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Overcoming the fear of squatting toilets & a fresh #NameIt Campaign from Cottonelle

Exploring the Great Wall of China (with toilet paper in my bag!)

Let’s get personal. Ever since our trip to China and the squatting toilet horror incident of 2010, I take a spare roll of toilet paper where ever we travel. Long story short, I got peed on at the Summer Palace and because there wasn’t any toilet paper or paper towels, I had nothing but a few tissues to wash off my leg. Oh, and the pee wasn’t mine it came from the person’s hole next to me!  This gives me the willies just typing it out! Needless to say, this incident had a huge effect on me, basically limiting the amount of liquid I was drinking just so that I wouldn’t have to go to the bathroom.

My travel backpack- now including toilet paper!

Slowly I became more accustomed to squatting toilets and how to properly avoid getting peed on. I even watched a video on youtube about how to train your muscles in your thighs for using squatting toilets and how to wait until there isn’t someone next to you before going!  My travel pack included an entire roll of toilet paper incase anyone in our group needed some.  Even though I was only in China for a week, whenever I saw the sign for “Western Style” bathrooms, I was so incredibly happy. (It’s the little things, right?!)

Do you bring your own toilet paper when you travel?
On our recent road trip from LA to Colorado, we visited several national parks in Utah that also didn’t have toilet paper, but this time we came prepared. Not only did I bring some TP, I also brought Cottonelle’s Fresh Care flushable wipes. These things are amazing- and not just for the bathroom. I used these things on everything from wiping off my dogs’ feet after running through the desert to cleaning up a cherry coke spill in the rental car.
Now, let’s have a little bathroom humor…

Best Friends

Besides their multiple uses, Cottonelle wants to change the way you go to the bathroom and needs your help creating the perfect name for the two-step process of using toilet paper and then the Fresh Care wipe… you know, something that doesn’t make you cringe or embarrassed! They came up with the example of “First Class Double-Pass”, which is cute and cheeky. Since I think this is something perfect for travel, a name like  “Toilet Paper’s Co-Pilot” might be fun. What names can you create?   Cottonelle is sponsoring a give-away where you can win a Clean Care kit for yourself. All you have to do is come up with a creative name- something that beats out “Toilet Paper’s Co-Pilot”! Make it travel themed and win!

A few ways to enter:
  1. leave a comment on this post and tell us what your creative name for Cottonelle’s new clean care kit based on how you travel this summer. Example: “First Class Double-Pass”
  2. Tweet the name to @Cottonelle with hashtag #NameIt
  3. Post the name on the Cottonelle FB page
Giveaway Details
One reader will receive a Clean Care kit from Cottonelle, which includes:
  • 1 tub of Cottonelle Flushable moist wipes
  • 1 pack of Cottonelle Ultra Care toilet paper
  • 1 travel pack of moist wipes
  • 1 solo pack of moist wipes
  • 1 pack of Name It post-it notes

Thank you again to Cottonelle for sponsoring my post. Visit them on Facebook to share your name! I was selected for participation in this program by the Clever Girls Collective. #NameIt #spon