We are potty training in my house.
I hate it.
Enough said, right? Well just in case that wasn’t enough for those who have yet to experience the joys of potty training, I have two words for you: poop footprints.
Yeah, it is nasty.
I have zero advice on methods of potty training. I feel like I am fumbling my way through it. However, my sister did pass along one frugal tip:
Use white cloth training pants. Why?
- Cloth training pants have extra padding in them compared to regular underwear. It isn’t enough to absorb a full accident, but it is enough for little dribbles.
- Cloth is cheaper than disposable training pants.
- Cloth is messier than disposable training pants and that might be a positive for your kid. Maybe your kid needs to feel pee running down their leg in order to convince them to use the toilet.
- White training pants can be bleached.
- White training pants can be saved and used on future children regardless of gender.
One downside to using boring white cloth training pants is that they are just that – boring! Your kid might be super excited about the blue train or pink princess underwear. My friends have told me how much their kids loved picking out their special underwear. White isn’t very exciting.
At this point Grace doesn’t know what she is missing out on. She was thrilled to put on her boring “big girl” undies, but some day we will trade them in for something more fun. My plan is to keep Grace in training these pants until her accidents slow down.
If you have problems finding white training pants, check the boy’s section. My sister bought some for Grace, but the store didn’t have white ones in the girl’s section. Or you can find here on Amazon. (affiliate link)
One last tip: hang your training pants in the sun to dry. I’ve seen first hand how powerful the sun is at “bleaching” out stains since I started this process two weeks ago.
What are your frugal potty training tips? And for Pete’s sake… how do I get her to go #2 on the toilet for the first time???
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