Hello there and welcome to Mommy Tell All Monday, our weekly series dedicated to all things *motherhood*.
For the 5 (almost 6) years I’ve been a mother, I’d say that potty training and the whole Bathroom Routine has been one of the hardest parts of parenting. We started potty training my daughter at 3 (because she showed NO interest prior to that) and let me just say…those 5-6 weeks of potty training were not my *shining* moments as a mother. It was hard and frustrating and tiring and GROSS at times. Have you ever tried to peal off poopy panties on a crying 3 year old? Not. Fun.
Now that my daughter is a bit older, our Bathroom Routine is not as stressful or messy, but still has it’s challenges. Is my kid the only kid that doesn’t want to use the bathroom for what it’s there for? The bathroom seems to be the greatest place to play and be mischievous in but heaven forbid we actually use it to go potty. And when it’s time to go “number two,” she still has the fear of not being clean enough. So I’m the mom that still buys baby wipes…for her 5 year old to use. Anyone else?
Here’s where the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine comes in…and totally inspired me to ‘clean up’ our Bathroom Routine. Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper is thicker, stronger, softer, and the rolls last much longer, which means less switching out toilet paper rolls for mom (because apparently that’s a mom’s job) and easier clean up for the daughter. Cottonelle Cleansing Cloths are a great alternative to baby wipes and have quickly become the “big girl” wipes in our house. Now I just needed something to help my daughter stay focused in the bathroom rather than playing around. So I came up with a little rhyme for her to remember and crafted it into a sign to display above the toilet, that way she won’t forget our Bathroom Routine.
It says “Do your business and wipe your bum. Wash your hands when you’re done.” It makes her giggle but it has totally helped!
The combination of Cottonelle Clean Care Routine and the rhyme that’s adorably displayed in the bathroom where she can see it has GREATLY improved our Bathroom Routine. Which means less stress for mom and that’s a WIN people! Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper combined with the cleansing cloths make clean up easier for my kiddo, therefore going potty doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. Another WIN. Us moms need some “wins” every once in a while.
Less arguing with this girl, the better in my book!
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What tips and tricks do you have up your sleeve to make the Bathroom Routine in your house less stressful and messy?
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