Celebrating Potty Training with Friends
If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past few months, it’s that potty training is definitely a journey. It has its highs and lows. As a Pull-Ups Ambassador on this potty training journey, I figured since we couldn’t celebrate at the big First Flush party in NYC, we could celebrate here in Texas!
Celebrating potty training with friends is definitely one way to get the kids excited. Of course, toddlers and preschool kids get excited anytime they get to play together. But with so many of my friends on the cusp of potty training, I knew I had a great group to chat about the journey that we are facing.
I received a wonderful party pack to help me prepare for our Pull-Ups First Flush party. The party pack included a fun incentive chart with stickers. As a teacher, I know all about the power of incentive charts. The kids also got party hats (which no one would wear although I did try to wrestle W into one with no luck) and noise makers. And the parents got some coupons! Everyone was happy with their goodies.
The weather was gorgeous out even though it was January, so we took the party outside! We had 13 adults and 4 little ones at the party so it was great to move outdoors. The grill was fired up and everyone enjoyed some great food and drinks. The kids even stopped playing briefly to eat a bit.
It was a great opportunity for all of the parents and parents-to-be at the party to chat about the thing we were dealing with. Potty training was definitely a hot topic and I realized that everyone has challenges and successes of their own. Everyone seems to have a different approach too. But being positive and celebrating were some things we could all agree were important!
Ultimate Potty Training App
We’re making slow progress along our potty training journey. W continues to show more and more signs of being ready. And he loves flushing the toilet for me. I’m still a bit stuck on whether I should just have him using the big toilet with the small seat or if the small potty we have is going to work better.
Like almost everything else in my parenting experience, I have a feeling it might end up being a mix of both. And I’m fine with that because I just want him to be successful! I’ll keep you updated on our progress over the next few weeks and months. I’m hoping to find some success by summer but I will be following W’s cues.
If you’re a technology-addicted mom like I am, check out the Pull-Ups Big Kid app! The app is loaded with tons of support to help you along your potty training journey including tolls, tips, games, and more! Oh, and it features familiar Disney characters too! You can take photos of your First Flush successes and earn potty rewards. The app also features countdown timers to let your child know when it’s time to go potty!
How do you encourage your child on the potty training journey?
Formula Mom 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.