I have a serious love/hate relationship with potty training. It can be so hard, but also so rewarding when the diaper stage is FINALLY over.
We did the three-day-method with my first child. After the three days of training she was pretty much trained. My second child, not so much. It wasn’t until the third attempt at potty training that everything finally clicked for him. Even after you think you are in the clear, you’re not. We still had public outings where a child needed to go potty at the least convenient times (insert face-palm).
When I was potty training my first child, a friend told me she keeps a portable potty in her car. I quickly went on Amazon and bought one for myself. After reading some amazon reviews I settled on one similar to THIS one. In the reviews, some moms suggested buying some small garbage bags from the dollar store to keep handy in the car. The garbage bags go in the potty, the child goes potty, the garbage bag ties up, and the bag gets thrown in the garbage.
Recently, my three kids and I recently traveled from California to Utah. This is the longest drive I have taken with the kids without my husband. On the way to Utah, we stopped in Vegas to go potty. It’s already such a hassle to get all the kids out, take them potty and get them all back in the car. Thirty minutes later, my little girl let me know she needed to go potty again. I just couldn’t bear the thought of getting them all out again so, the handy dandy portable potty came to the rescue. I took the next exit and just pulled over to the side of the road. She did her business, I tied the bag up, we found a garbage to throw it away and we were back on the road all within a few minutes.
Our portable potty is the most useful while traveling. There have been many times where we have been somewhere potty-less and I can take the child to the van to use the portable potty and we avoid an accident.
Our little portable potty is amazing helping our family adventure without “potty worry”. Hopefully, these tips can help in your parenting journey too.
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