I’m sharing Febreze in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™
In case you’ve been back to school shopping lately, and saw a woman standing hunched over, holding a pack of pencils in one hand and tissues in the other, sobbing quietly to herself – hi! Next time you see me at Target, feel free to come up, tap me on the shoulder, and remind me it’s just preschool.
HA. But really – how in the world is it time for PreSchool already?! I swear I was just celebrating the fact that H was rolling over for the first time. And now he’s about to spend a few hours in a room with another adult and a gaggle of kids. And he’s going to have an amazing time.
We have been doing a few things behind the scenes to get him ready for Preschool. But number one? (Or perhaps I should say number two?)
According to our Parent Handbook, all the “Gummy Bears” must be completely diaper / pull up free by the end of September. We were super laissez-faire with our potty training, because we figured we had a ton of time. But reality hit and we realized school started in two months, and we were getting down to the wire. It was time to put on our big girl Parenting pants.
Getting PreSchool Ready
Potty train the toddler.
As I mentioned already, we’ve been really ‘go with the flow’ (pun not intended) when it comes to potty training our toddler. I haven’t wanted to force anything, and to be honest, with a baby that doesn’t sleep and is really high needs, priorities were elsewhere. However, it was actually our toddler that sparked the desire to start potty training! He is obsessed with his big cousins right now, and told us that since they didn’t wear diapers, he wasn’t going to anymore either. I celebrated and got really excited for a minute, and then reality sunk in. This meant setting timers to sit on the potty, maneuvering two kids in a bathroom stall, basically covering our house in plastic. But it also meant less diapers, and less stink – or so I thought.
Y’all. My Febreze ONE is being used on heavy rotation. How is it that these little people make such stinky messes?! I swear, he could rival any college fraternity member. We keep a Febreze ONE in each of our bathrooms, just in case. Because it’s almost always an “in case” situation. And because my nose appreciates the reprieve from all the toots.
A few weeks ago I shared about my love for Febreze, and how we use it to keep our home fresh. The love has only increased with potty training. And even our toddler gets in on the action. Not to be crass, but it’s pretty dang hilarious to see him after he finishes his business. H will come sauntering out, with a big smile on his face, and declare, “don’t worry, mama, I used the yummy Orange to make it all smell reaaaal nice. Because that was a big one”.
Toddlers love poop and potty-related jokes, and I love that Febreze ONE is a one-step solution to the stink.
But it doesn’t just stop at the bathroom.
Remember Show and Tell? Well sometimes the bottom of a toddler’s school backpack is a little like a real life version of that. Life is crazy hectic for us, and none of my family are morning people. This means the morning rush to get out the door and to school on time is a little chaotic. If I’m being honest, I usually throw in what he needs for the day without another thought. Extra set of clothes, a snack, and if I’m feeling extra put together, a little love note (not that he can fully appreciate it since he doesn’t read, ha).
When the dust settles and I remember it’s been a while since I’ve seen the bottom of his backpack, there are usually some lovely surprises to be found. And by lovely, I mean quite the opposite. Have you seen what a pack of rogue strawberries looks like after a week of being thrown around inside a PreSchooler’s backpack? Yep. Awesome. With one pump of the Febreze ONE handle, I can combat almost any surprise I find. If the odor is a little more stubborn? Pump a few more times for a continuous, odor fighting spray for every offending scent in both the fabric and the air.
School comes with all sorts of lovely new things. New friendships, new adventures, and many new skills learned. But it also comes with smells. Combat those odors in your home, with no heavy fragrances or perfumes, with Febreze ONE. And keep everything, from your front hall closet, to the bathrooms, smelling fresh! No matter what your PreSchooler brings home.