Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Target and Huggies Pull-Ups Disney Character Calls for Potty Training Success! {$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway}

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I may have just forgotten (repressed?) the more difficult aspects, but potty training with Big Sister E wasn't all that hard of a process.

I remember just knowing that she was ready, talking to her about how the store was no longer going to let us buy diapers for her because she was a big girl, and finishing with my pièce de résistance: a No More Diapers Party.

Of course we weren't completely accident-free after that, but mainly we moved forward and never looked back. So... here we are two years later with Little Sister B and why does the situation seem so much more bleak?

She understands the concept, she has used the potty before, but somehow we're just not there yet. We haven't had the Party, so all hope isn't lost, but for now I think we just need a little more incentive to let her know that ditching the diapers is the cool thing to do.

Fortunately, Target and Pull-Ups have teamed up to surprise kids with the coolest of rewards when they successfully use the potty: Disney Character Calls. Who wouldn't want to continue being a big kid when a Disney Princess or a Disney/Pixar Cars character calls to say congratulations on their accomplishment?!

Designed to assist moms through their child’s potty training and development, the Huggies Pull-Ups training pants and Target exclusive program offering a Disney Character Call is free for anyone and everyone.

Simply visit BigKidCalls.com (or BigKids.mobi on your mobile phone) and sign up to have your choice of character send a congratulatory call to your child for successfully using the potty. After choosing between Cars or Princesses, you have the option of listening to the messages directly from the site immediately or scheduling them to call you for a more realistic experience.

We got started by heading to Target and checking out the great varieties of Pull-Ups for my big kid.

Even though Little Sister B loves Disney Princesses and Disney/Pixar Cars equally, we ended up going with all things girly for my little princess.

Pull-Ups are a great way to transition from diapers to underwear and I'm hoping that as we continue to use these great training pants that we'll get through potty training sooner rather than later!

But of course a little encouragement doesn't hurt, right? Waiting until we had a successful trip to the potty, it only took me a minute or two to quickly schedule a call to my cell phone (you have to reply to their text to confirm, so a landline won't work for these calls) and tell Little Sister B that someone special wanted to tell her what a good job she had done.

When the phone rang, I handed it over and she was pretty excited to hear the sound of a princess on the other end...

Definitely a fun surprise! For a very cool way to reward your child for going potty, don't miss Target and Pull-Ups offering free Big Kid Calls today!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to head to Target and pick up Pull-Ups to help with their potty training progress as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 Target gift card from Huggies
to purchase your own Pull-Ups!


To enter to win: Tell me your best potty training tip (whether one that has worked for you or that you have received from someone else).

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A big thank you to Target and Huggies for providing a Target gift card for me as well as a $25 Target gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Anonymous said...

My best tip is to get rid of the diapers completely when starting potty training.

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h. mcnaron said...

be supportive and never chastise. it will happen in time.
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puye said...

My best tip is to use reward and praise your child as often as possible

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Use treats. Bribe them.

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Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Best Tip:
I've heard it works to just let them run around naked while p. training. Supposedly it makes them more aware and they are more likely to go to the potty. Not sure it works?LOL!
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Sticker charts always worked well for us.

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Ash said...

We haven't started potty training yet so we haven't had much advice, but my grandma insists that she had all 4 of her kids potty trained by 1 year and I have asked her to come potty train my son when the time comes...she claims it's easy...

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Meredith said...

My best tip is send them every hour if they say they don't need to!

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Patience, some take longer. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

I found starting out putting them on the potty first thing in the morning really helped.
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Be consistent!

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great contest

buzzd said...

Give them a reward like a small piece of candy afterwards

llinda29 said...

use cloth diapers that don't fit like underwear. They get tired of having to pull them up

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mjfitton said...

Give them a small toy or treat whenever they go to the potty

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If you have a boy, let them practice aiming by putting cheerios in the toilet!
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bribing always works ;)
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The best tip is to keep encouraging them by using the Star reward system.
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The best tip I received was to take my cues from my son and make sure he was ready!

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My best tip is to give the child 5 M & M's every time they use the totil.

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A treat or stickers. Encouragement that they are doing a good job.
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Cresanna said...

Tip: Set a timer and make regular trips to the potty every 30mins. Make a big deal about any success, with stickers or other small rewards!

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I found the reward system to work the best, I also took my daughter to the bathroom with me so she could see how it worked. sweepmorey@gmail.com

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The best tip is having lots and lots of patience and being persistent!
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I remember someone posting that they use cheerios in the toilet for potty training! I laughed so hard! Who would think of that? :)

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i would love to tell you my best potty training tip but i am still in search of one. i have tried E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G but nothing has worked for my little guy. i would say have patience, lots and lots of patience
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Anonymous said...

A potty training tip that worked for me was to keep a potty chair in the same room that my daughter was in, that way she didn't have to think about getting to the potty on time while she was busy playing.

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Holding a potty training party for your child is a tip I've heard is great. One day, huge blowout when child successfully potty trains, including a phone call from the kid's favorite cartoon character or super hero.

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My son is 18 months and not QUITE ready yet, but I have heard that for boys you should toss some Cheerios in the toilet and let them aim!

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I think the best tip I've heard is let your child be the guide to when they potty train. There is no perfect age and every child is different. Pushing them to potty train early can really backfire and make the process way longer than it should be.
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