On January 29th, Pull-Ups is throwing a giant potty training celebration in Times Square to help parents and tots kick off potty training the right way.
With a giant potty (what?!), live performers, and a spectacular light-up billboard celebration, parents and tots can experience the excitement first hand as they prepare to celebrate one of the biggest milestones in a childâ€™s transition from baby to Big Kidâ„¢ – their First Flush.
Pull-Ups is asking parents to share their kids’ First Flush celebration moment for a chance to be featured on a Times Square billboard during the First Flush celebration on January 29. Â You can enter on the Pull-Ups First Flush Facebook page.
I had hoped to have a photo to submit to this contest,Â as the other half of the grand prize is a trip to “the most magical family getaway destination on Earth.” Alas, it is not in the cards for the Ziegmont family.
Potty training is proving to be one of those things that doesn’t go the way I intended.
Allie is really good at telling me after she’s pooped; she likes having her diapers changed. Â She stays dry for long periods of time. She poops at the same time every day.
I thought she was ready to learn to use the potty, so I started asking if she’d like to sit on it.
I think she realized that I wanted her to sit on the potty, and she has thus been refusing to sit on it.
“Allie, would you like to sit on the potty when Momma is finished?”
No. No, no, no, no, no.
“Allie, we’re going to sit on the potty before we get in the bathtub.” (This is the royal “we,” meaning Allie.)
All potty-related conversations go the same way.
My only option is to completely give up and wait for her to change her mind since I’m not in the business of having power struggles with my headstrong two-year-old.
I know Pull-Ups is encouraging parents to start potty training as soon as their kids are showing the signs, but the signs aren’t the only thing that matter. They have to be willing participants, too.
So. Next week, I’ll tell you about our First Flush party, which we had even though we have no flush to celebrate.
These are the joys of having toddlers.
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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