My house has been a buzz this week. As I struggle to hold on to DD2 and accept that she is no longer a baby, she continues to plunge forward, advancing to new stages. Last weekend, DD2 started “grunting” in the corner. Being a mom of 3, this is a familiar sign! When they grunt, I usually whip out the diaper and wipes and prepare for a smell mess. This time, I asked DD2 if she was “pooping”. She stopped what she was doing and ran to the bathroom yelling “poo poo potty”. Shocked (and sure that she had already completed the business transaction), I followed her to the toilet. Low and behold, she had stopped and was happy to complete it on the toilet. We celebrated, dance and made her feel like she was the Queen of the Throne, but knowing it was probably a fluke and I thought nothing more of it.
A day later, DD2 was playing in her room with her brothers, when she turned to them and yelled “poo poo potty”. Excited, they called me for help and again we were successful at using the potty! This has occurred at least once a day since then! We are by no means toilet trained yet and we are still having a problem “peeing” on the toilet, but if it is one less dirty diaper I have to change, I’ll play this game!
Potty training has brought me back to basis. It has reminded me of the simple steps that we must take in the washroom; Wipe, flush, and wash your hands. I was shocked at how simple the routine is but how important it is to teach children, especially those going through the potty training stage, how to properly care for your bum!
How do you take care of your bum?
Here is a video I put together to help you start the conversation. #LetsTalkBums
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but all opinions are my own