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Two months ago, I was asked by a MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) to speak about potty training. Apparently, one of the moms in the group read my book and suggested me as a speaker, via Skype. It was a wonderful meeting and the women were great… and funny! Once you start talking about potty training, it turns funny fast, with all of those potty stories!

My favorite story was the one from a mom who had just finished potty training her daughter.   She said that when her daughter walked in while she (mom) was using the potty, the little girl cheered for her, ran out of the room, and came back with a sticker for her mom. How sweet (and funny) is that?!   

A little girl sitting on a potty chair.

The thing is… we all have to teach our kids to use the potty at some point.  We may train them or maybe they semi-train themselves, but either way, they learn from us.   

Did you know that the average person spends 1,095 days in the bathroom over the course of their lifetime?  Well, if you are potty training a toddler, it can feel a whole lot longer…and a whole lot messier! It was when I started potty training our kids that I stopped using the toilet brush and started using the Clorox® ToiletWand® System – It is kind of a must. I can’t stand the thought of putting that brush back into a container with all of those germs.

Toilet bowls can contain as many as 3.5 million bacteria per square inch, and some of those remain on traditional toilet brushes after you’re done cleaning. Yep, really. That’s when I knew it was time to break up with the brush and turn to the Clorox® ToiletWand®.  The disposable refill head is preloaded with Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner, so it kills 99.9% of germs.  Plus, it has abrasive scrubbers, so it can power through tough stains.  

A close up of a bathroom toilet.
It’s easy to use, too.  Just click to refill a head onto the wand.

A person placing a toilet brush into its holder.Scrub the toilet to unleash the preloaded Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner.

A close up of a blue toilet brush.
Click to release the head and toss it in the trash.

A close up of a person holding a toilet brush handle with a blue release button.It just keeps things cleaner… and that makes me happier.  There is nothing worse than a toddler reaching down to grab a germ-filled toilet brush in the middle of their boredom while in the bathroom. The thought makes me cringe! So, I want to give you three boredom-busters for your potty-training toddler:

1. A book.
Our kids loved looking at books on the potty. I had special Potty Books in a basket and they had to keep them in the bathroom.

2. This map.
No, a toddler cannot read it, but it certainly keeps their attention.  
A close up of a map.It is actually a shower curtain, but I wanted our older kids to learn geography and this was the perfect opportunity!  
A colorful map of the world.
3. Songs
I put a music station on my phone, usually the “Princess” station, and would sing songs with our daughter when she was potty training. She loved the songs, so she was happy and content.

And… when they are done, it won’t take you more than a minute to grab your Clorox® ToiletWand® and clean up. Then, everyone washes their hands and you move on with your day… until it happens all over again, 20 minutes later.

This was a sponsored post on behalf of Clorox.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. Loved the post it was very resourceful. Huge fan of your Youtube videos if a picture tells 100 words your videos are like 1000 words and more. keep up the good work and waiting to see more.. cheers.