Healthy habits start from a young age, and it’s never too early to teach your toddler to master the bathroom. Learning the basics of healthy hygiene can begin as soon as your child is old enough to hold a toothbrush or go on the potty.

Bathroom Buddies


P&G and Walmart have teamed up to help make the experience easier and more fun for not only you, but also your child by providing cleaning and personal care Bathroom Buddies. Bathroom Buddies features essentials from household name brands, including:  PampersCharmin and Bounty that are designed specifically for your little ones!

Together with Today’s Parent, P&G has created a handy chart to celebrate your child’s bathroom routine successes and get them excited.

Bathroom Buddies - Chart


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.  Here are a few tips to help with your current routine:

  1. Get kids in the habit of good brushing: let them brush on their own first, then review to make sure no areas are missed! Find the right toothbrush for your little ones’ brushing stage. Oral-B Stages are made for their stage and make brushing fun with their favourite Bathroom Buddies characters by their side. For kids three and up, tryOral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney My Friends Tigger and Pooh Power Toothbrush or Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Pixar Monsters Inc. Power Toothbrush.
  2. Make sure your little ones know that an essential part of the bathroom routine is cleaning up when you’re done. Teaching them the right way to wipe is especially important for girls. For their precious skin, find a soft bath tissue, like Charmin Ultra Soft, and teach them how much to use.
  3. Setting a routine for potty training is an important step for success. Visit the bathroom together after all meals and liquids, and before and after sleeps and going out.  When your little one is ready, they can start the potty training journey with friends Dora and Diego on their Pampers Easy Ups, designed for all day training.

For more bathroom routine tips visit Bathroom Buddies 

To celebrate and foster successful bathroom routines, Domesticated Momma is giving away a P&G Bathroom Buddies Prize Pack to one lucky reader. The P&G Bathroom Buddies Prize Pack is valued at $87 ARV, and includes:

To enter this giveaway, complete the Rafflecopter form below and tell me:
“A handy tip from your child’s  bathroom care routine. This tip can be related to potty training or tips and tricks to make the bathroom experience better for not only your child, but you.”

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*This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Giveaway ends at 12AM EST on March 1, 2014.

Disclosure: By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada. Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec, and will not be sent out of the country.

The giveaway ends on March 1, 2014 at 12AM EST

72 Comments on Bathroom Buddies {Giveaway} #PGMom

  1. cassandra henninger
    February 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm (4 years ago)

    To have everything ready for when she comes out, clothes, underwear or pullup and wipes. And stickers for when she goes

  2. Jeannie
    February 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm (4 years ago)

    My tip is simple, make it a routine to brush, floss, go potty and wash hands. If you do it every single time, it becomes routine and the kids won’t fight you over it.

  3. Monica F
    February 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm (4 years ago)

    We are just nearing the potty training stage so I am looking forward to reading other parents’ tips!

  4. charityk
    February 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm (4 years ago)

    my tip is to not push your child. they will learn when they learn.

  5. Wendy hutton
    February 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm (4 years ago)

    do not rush them let them take their time and have fun with it, if they are pushed or stressed they will no potty train

  6. Tanis
    February 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Little guy is still young so nothing personal. But make it a “pleasant” experience so they will take their time and learn to potty train on good terms!

  7. Anne Taylor
    February 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm (4 years ago)

    We do lots of singing in the bathroom with our grandkids! Singing usually makes everyone happy; the kids love it!


  8. Wayne Lecoy
    February 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a P&G Bathroom Buddies Prize Pack.
    In response to your requirement to Share a handy tip from your child’s bathroom care routine.
    My tip is it’s usually best for boys to first learn to use the toilet sitting down
    before learning to pee standing up.
    Buy a toddler-size potty seat that can be placed on top of your toilet seat
    that will let your child feel more secure and not fear falling in.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

  9. angela m
    February 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm (4 years ago)

    We like to sing songs when we wash our hands and brush our teeth

  10. Heidi C.
    February 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I suggest not pushing your child to potty train. Just watch for signs of readiness and interest and go from there!

  11. Kristine Ewald
    February 15, 2014 at 12:16 am (4 years ago)

    We sing a song while we brush her teeth and she loves it. 🙂

  12. Shari G
    February 15, 2014 at 8:30 am (4 years ago)

    We turned our 3rd son around to pee facing backwards. He wasn’t scared to sit on the potty.

  13. nicolthepickle
    February 15, 2014 at 8:50 am (4 years ago)

    Put them on the potty every time you change their diaper. Get them used to it.

