Posted on May 31, 2013

There is a great kids song by Over The Rhine entitled, “The Poopsmith Song,” (listen on Spotify here) on the album, For The Kids ThreeI bring this up because we have started potty training our 2.5yr old this morning. Only a couple hours in, here is what I’ve learned so far:

  • Patience truly is a virtue.
  • Have plenty of the following on hand: paper towels, jelly beans, pairs of underwear, “potty presents,” hand soap, & did I mention patience?
  • Roll-up all of your rugs. If you have carpet, I’m sorry.
  • Plan on heading to the potty about every 20mins.
  • Have plenty of things to do in the bathroom because you will spend a lot of time in there.
  • Don’t freak out over accidents, makes everything else much worse.

What tips, tricks, or funny stories do you have about potty-training?