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Toddler’s Guide to the Bathroom

A place where mess is a product of endless imagination

In the book “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, the sense-making advice is written: “Know thy enemy.”

Yet, most parents don’t want to think of their baby or kid as the enemy. Pfffft! That’s just the wishful bliss of new-parent ignorance, and, they’ll soon have a bruise on their nose or be covered in some bodily fluid unless they wise up fast. Perhaps the better word is frenemy — we love our children dearly, but when it comes to the ruler of mess, they are its Maker!

Parents are very quickly engaged in the battle of raising kids. There are bedtime revolts, car-seat karate and full-scale tantrum ambushes, but it’s not just the episodes of sour crankiness. Ohhohoho no!

As you may have already experienced (or soon will)…

Lipstick can become the instrument for their next artistic masterpiece (cue Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes). A cellphone can become the subject of a scientific “will it float?” experiment. Even if they mean well — you still have to cancel the credit cards they tossed out of the diaper bag at the grocery store.

It seems like a good idea for baby-owners to get inside their kid’s flighty little heads, to really see things from their point of view. Maybe even literally, if just to get down low and see what the crazy rascals can destroy or bang their heads on.

How to Be a Dad brings you this ultimate guide to the bathroom, as seen through the eyes of a toddler. It’s refreshing to see the world as a child, but as a parent—this will empower you to estimate your next move to clean.

In the light-hearted (and brave) battle of raising children, Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 is your ally in championing a cleaner world where you (and your toddler) thrive.

How to Be a Dad is a paid contributor to Clorox’s SpinCycle, helping you navigate the messiness of parenthood.