Last weekend, we got a chance to host a “First Flush” party, in honor of Zoe and in an attempt to encourage to go to the potty. That’s the good news!
The bad news is the flu is going around and invited kids were down sick. What a bummer! So we only had one child and 2 other moms, but we all got together to discuss successes, failures, and strategies. It’s interesting that they had little kids, but we were all at the same place with potty training! Both had other children, and we were all having a tough time potty training THIS child! I thought that was interesting – their children certainly have no signs of disability, but they are taking their time.
Strategies we discussed included:
- putting aside a favorite toy they can only access if they go potty
- reward charts
- timers to encourage them to stay
- videos, like good old “Elmo’s Potty Time”
- Pull-Ups First Flush App
We also discussed the problem that sometimes kids just aren’t ready yet. This a big thing for kids with autism and sensory issues – they just don’t mind if they are wet, and they have a hard time being required to do something they’re not interested in. I’d love – in fact – anyone who has tips and ideas to encourage Zoe that going to the bathroom on her own is a big deal and will really make her happier!
Since this really centered around the moms, I decided to give each of them a few packs of Pull-Ups and some coupon to ease their diaper buying!
The kids, in the meantime, had a great time snacking on treats and playing with party favors and hats, chasing our cat around and mugging for the camera. I wish Zoe could play games, but that kind of focus is really hard for her. In other good news, she DID manage to keep her shirt on for a good portion of the party (a first!) and so I got some really nice shots of her and her friends.
And now, without further ado, the photos!
We’ve had a lot of setbacks, but I couldn’t have made it this far without Pull-Ups! I’m now requiring her to put them on herself. And I just had a lightbulb go off: if I can get her to clean herself, maybe we can transition that into the bathroom? Ya, Now if you have a phone or iPad, you can celebrate your child’s first flush too with Pull-Ups First Flush App. Tools, tips, and Disney characters will help you along as you train your child.
?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.