of water, warm and lots to drink! With freezes as rewards!

  17. Lisa Bolduc
    July 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm (5 years ago)

    no there yet. we are having our first in feb

  18. Angel Dusome
    July 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I have one iN size 3 and working on potty training with my son

  19. Amy Heffernan
    July 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm (5 years ago)

    Mine would be to NEVER give up! Training can be hard but it will come in time.

  20. C Tavares
    July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Go straight to underwear-don’t let the child see that they have any diapers as an option

  21. kristy edgington
    July 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm (5 years ago)

    always expect accidents..its more toilet learning then training.


  22. Anonymous
    July 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm (5 years ago)

    keep smiling – this stage will be over before you know it (almost!)

  23. Tanis S
    July 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

    I don’t know as I’m going to be a new mom in the fall, but I love reading the tips!!

  24. flowerchild
    July 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Always have extra wipes on hand.

  25. Angela M
    July 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Regarding the potty training stage: just relax and don’t force it — it will happen when they are ready not when you are ready:)
    angela mitchell

  26. Sweet Panda
    July 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Watch for the sign and wait for the child to be ready for his/her first potty training experience. Don’t push or force the child to try. Even if tried for first time and it’s sucessful, the child might not want to do it the second time. So just wait for the time to come and try again

  27. gibberish
    July 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Always pack along a couple of extra diapers & an extra outfit – unexpected messes happen!
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  28. Jay M
    July 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Be patient and don’t push it- the child will tell you when he/she is ready.

  29. kellyr78
    July 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm (5 years ago)

    My advice is to help the child as much as possible, but to wait until they are ready and switch to a regular drinking cup so they aren’t drinking so much.


  30. SG
    July 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Always carry extra clothes and wipes – you just never know!

  31. Lindsay Cyr
    July 17, 2013 at 12:53 am (5 years ago)

    Have patience! Don’t expect to be able to potty train over night, it will take time, so make sure you have lots pf patience and don’t expect too much from your child at first, it will take time.

  32. charity konrath
    July 17, 2013 at 1:00 am (5 years ago)

    let your kid take the lead on potty training, dont push them…

  33. Journeys of The Zoo
    July 17, 2013 at 4:53 am (5 years ago)

    Be patient. Don’t fight with them. It will happen. They will not be in diapers forever.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  34. Josh Siemens
    July 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

    Don’t give up and have patience!

  35. Arian Dark
    July 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Paitence is key!!

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  36. amanda hoffman
    July 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm (5 years ago)

    make it fun if its like work they wont want to do it. make them feel proud of themselves also

  37. Beth Rosell
    July 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Always have more diapers with you then you think you need and always have lots of wipes

  38. Darci
    July 18, 2013 at 12:20 am (5 years ago)

    They all get there eventually there aren’t many kindergarten kids sporting a diaper!

  39. KIACI30
    July 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Be patient and always have plenty of wipes

  40. KIACI30
    July 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Be patient and always have plenty of wipes

  41. Kristi R.
    July 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Just relax and be patient!

  42. Laurie P
    July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Expect the unexpected! As for potty training, don’t stress, it will happen when it happens…

  43. Kristi R.
    July 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Just be patient, it’ll happen eventually!

  44. Darlene Schuller
    July 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm (4 years ago)

    I would have my child sitting on the potty at the table during meal times. This was huge in helping us train. Meals always seem to take forever with toddlers, I was guranteed they would ‘go’ at least 1 time during a meal.

  45. Erika Birrell
    July 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I would say, have patience because it takes time and can be very frustrating. Take your time!!

  46. Elaine D
    July 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm (4 years ago)

    be patient lol take a deep breath and sleep when you can lol

  47. Wanda M.
    July 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Be consistant

  48. Maddie
    July 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Change the baby before feeding, in case they fall asleep. Learn what your baby needs instead of what others think the baby needs.

  49. Areta
    July 26, 2013 at 4:14 am (4 years ago)

    Expect accidents and keep calm when they happen!

  50. sarah forrester
    July 26, 2013 at 4:55 am (4 years ago)

    be kind and patient with yourself. Try to give yourself love too.

  51. Sue2Sueper
    July 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Have patience and don’t give up. It will happen eventually.

  52. SulkyBlonde
    July 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm (4 years ago)

    dont give up it may seem so easy too but it will pay off !!!

  53. ivy pluchinsky
    July 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm (4 years ago)

    be patient and dont force it

  54. Erika C
    July 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Unlimited supply of diapers and potty train as soon as toddler shows signs he is ready

  55. Catharine
    July 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Relax! It eventually works! Not too many teens walking around wearing diapers

  56. Tina F
    July 31, 2013 at 5:04 am (4 years ago)

    make sure you dont dive far as when they have to go they have to go and you should be near a toilet..you might even bring a potty with you just in csse as it is still a toilet

  57. Cassandra H
    July 31, 2013 at 3:08 pm (4 years ago)

    watch for cues and reward them when they do start going

  58. Chris Erb
    August 1, 2013 at 1:03 am (4 years ago)

    Make potty training fun with stickers and rewards for going,

  59. Shari G
    August 1, 2013 at 1:04 am (4 years ago)

    I am currently potty training my 3rd, and I am reminding myself, this too shall pass. He will train eventually. Don’t give up.

