In an ideal world most of us mums would wait until our little is completely finished potty training before heading to the shops, never mind on holidays.
But It's not an ideal world and sometimes we can find ourselves packing for a five hour car journey or a plane trip wondering if it really is feasible to be travelling with a toilet training toddler.
Don't worry, the following five tips will help you IMMENSELY:
1. Keep up your reward system
Just because you are not at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue your reward system. It’s best if you try to keep things as normal as possible, otherwise you will be struggling to get back into a routine when you get home.
2. Schedule in stops
If you are driving you will need to schedule in plenty of extra stops to avoid any accidents. Leave earlier to avoid rushing around – the last thing you want is to become really stressed when your little one is refusing to go even though you know they need to...
3. Pack some pull ups
While you might feel like you’ll only be going backwards if you use a pull up, they can come in handy for certain situations when you know you won’t have easy access to a toilet.
4. Expect and be prepared for accidents
Make sure you pack a change of clothes or two so that if and when an accident does happen it's not a big deal. You need to stay calm and relaxed when your little one wets themselves - remember, they are still learning.
5. Throw a travel potty into your case
Whether you need it for the times your child refuses to use a public restroom or for when you know you won't be able to get to a toilet in time, a portable potty is one of the best purchases you will ever make.