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As I announced yesterday, we are officially all done with diapers in my home. People, this is such a beautiful moment in my life! And while my youngest isn’t even yet 3, her potty training journey was a year long, and so we have been working on this for a long time.
Why have we been working on this for so long? Well, her older sister was 100% trained by the time she was 20 months old, so we assumed that our second child would do the same. And she DID show signs of interest in the potty early on. But she never was really willing to fully commit to it, and we’d go back and forth between thinking we were almost done altogether, to being right back in diapers full-time. Long story short, we made a lot of mistakes and didn’t follow the child the way we probably should have.
Night Time Potty Training
BUT…now that is all behind us, and little Layah decided that she was ready to be in underwear full-time, so here we are! After we overcame the issue of pooping in the potty, tackling the overnight potty training was the toughest piece for us. Since I love essential oils and love to incorporate them into our lives, I started to do some research on potty training tips that integrate essential oils and I found some GREAT ideas that I want to share with you all! If you are new to the site and/or new to essential oils, I hope you will take a moment to read more on why my family has chosen Young Living Essential Oils.
Potty Training Tips
First and foremost, give diffusing the Young Living blend Peace & Calming a try. I use this blend with my kiddos, anyway, just to help them unwind and relax. This will be an especially helpful blend for any child who experiences anxiety about going to bed at night due to bedwetting. I find that 2 drops is plenty in the diffuser for getting the little ones off to sleep!
The second thing I’d recommend is making a glass roller ball with a dilution of Young Living Cypress Oil and a carrier oil of your choice (we love grapeseed oil). While the bottle states the dilution is not required, I always dilute oils for use on children. For me, the roller ball has 1 drop of cypress for every 3 drops of carrier oil. That is what I am comfortable with, but you should do what you are comfortable with! If my child was older, I would probably drop down to 1:2 or even 1:1, just depending on age. Apply this mixture right over the lower abdomen just before getting into bed. Cypress does wonders for helping little ones make it through the night! If you don’t see results immediately, give it time (at least a week and up to 2 weeks) because everyone is different and some people just take a bit more time to adjust to it. You can also increase the ratio of essential oil to carrier oil if you aren’t seeing results after a few weeks.
Third, I would suggest incorporating the Young Living oil blend called Valor and the Young Living oil blend Melrose. I personally would rmake a second glass roller ball with this concoction, and for every drop of essential oil I would have 3 drops of carrier oil. I would take the roller ball and rub it on the bottom of your child’s feet, paying careful attention to cover the bottom of the big toe (this is a Vita Flex connector point to the brain).
As you experiment with essential oils to help your little one stay dry all night long, you might even want to consider starting with just one oil or oil blend and see how it helps. If you aren’t seeing the results you were hoping for within 2 weeks, you could add something else to the mix. I would suggest starting first with Cypress simply due to the high success rates I have read about from others.
I hope this was helpful to you! If you are just getting started with Young Living essential oils and are in need of a sponsor (as Young Living is a membership organization…much like places like Costco), I would love to be on this journey with you so that I can help you troubleshoot and discover great new ways to enhance your family’s health and wellness. Feel free to email me anytime at stuffparentsneed (at) gmail.com with your questions, or if you are ready now to take the leap, here’s how you can get started with Young Living. And if you’d like to just try an oil or two out to start, I’m always happy to extend my wholesale member discount to you and let you go in on my monthly order. Just reach out to get details on when the next order processes!
And if you are working hard on potty training right now and need some help figuring out how to wrap it all up and be done, I highly recommend Potty Train in a Weekend by fellow blogger Becky Mansfield. It’s a great affordable resource that you can download as soon as you purchase it. It gets rave reviews from parents everywhere who aren’t sure how to keep potty training from going on and on forever! Good luck!