My boys are both old enough that they’re pretty much independent when it comes to bathroom routines. From using the toilet to brushing their teeth, they don’t really need Mom’s help anymore. (Though their aim sometimes could use some work!) Building that independence has taken time and effort, especially when it was time to brush teeth. So having innovative ways to get my sons involved in their personal care was something that I really appreciated.
That’s why I love the new Bathroom Buddies program created by Today’s Parent and P&G. The two companies have created a handy chart to celebrate your child’s bathroom routine successes and get them excited. Simply post it in your bathroom and use a dry-erase marker so you can use the chart over and over each week. This helpful tool also comes with great tips and tricks to make the bathroom experience even easier. And if you’d rather use tech to track your child’s progress, the new Today’s Parent Milestone app for iOS lets you record your child’s milestones as an interactive “bathroom buddy” helps children learn their bathroom routines through fun games on potty training and brushing their teeth.
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