Potty Training With Pampers Easy Ups {$50 AMEX giveaway}


Potty training is one of those times in raising your children that can be quite frustrating and stressful. Sometimes what works for one child isn’t going to work for the next and it can be a complete trial and error type of situation. It can be hard on the child and hard on the parent when things aren’t going exactly how you want them too. Lets face it, nothing in parenting is considered easy but Pampers Easy Ups are here to help things go as smooth as possible!

My oldest son is about to be 4 years old. I tried potty training him when he was just over two because he was giving me tons of signs that he was ready for that adventure. He wasn’t. It was days of accidents, frustration, and stress. I decided to wait a while for him to flat out tell me he was ready and always gave him the option to go on the potty. Finally, one day it just clicked. I rewarded him with stickers and it was pretty smooth sailing. Except for nighttime. Here we are at almost 4 years old with no signs of being ready to get up in the middle of the night for potty breaks. He was getting so upset when I’d put another brand of pull up on him at night because he “wasn’t a baby and didn’t want to wear a diaper.” I’m so thankful that we’ve found Pampers Easy Ups because they really do feel like underwear and there is so much less complaining!


Now, Aria, my youngest just turned two in June. She’s a little more ready than he was at her age. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that she’s a girl or because she watches her big brother go but we’re introducing the potty and she’s a lot more interested. She was so excited to wear her “Dora” undies!


Like I mentioned above, they really do feel like underwear! They have an extremely soft waistband that doesn’t dig into the skin. Both my kids have no problems pulling them up or down by themselves either which is great for their independence. They also hold up to accidents which is extremely important to me. No more washing sheets every morning or changing outfits when there is a slip up!


Potty Training Tips from Dr. Tanya Altmann

Dr. Altmann is a pediatrician and a mom to three of her own children. She has some great tips on the potty training process! I’ve tried quite a few of these with great success and plan to implement more into the routine with Aria as we continue on this journey.

  1. Get your child excited about wearing underwear!
  2. Have patience.
  3. Look for signs that your child is ready.
  4. Lead by example. [I know it can be awkward to have your child in the bathroom with you and sometimes we need some peace but they really do learn by example!]
  5. Be positive and make it fun! [stickers worked so well here!]

Why Should You Choose Pampers Easy Ups in the Potty Training Process?

  1. They really do feel like real underwear but still provide excellent protection against the dreaded leak! I really think that if the pull on protection a child is using feels like a diaper than they’re going to treat it like a diaper!
  2. They come in such adorable patterns that children actually want to wear! They feature Thomas the Train Engine™, Dora the Explorer™, and now Hello Kitty™.
  3. They are really easy for little hands to pull up and down! I was so pleasantly surprised when I saw how independent both of my kids were in them!

You can snag a coupon for $2 off a pack of Pampers Easy Ups here!

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  1. Tiffany Greene Elliott says

    Learning how to be patient and don’t rush my kids! I am a mother to 8 and I am going to be potty training my youngest son very soon! Thank you!

    • says

      Patience is without a doubt so very important! I’m amazed you have any left with 8 kids! I’m struggling with two! #yourasaint

  2. Lisa Brown says

    I did not have too much trouble, patience is what was needed, since it took a while to potty train my son, but I was patience.

  3. Stephanie Phelps says

    The hardest part to me is being out in the car and stopping in time to find a place to go before they have an accident!

  4. Julie Wood says

    Trying to train to early and not using pull up underwear like these and getting urine everywhere and not having my son want to potty train.

  5. Julie Wood says

    Trying to train to early and not using pull up underwear like Pampers and getting urine everywhere and not having my son want to potty train.

  6. Janet W. says

    The hardest part of potty training is not being able to go anywhere for a few days, and then the constant fear that your child will wet themselves while you’re out in public, so you have to make your errands QUICK! Another hard part was getting my oldest grandson to sit on the potty long enough for a bowel movement.

  7. Elena says

    I didn’t have any issues with potty training. We just stopped using diapers one day and switched to potty

  8. Noelle Carroll says

    Getting upset with accidents is my hardest challenge with potty training, I have to remind myself that they are little and learning but a poo accident just gets me so upset!

  9. Betsy Barnes says

    We did not have many issues with potty training, however, the hardest for me was dealing with it while we were out. It was difficult finding restrooms or getting prepared before we left home. 🙂

  10. Elle says

    Realizing that each kids learns at his own pace. Just because child #1 was at this stage at this age doesn’t mean that child #2 will be like that at all.

  11. Laurajj says

    I would have to say, getting them to sit long enough for something to happen 🙂 We now have books by the potty chair and go during the day many times to read a book. He loves listening to stories, so he many times will ask to go and sit and listen to a story!

  12. Cassie Eastman says

    I had a hard time potty training my daughter, I felt pressured by other people saying she was too old to still be in a diaper (she was 2). Now I know that I shouldn’t feel that way, all kids are different and you should wait until they are ready.

  13. Tracie Cooper says

    The hardest part of potty training for me was having patience through all the mass amounts of very wet and dirty laundry.

  14. James Robert says

    Trying to remember to take baby every 1/2 hour or so to the potty.I had to set timers to remind me.

  15. AC says

    I don’t have children nor will I ever. But I would imagine it would be trying to stay patient and not wanting it done right away and the first time you attempt it…

  16. Kelly Tupick says

    My hardest thing was trying to train her and then having her go back to her ways while at grandma’s house. She did well at home but when i left her with grandma while i went to work, grandma didn’t seem to work with her as well.

  17. Maria Skoytellis says

    Hardest part for me was having to be patient watching them sit on the potty chair and learning to use the bathroom on their own.

  18. Dawn Monroe says

    With my youngest son we were always on the go running errands or dropping off my other kids and he would have accidents.

  19. Nicki says

    Keeping my cool during the first few days when there are several accidents back to back. Requires a lot of patience!

  20. Starla says

    The biggest thing that I had to absolutely master was patience.. like everyone else. We can’t rush them and expect them to understand the concept in the blink of an eye. I think a reward system really helped me as well!

  21. SHAYNA says

    My son was very hesitant about the potty. It took a lot of patience to get through it. He just did not want to go on the potty. Eventually, he got it ! Now we will see how my daughter does 🙂

  22. Keri Justice says

    My older kids got the peeing in the potty down pretty quickly. But pooping was another story, it took longer to get them to poop on the potty. I now have a 2 year old who is about to potty train!

  23. natasha lamoreux says

    The hardest for me was training my son. I started around the same time i potty trained my daughter but he wasnt ready. So I had to be patient and let him do it when he was ready.

  24. Erika W. says

    Both of my kids were pretty stubborn when it came to potty training. My son did well with a reward system though.

  25. Birdiebee says

    My biggest issue with potty training is trying to determine when each child was ready for the process.