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  • Is there someone outside of your parents that you were able to confide or look up to when you were growing up? One of my favorite characters on @davidmakesman on @owntv is Mx. Elijah. People like Mx. Elijah, who are unapologetically themselves, can be instrumental as part of the village in a young persons life. Mx. Elijah is one of those people that you can confide in without being judged. My older sisters and my niece have been there for me like Mx. Elijah. They constantly look out for me and are there for me when I need them. It definitely takes a village.  Learn more about Mx. Elijah character on @davidmakesman on Wednesday 9/8c on #OWNTV #davidmakesman #ad
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  • That’s a wrap! Had a blast celebrating Harper’s 4th Birthday at @tumblesjohnscreek. The kids had so much fun at this new facility (opened last week). The staff was amazing and kept the kids entertained the whole time. I’ll be sharing more details on Harper’s Enchanted Fourest soon! If you’re in the Atlanta area make sure you check out #tumblesjohnscreek  they have STEAM and gym classes. I’m off for rest of the weekend, mama tide 😩.
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How We Potty Trained + My Potty Training Must Haves {Video}

September 26, 2018

One of my goals before Harper turned 3 was to get her potty trained. I knew she was ready because she would tell me to change her diaper.  I put it off as long as I could because I knew she wouldn’t be easy to potty train.  Harper is strong-willed and would put up a fight.  Boy did she!  We started potty training in late May and  I took about 3 weeks to get her trained.  I wanted to share more about our experience and what items helped us on this journey.  Watch the video below.

Toilet seat covers, Amazon | Potty seat | Training Pants | Flushable wipes | Disposable pads

 

I’m so happy that we got past this potty training period.  I’m glad we did it because everyone in her class is potty trained.  Going to school or daycare with other kids also helps.  I think that is how my oldest potty trained so fast.

How did you potty trained?  What worked for you?

  • Toia Barry
    September 26, 2018 at 11:51 am

    HA!! I’m dead at the wine chile! LOL! But it’s so real! Micah needs to get on the ball… but I keep hearing that boys will take longer, for whatever reason. He understands that he should go to the bathroom but I think the thing is that he’s having fun so he doesn’t wanna stop. He’ll go poop on his own and when his pull-up is too wet while we’re out, he’ll ask to go to the bathroom. Otherwise, we have to stay on him and make him go. I hope he gets it soon.

  • Shilene Aaron
    September 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Go Harper!!! Having boys and girls my experience was way better with the girls. They were easy compared to my son but all kids are different. He was almost 3 still not potty trained and I wanted to pull my hair out because he totally understood. But I love the disposable seat cover for when you are out in public. We do the old fashioned line the seat with toilet paper. My mom did that with us. Lol. Disposable wipes is a great idea. I used the seat over the toilet too because I ain’t about tgaf scooping poop life. Hahaha. So glad you have crossed this hurdle. On to the next adventure!

  • Ashley W
    September 28, 2018 at 7:38 am

    These are all great tips! We are currently potty training my dear Avery and she is strong willed like Harper!! I struggle mostly because this wasn’t nearly as hard with my 10 yr old. She was potty trained before 2! Avery is trying to take me out for sure! I’m going to have to get the disposable seat covers for public bathrooms!! Thanks for the great video!!

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