Last month we went to Walt Disney World. It was our first big trip anywhere since we had started potty training. I wouldn’t say we’re in the potty training stage any more, but it takes time to feel like it’s smooth sailing. Accidents here and there are normal, but when you’re planning on not always having a bathroom close at hand (18 hour car trip anyone?) it can be a little scary. Nick had used public restrooms before, but we still wanted to be well prepared for our trip. No one wants a vacation to Disney ruined by potty accidents! In the end everything went great, and I wanted to share with you our secrets of how to do Disney while potty training. If you have a little one these are tips that need to be added to your Disney Planning Tips list!
#1 – Get a Folding Potty Seat
#2 – Use Sticky Notes
#3 – Use Disney’s App
#4 – Use Pull-Ups
My next tip may not be one that everyone is comfortable with, but I highly recommend using Pull-Ups on your trip. I know a lot of people don’t like to use them because they feel it could cause a regression. Now, I’ll admit that we do use Pull-Ups with Nick, but honestly they gave us such a piece of mind. You don’t want to be standing in an hour long line for a ride and worrying about your child having an accident. We also didn’t feel that we needed to look for a bathroom every 5 minutes if Nick didn’t need to go. We could have made it without them, but it helped us from all being stressed out worrying about accidents for the whole trip. Bonus: Save $2.00 on your next Pull-Ups purchase with this coupon!
#5 – Realize that Florida can be Hot!
My last tip is more of a reminder. Florida is hot, and it likely is going some dehydration in your child. Your child is most likely not going to need to use the bathroom
as much anywhere near the amount that they normally do. In fact they may only go a couple of times all day. It’s good to make them try, but if they don’t need to go don’t be surprised. This was another reason we were glad that we used Pull-Ups as a backup since no bathroom use for the majority of the day can be a bit nerve wracking on the parent.
Potty training takes work and time, but it doesn’t have to prevent your family from going to Walt Disney World and having a good time! Follow these tips and your biggest worry will be if you have enough time to wait to ride Dumbo before the parade starts and not about how to clean up a potty mess.
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