I am so excited to announce that I am a Pull-Ups “First Flush” Ambassador! I recently got back from a trip overseas and decided that Zach was totally ready to starting his potty training. While we were overseas, he began showing early signs of interest towards using the potty, so I thought, “Hey, let’s do it!”
First order of business- get a potty. Check!
This week, Zach began his potty training. For real. Last week, when we came back, I decided to try to sit him on the toilet because he kept going into the bathroom to play in the toilet. Yes, play in the toilet. He would walk into the bathroom and just start splashing the toilet water everywhere. (Thank God the water was clean!) So, when that happened several times, I would tell him “Potty for pee, not for play!” And I would take his diaper off and sit him on the toilet.
He was so hesitate about sitting on the “big boy” potty. He was pretty much scared out of his wits. So that’s when I got him a potty. When this potty arrived, he did not even wait for me to take his diaper off. He just ran up to it and sat on it. As if it were a throne. He felt very comfortable sitting on his throne, so I took his diaper off and told him to “pee pee in the potty” and that if he did I would reward him with a cookie. (Not the best choice of rewards, but this kid LOVES cookies. So I thought, maybe he would pee).
After about 15 minutes something amazing happened! He stood up and peed all over the bathroom floor. Way to go, Zach. No cookie for you! When that happened I decided it was time to put his diaper back on, clean up the floor, and eat a cookie for my hard work. (Ha!) I tried several times after that incident yesterday, but no success.
Does that mean I’m going to give up after one day? Heck no!
Zach loves sitting on his potty, so it’s only a matter of time before he puts 2 and 2 together and actually pees in the potty. I’m going to keep trying, because this kid is smart and he will figure it out soon! I can’t wait to get our Pull-Ups Training Pants so I can get him used to not being in diapers all the time. Maybe this will help speed up the process.
Potty training takes time, so I know I have to brace myself for the accidents, take a breath when I’m getting frustrated, and always cheer him on! He can’t be in diapers forever, so I know it will only be a matter of time before he is a “big kid” using the potty. I just have to keep trying each day.
Next order of business- Potty Training Party!
I will be hosting a “Why Wait- Let’s Celebrate” Potty Training Party with my friends and family in January, and I’m really excited about it! I hosted one before, last year, for my baby nephew who was potty training and it happened to be his birthday, too! We had a really fun time, so I’m sure this time it will be even better now that all of my nieces and nephews are a little bigger and can actually party and not nap.
Apply To Host a Pull-Ups House Party!
You can sign up to host your own “Why Wait- Let’s Celebrate!” Pull-Ups House Party. You will be set up with everything you need to make starting potty training fun and easy. Your exclusive party-pack includes:
- Engaging activities to get your toddlers excited about starting potty training
- Celebration party hats and noisemakers to cheer on potty training success
- Pull-Ups Potty Training Celebration App sticker
- Pull-Ups Training Pants for every Big Kid at the party
- Pull-Ups coupon books, and more!
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.