  14. angie
    February 15, 2014 at 10:37 am (4 years ago)

    We just went through potty training with our oldest. We used the 3 day method which took a bit longer than 3 days but within 4 days she got it. The biggest tip I have is 100% focus and dedication to it so it doesn’t drag out over weeks/months. We didn’t leave the house, nor stray far from the bathroom – and it worked! We used a small potty for a few days and then when she got that we transitioned to a potty seat on the toilet.

  15. Erika B
    February 15, 2014 at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

    Our routine is to always wash our hands after we use the toilet. My kids use a stool to help them reach the sink and they have their own soap so it makes it more fun

  16. Betty S
    February 15, 2014 at 11:11 am (4 years ago)

    we use the toothbrushes that play a tune for 2 minutes, this way they brush long enough

  17. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    February 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Have fun and don’t stress about it. A sticker chart is a good idea so they can see their progress

  18. Doris Calvert
    February 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm (4 years ago)

    I don’t have kids, so I don’t know, but had a niece and my god daughter had a baby so entering

  19. cheryl
    February 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm (4 years ago)

    biggest piece of advice, have patience, get all happy and excited and reward the accomplishments

  20. Rene
    February 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Fun and yummy smelling soap make washing hands a joy for everyone!

  21. Julie G
    February 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

    We make up silly songs to sing when the grand kids are on the potty. It makes it a relaxed, fun experience.

  22. Holly Messana
    February 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm (4 years ago)

    We have a timer in the bathroom that the kids use when they brush their teeth, that way they know when two minutes are up. They enjoy watching and counting down the time.

  23. Monique L. S.
    February 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Start training when your child shows interest. Follow your child’s pace – they will figure it out.

  24. Florence C
    February 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Be patient with the little ones when potting training. It will come when they are ready. A little rewards when they do use the toilet.

  25. Stephanie LaPlante
    February 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Buy cool looking toilet seats. They are inspired with fun and imagination.

  26. martina j
    February 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm (4 years ago)

    potty routine…..don’t make a big deal of it….just do it…the less you focus on it, the more littles know they cant challenge it

  27. lori b
    February 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm (4 years ago)

    not to rush your child, or compare them to someone else’s child, yours will let you know when they are ready

  28. Carolle Hall
    February 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I have sticker and a nice bottle of soap just for her 🙂

  29. Michelle Michaud
    February 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I would always have everything ready for the morning!

  30. Cynthia Jacobi
    February 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Just starting with my daughter. Had all boys so this will be interesting.

  31. Sunshine G
    February 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

    She gets to choose whether to use the big potty or the little one – as long as she’s using it, I’m happy!

  32. Karla Sceviour
    February 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    when my son was little,he had a toothbrush that played music for 2 minutes,,he loves it,and helped him to keep p brushing his teeth till it stopped playing;)

  33. Brandee H
    February 15, 2014 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

    We waited till he was ready. No stickers, treats, etc. just made it fun. No pull ups! Lots of patience!

  34. Robyn L
    February 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm (4 years ago)

    do a ‘sticker a go’ on a calendar hung in bathroom whenever they go potting; they love this.

  35. Veronica S.
    February 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I definitely had to use treats with my son but now he seems to have the hang of it.

  36. Dayna Wilson
    February 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm (4 years ago)

    We’ve only just started potty training, so i have no tips yet. with toothbrushing, however, I’ve found that always letting him go first before making sure his teeth are properly brushed myself works. Also, doing it in front of the mirror so he can see what he’s doing distracts him and keeps him cheerful.

  37. Julie Bolduc
    February 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm (4 years ago)

    We use a sticker chart we find it works good!!!

  38. Darlene Schuller
    February 16, 2014 at 9:55 am (4 years ago)

    Everyone uses the bathroom first thing in the morning. I would put mine on the potty as soon as I heard them awake, at the kitchen table for them to eat breakfast, I was guranteed they’d go. Of course you need a chair with arms 🙂

  39. Debbie W
    February 16, 2014 at 10:13 am (4 years ago)

    I don’t pressure/force. It just adds frustration to the two of us. When my daughter was ready, she caught on really quick.

  40. Jennifer L.
    February 16, 2014 at 10:57 am (4 years ago)

    My tip is to accept that the whole potty training process may take longer than you expect.

  41. Andrea Amy
    February 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)

    i don’t believe in pushing them. if they are really really reluctant I just go with it. eventually they will want to use to the potty.

