So today I’m going to give you some tips on how to potty train twins! The twincesses’ potty training journey began really enthusiastically, I read this book about a 3 day potty training system, I planned to lock us in the house for those 3 days and do nothing but put them in panties and put them on the potty and play. I was so excited about that magical system. Lets just say 1 hour, 6 potty clean ups on my carpet, bed, closet, couch and fireplace (don’t ask) and I was exhausted, crying and so over the 3 day system! I abandoned that system and took a more practical approach that has worked wonders for my twincesses and my sanity. I bought some Pull-Ups® training pants and logged on to Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy and oh my goodness, they have so many tools and resources that really got me back on track. So here are my tips for on how you can potty train twins AND keeping your sanity!
1) Are we there yet?
2) Double the Fun or Double Trouble
With twins you also have to decide: do you potty train both at the same time or one at a time. My choice was BOTH at the same time. Why you ask? Cause potty training is hard, frustrating and stressful work….who wants to finally achieve success then start all over again with the other twin? Plus why not use that good ole twin competition/companionship thing to your advantage. The twincesses both encouraged and competed against each other which worked well for potty training success.
3) Pull-Ups® training pants AND panties
I chose to start the potty training with Pull-Ups® training pants for so many reasons. Cleaning up potty messes is hard work and with twins its double the clean up. Pull-Ups® training pants took all that clean up frustration out of the equation. They also have easy open sides which means messes are a breeze to check for and change if need be, the sides are stretchy so its easier for the twinkies to pull up and down and lastly they feature the Disney characters that the girls already love. The twincesses’ were so excited to pick out Ariel, Doc Mcstuffins, Jake and the Never land Pirates and Lightning McQueen. I like that the training pants come in so many sizes as well, 2T–3T (18- 34 lbs.); 3T–4T (32–40 lbs.) and 4T–5T (38+ lbs.), my girls are currently in 3T-4T. Pull-Ups® training pants also come in cool alert, night time designs and learning designs. The cool alert is cool indeed, because it actually gets cool when your child gets wet. The Disney characters fade away when wet on the learning designs and there is extra absorbency in the Night time designs. We currently use the Learning Designs or the Night time designs on the girls when they sleep and during the day we use panties.
5) Set a timer!
6) Buy Different Types of Potties?
7) Easy up and Easy down
Don’t forget to put the kiddos in clothes that they can easily get off to go potty. Skirts and pants with elastic waistbands are perfect. Forget the zippers, buttons and snaps, just make it easy for the kiddos to do their business. Don’t forget to use flushable wipes, the clean ups go way easier. And one important tip: NEVER leave the kiddos alone with tiolet paper. Trust me.
10) GIVEAWAY TIME!