Our First Flush – Potty Training Success!

As if potty training wasn’t hard enough, I’m doing it with two special needs kids. I’ve mentioned before my challenges. Autism and itty bitty. So when it comes to any tools to make potty training a success, I go for it! Since a number of my mama friends have littles that are potty training or almost ready, I decided to invite everyone over for a Pony Potty Party! We would play with My Little Pony, watch My Little Pony and with any luck – POTTY!

First of all, do you know how hard it is to coordinate potty training littles and their mommies with birthday parties, school schedules and sickies?It’s really hard! But with a few delays we finally got our a few of our friends together (3 mommies and 5 kiddos) for some party fun!

pull-ups party

Figuring out your potty training tactic

Potty training is a mysterious beast. Some kids train themselves, some need stickers or charts or M&Ms. Some take 3 days, some need to walk around with no pants – every kid is different. But I do know one thing – that First Flush is exciting. In fact, we’ve had quite a few successes and flushes since we started this whole process – complete with the cheers that go along with it. My kids haven’t realized that they could be getting M&Ms yet, and we haven’t told their friends either!

party guest

Since my kids are so into their iPods, I found the Pull-Ups Big Kid App to be really helpful with potty training. The app has really cool features like rewards, songs, videos and more. Plus you can have multiple children on it, which is really helpful in my house! There is even a timer to help your little know when to go potty! Wn!

potty training

So we’re doing pretty well with this potty training business. Quincy needs help with balance and pulling her Pull-Up up, and it’s still a little big, but we’re getting there. The funniest thing? If you give her the choice between Princess and Cars she chooses Cars, just like her big brother! And I haven’t changd a poopy diaper in weeks! We’re still working on peeing on the potty, but she gets it most of time! Almost ready for cloth undies, if we could find them small enough!

Sebby? He’s getting there, doing things at his own pace, with lots and lots of cheering! I’d love advice from other Autism moms – we’ve tried naked and believe me, it wasn’t pretty!

Are you potty training? Don’t forget to check out the Pull-Ups Facebook Page!

How will you celebrate your First Flush?

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to host a party. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Katherine Dixon says:

    I have a son with SPD (sensory processing disorder) and potty training has been a no go so far! He’s 3.5 with absolutely no interest! Nakey time for us was probably identical to your experience! Taking him every diaper change resulted in him not telling me when he pooped :-/ I’m hoping in the spring, I can just let him loose with no clothes while playing outside. I’m kind of at a loss with him and potty training so we have given it a break.

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