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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Introducing BATHROOM BUDDIES from P&G, WalMart and Today's Parent #PGMom #Giveaway


When children are wee, some of the biggest successes and some of the largest struggles happen in the bathroom!  I can remember (so well) doing the Happy Pee Pee Dance when I heard the joyful sound of tinkling in the potty.  The child of course, looked at me bewildered.

   Bathroom routines have long been a constant power struggle and source of frustration for children, and parents.  



Bathroom Buddies Is Here To Help

Healthy habits start from a young age, and it’s never too early to teach your toddler to master the bathroom. Learning the basics of healthy hygiene can begin as soon as your child is old enough to hold a toothbrush or go on the potty. P&G and Walmart are here to help make the experience easy and fun with cleaning and personal care Bathroom Buddies from Pampers, Charmin and Bounty that are designed specifically for your little ones!

Together with Today’s Parent, P&G has created a handy chart to celebrate your child’s bathroom routine successes and get them excited. Simply post it in your bathroom and use a dry-erase marker so you can use the chart over and over each week.

Today's Parent Milestone App

With help from Charmin, Pampers and Oral-B, Canada’s favourite parenting magazine, has developed a new tool – Today’s Parent Milestone App – helping moms track their little one’s progress on a smart phone or tablet*!  In the app, an interactive “bathroom buddy” helps children learn their bathroom routines through fun games on potty training and brushing their teeth.

Find out more about the app here.

* This app is only available on Apple devices.  

Bathroom Tips to Make Your Life A Little Easier

  1. Get kids in the habit of good brushing – let them brush on their own first, then review to make sure no areas are missed! Find the right toothbrush for your little ones’ brushing stage. Oral-B Stages are made for their stage and make brushing fun with their favourite Bathroom Buddies characters by their side. For kids three and up, try Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power Toothbrush or Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters Inc. Power Toothbrush.
  2. Make sure your little ones know that an essential part of the bathroom routine is cleaning up when you’re done. Teaching them the right way to wipe is especially important for girls. For their precious skin, find a soft bath tissue, like Charmin Ultra Soft, and teach them how much to use.
  3. Setting a routine for potty training is an important step for success. Visit the bathroom together after all meals and liquids, and before and after sleeps and going out.  When your little one is ready, they can start the potty training journey with friends Dora and Diego on their Pampers Easy Ups, designed for all day training.



Giveaway

Canadians, please use the rafflecopter form to enter to win:

  • Pampers Easy Ups Boys 2T-3T 
  • Pampers Easy Ups Girls 2T-3T
  • Pampers Sensitive Wipes
  • Charmin Ultra Soft 
  • Today’s Parent with the Bathroom Buddies charts
  • Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power Toothbrush 
  • Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters Inc. Power Toothbrush

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 Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. Please understand that by entering this giveaway your information will be shared with a PR agency in charge of prize fulfillment should you be a winner. Opinions expressed are mine, yours may differ. Remember that you may enter at multiple blogs, but only win once. Good Luck!

48 comments:

Tanis S said...

No secrets yet, but hopefully we will encourage him with being positive and praising him!

Josh Siemens said...

Positive encouragement and be ok when accidents happen.

Darlene Schuller said...

I put mine on the potty first thing in the morning to eat breakfast at the table. Everyone goes as soon as they wake up. Then I'd try about every 90 mins until the afternoon i'd work on it every 40 or so.

Jeannie Lam said...

We started a bathroom routine with the kids when there were young. We always go to potty when they wake up and always wash our hands before meals and snacks.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Our family secret, more so my cousins, is to encourage potty training with fun and imagination. Cool potty seats, games, etc.

Annie1 said...

No negativity, no stress, and be super positive!

RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

Julie Bolduc said...

We use a sticker chart that seems to be working good

Lori Butler said...

there were no real secrets, other than asking continually and made the potty fun looking

flowerchild said...

I have no secrets, besides take them frequently and ask if they have to go

Sweet Panda said...

Have to be patient and don't push too harding on trying. If he/she able to do it, give reward.

Victoria K said...

Lots of praise and sticker rewards.

josiefiorda said...

