My youngest son was the hardest of my three to potty train. He was one of those kids that had zero interest in it at all. I tried everything but he couldn’t be bothered. Finally, the only way to get him to potty train (at 3 1/2 to 4 years old!) was a reward chart, with a Wii game as the prize (note to self: choose a smaller prize next time. He earned that in about 3 days and it was expensive!)
So, over a year later and now our issue is that he refuses to wipe himself after going to the bathroom. I can’t tell you how many times a day I hear “I went poop!” or “WIPE!” down the hallway. I was real annoyed when I learned that his teacher at school was making him wipe himself & he would do it at school but not here at home (he told me that he had never pooped at school, the little turd!)
I’ve decided to try a new routine for him and see if this works. The first thing I did was head on over to Walmart with my daughter and pick up a 24 pack of Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper. I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that have comfy toilet paper is a must! I tried using some store brand toilet paper before…let’s just say that parts of my body were ANGRY with me!
After picking up the Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper, I decided to try the Cottonelle Fresh Care Moist Wipes. I honestly didn’t even know that Cottonelle made wipes in a nifty little tub like that but I’ve always been a big fan of baby wipes for many different uses so I decided to grab the Cottonelle Fresh Care Moist Wipes too. I actually miss buying baby wipes because we used them for so many different things in our home. They aren’t just for baby butts! Now that I have a 5 year old that MUST learn to wipe himself better before Kindergarten starts in 2 months, these wipes are going to come in handy!
After I brought bought the toilet paper & the wipes home, I put them into the main bathroom that my youngest son uses. We talked about how he’s going to be going to Kindergarten soon and how important a clean bum is going to be. He wasn’t thrilled with me to be honest with you. But, I still showed him what to do, how to open the wipes and told him that I was still there to help him anytime. Afterwards, he let me take the picture of him you see below and I promise that that is a SMILE, even though it may not look like one!
So, here is something that is really cool! On June 28th, there was a segment on the TV show “The Talk” talking all about the Cottonelle Care Routine! The wonderful hosts (Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Obsourne, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood) shared their own care routines and the importance of staying nice and clean. Also, Walmart is having a promotion when you buy a 24 pack of Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper, you will receive a FREE Fresh Care Dispenser (my price tag said $5.47 regular price at my Walmart so that’s a great deal!)
To check out all my photos of our trip to Walmart buying our Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper & Cottonelle Fresh Care Moist Wipes, you can visit me over at Google+!
To find out more about Cottonelle (and their line of Cottonelle Clean Care, Cottonelle Fresh Care Moist Wipes & Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes), please visit their site HERE. You can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.