Feb 152019
The Wiggles Debut “The Toilet Song” For Potty Training Success

Getting your little one to potty train can be quite a challenge, and that’s something The Wiggles are looking to help make the process a lot easier for parents.

How are they doing this, you ask? With a song!

We’re getting ready to potty train our last baby in less than a year and we know how much dedication it takes to successfully potty train your child.

One thing we’ve learned throughout the years is how music plays an important factor in a child’s development. Simply getting out of the house means we need to put on a song and dance for the kids to get excited about wherever we’re headed as a family.

Why not try singing while potty training as well? It’s quite clever!

To help get a better understanding of how The Wiggles created “The Toilet Song”, I interviewed one of its founding members, Anthony Field.

“Parents have been asking The Wiggles for decades now to write a song about toilet training, as this is such a big issue in early childhood,” he noted. “We know this song will make toilet training fun for children and be a help to those caring for them.”

What I like most about “The Toilet Song” is how it entices the child to try a “challenge” and teaches them independence. Anthony shared how The Wiggles created the fun a song for the little ones to sing along.

“I guess every parent has had to face the challenge of inspiring their children to use the potty,” Anthony shared in an interview for Motherhood Through My Eyes. “The toilet/potty can present many fears for the young child. Simon, Emma, Lachy and I put our Wiggly minds together to try and allay the fears and make it a fun experience.”

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We’ve been thinking back to the things that worked while potty training our boys, such as the reward method. As we prepare to potty train our third, we’re looking into the use of songs like this one.

Since we’ve been using songs to get our baby girl accustomed to other everyday activities, we were curious about introducing her to “The Toilet Song”.

Anthony suggested we simply play the “Toilet Song” to our little one on YouTube without too much fanfare or direction.

“A few days later ask if she would like to watch the song again whilst sitting on the toilet,” he added. “You could even provide her with a crown to make it more fun!”

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If you tune into the song, you’ll notice there’s the “1, 2, 3 Flush” concept. I thought it was interesting and can help your child with listening skills as well.

According to Anthony, ‘1, 2, 3, Flush’ makes it a fun game with a reward at the end of the potty training experience.’ He added: “It also reinforces numbers and counting!”

Potty training won’t happen overnight, but fun songs like this one can help. Since the launch of the new song, Anthony said the feedback has been positive. “We’ve had parents worldwide write back to thank us, as the ‘Toilet Song’ was the final step in helping potty train their child.”

Anthony noted that The Wiggles are working with UNICEF on a global handwashing initiative. “Sadly, millions of children around the world die from communicable diseases and washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways of preventing disease and death,” he shared. “So we will be working with UNICEF to create a handwashing song in many languages and we will make this a part of our new tv show and of course service it online.”

Have you tuned into “The Toilet Song” by The Wiggles? Tell us what you think in a comment below!

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.


Reader Comments

  1. Very cute little song. My kids were all potty trained by age two and so were my daughters three kids. They hated cloth diapers and the feel so that helps a bunch.

  2. This is awesome! My oldest grandson loved The Wiggles when he was little and I knew all the songs as well. I’m sure the Potty Song will help lots of parents and kids with potty training.

  3. I totally forgot about the Wiggles! They are a fun group to watch. When my kiddos were little they definitely love watching the show. My niece and nephew are the perfect age for the show and I think my sister-in-law would enjoy if they were both toilet trained.

  4. we are just about to start my little guy potty training and this song def might be helpful to get him excited- were a big wiggles fan ha so i think we’ll try and play this to show that its fun, easy and can be possible! eek wish us luck and thanks for such a great article for us moms!

  5. This is a very cute song and is sure to help with young kids who are training. I have to share this with my brother with his kids.

  6. This will be a great additional tool for potty training. I like Anthony’s advice! The Wiggles always make their songs a lot of fun for kids!

  7. This is a great song that I have heard my kindergarten teachers use. They have the hardest job and it is made easier by great music like this.

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