It’s that time again! Yes friends, we are back into potty training. After going through it once some years ago, and now going through it again with our second child, I have definitely learned a few things. The tips and techniques from experts are useful, but nobody knows your child better than you do. Please keep that in mind when time comes to choosing a potty training technique.
Choose a Technique That Works For you:
Each child is DIFFERENT. Weaning techniques vary depending on the child. Teaching techniques vary with each child, and it’s only logical to think that potty training techniques may be adjusted to fit the child as well. Our first born began to speak later than most children, and he was a very quiet and shy toddler. So the technique that worked well with him, was to wait until he was almost age three, and to go cold turkey. It took less than a week for him to start using the toilet on his own.
Potty training our second child is a whole other ball game! He began to speak really early, and is far more charismatic and adventurous than his brother. I realized quickly that my approach with his brother would not lead to the same results. It was then that I decided to go from our cold turkey method to putting him back on diapers, which he would randomly remove himself to use the toilet on his own. He expressed a difficulty in removing the diapers in time to use the toilet, and this is where our Bambio Mio potty training pants come in.
About Bambino Mio:
I’m not a fan of disposable diapers because although they’re convenient, they contribute to A LOT of waste on our precious earth. Disposable training pants are the same, and on top of that, they’re more costly. It’s for those reasons that I kept it going with the diapers and went straight to underwear with our oldest. Bambino Mio carries reusable potty training pants, and I was so excited to find out. I didn’t know these existed until this point. The patterns and colours make children excited to try them, and the soft cotton material means optimal comfort. Did I mention that they have extra padding in the crotch area to catch little spills? These absorbent inner pads make life easier for everyone. I wouldn’t say that they absorb the contents of a FULL pee session, but at a stage where a toddler understands the whole concept and really wants to practice going on their own, these make that happen. The best part is that when they have finished and possibly made a small mess, you get to teach them about the importance of reducing waste, and leading by example, as these training pants are washable. They are made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester.
If you go for the potty training bundle, it includes a reward chart, as well as stickers to mark the journey. We taped ours to the bathroom cupboard for easy access, and our toddler has loads of fun adding his choice of stickers for the times he went on his own. This milestone in their lives may or may not be overcome easily, but if we make an effort to make it fun and light, it can be one without stress on the part of both parents and their children.
Other Features I Love:
•Very soft material. Our middle child has eczema, and it’s worse on his arms and legs than anywhere else. His skin is fairly sensitive to some material, and the fact that he gives these training pants by Bambino Mio a thumbs up, means that they are suitable for his skin condition, and that means a lot to me.
•They’re machine washable. Anyone who has read my previous reviews knows that I’m a sucker for dishwashers and washing machines. If I can toss them in and let the machines do the work, it makes my life easier.
•They have concealed inner pads to absorb small leaks.
•Check out the cute designs! Nothing makes a toddler happier than the feeling of independence they get from making their own choices. So when it’s time to put his training pants on, I ask our toddler which prints or colours he wants to wear. This choice alone is enough to distract from the fact that we’re weaning him off the comfort blanket that is a diaper. I’m so sneaky!
Other Points to Share:
•They do not hold a full pee session’s worth of urine, but they do protect our son’s pants from accidental dribbles while on his way to the bathroom, and they hold poop very well.
•If there is poop inside, I simply empty the training pant contents into the toilet, rinse it by hand and then toss it in the washing machine with the rest of our laundry.
Bambino Mio Online:
Website (potty training): www.bambinomio.com/usa/potty-training
Website (main): www.bambinomio.com/usa
***I received sample product for review purposes. I have not been compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own.