This is my toddler, Sophie. She is a sweet, funny, caring child. But she is also incredibly stubborn, especially when it comes to potty-training. You see, sometimes she does great and will let us know she needs to go, but other times she screams bloody murder at the mere mention of her potty. In the past year she has tried to use her potty as a hat, used it to store toys, and has even hidden it from us. (Pretty clever, huh?) So we desperately want to get her on the right track and make sure her relationship with the dreaded potty improves, especially since she has a little brother not too far in age who sees her reactions.
We have tried a lot of different things with Sophie. Since we primarily use cloth-diapers, we naturally tried cloth training pants. This did NOT go over well with Sophie. She really doesn't like them, and would scream in protest whenever we put them on her, and she refused to pull them up and down. This went on for several weeks, and we just had to resign ourselves to the fact that cloth training pants just weren't going to work. We have also tried rewarding her with stickers and a ton of hoop-la every time she went on her "big girl" potty. While she seems to love the attention, it has not made her all of too eager to be consistent with her bathroom habits.
So since I was chosen to be a Pull-Ups Ambassador, our next step is to try Pull-Ups and host a First Flush party for Sophie. With friends and family and a ton of fun potty-related talk and activities, we think she may get a little more enthusiasm for the potty-training process.
I think the most important thing to do when it comes to potty-training is to be patient. Very, very patient. Kids will go when they're ready, and parents should look for cues and signals. And don't get discouraged if they go a few times and then revert back to the diaper. This is totally normal, and a child shouldn't be punished for it. It simply means they need more time and to try, try again!
Over the next few months, I will be sharing our potty-training journeys with our Sophie. I will talk about the ups and downs, as well as share any successes or frustrations. Don't worry, though. There won't be any naked baby photos here. She will be rocking her Pull-Ups in my photos.
Do you know a child who is ready to begin potty-training? Or maybe you have a little one going through this exciting experience. Why not have a First Flush party of your own? Invite your friends and their ready-to-potty-train tots to your house to share in the excitement. Pull-Ups® will help you create an unforgettable moment – celebrating your little ones as they take their first steps to becoming a Big Kid®. That’s right – it’s the BIG move from diapers to Pull-Ups® Training Pants!
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Stay tuned and join me on our potty-training adventures! I am excited, a little nervous, but very optimistic! With a little patience, a lot of love, and help from Pull-Ups, I know Sophie will be saying "Mommy, WOW! I'm a big kid now!" in no time!
***Disclosure: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.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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