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Celebrate the First Flush


Allie is becoming aware of the things going on in her diaper. About thirty-seven times a day, she tells me, “Poop!”

I think this is a sign she's ready to begin learning to use the potty.

We have started potty training very casually, just sitting her on the potty when she asks.

Which is not very often.pull-ups

Like once or twice a week.

While she's sitting there, she stuffs the potty full of toilet paper, one square at a time.

Until I put the toilet paper out of her reach.

Then she's done and refuses to sit any more.

I'm not sure this is the right kind of progress.

But I also talk to her about what's going on.

If she poops, I confirm that she pooped. If she peed, I tell her that, too.

We also discuss stinkers.

It's a sophisticated life I'm leading over here.

Later this month, I'll be hosting a Why Wait! Let's Celebrate the First Flush! party on behalf of Pull-Ups.

Between now and then, we're going to work on actually having the first flush.

Or not. If I learned anything from potty training with Grace, it's that patience and grace are more important than any timeline. Allie will get this when she's ready.

Apparently, many parents procrastinate potty training, because it's a huge challenge to our patience, our persistence, and our perseverance.


And also, it's much easier to have a kid in diapers than one who's learning to use the potty.

I'm just saying.

Pull-Ups is encouraging us to just get started and to celebrate our kids' first flush and all the flushes that follow. You can learn more at the Pull-Ups Facebook page.

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.

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