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Our youngest is growing so fast, she is all over the place. Welcome to the toddler years, almost. She can't quite walk yet but we are getting there, and fast! She is all over the place by crawling or scaling across furniture with small attempts of letting go like a big girl. She is always delighted by the sights before her, exploring her surroundings and touching just about everything she can. 

Ah the toddler years also mean the germ years with tons of exploring and don't forget potty training. Healthy habits start from a young age and its never too early to teach an older toddler how to keep clean in the bathroom. Even my older kids sometimes need some reminders to wash their hands or brush their teeth. 

P&G and Walmart are here to help us 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 successes and get them excited. Simply post it in your bathroom and use a dry-erase marker to use the chart over again each week! 



This helpful tool also comes with some great tips to get you and your little one started on keeping clean in the bathroom:


  • Get kids in the habit of good brushing. Let them brush on their own and just review after to make sure they didn't miss a spot! Using the right toothbrush is always a big help, little mouths don't need big bristles. Oral-B Stages are made for their stage and make brushing fun with their favourite Bathroom Buddies characters by their side. For little ones 3 and up try Oral-B Pro Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power brush or Oral-B Pro Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters inc. powered tooth brush to help them keep a healthy smile!
  • Teach your kids about the importance of cleaning up after using the washroom. Proper wiping techniques are especially important for little girls. Use quality, soft bathroom tissue like Charmin Ultra Soft and teach them how much (or little) to use.
  • Setting a solid potty training routine is the key to success. Make the bathroom the first place you both visit when you wake up in the morning and keep consistant with bathroom breaks throughout the day as reminders. Visit the washroom together after meals, snacks, drinks and of course before going to bed at night. When you and your little one are ready, training can begin with the help of Dora and Diego on their Pampers Easy Ups, designed for all day training. 
For more great bathroom routine tips visit www.Walmart.ca/Bathroombuddies!

Are you a tech-savvy mom like me? You may be interested in checking out a new tool thanks to Charmin, Pampers, Oral-B and Canada's favourite parenting magazine - Today's Parent Milestone App - helping moms track their children's progress on their smartphones and tablets. A special Bathroom Buddy helps kids learn bathroom routines through fun games on potty training and brushing their teeth! Learn more about this and other great apps here (available only for Apple devices).


Posted in participation with the P&GMom program. Perks and incentives are received as part of this program however opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 



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21 comments:

  1. Have patience :) That is my best tip

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  2. My best advice is not to pressure the child or yourself. If it's a stressful experience, it will likely take longer.

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  3. Introduce the potty early, let them play with it and put their dolls on it.

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  4. Be patient and show that kiddo can take control of it.

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  5. when the time comes, I plan to use rewards

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  6. I think its really the parents that need to be structured, and committed to the process to get potty training to work.

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  7. Make the toilet seats cool. Fun and imagination inspire children.

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  8. My daughter was very easy to train but she wasn't ready til she was ready and then she was trained in a few days. I just didn't push it on her and let her tell me when she was ready. With my son who is 1, I don't think it will be as easy!

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  9. My son was really good,he just started going to the potty when the time was right and never stopped..lol..he was easy to train :)..I would advise not to pressure the child,they will let you know when they are ready :)

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  10. Look to your little ones for signs of readiness. Don't push too hard!

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  11. I woke up before them and put them on the potty at the table to eat breakfast. They ALWAYS went first thing in the morning. Breakfast helps keep their mind off sitting on the potty... after that I would try about every 90 mins until the afternoon then I would start about every 40 getting them to sit for 10-15 mins IF I could.

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  12. I think patient is key for the parents with potty training. For the kids, I would say try often...you never know when the right time is.

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  13. Just know that accidents are going to happen. I bought my son his fave Lightning McQueen and Mater underwear and told him he couldnt ge them dirty....and thats when our training started! Make it fun! Lori Jackson

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  14. Have patience! They will know when they are ready, you can't really force it on your schedule.

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  15. Don't push, it will happen eventually, and when it does make a HUGE deal out of it. Throw a potty party :)

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  16. Lots of patience.Let them read a favorite book while on the potty.

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  17. We are getting closer and closer to the day when we will undertake this big life change! Love reading everyones tips and tricks. I'm hoping it will be a breeze like everything so far with my "easy baby"

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  18. We used stickers or starts on a chart as an incentive. Also, if your child resists using the potty chair or toilet or isn't getting the hang of it within a few weeks, take a break. Chances are he or she isn't ready yet. Try again in a few months.

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  19. We are using a chart and stickers. I think it's helped a bit.

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  20. We'll be starting this journey soon, and I'll be letting my daughter take the lead and not forcing anything!

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  21. We used the 3 day method. It worked well for us. It took 4 days that were intense and messy but she got it. We still haven't figured out how to tackle night time so are still in pull-ups then.

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