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  • On Jul 27, 2011
    Adrienne from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Has anyone ever been potty training a boy on their trip to Disney? Any help would be appreciated, thanks for all your help.

    Hi Adrienne,

    I've been traveling with my two boys since they were born so I've gone through a lot of stages including potty training.

    If you have a schedule that you're trying at home, try to stick to it. It will be hard because you'll be busy & there will be lots of excitement so its hard to stick to any type of normal schedule. Another thing that may throw him off is the extra fluids he may need in the parks.

    Take a potty break before you get in a long line for an attraction or show. Keep in mind that there are often lines in the restrooms so allow some lead time for that too. 

    I always (still do) carry extra clothes in the parks in case of accident.  I put the dry clothes in a Ziploc and that way I had a bag to put any wet ones in if we needed to change.

    Although I was trying big boy under wear at home, I usually put my boys in Pull-Ups when we were in the parks. That way if there were any accidents, I didn't have to change their clothes every time.

    I rewarded my boys if they stayed dry all day - nothing big but a little something. That way they had something to work towards.

    If they had an accident, I made sure not to make a big deal out of it. Some kids get anxious if they think they are going to get in trouble if they have an accident.

    I also carried a small potty seat in a backpack with wipes & Pull-Ups. Even with my boys, there were times they needed to sit on the potty to do their business & the ones in the restrooms were too big for them.  That way they weren't nervous about falling in.

    Remember to relax.  I tried to be consistent as possible but didn't want to be so focused on potty training that it created a lot of stress & took away from our fun time as a family.

    I hope this helps!  Wishing you minnie magical memories :-)  Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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