I am potty training my third child right now. There is one tip that has helped me through all three children when taking them to the bathroom in public restrooms. A smart friend and mother of three taught me this valuable little tip years ago and I’ve used it ever since!
Actually we were just out last night at IHOP for kids eat free night and my 2 year old gave me that “look” and said, “I neeeeed to go!” If you have a potty training little one you know that you have very little time to think, you just pick them up and rush to the nearest bathroom! So I did, and as soon as we got into the stall I saw it… the automatic flushing toilet. I don’t know about your kids but mine get scared to death when they have a toilet flush while they are in the middle of using it. The awesome mom who taught me this trick said she came up with it after getting sprayed by her panicked son when an automatic flush scared him. She told me to start carrying sticky notes in my purse.
At first I thought, “What?!” She went on to explain that when I am out with the kids and there is an automatic flushing toilet just pull out the sticky notes and place one over the sensor. Ta-da! Now my sweet potty training boy will not be scared while trying to go by a flush.
Just remove it and toss it into the trash when your little one is done and it will flush as you leave. Now I always have my a little pad of sticky notes in my purse. Seriously this simple little tip has helped make potty training in public restrooms much better. Thanks for stopping by :)