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Potty Training: Flushable Wipes vs. Toilet Paper

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Here’s a question we’ve often pondered: If the vast majority of parents use moist baby wipes to clean up urine and bowel movements for their babies, why do they suddenly switch to dry toilet paper when potty training? Wouldn’t a more logical choice be to switch to moist toilet tissue?

Not only is moist toilet tissue something your toddler will be more accustomed to, it’s also more comfortable and soothing on their delicate bottoms, and -- most importantly -- more hygienic because of how much more effectively it cleans.

Whether you’re using a potty chair or toilet training seat, rewarding with stickers or snacks, or doing the naked method or underwear method, one decision should be easy to make: flushable wipes instead of toilet paper. 

Why Use Wet Wipes for Potty Training?

Actually, the question should really be, “Why not wet wipes?”

You know from firsthand experience that wet wipes are better than toilet paper when it comes to cleaning effectiveness. (Think back to that one time you ran out of baby wipes and had to manage with that pack of tissue from the bottom of your purse. You made sure it never happened again, right?) 

You’ve used baby wipes with every diaper change because they are moist, so there’s less irritation and friction against the skin. They provide a more thorough cleaning experience. And you need fewer wet wipes to complete the job than regular toilet paper—without leaving paper bits or other residue behind. So why stop using them when potty training begins?

Why Nice ’N CLEAN® Flushable Wipes Make GREAT Potty Training Wipes

You want to make potty training a positive, successful experience for your child. Teaching them to use Nice ’N CLEAN® Flushable Wipes instead of toilet paper from the beginning will give them the same comfort they’ve experienced all their lives—and set up good hygiene habits that will last them a lifetime.

Here are the main reasons moist toilet tissue is perfect for potty training:

Flushable wipes are more effective at cleaning

Nice ’N CLEAN® Flushable Wipes are specially designed to ensure a refreshing, soothing, and clean bathroom experience. Thick and durable, they are made from renewable plant-based fibers so they’re strong enough to prevent tearing and shredding, but gentle enough for delicate and sensitive skin.

Flushable wipes are more hygienic

Our moist toilet tissue is septic-safe and designed to be flushed down the toilet, which means your toddler can just drop it in the toilet and flush it away when done with their business. Nice ’N CLEAN® Flushable Wipes are made with Eco-Flush® technology and have passed widely accepted flushability guidelines and requirements. They are safe for well-maintained sewers and septic systems when flushed one at a time.*

Flushable wipes are more gentle on delicate toddler skin

Hypoallergenic and free of chemical binders, Nice ’N CLEAN® Flushable Wipes are alcohol-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free, so they’re gentle on sensitive skin. They’re also infused with aloe and vitamin E to keep delicate bottoms soft and moisturized.

ALSO READ: Step-by-Step Guide for Potty Training

Doesn’t it make sense to help your child continue to stay clean and comfortable through the potty training process—and beyond? Set your child up with healthier habits from the very start by transitioning them to flushable wet wipes when they graduate from baby wipes.

*Safe for well-maintained sewers and septic systems. Flush only one wipe at a time. Not recommended for use with motorhome or basement pump systems.

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