Being the smallest of your siblings isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, there is the constant being picked last, or getting the last of whatever is being given. You know, those days where you had to share your house with all of your crazy siblings, who seemed to get away with murder when mom wasn’t looking. Those constant teasing remarks you would get when you are the youngest of the bunch.
Let’s face it, we all did it and it’s normal when it happens in a family of multiple kids. I still remember the days where my big brother would sit on me till I squealed loud enough so my mom would hear and come to my rescue. The one thing that us “baby” of the families gets is pressure, pressure to be just like the bigger kids.
Yes, there are amazing perks to being the baby of the family, I will not lie! Those day’s grandma would give you the pick of her secret candy stash, but shhh don’t say I said anything about that. There are also other pressures to being the baby where everyone expects you to pick up things as quickly as the other kids did. Things like potty training, or maybe even baseball or basketball. The one thing I learned about my “baby” of my family was she isn’t the quickest at picking up potty training.
I’ve learned many tips and tricks with potty training which are amazing at helping her learn everything there is to learn about potty training. She has caught on to all of those tips and even taught me a few new tricks, but life is life and mishaps happen. On good days she does very well with using the potty but still does have those mishap moments. It’s all a part of potty training though and she is never scolded for making a small mistake. We just make sure she knows she’s loved and has the support of all of her family, including her rough and tough brothers and sister.
Our most notable mishap that has happened since we have started our potty training journey, is the one we experienced while on a road trip to our local Kings Dominion Theme Park. It was about an hour in on the drive and we hit a wall of traffic when I say a wall I mean we were crawling for a good 15 miles. During this crawl, Esuun had her moment and let lose in the car with a huge fart followed by some not so friendly sounds and smells. It was it, the huge one she had been saving for about 24 hours now.
At this point, there was no way we could stop the car to change her diaper, heck I couldn’t even crawl to the shoulder to change her. So with a sigh of unhappy thought’s myself and other kids included, the kid’s grandma and grandfather all had to suffer, with this huge bomb she let off in her car seat. All the while she continued to watch Zootopia as we crawled for the last 10 miles and hit the well-deserved exit towards a gas station. The kids cheered and the adults hopped out of the car to let it air out, good thing I always carry around a can of Febreeze! Honestly, I’m happy we kept a PullUp® on her or else it would have been a totally different story.
My Esuun loves the Doc McStuffin’s designs on her Pull-Ups® training pants, they have a design on the front (her doctor’s bag) that disappears when she goes tinkle. I like to point out to her that she doesn’t want to get Doc’s doctor bag went when we put on her training pants. I personally love the One and Done wipes with the Cucumber & Green Tea scent. It’s so magical you wouldn’t even know you just changed a diaper, it takes away all the smell if you know what I mean.
Whenever we want to stock up on our Mishap Moments Tools, we head over to our local Walmart Neighborhood Market®. Located in the diaper isle you can find a fun display of the many sizes and themes of the Pull-Ups® brand training pants. I love to stock up on many essentials at my local Walmart Neighborhood Market®. I also love that you find some exclusive coupons for the Huggies® brand Diapers and Wipes. There is a few AWESOME money saving coupons available for you, I made sure to print out mine before I hauled the crew to our local store.
To find your local Walmart Neighborhood Market® Click Here. Is your little potty training? What are your most notable mishap’s your little ones have had while potty training?