Stella is about to start potty training, ah! I really didn’t think I was going to attempt it until after her baby brother comes, but she’s been sending out lots of signals that she is ready so I don’t want to ignore that. Plus, if this newborn is anything like Stella, I’m not getting the daunting task of potty training done for at least the first six months. I felt like I could barely even look at my phone for the first month of her life. And adding even one more thing to my daily list within that first year felt absolutely impossible. I hope this baby is an easier adjustment for me. I think he will be since it’s not all so new and unknown and our life roles are not changing so drastically. Plus, I already have another kid to take care of, so I kind of have to be able to do more, I don’t have a choice!
But, regardless, potty training is not one of those things I really want to take on at that point. No matter what, babies are a lot of time and commitment and I know I’ll do a better job with Stella if I can really focus on it beforehand. So anyway, that’s the plan! We have a couple of little weekend trips coming up this month and then I think we’re going to hit it hard.
So far Stella is pretty great at sitting on the little potty I got her so I think that’s a great start but I don’t really know! Two things I do know is that prizes are fun and piñatas are the best so I decided to make her one filled with prizes to join us on our potty training journey!
I’ll admit I haven’t yet read much up on potty training (so any tips you may have are SO welcome!). But it does seem a common theme I’ve seen is that reward systems are encouraged. So I knew I wanted to try and have prizes, etc for Stella. I think a drawer of prizes is just great but I also couldn’t resist making the system that much more fun by crafting up this pinata to house those rewards!
And I thought it would be funny to make the piñata look like a toilet! I also thought that incorporating toilet imagery in fun places (like as a treasure trove of prizes) might make toilets less scary for her and something she’s excited to see.
This toilet piñata was so fun to make and I know it could be useful for many more occasions than just potty training. Maybe a practical joke at someone’s party about their life going down the toilet? Or for April Fools day next year? Maybe you just know someone who loves to make potty jokes and this would be perfect for their birthday? There’s so many occasions it would be fun and funny for!
But for us, I plan to let Stella choose out a little prize each time she has a successful potty experience and then I’ll string it up and let her break it open when I feel that she has mastered potty training!
I decided that little toys would be the best option for us as I didn’t want to fill the whole thing with treats or candy. I also knew that if I put in some treats and some toys, she would be disappointed when all the treats are gone. I want this piñata to be fun every time she looks in it! So I found a few simple and fun toys like crayons, necklaces, and small games to fill it with while only spending a few dollars.
Tips for where to find prizes like that as well as all the step-by-step instructions and photos to make this piñata can be found at ehow.com by clicking here!
Let me know if you try this piñata out and if you have success! And of course any tips at all that you may have in the comments below!