5 Cool Pull-Up® Big Kid App Features I Love
You can personalize each account with your child’s name/nickname and choose from a selection of pre-made aviators or upload up a picture from your phone. Parents now have potty training resources and tools right at the touch of finger no matter where they are.
Videos & Songs– One thing I’ve come to learn about JJ is that he enjoys learning through songs and visuals. The Big Kid app has an awesome selection of videos and songs like Bye-Bye to Diapers, Potty Dance, and more that I have been playing for him to really help him get pumped about making this transition. I can play these songs and videos in the car, at home, in the store, at the playground or wherever. When our children see other children pumped about doing something, then they’re more likely to want to follow suit.
These songs and videos have really helped to make using the bathroom more fun. And I’m not going to lie, parents once you listen to these different songs over and over with your child for a few times, you start to get into them too. Yes, I have gotten my dance on to the Potty Dance song. I’m not afraid to be silly with my kids. Seeing me excited about using the bathroom has helped to make JJ more at eased about it. We’ve conquered our fear of sitting on the potty.
Big Kid Timer– Having conquered his fear of actually sitting on the potty, I then started using the timer feature to help make sure we’re going to the potty regularly. The timer has made potty training for us easier in that it’s a reminder when I’ve gotten busy and forgotten to ask if he has to go to stop and ask him. You can set your time for as long or short of a time period as you want. You’ll get a pop notification when it times to ask your little if he or she has to go potty.
And just a tip, even if JJ says no, we still go and sit. I can guarantee you that almost 50% of the time when they say no, they really mean yes. Usually they’re too engrossed in their playing to want to stop and go use the bathroom. So, I started off setting the timer at 45 minutes. Therefore, every 45 minutes I was checking if he had to go. But since then I’ve learned that during certain parts of the day he goes longer in between having to use the bathroom.
|We prefer Sully|
What’s even cooler about this feature is that you or your child can choose between using the James P. Sullivan or Mike Wazowski Monsters University themes. Fingers crossed that they add Boo and some Disney Princess ones by the time I have number three.
Pull-Ups® Big Kid 3D Celebration– Each pack of Pull-Ups training pants comes with a special marker inside that you will need to keep to activate this feature. But I love it because it’s another fun way to celebrate major potty training accomplishments. Your child can choose Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lighting, Minnie Mouse or Princess Rapunzel to help them celebrate. Of course, JJ is nuts for Mickey and that’s who he’s chosen each time we’ve celebrated.
|Your special marker should look like this|
Tips & Articles– I know some might expect me to be a little bit of a pro at potty training since I’ve done it before, but each child is different. Therefore it helps to have tips and articles that I can access quickly for help or for a refresher course. This journey has been and can be frustrating for both parents and children. And what was frustrating for me was the fact that some things I did with Moo didn’t work with JJ.
So, I did consult the tips and advice from this feature to get some new ideas like keeping a few toys that he likes in the bathroom to keep him occupied while he’s sitting on the potty. They recommended books too, but after fishing out one book from the toilet, I decided to scrap that and just stick to toys. Toys I can bleach, but paper books I have to throw away.
So, we have officially ditched diapers. We’ve been enjoying the Lighting McQueen Pull-Ups® Learning Designs ® training pants that were sent to us. I love that they have a special design that fades when wet. No more having to unfasten diapers to check.
And we’re so close to him doing his first poop in the potty. I have to make sure I catch him when he first starts showing signs of having to go because let me tell y’all, it’s hard and messy to put a child on a potty while they’re still trying to poo.
Lastly, our biggest success hands down has been the fact that he is no longer afraid of the potty or the toilet. This potty training journey would be even more challenging if he was.