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kids bathroom: occupancy two { #CtnlCareRoutine }

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I dug my heels in the dirt but it still happened.  My baby boy turned one. *sobs*


He officially is no longer a baby and this has led to many changes within our home.  For the last 8 months his nursery has also been my office, but no more.  He’s a big boy now and deserves his own room and poof, there it is.  Another space he has moved into is his sister’s bathroom. He takes big boy baths, needs big boy brushing for those 6 teeth, and before I know it, he’ll be potty training.  Where does the time go?in_the_know_mom

Now that Gabriel has entered toddler world, the potty training cloud has started to form over my head.  I know, I have some time left, but I just hear boys are so much harder than girls.  I’m bracing myself and preparing early.


My daughter was pretty easy.  We transitioned straight from diapers to undies, no trainer pants and very few accidents.  She regressed a couple times, but all in all it was not that big a deal.  My main concern with it has always been cultivating perfect bathroom habits.

Starting kids off with proper bathroom hygiene and habits is so important.  Get it right the first time, reinforce and reward!  The best system going is the Cottonelle Clean Routine: Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper and Moist Cleansing Cloths.  A dry and a wet, if you will.  Since kids will notoriously take the easiest route, make sure you have an easy to reach system that is always stocked.


My daughter’s bathroom habits are questionable, and I cringe when I find her toilet paper roll empty — how long has it been that way?  Has she not been wiping? The best thing I ever did for her was to simply keep extra stock within her reach… because the cabinet was simply too far away.


With the Cottonelle Clean Routine, she seems to be much more thorough and when the wipes run out, she comes running to tell me.  Whew, found a routine she can stick to.  The Clean Routine makes a difference and I’m addicted to the freshness it creates!  I could never go back to just dry and my daughter shares the same sentiment.

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  1. February 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    I need to start the Cotton Clean Routine with my son! I am not looking forward to potty training my twins!

  2. February 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    We love the clean care routine and use all those products!!!

  3. February 5, 2014 at 5:38 am — Reply

    I know the feeling when you see the TP is out and no one even mentioned it. Yikes!

  4. February 5, 2014 at 8:46 am — Reply

    Oh, I feel your pain. Even though my kids are older and a little more reliable with their bathroom habits, I still worry about some of them getting totally clean. I still do their laundry… lol

  5. February 5, 2014 at 9:06 am — Reply

    I’ve tried to teach my son the clean routine and it just doesn’t get through to him! It’s so frustrating. I have the cottonelle moist wipes for myself but will need to get them their own wipes for their bathroom.

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