I have some pretty vague memories of potty training. I think I've blocked most of it out. I do remember a lot of wet pants. An awful lot of wet pants. And of course, once they're potty trained, they need to learn to wipe themselves. Once you've achieved that milestone that's the time for the real celebrating! (So done with wiping anyone else's behind!) But be sure to teach them well on exactly how much paper they need. I walked in on Boo the other day and almost fainted. No wonder I'm changing the roll every time I go in there!!
Tooth brushing went a lot easier, especially once we moved to a power brush - that proved to be entertaining enough to keep Boo brushing! It's all part of learning about personal hygiene and mastering bathroom skills. The earlier you start modelling and teaching, the sooner your child will be on their way to bathroom independence!
P&G and Walmart are here to help make the learning experience easy and fun with cleaning and personal care Bathroom Buddies from Pampers, Charmin and Bounty, designed specifically for your little ones! Plus, together with Today’s Parent, P&G has created a handy chart to celebrate your child’s bathroom routine successes and get them excited. Simply post it in your bathroom and use a dry-erase marker so you can use the chart over and over each week. This helpful tool also comes with great tips and tricks to make the bathroom experience even easier. Here are some to help with your current routine:
- Get kids in the habit of good brushing – let them brush their teeth on their own first, then review to make sure no areas are missed! Find the right toothbrush for your little ones’ brushing stage. Oral-B Stages are made for their stage and make brushing fun with their favourite Bathroom Buddies characters by their side. For kids three and up, try Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power Toothbrush or Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters Inc. Power Toothbrush.
- Make sure your little ones know that an essential part of the bathroom routine is cleaning up when you’re done. Teaching them the right way to wipe is especially important for girls (front to back!!) For their precious skin, find a soft bath tissue, like Charmin Ultra Soft, and teach them how much to use.
- Setting a routine for potty training is an important step for success. Visit the bathroom together after all meals and liquids, and before and after sleeps and going out. When your little one is ready, they can start the potty training journey with friends Dora and Diego on their Pampers Easy Ups, designed for all day training.
You can also download a new tool from the iTunes store - the Today’s Parent Milestone App – helping moms track their little one’s progress on their iPhone or iPad. In the app, an interactive “bathroom buddy” helps children learn their bathroom routines through fun games on potty training and brushing their teeth. You can find more information on the app here.
A GiveawayOne lucky Raising My Boys reader will receive a P&G Bathroom Buddies prize pack for their own little one. This giveaway is valued at approximately $87 and includes:
Pampers Easy Ups Boys 2T-3T
Pampers Easy Ups Girls 2T-3T
Pampers Sensitive Wipes
Charmin Ultra Soft
Today’s Parent with the Bathroom Buddies charts
Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power Toothbrush
Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters Inc. Power Toothbrush
Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, February 26. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own. By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada excluding Quebec.