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How can I make sure my toddler stays clean and hygienic during potty training?

Hi everyone,

My little one is about to start potty training soon and I wanted some advice on keeping them clean and hygienic during this process. I'm a first-time mom, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. My toddler is pretty active and curious, so I'm worried about them getting into things and not practicing good hygiene.

Any tips or tricks to ensure that my toddler stays clean and healthy during potty training? Thank you!

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Hey there,

I've been there before! Potty training can be a challenging but rewarding experience. One thing that has worked well for me is teaching my toddler to wipe themselves properly. This may take some time and patience, so it's important to be gentle and encouraging. I recommend showing them how to do it first, and then letting them try with your assistance until they get the hang of it.

Another thing that has helped in ensuring hygiene is using a toddler-sized potty that they can easily access and clean themselves. This way, they are more likely to take ownership of the process and feel comfortable using the bathroom on their own.

Lastly, I found that having a reward system for good hygiene and clean practices helps to keep my toddler motivated and interested in the process. We used stickers, small toys, or a favorite treat as a reward for successful bathroom trips and good hygiene habits.

Hope these tips help you in your potty training journey!


Hi all,

I completely understand the struggles of potty training, but one thing that helped me maintain my toddler's hygiene during this process was by introducing them to proper wiping techniques early on. I made sure to explain how to wipe front to back, and insisted that they wipe efficiently each time they used the bathroom.

Another thing that helped me was teaching my toddler to blow their nose properly. This is especially important if they suffer from allergies or colds, and can help prevent the spread of germs.

Lastly, I would recommend investing in some good hand sanitizer and wipes when you're out and about. This is helpful when there are no washbasins around and can help keep your little one's hands clean and germ-free.

Hope these tips help, and good luck with your potty training journey!



I understand how daunting potty training can be. In my experience, I found it helpful to use cloth training pants instead of disposable ones. This helped my toddler understand when they had an accident and encouraged them to try to stay dry. Cloth training pants also allowed me to see any messes quickly, so I could clean them up easily and keep everything hygienic.

I also recommend teaching your toddler to flush the toilet and use soap when washing their hands. This can be a fun teaching moment that reinforces good hygiene habits.

Lastly, make sure to have a good cleaning routine and use disinfecting agents regularly on the potty, toilet seat, and surrounding areas. This will ensure that any germs or bacteria are eliminated, and your child stays healthy and clean.

All the best with your potty training journey!


Hi there!

I recently went through potty training with my toddler, so I totally understand your concerns. One thing that I found helpful was to set up a specific area for them to use the potty, such as a small bathroom or corner of the room. This way, it's easier to monitor their hygiene and cleanliness during the potty training process.

Another tip that worked well for me was to give my toddler plenty of reminders to wash their hands after using the potty. I made it a fun activity by singing a song or doing a little dance together. This helped them to associate good hygiene habits with positive experiences.

Also, make sure to stock up on plenty of wipes, tissues, and spare clothes for accidents as they happen inevitably. And always remember to praise and encourage your little one for their progress, no matter how small it may seem.

Hope this helps, and good luck with potty training!


Hi there,

Potty training can be a bit overwhelming, especially when it comes to maintaining proper hygiene. One thing I did that helped my toddler stay clean and hygienic during potty training was making sure they were wearing comfortable clothing that was easy to take off and put on. This can be helpful in emergencies and prevent accidents.

Another tip that worked for me was having a designated bin for dirty clothes and soiled training pants. This helps to avoid cross-contamination and makes doing laundry easier.

Lastly, I would suggest avoiding harsh chemicals or fragrances in cleaning products, as these may irritate your child's skin. Choose natural or organic cleaning solutions instead, or make your own using vinegar and baking soda.

Hope this helps, and good luck with the potty training journey!

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