Lots of patience and lots of praise

ksceviour said...

DOnt pressure them,,praise them when tehy go,and reward them:)

Sue2Sueper said...

Be Patient, they will be ready on their schedule not yours. Let it be.

Amy Lovell said...

Just encouragement and being atent

Monique L.S. said...

I am watching my daughter's cues to know when she is ready and encouraging her to use the bathroom.

tammy campbell said...

I used stickers. I cut out a shape of their choosing from Bristol board (my sons was a spider) everytime they went number 1 they got to put 1 sticker on the spider and when they went number 2 they got 2 stickers

Angela M said...

We use a sandtimer and electric toothbrush to make the tooth routine more fun for my daughter. For the potty we just had to be patient.

Amber said...

Doing your own bathroom routine when they do theirs helps. A little monkey see monkey do.

HappyCanadianMom said...

We keep a routine.. flush, wash, wipe hands and shut the lights out..We make a song out of it and keep is fun and simple.

Francine Allain said...

a lot of patience and stay persistent. they have to brush their teeth even if they cry and throw a tantrum. over time it will get better.

Sarah Stickney said...

we haven't started yet

Heidi said...

consistently walking them in every 20 minutesto "try" & getting their stuffed animals to go first.

Debbie said...

It's been a long time, but I remembered that pressuring my daughter was not a good idea.
(Debbie W)

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I don't fight with The Kids. Our routine is very clear and just that, a routine. They know exactly what privileges they will lose if they don't do certain chores.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Lily Sousa-Bernardo said...

With my son..plenty of pants free time. Fruit loops in the toilet and a step make for a fun pee pee game. Every poopie deserved a new dinkie car. My daughter will be potty training this summer. Wish me luck!

Lily Sousa-Bernardo said...

With my son..plenty of pants free time. Fruit loops in the toilet and a step make for a fun pee pee game. Every poopie deserved a new dinkie car. My daughter will be potty training this summer. Wish me luck!

Dianne said...

My daughters were 14 months apart. The older one trained the younger one. When she went to the bathroom she would put her little sister on the potty chair. She would high five her sister when she went to the bathroom. Easy! My daughters helped me toilet train their brother as they were older when I had him. I used a reward system where they got something special each dry day.

Rick and Jennifer said...

Consistency is key, as is a positive attitude.

verycutekitties said...

patience and encouragement

Kristine Ewald said...

Patience and a lot of enthusiastic energy when she goes potty

sensfan4eva said...

lots of patience and award the achievements

Jonnie (JB) said...

I think being consistent and patient are the best tips

Nicolthe pickle said...

WE don't have a successful routine yet. Hopefully soon.

Anna .w said...

I always just let my kids run around naked until they were going to the bathroom on their own. It was so much easier than always having wet undies!

Flo said...

Just patience and letting it happen when ready. Little treats when it did happen.

Florence C

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

We are just starting to train my little guys. We aren't pushing them but give them stickers when successful!

natasha severson said...

i just have to get very excited when my little one goes on the potty! and i always give her one tiny smarty/m&m it makes her feel like she accomplished something and wants to do it again!

Juliee said...

I just try to get her into a routine of going potty before nap and bedtime.

Wendy Hutton said...

be patient with them, make it fun and make it routine take them in to the potty hrly or so

Jennifer L. said...

With my son, we just had to try several different times. If he wasn't ready, we backed off and tried again in a couple months. Eventually he was ready and it happened fast.

Rene Beaubien said...

Patience, supervision, and SMARTIES!!

Kristi R. said...

Stickers and charts!

Bev said...

My tip is to be patient and positive. Do not start any training session until you are in a calm state of mind!

Angie B said...

The 3 day method worked for us. We still have some accidents but she caught on really quick and hasn't looked back.

Brandee H said...

We just made it fun!! No stress. And lots of potty parties!

Christy Martin said...

Books and keeping company. The moistened whipes seem to help. Apparently, so much more fun than regular toilet paper. Perhaps it is the packaging.

Andrea said...

Don't push, and don't worry if they aren't running on your schedule. It will happen in its own time.