How we Achieved Potty-Training Success #PottyPartnership

How we Achieved Potty-Training Success #PottyPartnership

Remember back in March when I wrote the post on starting to potty-train A? We’re still actively working on it and getting better every day.

Although A has gotten a lot better at telling us that she needs to go there are still random puddles through the house. She takes the initiative to clean them up by unrolling a roll of paper towels and covering the puddle. This may be contributing to the loss of forests all over the world so we are trying to work with her.

She has also improved immensely when it comes to waking up dry from naps. We have to remind her the moment she wakes up though that she has to pee in the potty and like a tiny zombie she waddles over to the washroom and does her business.

Night-time potty use is not happening. I refuse to wake her up in the middle of the night to use the potty because I am scared she will stay awake and then we would have a whole different mess to deal with.

She IS waking up dry some mornings although the moment she wakes its like the never-ending pee. The fact that she is awake before me everyday and downstairs with her siblings  makes for some seriously wet diapers but I will be putting a potty by her bed and getting my older kids on board to remind her. Fingers crossed!

PullUps® Potty Partnership

We have recently partnered up with Pull-Ups® for the PullUps® Potty Partnership. To say it was difficult to hide the huge box from A until we were ready to hit the ground running is an understatement.

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Included in our PullUps® Potty Partnership kit was all the fun and useful things we needed to once and for all kick the diapers to the curb like:

  • Pull-Ups® Training Pants
  • Pull-Ups® Flushable Wipes
  • Potty seat and chair
  • Milestone chart to track and award your child’s progress
  • Potty training book
  • Plush toy to reward potty accomplishments
  • $25 Walmart gift card to help you stock up on other potty training essentials outlined in the Potty Partnership Toolkit

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Before I began our journey I logged into the PullUps® website and took a quick quiz to find out how to best approach A in her quest to be diaper-free. After answering some quick questions I found out that my little A was an OWL (HOOT HOOT). Reading the description I think it describes A to a T.   

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One night once she fell asleep I set to work setting up our powder room into her potty palace. Since she wakes up before me I missed the initial excitement (zzzz) but I was awoken by her excitedly showing me her new Doc’ McStuffins doll. Knowing from the quiz I did that my little owl needed to keep track of her progress I put her progress chart on the wall and showed her the stickers that correspond. This chick would do anything for stickers so we were off to a good start.

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First thing first A loves Pull-Ups®. We have boxes all over the house in both girl and boy designs (Jake the Pirate and Mater WHAT!) because they still allow her to be a big girl and give me peace of mind. These ones though have the Cool & Learn patch so that if the kids do make a oopsie they are made aware. A was not used to this and when we had an accident at my MIL house she told me right away to change her. It was a great reminder.

We read the book and played with the doll. I read her the chart and we also discussed the hand-washing picture I put up behind the sink. We purchased an inexpensive stool from the local dollar store so that she could take the initiative herself. She is really good at being independent and she’s a tad bossy so we are no longer allowed to help her because “Me do it Mom” is screamed like a wild banshee.

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The included book let me discuss the process with her (which she loved) and show her step-by-step what was going to happen. At the end I asked her if she wanted to be a baby or a big girl and the decision was made that we could proceed in growing up. A wants to be a “big girl”.

Trips are now being made out of the house without a Pull-Up® on. Its still a little nerve-wracking when she screams in Costco on a busy Sunday that she has to go potty while pulling up her dress and trying to take off her underwear. On a recent trip to Loblaw’s you could see a trail of a shoe, another shoe and then underwear outside the stall but she made it.

Its still a little nerve-wracking when she screams in Costco on a busy Sunday that she has to go potty while pulling up her dress and trying to take off her underwear.

We followed her cues and in turn are almost done potty-training kid #3. One more to go and my pockets will be full again. Who are we kidding they will never be full but I can put the $$$ into something else, like underwear.

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Potty Training Awareness Month + a Giveaway

If you are ready to start potty-training your child or know someone who is make sure you check out the Pull-Ups® website and take the quiz so that you can make a plan and get it done. June is Potty Training Awareness Month and we have teamed up with Pull-Ups to get one lucky boy or girl the gear they need to succeed.

Giveaway is open to Canada excluding Quebec and ends June 29, 2016 at midnight EST.

Huggies Pull-Ups Potty Partnership Prize Pack



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88 Comments

  1. Lisa bolduc
    June 9, 2016 / 6:43 am

    We are trying to train my question. 2..5 year old little boy. It isn’t going great. he is an owl

  2. June 9, 2016 / 8:03 am

    So happy to hear that she’s enjoying this new chapter in her life and having fun along the way. When they’re ready, they’re ready but with four kids, you know that already πŸ˜‰

    I’d give this gift to my friends daughter that just had a baby. Thanks for the chance.

