My family loves a good poo story. Not many more things can keep us laughing so uncontrollably. This season of potty training has kept us in stitches. Our funny bathroom experiences go way back to when he was an infant. Check out this airplane debacle that turned a short flight into the longest hour of our lives!
Despite our love of toilet humor, potty training has become an all-consuming activity in my house. Trying to stay on top of peeing in the potty, convincing my son he will not fall in when he tries to poo in the potty…the schedule consumes our afternoons, it causes stress on every member of the household. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
I remember when my daughter was potty trained over ten years ago. We did the Stanley Steamer weekend method. What is this? She wore underwear and jeans, and if she had an accident, she was changed when she told me she needed changing. At first she resisted telling me. She became more and more uncomfortable and finally learned that telling us before she peed would prevent her from feeling uncomfortable in her clothes. The poo was the worst, but she quickly picked up that she did not enjoy poo in her underwear. After the weekend of potty training, Stanley Steamer came to the house and cleaned the carpets. It was not as bad as it sounds! It worked for us and she was successfully potty trained.
Fast forward a decade and here I am again, deep in the trenches of potty training! Doing this with a boy is so different from a girl! He is a little slower than my daughter with learning, she was potty trained at two, and my son is nearly three. He is so funny, he really likes standing ON the toilet seat to number one. He’s pretty adventurous! The Looster from Summer makes it easy for him to scale the seat or turn around and sit down with his feet still planted.
Pampers introduced us to an easier more effective way of potty training, one that my son is very excited about! Julia Cook and Dr. Lara Jana wrote It’s You and Me Against the Pee…and the Poop, too! The book chronicles a little boy struggling with making it to the potty. The sweet little main character Stanley, and his family, turn potty training into a fun game. His competitive spirit is sparked and he begins to enjoy the dreaded trips to the potty. We have made a competition chart similar to Stanley’s, and my little one loves collecting his stars on the chart. (Has this been enough of a teaser? You have to get this book if you are potty training! It is great!)
Struggling with bathroom time with your toddler like I am? You can win an awesome prize pack from Pampers that includes this amazing book your toddler is sure to enjoy, a potty seat by Fisher Price, the coolest potty stool I’ve ever seen from Summer brand called The Looster, and a $50 gift card (you know, to help in case you need to have your carpets cleaned after this experience!)
Check out this awesome prize pack that can be won. (Minus the bricks in the background!) Of course, the winner can choose the preference of sizing and gender of the diapers sent to you.)
Want a chance to win? One winner will be picked on April 28th. Enter here!
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This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.