Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions are my own.
After being a mom for 19 years, I’m finally in the last stretch of diapers, where our youngest is getting ready for that step. It’s an exciting time, and also a time when I look back on the methods that have worked for each of my children, and those that have not.
My first two kids were easy. They were both done with diapers by the time they were 2.5 years old. My oldest learned over one weekend. It wasn’t long and drawn out, there were no tricks, we didn’t even do a chart or any rewards systems. My second child was just as easy. So a little over two years ago I was in for a rude awakening when it took close to a year to potty train D-Man. We really tried everything, and once he was ready it just happened!
After the frustrations I experienced with the last child, I’m not in as much of a hurry with RoRo. He will be three in April and he shows a bit of interest but we don’t sweat it. Mainly because he’s the youngest and I know I don’t have to go through this again. Something about that last baby brings in a lot of patience where there used to be tears and frustration. It’s an exciting time, when your child is finding independence and learning how to express themselves and control their body and functions in new ways. It’s not a time for frustration at all!
One thing that all my kids share in common are Huggies Pull-Ups. They were always a great transitional tool for potty training, and it’s really wonderful to see the differences in the design from 1997 (when I first used them) until now. I love that they have never stopped improving, and one of my favorite feature is the adjustable tabs on the sides. The fun designs and characters have always been a favorite for all of my kids, and Huggies is a trusted brand that I have used for so long now.
Even though my last bout with potty training was frustrating at times, one of the biggest turning points was when I discovered the Pull-Ups potty training app on my phone. D-Man loved it! The videos got him excited to be a big kid, and he was always excited to “Do the potty dance!” Every time he “went” we could record it in the app and he would get a new sticker. There was many resources and now I’m seeing the app has been updated and added to even more. My RoRo is a “techie” so I have a feeling this will be a successful option for him as well.
Here’s the best news of all…
…I was chosen to be a Pull-Ups First Flush Ambassador!
This means I will be sharing fun tips and stories with you while we embark on this journey. This will be so much fun to document and I’m excited for RoRo to be a big kid! I think one of his favorite parts will be interacting in the app with his favorite Disney characters. I know he loves to see Mickey on his diapers and I’m excited for this next step. He’s not a baby anymore, and he’s ready.
For more tips and fun, you can find more conversation on Facebook and Twitter, and of course at the Big Kid Academy on the main Pull-Ups website.
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