A quick potty training tip that helps a bunch for parents of toddlers…

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First of all, if you are going through the potty training experience right now ….best of luck! Know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it will get better and easier for your toddler DESPITE what you may think.

My son was potty trained fully this past spring. We started in October of 2018 and he could go #1 perfectly, but it took until about March of 2019 (5 months) for him NOT to be scared of going #2 on the toilet.

I had to constantly remind myself that it will come on his time, and to just keep encouraging.

My biggest tip: Be patient, praise the positive, and consistently keep trying.

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My next BIG tip: use essential oil drops in the toilet to help with the smell.

One of the harder parts of potty training for me, the mom, has been the urine smell in our bathroom.  I would sanitize and clean the bathroom thoroughly and often throughout the week…and yet I could not conquer the smell of urine.

One day I had the idea to use my lemon scented essential oil drops in the toilet…and BAMM my problem was taken care of!

I have also tried the peppermint scent and that helps the smell too.

peppermint oilI don’t use a certain brand of essential oil, the scent and brand is totally up to you.  I have been amazed that even after flushing the toilet the essential oil scent still lingers.

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Somedays I use the essential oils more than once, other days one time is enough.

So there you have it…take it or leave it but essential oil drops have been a great key to potty training not being so STINKY!

Again, best of luck on your potty training endeavors.

If anyone else has anymore potty training tips or tricks….pass them along I can always use more tips in this area.

Until next time,


Christy Lee

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