Oh the joys of potty training a toddler. On one hand, you're desperate to be done with diapers and the freedom of letting your kid use an actual toilet sounds pretty appealing. Conversely, as much as you are looking forward to being done with diapers, you're probably dreading the actual potty training process. But before you begin the actual process of buying underwear and drawing up a sticker chart, you should educate yourself on the toddler underwear mistakes you might be making, because planning ahead can work in your favor when it comes to potty training.
Teaching your child to use the "big kid" potty comes with its fair share of challenges. The process looks differently for each family, but these "mistakes" are pretty universal and luckily, avoidable with a little bit of forethought.
If you have a soon-to-be-potty-trainee in the house, take these tips into consideration before taking the plunge and buying that first pack of tiny underwear (even though, yes, they're incredibly cute.) Potty training isn't a walk in the park, but with a little (or a lot) of effort the first pair of underwear your buy for your little one might be the starting point of their journey into a diaper-free life.