  42. Sandra Mitchell
    February 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm (4 years ago)

    We use stickers and chocolate chips as little rewards for a job well done 🙂

  43. Juliee Fitze
    February 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm (4 years ago)

    We have a routine for her to go potty before and after nap and bed.

  44. Winnie B
    February 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Let my LO pick the floss and put on toothpaste.

  45. Erin W
    February 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I always brush my teeth at the same time as my daughter, it makes it way easier.

  46. Erinn Lishman
    February 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm (4 years ago)

    For me, potty training was mix of routine and reading their cues. I took my girls potty every hour, or, if necessary, more often depending on how much they drank, if they were squirming, etc. Try to be flexible and stay positive!

  47. Jenn McClearn
    February 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

    We make him a part of the process we keep the wipes in his stool and pull ups in a drawer he can reach. He loves to help and keep the potty, pull up , teeth brushing routine the same every night

  48. Kristi Renout
    February 18, 2014 at 8:52 am (4 years ago)

    My tip is to use a chart with stickers so your child can see how well he/she is doing.

  49. Alexa Nernberg
    February 18, 2014 at 11:26 am (4 years ago)

    Use a chart and stickers to celebrate poops and pees in the toilet. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  50. Lori Jackson
    February 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm (4 years ago)

    My sons toothbrush sings songs so we always brush our teeth together and sing songs.

  51. Jonnie
    February 19, 2014 at 12:49 am (4 years ago)

    My tip is to not stress about potty training or accidents. The whole experience should be positive for your child.

  52. Sarah Jackson
    February 19, 2014 at 10:37 am (4 years ago)

    My son loves “monies” so we have a jar of pennies in the bathroom that he gets rewarded with when he uses the potty, or tries too.

  53. TerryH
    February 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Every child is different when it comes to potty training, my daughter was fully trained by the time she was 18 months and my son was almost 3. Not pushing them was the key, but I always had 2 potties in the house one in the bathroom and one where they played the most. So that if they had to go they didn’t have to worry about accidents if they didn’t make it to the bathroom.

  54. jackie reid
    February 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm (4 years ago)

    get everything ready prior to.

  55. Laurie B
    February 20, 2014 at 12:56 am (4 years ago)

    My tip is to put a target in the toilet for them to practice aiming. Cheerios and fruit loops work wonders 🙂

  56. Angela Mitchell
    February 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm (4 years ago)

    We’ve found using a sand timer for when my daughter brushes her teeth to be really helpful. This ways she brushes for long enough and she enjoys the routine of setting up the timer.

  57. Miriam Wilton
    February 22, 2014 at 1:10 am (4 years ago)

    it’s all about routine! and make sure they know where the washroom is right away when you visit a friends home.

  58. Courtney
    February 22, 2014 at 9:17 am (4 years ago)

    We used Special Agent Oso and came up with the 3 steps of using the toilet. My son LOVED it and learned really fast

  59. francine
    February 23, 2014 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

    when you want to start potty training take your kid to the store to pick out their own potty and any other supplies you plan to use. (if you are going to do a reward sticker sheet let them pick out the stickers, let them pick out their own hand soap to get them to wash their hands properly when they are done too.

  60. Karine
    February 23, 2014 at 11:50 am (4 years ago)

    Let him go at his pace

  61. su-ann
    February 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    cool site

  62. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    February 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm (4 years ago)

    My almost two year old loves brushing his teeth. So we take turns to make sure he gets all his teeth.

  63. SueSueper
    February 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Kids like to do what mommy and daddy do, I my trick is to do it and have them do it with me.. whether it be brushing teeth, washing up. 🙂

  64. amber y
    February 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Use a timer or music (as a timer) when washing hands or brushing teeth so they know (and learn) how long to wash or brush for.

  65. Loretta
    February 24, 2014 at 2:21 am (4 years ago)

    my tip is to not push your child.

  66. Victoria K
    February 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Reward them when the finally go.

  67. Marla
    February 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Wash hands

  68. eleanor
    February 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm (4 years ago)

    make the routine funny and positive experience

  69. courtney b
    February 25, 2014 at 10:10 am (4 years ago)

    put a prize above the potty for your baby if she pees in the toilet!

  70. Nicole B
    February 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm (4 years ago)

    When brushing my sons teeth I would make up songs while he brushed.

  71. Kelly Colby
    February 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Let your child pick out their own toothbrush, paste and soap!

  72. Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
    February 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm (4 years ago)

    If you can, don’t fight with them. When they’re ready, they’re ready. They won’t be in diapers forever.

    Note that I am a SAHM so I know that I am fortunate to not have to HAVE my kids out of diapers for daycare.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo


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