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Potty Training On-the-Go: Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Updated: Apr 13

Potty training is a significant milestone in a child's development, but it doesn't have to put a pause on your travel plans. With a little planning and preparation, you can navigate potty training while traveling or on vacation with ease. Here are some helpful tips to keep up with potty training on-the-go:

  1. Pack Essentials: When packing for your trip, be sure to include all the essential potty training supplies, such as portable potties, travel-sized wipes, and extra underwear or training pants. Having these items on hand will make it easier to handle accidents and maintain your child's potty training routine. The portable baby frida is a must have item and easy to use in airplanes and airports!

2. Plan Potty Breaks: Schedule regular potty breaks throughout your travel itinerary to help your child stay on track with their potty training. Take advantage of rest stops, gas stations, and public restrooms along the way, and encourage your child to use the potty during these breaks.

3. Be Flexible: Traveling can disrupt your child's usual routine, so be prepared to be flexible and patient during potty training. Understand that accidents may happen, especially in unfamiliar environments, and remain calm and supportive when they do.

4. Use Disposable Training Pants: Consider using disposable training pants or pull-ups during travel days and long car rides to provide added protection against accidents. While these may not be a long-term solution, they can help ease the transition during travel and provide peace of mind for parents. We love Honest Brand for their choice in ingredients.

5. Stay Consistent: Despite the changes in routine and environment, try to maintain consistency with your child's potty training habits as much as possible. Remind them to use the potty regularly, praise them for successful trips, and offer gentle reminders and encouragement when needed.

6. Prepare for Emergencies: In case of emergencies, always carry a change of clothes, plastic bags for soiled clothing, and cleaning supplies to quickly and discreetly handle accidents while traveling. Having these items readily available will help minimize stress and disruption to your travel plans. Be sure to have hand sanitizer accessible. Toddlers love touching just about everything even when in public restrooms. We recommend bringing travel size Baby Bum handsanitizer and Boogie antibacterial wipes.

7. Celebrate Successes: Finally, celebrate your child's successes and progress during potty training while traveling. Whether it's successfully using a public restroom for the first time or going an entire trip accident-free, acknowledge and praise their efforts to reinforce positive behavior and build confidence.

In conclusion, potty training while traveling or on vacation may present its challenges, but with preparation, patience, and a positive attitude, it can be a manageable and even rewarding experience for both parents and toddlers. By packing essentials, planning potty breaks, staying flexible, and celebrating successes, you can keep up with potty training on-the-go and enjoy a memorable and stress-free trip with your little one. Safe travels!

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