We are still in the throes of potty training but I haven’t had to clean up an accidents in a while so yay! I wanted to make the process a little easier on both of us so I did a little brain storming and came up with this handy-dandy hanging wipe dispenser!
It had been somewhat of a battle with my son because when we first started he didn’t care about going on the potty at all. The hardest thing about potty training for me at first was remembering to take my son to the bathroom to go and to ask him regularly if he had to go. Now that he has learned to go when he feels the urge it was high time for me to figure out a way for my son to be able to easily wipe himself.
My favorite part about this is that you can take the pouch off and refill it. My second favorite part is that I don’t have to jump up every single time he needs to use the potty now. Win win!
What you’ll need to make a hanging wipe dispenser…
- 2 strips of 8 inch velcro (one not pictured)
- Huggies reusable travel wipes pouch (or something similar)
- 2 command stripes
- Flushable wipes
Take the strips of velcro and connect about 3 inches together. Then take the command strips and place it in the middle of the velcro. Make sure not to use the wall side.
Next, wrap the velcro strips around the Huggies reusable pouch and adjust the velcro accordingly.
Take the pouch and place it an easily accessible place for your toddler. Next to the toilet paper would be the best place. 😉 The pouch hangs a little away from the wall but I didn’t find this to be a problem when he was using it.
My son has loved being able to “take care of business” by himself and has been using this for a few days now and he is getting better at it. Teaching him to only pull one wipe out at a time is the next thing on my potty training list.
~Tip!~ When they are practicing wiping themselves, have them not wear a shirt so they don’t accidentally wipe icky stuff onto the back of their shirts.
I fixed the pouch hanging away from the wall by folding the top over like this.
Also, I taped a smaller opening so when J pulls the wipes out they don’t just keep coming like a magician pulling scarfs out of his sleeve. Ya feel me?
It looks like this. The outside of the wipe pouch is the left and the inside is the right.
One small step for toddlers, one giant leap for all mommy-kind!
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