Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How I Used The #PowerOfDad to Potty Train

Staying at home has been such a blessing for me. I have witnessed so many firsts from steps, to lost teeth, to getting their first "A" on a test. It has also come with its challenges of course. With new things come uncertainty and doubt, trials and tribulations. There are many pitfalls that a parent must navigate and in my mind there is nothing worse than trying to potty train a child.

My youngest is now 3 years old and people kept asking when she was going to be out of diapers. Diapers were easier and I was reluctant.  To be honest, this is my baby and our last child, I took care of that a long time ago. I didn't want to move on because that meant she wasn't a baby anymore but I knew it had to be done.

I took an entire week of staying home to dedicate to this undertaking. That meant no gym, no distractions, no reason to leave the house without pants on; so basically, my every day life. I tried potty games, read potty books, and tried to bribe her with a prospective Sofia the First dress to go to the bathroom in the toilet. I tweeted my frustrations and thought that it would never happen. But like many things with kids, I dug deep and decided that this Game of Thrones had to happen "We will conquer potty training with the Power of Dad!" I said.

While on my knees cleaning up the last pee accident of my life as a dad, she raced past me to the bathroom and did the unthinkable, she became a big girl right before my eyes. That sort of moment is one that is always going to make you smile and we immediately captured her success on Instagram to celebrate.

It's hard to describe just what it means to be a dad but Oral B captures the essence of the #PowerOfDad in their new commercial for Father's Day.

Life of Dad and Oral B are joining forces to promote #ThePowerOf Dad which are those little moments that power the biggest smiles.  Those smiles can get even bigger knowing that in their second year of this Father's Day program, P&G Oral Care has partnered with March of Dimes and New York Giant's quarterback, Eli Manning, his father Archie, and his daughter Ava involved as "Football's First Family" to share their moments as well.

Dads can maintain those smiles and keep them healthy with Oral-B's newest and most technologically advanced power toothbrush, the Oral-B 7000 Black. This power toothbrush is equipped with a SmartGuide wireless display that gives you while-you-brush feedback to help you brush thoroughly, gently, and for the dentist recommended two minutes and accelerates to top speed faster than a race car! It features Oral-B's signature oscillating, rotating, and pulsating technology and provides superior tooth-by-tooth clean to remove up to two more times plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.

This is a toothbrush that even Batman would be proud of and everyday heroes like the dads in your life. You can get yours with a $7 off coupon here for a dad who loves the latest gadgets, a perfect gift for Father's Day. Share your favorite #PowerOfDad moments below and Happy Father's Day!

Disclosure: I partnered with Oral-B and Life of Dad, LLC for the #PowerofDad Father's Day promotion and was compensated for my involvement.

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