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Potty training boys can be tricky. Or maybe it's just MY boys that are difficult. Might be in their DNA. When my soon-to-be 14 year old was little, he was incredibly stubborn and would not go on the potty till he was good and ready...When he was almost 4. (Talk about taking his own sweet time, right?)
Sophie, my daughter, was easy. She is 4, and is quite the prissy girl. She cannot feel the slightest bit dirty or damp anywhere, and will have a fit if she isn't perfectly and totally clean. Total diva here, so potty-training was a breeze.
Now it's Xander's turn to follow suit and be a "Super Dooper Pooper" as we call it. Soon, we are hoping he joins the ranks of us and all of the other potty-poopers that came before. Okay, that sounded totally ridiculous and dramatic, but if you know my Xan-Man, you know first hand that cooperation often doesn't come unless we find ways to make him want to try something new. And these ways are often cheesy. Don't judge.
Anyway, our biggest challenges with potty-training Xander has been making him want to go to the big potty, and then making sure he is clean afterwards. Xander is still in training pants, and yes, we do use baby wipes. But that's not always practical in the bathroom, and have you seen what baby wipes accidentally flushed down a toilet can do? That's a whole different post entirely!
But, we have a plan, and it seems to be working! You see, I am pretty obsessed with keeping my own lady-bits fresh, so I have been using Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care and Clean Care toilet papers and Cottonelle Fresh Care Cleansing Cloths for some time now. This brand is super-absorbent, and really does a great job of wiping away anything that may present itself without leaving little lint-goobers behind.
So when we were shopping at Walmart and grabbing out essentials, it hit me. Maybe Xander would be happier about the potty if we slowly transitioned to toilet paper. You see, he like all small kids, is used to baby wipes. Dry toilet paper must feel very odd to him.
So now, when it's time to go potty, I help him wipe with Cottonelle Fresh Care Cleansing Cloths, and then pat his bottom dry with our Cottonelle toilet paper. This way, it is a more seamless transition from training pants and baby wipes to the big potty. I know. Sounds so obvious, but for some reason, this is one thing we hadn't tried.
So far, it has been working pretty well! The Cottonelle Clean Care routine is definitely helping my stubborn, often resistant little boy accept the fact that while diapers are great, the Potty is where the real fun happens. Pretty soon we'll be ready to Potty like it's 1999. Now that Xander is getting the hang of going potty like a big boy, maybe now he can focus his efforts on putting on his sunglasses properly. Silly boy!
So if you haven't tried the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine, I would definitely recommend it. This wet/dry system really does leave the skin clean and fresh-feeling. Not only is it a great way to help toddlers transition to the toilet during potty-training, it can also help the ladies out there avoid nasty UTI's by providing proper cleaning down there.
Cottonelle Has a Very Special Offer this month :
During the month of February when you purchase both Cottonelle toilet paper and Cottonelle Cleansing Cloths, you can receive a $5 Vudu credit.(Vudu is much like Redbox, and offers HD movies.) Redeeming your reward is so easy, too!
Here is how to get the offer:
Take a picture of the receipt showing that you purchased both items.
Text or email your picture to email@example.com
You will receive a text or email back with a code valid for a $5 movie credit.
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What's your Clean Care Routine? I'd love to hear about it!
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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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