    P.S. I’d do almost anything for stickers too.

  3. June 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

    My kids scored as puppies on the test.

    In reality, they toilet trained when they were ready. It wasn’t until over 3 years but when they were done, they were done. Fortunately, I was at home with them so there wasn’t any need to have it happen sooner.

    Besos Sarah.

  4. kristen visser
    June 9, 2016 / 10:11 am

    This would actually come in handy for my daughters because neither one of them is potty trained but will be learning soon

  5. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
    June 9, 2016 / 10:14 am

    I would give it to my daughter.

  6. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
    June 9, 2016 / 10:19 am

    My Child is an Owl.

  7. Cheryl
    June 9, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I would keep it for myself and our little guy!! πŸ™‚

  8. Cheryl
    June 9, 2016 / 11:20 am

    I took the quiz and our little guy is a Squirrel. His fave little person is his friend Ramsey πŸ™‚

  9. Andrea Amy
    June 9, 2016 / 11:22 am

    I would split the items with a friend of mine. I would keep the pullups as my son wears them for bed! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  10. Jordan O
    June 9, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I would give this to my best friend Erika who is expecting soon!

  11. ivy pluchinsky
    June 9, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I would give this to my cousin who just had a baby

  12. Jordan O
    June 9, 2016 / 11:54 am

    My daughter is a squirrel in the quiz πŸ˜›

  13. Heidi C.
    June 9, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    My little guy is a puppy!

  14. Heidi C.
    June 9, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    We are currently working on potty training so I would keep this.

  15. Elaine G
    June 9, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I’d give it to my niece who is trying to potty train her daughter now.

  16. Anne Taylor
    June 9, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter to use for her son! Thanks

  17. Florence Cochrane
    June 9, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I will give it to my nieice for her little one who will soon be ready for potty training.

  18. Lan
    June 9, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    My lil girl who turned 3 in April is still trying to remember to use the potty instead of wetting herself. And the potty training started in Jan. I really didn’t want to get into the sticker reward system but I think I may need to try it

  19. Lan
    June 9, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    My lil girl is a squirrel! Always on the go doing her own thing…and often too busy to go potty. She definitely keeps me busy… And I have a 4 yr old son too. He’s potty trained thank goodness..

  20. John C
    June 9, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    My child’s favourite little person is Elmo.

  21. John C
    June 9, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I would give this amazing gift to my son.

  22. kristen visser
    June 9, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    after doing the quiz my daughters personality is a Bear

  23. Holly MacRitchie
    June 9, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I would give this to my nephew who is learning to potty train right now!

  24. Holly MacRitchie
    June 9, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    My daughter was the Bear

  25. kathy downey
    June 9, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I would love to give this to my best friend who will be traing in the next few months

  26. kathy downey
    June 9, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    My little guy is a Squirrel!

  27. MaryG
    June 9, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    I would use this for my son, who is just getting potty ready! I think this would be very helpful πŸ™‚

  28. jenny
    June 9, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I would keep it for myself

  29. Debbie S.
    June 9, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    I would give this to my daughter in-law and son for my granddaughter.

  30. Judy Cowan
    June 9, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I would give this to my little nephew who is 2 and just starting the process.

  31. Debbie S.
    June 9, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    My granddaughter rated as an OWL

  32. Juliee Fitze
    June 10, 2016 / 5:33 am

    I would give this gift pack to my granddaughter.

  33. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 / 8:22 am

    My adorable niece who is learning to potty train!

  34. Amber Cheras
    June 10, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    i would give this to my fiances brother and girlfriend for their daughter.

  35. Bailey Dexter
    June 10, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    My grandson is a personality is a Squirrel! This quiz was right on!

  36. Bailey Dexter
    June 10, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I would love to give this amazing gift pack to my grandson Hudson!

  37. Anne Taylor
    June 10, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    My grandson personality is a Squirrel
    They’re always on the go and could care less about slowing down. Too busy and impatient for details, Squirrel likes games and we know exactly how to potty train them.

  38. June 10, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    my daughter who is starting potty training

  39. Kim Milligan
    June 11, 2016 / 9:01 am

    My cousin’s child

  40. Cheryl
    June 11, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    This would be perfect for my son

  41. Cheryl
    June 11, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    My son scored as a squirrel

  42. Julie bolduc
    June 11, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I would give this to my nephew who’s 2 years old

  43. Wanda Bergman
    June 12, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I would give this to my nephew for his little girl.

