As parents, there are a lot of moments we aren’t particularly proud of. Then there are, of course, the moments that you think might be the end of you when they’re happening, but turn out to be hilarious stories that are told and retold for years. Our grossest potty training moment (so far) happens to be one of those stories.
Also, stay tuned after my story to find out how to text to save on Pull-Ups®. I love a good deal, so I was excited to work with Family Dollar and Pull-Ups® Training Pants for this post. I currently have 2 kiddos in some sort of diaper or training pants, so this subject is near and dear to me!
My Grossest Moment with Potty Training (so far!)
I remember when my daughter was almost old enough to potty train. She was my first kid, so I didn’t really have any experience with dealing with the gross mishaps that happen. The only experience I had to draw from was dealing with daycare kids a few years prior as their teacher, but we all know it is SO different when it’s your own kid.
One day, she had been taking a nap in her room with the door closed. She was sleeping in her toddler bed, which she had been using for several months, so she was easily able to get up and get out when she was done sleeping. My second child was a newborn, so I was likely tending to him either nursing him or laying down with him in the next room over.
Since it was quiet, I just assumed that she was sound asleep for her usual afternoon nap. Next thing I knew, I heard a loud banging on the door from the inside, so I knew she was ready to be up and would probably be hungry.
I walked into her room as usual and was immediately hit with the stench. Oh. My. Gosh. My child had taken off her diaper, placed it on the floor, and gotten TWO dolls to dig their little plastic hands IN HER POOP. EWWWW!
They were the kinds of dolls that have the cloth body and the plastic arms and hands, so their bodies were all poopy in their material (because they were naked for some reason?!) and their little plastic grooves in the fingers were stuffed with poop packed in there. They even had it on their FACES.
Once I sort of got over the shock of that, I saw that she had it on HER hands and face, too. Not only that, but she had dragged her poopy hands all over her carpet by the door, and there were brown finger and hand prints on the inside of her door and door knob. GAG!!!
It was pretty much the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had to deal with. It was EVERYWHERE. Everywhere!!!
I’m pretty sure I called my husband that day and told him I had 2 children to give away on Craigslist from the sheer feeling of being overwhelmed. 😉 Luckily, we all survived the ordeal and now I have this great story that they just love to hear about when Grace was a disgusting toddler.
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I like Huggies Pull-Ups because we love the characters on there. They have several new Disney designs which feature Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Ariel, and Lightning McQueen. My boys all seem to love Jake, so that’s what I reach for.
I like how they fit on my toddler, including the stretchy waist band and leg openings. The break-away sides have been handy for icky accidents and easy clean up.
What has been your grossest potty training moment?