I'm so glad those days are behind us.
Although potty training in the summer has its perks (naked time in the backyard, fewer clothes to tangle up), you're also dealing with the question of when it's safe to ditch the swim diaper in a public pool (tip: wait until you're sure. Like, 100% sure) and how to handle the travel for a family vacation.
You can't just put a diaper back on, because mixed messages.
You can't just trust that your potty trainer will let you know in time to get to a rest stop, because soaked car seat.
It's just rough.
I have a friend who is currently potty training her two year old. They have a family vacation coming up in mid July, and back in January she started talking up the potty, because she was not taking diapers on this trip. They're spending multiple days at an amusement park, he's her third child, the end of the diaper road is in sight, and she's just done.
I get it.
So when I wrote this article, I had her, and all the other moms who want their kid potty trained for vacation, but are a little worried about taking a newly potty trained toddler on that vacation, in mind.
It's all about the right tools.
And the preparation.
And low expectations.
Here are a few of the best things to have when you're taking your freshly trained tot on the road!