I’m about to commit the ultimate mummy blogger sin and stereotype than many have fought to banish from this blogging genre and talk about toilet training. Or to be precise, that after almost 3.5 years, and a solid 6 months of rather successful toilet training it’s about time Master H started to learn the art of wiping his own bum.
What a blessing then that the good people at Kleenex have come to the
poo party and offered me the chance to trial their fabulous Cottonelle flushable kids wipes!
Now, my son does not always readily take well to change. So when it was announced that we’d be learning this most essential life skill, I wasn’t met with much enthusiasm on his part. And the home truth that he surely didn’t want his own mum still wiping his bum when he was in his teens was of course lost on him at his 3 and a half years of age…
But upon showing him the cute Kleenex Cottonelle pop up tub (complete with also adorable puppy on it!) and how easy the wipes were for his chubby little fingers to access, we began to make a little progress.
Made from Aloe Vera (and containing no alcohol for that still so sensitive skin of theirs!) the wipes are the perfect size for them to grasp and begin to learn. It helps to foster their independence and are super safe to flush after use.
Then there is also the cost effective factor to consider. Children seem to have no concept of how much toilet paper is appropriate to use (and let’s not forget the whole scrunch or fold debate but I dare not open that can of worms yet!) so you either find them tearing off one piddly square to clean up with – or the other extreme where only half a full roll of loo paper will suffice!
And is it just me or has anyone else found how bloody versatile wipes can be? Forget other cleaning products – these babies do everything from get stains out of my carpet and clothes to disinfecting one of my son’s beloved toy that fell down the toilet bowl yesterday (true story and one I am remiss to discuss further for fear of flashbacks…)
Right now we are navigating the road-testing of this new skill by taking it in turns (one wipe from him, one from me) but the gradual exposure seems to be working. Or let’s put it this way – there have been no foot stamping tantrums of refusal to use them so I’ll take that as a green light we are good to keep going!
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Please note my all opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid for this review but did receive a generous supply of wipes to road test. My thanks to the kind people at Kleenex Mums