And just like that we are back to our routine!
More than a month back and we are full swing into school. I feel like I still have to get my act together. Gelli didn’t submit her family picture yet for school, I still have forms I have to sign that are trickling in and the kids have already fallen into their routine of sleeping early and waking up JUST as early to get ready for school.
I’m scrambling every morning to make breakfast, to fill the kids’ bellies before they leave the house, and trying to pack interesting and nutritious lunches at the same time. I am finding my routine again in my own office, so that after I get everyone off to school, I find a little time to write creatively, and even catch up on some of my backlogged posts.
I have always shared the many things that make my life easier as a multi tasking “Super Mom” in the hopes that reading about it might make life easier for some of you as you balance the many jobs and hats you wear as a momma.
Today I want to share why Huggies Dry Pants make my life easier in sending Gelli to preschool. She has begun to express the desire to use the toilet but still hasn’t decided yet to actually sit long enough to “do her business.” As with most things when it comes to Gelli, I don’t rush her. I follow her lead, and I watch closely for all the milestones I can.
Most of Gelli’s classmates her age are of course already potty trained. They can express themselves verbally, and have the control to use the toilet when they need to relieve themselves. Gelli hasn’t figured that all out yet. So, I send her to school in Huggies Dry Pants for a number of different reasons.
The obvious, is of course, is that I don’t have to worry about her having an accident in school because she is too busy playing to stand up and alert her teacher that she might have to go. School time is also about PLAY time and since the preschool I have chosen, is a preschool which teaches through PLAY, I know that while she is building confidence in herself, fostering friendships with her classmates, and learning about the world she lives in, she is slowly reaching her goals that we have set for her together. In this case I am confident that her development will not be hampered by the fact that she hasn’t mastered potty training yet.
Aside from that, the garterized waistband makes Gelli feel like it’s a one step closer to wearing her big girl panties. She doesn’t have to lay down to be changed when she’s wet. We simply have her step out of her Dry Pants, wash her up, and dress her up again. This also makes it easier for the helper in her classroom to change her if she needs. When I change her at home this way, even if she has already soiled her Dry Pants, I still ask her to sit on the potty. I feel like if she begins to associate all of these things together, when she finally figures out that she has to tell us BEFORE she needs to go, it will be easier.
If she does need to be changed where I need to clean her thoroughly, it’s also just as easy for her to lay down and for me to tear the garterized waist band on the sides. It makes it easier to clean her up this way when she has not been able to tell me that she had to poop.
Of course, in true Gellibean form, I cannot force her to use the toilet. I try my best to give her the consistent cues that I know she needs for her to develop her understanding the use of the toilet.
So while she is playing….
And during circle time….
And even during snack time…
I’m not worried that if she gives word a little late, that she made “poop,” (poop meaning either pee or poo) because of the constant protection of Huggies.
There are lots of things that make my life easier as my little girl grows up. Whether it’s something that furthers her learning, or helps me pack nutritious and fun meals for her lunchbox, or even Huggies Dry Pants which I know I can trust not to leak while we master potty training skills, these are products a mom like me depends on, to keep the house running smoothly and the “Bean” well taken cared for.