As a part of my ongoing efforts to have clean and happy bums in my home, I participated in a sponsored post for Collective Bias® where I incorporated Cottonelle moist and dry products into every member of my family’s clean care routine!
Butt. Bum. Heiney. Tushie. Cutie little patootey. Having two kids, I see my fair share or rear ends. But, thankfully we’re well on our way to having our second child potty trained. And while this is super, fantastic and amazing (can you tell I’m excited) it also presents it’s own set of challenges. Like say, everyone competing for the same bathroom. Now, I’ve come to the conclusion that our guest bathroom is going to immediately be where everyone heads for their clean routine. After all, it’s centrally located and with boys, that’s essential! So I had to decide what to do to turn the bathroom into a place where they would not only want to go but where they could also take care of their business – and come out fresh and clean! But my dilemma ran deeper than that. Because I also had to figure out how to help them be fresh and clean without turning my guest bathroom into a messy boy zone and clogging up my plumbing!
Now, I know, I know – I cringe even thinking about what happens in my bathrooms with all the guys in my house. I try to avoid “that room” after they’ve been in there at all costs. But with all of my boys deciding that my guest bathroom is the place to be, I had to come up with a better option. One that made it a perfect place for them as well as visitors. And one that provided them with the tools they needed to maintain better-than-little-toy hygiene when it came to what goes on in the potty! So, I headed off to Target to see what I could do to give my entire family a new take on their clean routine!
I took both boys with me because, let’s face it, unless they are in on picking something out, they are not going to use it. I used to think this was only true with toys and clothes but nope, it applies just the same for toilet paper! So we headed to the bath tissue aisle to see how we could up our care routine while encouraging the whole family to keep it clean!
We immediately spotted the Cottonelle end cap and were thrilled since Cottonelle is already a favorite in our home. And with the deal they had going on, it was even better! They were currently offering a free moist wipes dispenser when you purchased two 18-packs of Cottonelle. Now this was a big deal for this mama since moist wipes are essential with little boys! And since we always purchase multiple packs at a time, it was a great bonus for us! With Cottonelle already being our go to brand of bath tissue, the purchase was a no brainer with an added bonus – it gave us a little gift back!
But here’s where things got even better! As I stood and checked out the Cottonelle wet wipes, I discovered that they are flushable (any of you have have two year old’s are breathing a huge sigh of relief with me right now) meaning that I don’t have to worry when MillerBug spends a little too long in the restroom and I walk in to find several wipes in the potty (he’s learning ya’ll!). But it was about more than just MillerBug. It meant that the whole family, from big to small could improve their clean routine! So, we grabbed our Cottonelle, of course added of free dispenser and then headed to the checkout!
As soon as we arrived home, I was determined to incorporate our new clean routine into the bathroom in a way that would work for adults and children alike. You see, about a year and a half ago, I made over our guest bathroom. I painted it a great color. I added artwork and accents. And I made it pretty because it’s the one bathroom that everyone in our home sees! I was determined that just because it’s the most used room in the home doesn’t mean it needs to lose it’s beauty and while I was adding a huge benefit to it with my Cottonelle clean routine products, I still wanted to keep it classy and functional. So, after stocking up the bathroom with Cottonelle so that it was always on hand, I was ready to tackle how to incorporate my moist wipes.
To do this, I created a table with everything you need for a classy and clean experience that even my boys would love! I started with a simple white table and added a plant and candle (yes, sometimes you need a candle in the bathroom). The I added magazines to encourage the boys to actually learn while they were in there (instead of say filling up the toilet with bath tissue). Finally, I added my Cottonelle moist wipes where they were within reach any time they were needed. The final result was a cute area that made the bathroom feel homey while still encouraging it’s users to take care of their needs. And the best part? The boys thought it was super cool and couldn’t wait to head on in. They didn’t realize that wrapped up in this pretty package was a secret weapon that would help me have happy hineys in my home!
The design I came up with completely matched with the decor of the room while still making it accessible to anyone who used the bathroom! From the hubs to MillerBug, it provided a clean solution that was always ready! But it did more than that. Because let me tell you, we send the kiddos to that bathroom for everything. In addition to the things that we know go on in bathrooms, we also send them there to wash their hands and clean off their faces after dinner. And to grab something to clean up the mess they made. By adding the Cottonelle moist wipes, we instantly had the perfect item to take care of everyone of their needs. And I have to say MillerBug took to it instantly. Now, when he goes potty he wants a moist wipe. When he spills his milk he wants a moist wipe. And when he just has dirty hands or spills something on his shirt, of course he wants a moist wipe.
For my whole family, the bathroom is now the most popular place in the house and that was made possible by adding the Cottonelle care routine! Anyone who enters that bathroom always leaves with a smile and I know it’s because no matter what part of them needs to be cleaned, Cottonelle has them covered. So now my biggest challenge is getting the boys to come out for long enough for me to enjoy my own clean routine!
But I guess that’s a small price for me to pay for happy (and clean) little boy bottoms! And getting them that way was as simple as discovering the beauty of the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine!
To see more of my experience transforming my bathroom into the most popular room of my home with the help of my #CottonelleRoutine, be sure to check out my Google+ album here.
Then don’t forget to pick up your very own free moist wipes dispenser with purchase of two 18-packs of Cottonelle bath tissue at Target today and start making your bathroom the cleanest – and perhaps happiest – place in your home!