    For me, I just try something and if it doesn’t work, I try some other trick to see which one will work for him.

  60. rita
    August 1, 2013 at 1:24 am (4 years ago)

    always have back up clothes on top of your back up. i always have another set of clothes & diaper in my car just in case

  61. Chantel Kiss
    August 1, 2013 at 1:25 am (4 years ago)

    Based on what everyone else said, be patient! I currently don’t have any kids, but I will have one very soon 😉 not looking forward to the potty training process lol

  62. Anna W
    August 1, 2013 at 1:38 am (4 years ago)

    let them go bare butt! I found that was the fastest way to get mine trained!

  63. Chrissy
    August 1, 2013 at 1:42 am (4 years ago)

    PATIENCE.. dont force him/her, provide all the necessary tools and be ready for the big hooray! Positive encouragement ALWAYS!

  64. Rebecca Marno
    August 1, 2013 at 3:32 am (4 years ago)

    Just starting with my first, and have another one to go in a couple years, need all the help I can get lol

  65. Kim Mellick
    August 1, 2013 at 3:54 am (4 years ago)

    Be patient it will happen. Don’t try to force it. it will only make it take longer

  66. Charlene Lucas
    August 1, 2013 at 5:34 am (4 years ago)

    Have lots of patience and be ready with positive reinforcement.

  67. Cheryl
    August 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm (4 years ago)

    Be patient and enjoy each moment together–making it a happy time rather than stressful.

  68. eleanor
    August 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm (4 years ago)

    both parents should on the same page because kids can sense when they can take advantage of the situation

  69. Burcu
    August 2, 2013 at 3:52 am (4 years ago)

    don’t make it difficult for yourself or the child. Be patient and encouraging

  70. EH
    August 3, 2013 at 6:41 am (4 years ago)

    Start as soon as you have the time to train, as it requires a lot of time and patience, there are many tips out there but in the end you know your child best and you will know when he or she are ready.

  71. Steph Bkn
    August 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Invest in a wipes warmer for when they’re in diapers, worth every penny!!

  72. ToCo
    August 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Praise and rewarding works…yes, bribes! lol

  73. Enza Campanella
    August 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm (4 years ago)

    I would say that an accident is always inevitable in the beginning stages of potty training. So always carry extra pull ups with you and don’t be afraid to have faith in your wee one from time to time..they may surprise you! But mostly, be patient. Potty training is stressful but well worth the end result

  74. rose langill
    August 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Be patient and relax! you’ll figure out when they are ready.

  75. Jennifer P.
    August 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Be patient!! Expect accidents to happen, and don’t sweat it when they do – getting upset just stresses everyone out and doesn’t help. Everyone ends up potty trained eventually, so it WILL happen when the time is right. Don’t compare your child to others – everyone learns at their own pace. My daughter potty trained at a young age during the day, but took years to potty train for the night. Don’t worry about what others are doing, just know what is right for your child.

  76. Theresa Michalik
    August 10, 2013 at 12:27 am (4 years ago)

    If you have a boy, put Fruit Loops in the toilet and ask he is aim for a certain color..it worked for my son.

    • Nicole
      August 10, 2013 at 1:16 am (4 years ago)

      Love this idea! Great tip!

      • Theresa Michalik
        August 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

        Glad you like my tip, it really works.

  77. Ashley J
    August 10, 2013 at 1:13 am (4 years ago)

    Patience 🙂

  78. Sharon Painter
    August 14, 2013 at 2:04 am (4 years ago)

    The advise I would give is as soon as they are up walking start sitting them on the toilet. Everyone I know who has tried this has had their kids toilet trained early.

  79. Allison
    August 14, 2013 at 2:36 am (4 years ago)

    Patience, every child learns their own way!

  80. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    August 14, 2013 at 3:43 am (4 years ago)

    Each child is different. So are ready for potty training earlier and others later- there is nothing wrong with that.

  81. Victoria
    August 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Don’t stress, expect mess!

  82. Carey Hurst
    August 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm (4 years ago)

    With my oldest I was patient and if he had an accident it was never made a production of , He would quietly come to me and say that he had an uh-oh and I would stay positive and respect his embarrassment and would change him , no harm no foul.. It happens don’t stress, and every child is their own person. You can’t get stressed or angry over the whole situation or you will put a stressed trauma on the whole potty situation…

  83. joanne darrell
    August 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm (4 years ago)

    My best advice would be to have patience.


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