It has been two months since my almost-three-year-old was introduced to Huggies Pull-Ups, and while I can’t say she is 100% potty trained, we have made incredible strides in the bathroom using department.
Me: Do you want to use the potty?
Me: But if you pee on the potty, you’ll get M&Ms.
Ella: I just want M&Ms.
So there we had it. The kid just wanted chocolate and I can’t say that I blamed her. Then something happened.
Ella: Am I wearing a diaper or a Pull-Up?
Me: A Pull-Up.
Ella: I have to go to the potty!!!!!
Turns out, she loves her Disney princess “panties” so much that she doesn’t want to make a mess of them. She asks me each time before pees or poos what she was wearing, and if the answer is a Pull-Up, she makes every effort to get to the toilet. In that respect, we’re winning.
Fortunately for other Disney-lovin’ kiddos out there, Pull-Ups has partnered with The First Years, a company that makes fancy potty training systems and adorable seats, some of which feature Disney’s most famous characters. My Ella, of course, has a princess potty seat (she refused to eliminate via her brother’s Disney Cars potty seat…), so potty training just got even more personal. If you buy a potty training system (customized to your little one’s pooping pleasure), you’ll get a free pack of Pull-Ups!
That’s not to say she doesn’t have a few accidents now and again, but progress has undeniably been made. We made use of the resources found at the Big Kid Academy, mostly to celebrate the first flush, but as I mentioned in a previous post, Ella wasn’t at all interested in a big to-do when it came time for her deposit. She is normally very comfortable celebrating herself (what toddler isn’t?), but I think because her big brother does his business without a three-ring circus reaction, she wanted the same. So while the resources were great, they weren’t for my gal. What IS fantastic about the Big Kid Academy is the resources for ME! Advice for potty training on the go and nighttime training have been particularly helpful for me when working with both of my kiddos. Pull-Ups Facebook page and Twitter stream have also proven helpful, as other parents weigh in with their advice, and their epic fails. It’s good to know there are other parents out there who have a sense of humor about pooping on carpets.
We’ve just welcomed a new baby into our home, and life has been a little chaotic as a result. I’m afraid of pushing Ella to the point of no return by replacing the Pull-Ups with regular undies for fear that she will rebel and regress completely. So, for now, we’re sticking with princesses on her behind and working the “don’t poop in your pretty Pull-Up” angle. I’m confident that when she is ready, complete potty training will be a cinch.*
*Sleep deprivation has me feeling woozy and unrealistically optimistic.
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