3 Ways to make potty training easier this summer

Potty training has it's own challenges in the summer but we're here to make your life a lot easier. Here are three ways you can make potty training easier this summer:

1. Eat foods high in fiber

Potty training will only become more difficult if your child is constipated. Luckily, there's a way to prevent and improve your kid's bowel movements by eating foods high in fiber. Here are five foods you can add to your child's daily diet to improve your child's digestive system:

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Corn

Not only will the foods listed above improve your child's bowel movements, these five foods will also provide your child with many of the nutrients your child needs to be healthy.

2. Keep a potty training emergency kit with you

What's in a potty training emergency kit you ask? Here's the list: 


-A clean set of underwear and shorts

- A gallon Ziploc bag (or a sturdy bag with similar technology)

-Hand sanitizer

- Snack

These five items sound like no brainers, but trust us, unless you plan ahead of time, you'll be unprepared! Visit the potty training emergency kit link for more details on putting together your own potty training emergency kit.

3. Have a regular water drinking schedule

Summer months mean hotter temperatures. Helping your kid drink water regularly during waking hours is key to helping your kid stay hydrated. When your potty training child is playing outside, have your child drink 0.5-2 cups of water every 20 minutes to prevent dehydration. At the same time, try to reduce water intake about an hour before bedtime to avoid bedwetting.

For more helpful potty training tips like this from IllumiBowl, visit IllumiBowl's potty training blog. As seen on ABC's Shark Tank, IllumiBowl is a motion-activated toilet night light designed to make those late night trips a whole lot easier.



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