I don’t know about you, but for me potty training hasn’t been my most favorite job as a parent. It most definitely isn’t the worst job, but finding potty breaks gone wrong is not so fun. Have you ever had one of those moments where you walk into the bathroom after your toddler has been in there for entirely too long, only to to hear the music from Psycho playing in your head? Why is that? It’s because you see brown stuff in way too many places and you know you are going to be spending the day cleaning the bathroom, and then yourself! Yes, well I am here to tell you that you CAN try to make potty training a little more fun and exciting for your little one. I’ve done this with 4 kids now and would like to say I’m a pro by now, but each kid is different. I’ve learned some things along the way.
I recently had a Pull-Ups “First Flush” Party where I gathered my friends and their little ones to make potty training fun for the kids. I decided to have a local and virtual party for friends to gather in my home and with us via Skype. It was a blast! In total, we had 6 potty training toddlers, in attendance. The kids were all excited about the party packs that I handed out to everyone. The kit included a party hat to decorate and a few party blowers to help celebrate those first flushes. The kids loved that part! We also colored, drank juice boxes (lots of liquid and a potty chair can do a lot for helping potty train that little one), and did a potty dance! I think the favorite game of the day was the diaper toss. My older boys even had to join in for this one. We took unused diapers and tossed them into the garbage, to signify our moving on to Pull-Ups and ultimately, being potty trained!
With Pull-Ups on, we tried to make the party fun and relaxing. Wthout tons of pressure, our hope was that the toddlers would get excited about that first flush. I thought it would be fun to take a bum shot of a few of the girls as we played our games. Luckily we had some sun so we could do some running around outside. I also downloaded and shared the Pull- Ups Big Kid App with my guests. The app helps show you how to make a “first flush” celebration come to life anytime, anywhere. Potty training on the go is one of the harder things we have to do, so this is great. My daughter is already day dry, but all of the excitement has her wanting to try to be a big girl and do what she can to stay dry at night.
Pull-Ups is holding a sweepstakes on their Facebook page, where you can enter to win a trip to the most magical family getaway destination on Earth! Um, sign me up!
Don’t forget to see what you need to do to have your little one featured in the “First Flush” Potty Training Celebration in Times Square! Happy potty training!
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to host a party. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”