When I became a parent, I was worried about my ability to raise a child. I had not been around babies much and there I was having one of my own. When we brought her home, we had no idea why she was crying and went through a lot of trial and error to get her to stop! We learned a lot of parenting was just common sense and for the things we were not clear on, we asked our family or read a book. The one area I was probably most fearful about was potty training because I heard so many horror stories about it. She was going to be heading to pre-school and they had a policy that kids needed to be in full swing of potty training before they could enter. Thankfully, she learned to potty like a champ and the experience helped prepare me for the next two kids. What we did not realize was this potty training thing would rear its ugly head again. Once my kids hit puberty, they lost all decorum which included good bathroom hygiene. Here is what we learned…the hard way!
3 Tips To Teach Bathroom Hygiene Habits To Older Kids
- The Shower: For some reason, once my kids hit 12, they felt they no longer required the use of a shower. I am thinking at this age their noses stop working and they have no idea how stinky those feet can get!
- The Deodorant: I had to teach the kids deodorant was not something to be afraid of. My kids would look at it like a pretend snake would pop out of it should they attempt to open it. Even after showing them this was not the case, they still hesitated to use it. Apparently, they are unaware of their pit odor along with those feet!
- The Toilet: Here is that potty training thing coming to haunt me again! My kids think toilet paper should be used in huge qualities. I am talking like enough to clog the toilet every time! The other side of this coin was their inability to actually get their bums clean! I will not go into details, but yikes, I am tired of replacing underwear for the stains! Thankfully Cottonelle® has come to the rescue in my home and their Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths and toilet paper. Now the whole family have clean bums and I am not buying new undies every week!
We have been a Cottonelle® family for a while now and I honestly do not know what I would do without this brand. We are also a CVS family and have been for probably 10 or more years. My mom worked for CVS until she retired, so we have been loyal customers since she worked for them. I love their great product choices and prices, which is important to this one income family. My husband has a 4 roll rule, so when we use our 5th to last roll, he goes out and buys a package of the Cottonelle® Clean Care Toilet Paper and a refill for the Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths Upright Dispensing Tub. Using this combination of products has helped up with our bathroom routine and I have shared these bathroom hygiene tips with my family and friends.
I absolutely love how soft the Cottonelle® toilet paper is, and it is even more important for my son. My son has autism, and with that comes sensory issues. I cannot tell you how many brands of toilet paper we went through which he refused to use after one try. It was like a miracle when my husband brought the Cottonelle® Clean Care Toilet Paper home.
No more struggles and no more crying because he had a dirty bottom. When we used this paper along with the Flushable Cleansing Cloths,we stopped seeing the tell tale signs he was not getting totally clean. You can get your favorite Cottonelle® cleaning combo at CVS like we do and save $1.50 at the same time! You just go to the link and click on the “Get Coupon” button for your free printable $1.50 off coupon for this wet/dry system.
How can you get your kids to use the Cottonelle dry/wet routine?