I knew potty training was hard. But, man is it hard! I’ve been attempting to potty train my son for a while now but the frequent army moves have kind of thrown us off wack. Every time we get a bit of momentum, here comes a life change that makes potty training go to the bottom of this momma’s to-do list. Dominic is currently three with his fourth birthday coming up this year so time is ticking. I’m pulling out all the stops because I can’t afford for this to be put off any longer. Check out this easy potty training chart I created to make potty training boys fun.
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Easy DIY Potty Training Chart For Boys
For this to be most effective, I recommend you use your toddler’s likes to make it something that will capture their interest. Dominic LOVES monster trucks. He will literally play and talk about monster trucks all day. This is why I chose monster truck sticks. Every time he pees in the toilet, he gets to put a monster truck sticker on the potty training chart. The more monster trucks he sees on the potty training chart, the more he will want to go to the bathroom.
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1 Large project board
Stickers for Rewards
- Lay your poster board flat. I used some of my decor items from around the house to hold the board down because it was rolled up in the trunk after I bought it.
- Create chart lines ( horizontal and vertical) using your black marker and the ruler. The squares formed by the lines have to be large enough to hold your child’s stickers.
- Fill your disposable cup with water and create a work area to paint.
- Wet a paintbrush in the water and dip the brush in the desired paint color.
- Paint words or symbols of your choice. I chose to label it after my son’s name in combination with the words “potty chart”. Pretty straightforward, right? You can also write some motivating quotes like “good job”.
- Dip the paintbrush back in the water and shake to get rid of the paint.
- Wipe the paintbrush on a paper towel to dry and make sure all of the paint is gone.
- Repeat steps 4-7 as needed to change the paint colors.
- Place stickers throughout your newly decorated potty chart. Try to stay at the top to avoid mixing it up with your toddler’s potty stickers.
- Place one of the potty stickers ( the monster truck ones pictured) and put it in the first square so your toddler can see how the chart will work.
You’re all done!
“Easy DIY Potty Training Chart For Boys” Recap
Let your chart dry for a bit. Once it dries, hang your chart up on the wall facing the toilet (or wherever your potty is). This potty chart does more than show your child’s rewards for using the potty. The potty chart also motivates your child and gives them something to look at as a reminder of why they should use the potty. During our first try with the potty chart, my son kept looking at the chart pointing to the monster truck sticker. The thought of getting a new monster truck sticker made him so excited that he had something else to think about besides his fear of using the toilet.
Until next time…..
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