Since I’m a Pull-Ups Ambassador and Levi is potty training, I thought it would be fun to try hosting a “potty party” for him and some of his friends. We’re well into potty training, but struggle with consistency so I thought it might be a good way to encourage him. Plus, I’m getting tired of changing diapers.
Unfortunately, I live in Minnesota and snow storms can be unpredictable, so Grandpa was the only one that made it over for the party. He was totally a good sport about it.
I had party hats and noisemakers so we could be really loud and celebrate any time Levi successfully went potty. Levi was pretty excited about that part.
Even though real “potty parties” seem to be all the rage, I’m kind of glad we had a more low-key day. Levi takes after me and is easily distracted, plus I only have one bathroom at my house. With potty training toddlers, when they gotta go they gotta go NOW, so it was nice that we could just focus on Levi and celebrating his “first flush” together.
Pull-Ups sent me some great party kits that included the hats and noisemakers, as well as a sticker chart and stickers. I’m not sure who was more excited – Levi or me. Levi loves stickers so much he was cool with getting one of those to put on his chart when he went potty instead of the usual M&M’s I
bribe reward him with.
The biggest thing, though, is that Levi really enjoyed the attention and praise he got after each flush. Even though my party was a bit of a bust due to the weather, we took our show on the road and made sure to still give the party kits to some of Levi’s potty-training friends. They were a big hit with them, too. Who doesn’t like to celebrate a big accomplishment like going potty?
Pull-Ups is pulling out all the stops to help make potty training successful. They have a new Big Kid app featuring Disney characters to celebrate potty training milestones. They have articles on potty training on their website, and even have a sweepstakes for a family trip to Orlando that you can enter by sharing your child’s First Flush Moments. They’ve been sharing some of the entries on their Facebook page, and it’s been really cool to see some many parents telling the story of how they successfully potty trained their kids.
Levi and I are both getting better at consistency. I’m making sure to pay attention to his cues and celebrate his success, and he’s been going more often. I think the big push to keep celebrating has definitely helped motivate Levi, and I hope we’ll be diaper-free soon!
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.