  44. June 12, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I would love to give this to my daughter in law who gave birth to our little 21 month old
    grandson.She is using Pull-Ups and Little Swimmers right now and this would be a perfect
    gift to help her out.Thank you for the chance.

  45. Margaret Huitema
    June 12, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I would give this to my friend who is expecting in October

  46. June 12, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I would give this pack to my son…who we are trying to train right now. This set seems very useful and something we could use right now!

  47. Christine Holliday
    June 12, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I would give it to my great niece

  48. Nicole B
    June 13, 2016 / 8:58 am

    I would give it to my best friend who is just starting to train now with her little one

  49. Lynda Cook
    June 13, 2016 / 11:34 am

    This is great and I would gift this to my granddaughter, she is still in diapers but soon she will be learning the potty, so this would be a great win!!!

  50. Lynda Cook
    June 13, 2016 / 11:42 am

    This quiz result for my granddaughter is the Puppy!

  51. Debbie S.
    June 13, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    My grandaughter is an Owl!

  52. Linda
    June 13, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I would use this myself. In a few months, we’ll be starting our son on potty training.

  53. Linda
    June 13, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    My son’s personality according to the personality quiz is Owl.

  54. amanda preece
    June 13, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    my daughter is a puppy, so far she will go pee on the potty but for some reason she wont go number two. its been a real struggle πŸ™ hopefully soon. thanks for the chance.

  55. Jenness M
    June 14, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    I would give this to my bff who is expecting her first very soon!

  56. ginette4
    June 15, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I would give it to my nephew and his fiancΓ©..they will be needing a potty soon

  57. Aimee Robison
    June 16, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I would love to win this for my niece.

  58. krista gould
    June 16, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    I would give it to my nephew and his wife who are expecting πŸ™‚

  59. Jennifer P.
    June 16, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I would give it to my youngest child!

  60. Rosanne Robinson
    June 16, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I would love to give this terrific prize package to my niece, she’s going to start the potty training process with her daughter soon and is expecting another baby girl next month.

  61. Carole Dube
    June 16, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    I would give this amazing toilette training prize pack to my granddaughter. That is the most beautiful toilette training kit I have ever seen! My granddaughter would enjoy toilette training with this kit!

  62. Nate
    June 16, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    I would give this gift pack to my best friend

  63. Carole Dube
    June 16, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    My youngest granddaughter is a Owl!

  64. Josh S
    June 17, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    This would be for my son who is very close to starting to potty train.

  65. jan
    June 18, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I would give this to my granddaughter

  66. Monique L.S.
    June 19, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I would use this for our daughter.

  67. Erin W
    June 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I would give this to my daughter, she would be so excited!

  68. Jennifer P.
    June 20, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    My daughter’s personality came back as an Owl.

  69. angela m
    June 22, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I would give this to my niece

  70. Nate
    June 22, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    I would give this to my best friend

  71. Victoria Ess
    June 23, 2016 / 8:18 am

    My niece is an owl!

  72. Tracy D
    June 23, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I would gift this to my bff!

  73. Jana L.
    June 23, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I would gift it to my little nephew

  74. Victoria Ess
    June 24, 2016 / 9:03 am

    I’d give it to my niece.

  75. Angela Mitchell
    June 24, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    My son is a squirrel.

  76. Angela Mitchell
    June 24, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    I would give this to my 3 year old son. We are having trouble potty training.

  77. Joni W
    June 26, 2016 / 12:40 am

    I would give this amazing gift pack to my sister-in-law, as my niece is aaaaalmost at that stage

  78. Dianne G.
    June 26, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I would give this to my daughter in law who will be potty training my grandson soon.

  79. Dianne G.
    June 26, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I took the quiz for my grandson and it said – Your child’s personality is an Owl

  80. Jonnie
    June 28, 2016 / 1:18 am

    I would keep some for our family and pass along any girl themed items to my neighbour

  81. Jonnie
    June 28, 2016 / 1:19 am

    My son’s results were Puppy and that sounds about right!

  82. Betty S
    June 28, 2016 / 6:42 am

    I would give this to my granddaughter.

  83. emma walpole
    June 28, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I would keep for my daughter. we are currently potty training and need to be by july 18th fro dance camp

  84. Jeannie
    June 29, 2016 / 12:11 am

    My son is a little puppy!

  85. Jeannie
    June 29, 2016 / 12:12 am

    I would love to give this to my son! We’re thinking of potty training soon!

  86. Ariel C
    June 29, 2016 / 2:40 am

    i would keep it for myself

  87. carrie l
    June 29, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    keep it of course!