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.
Last month, Wesley turned 3 years old. I can’t believe my little guy has gotten so big. We’ve been working on potty training the past few weeks. It certainly is an exciting milestone and one I can’t wait for him to master. I admit the idea of not having anyone in diapers is a bit exciting. He had been showing signs of readiness, especially with #2. He hasn’t wanted to have a poopy diaper so he’s been doing all his business of that nature in the toilet without much prompting! Feels like a total win for me.
Unfortunately, going pee on the potty every time hasn’t been quite as successful. We’ve been going through underwear and pants left and right. Even though we’ve been using a ton of positive reinforcement and plenty of bathroom trips, Wesley has a tendency to dribble. So even on those times that he does make it, his underwear is still getting wet. And while he can go a couple of hours without needing a bathroom break, sometimes he needs to go every 20 minutes or so. It is really hard to anticipate that and he is still learning those cues himself.
I want this to be a positive journey for Wesley, and that is why I really appreciate training pants such as Pampers Easy Ups. They’ve been great for overnight and for outings when I know we can’t get to a bathroom as quickly. They can really help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with more of an underwear-like design that still helps keep accidental messes off clothing, bedding and other surfaces no matter whether they happen at home, on-the-go or overnight. I know Wesley at first resisted giving up diapers and made the transition to training pants much easier. I think he just need something more familiar than regular underwear. He also loves that his Pampers Easy Ups feature Thomas the Train.
Pampers Easy Ups have fewer leaks than the other leading training pant to help simplify and improve the overall potty training experience. Pampers Easy Ups have an absorbent core that holds 25% more than the other leading training pant to help ensure little ones remain dry. Plus, with up to 12 hours of protection, it works during the day AND night, enabling toddlers and moms to confidently and completely transition from diapers towards underwear.
I have no doubt that Wesley will be fully potty trained soon. But until then, I’m going to do everything I can to make this a happy experience for him. I’ll let him set the pace and when he is ready to wear underwear full time, we’ll make that transition. For now, we’ll do a combination of underwear and training pants to keep his confidence.
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- Prize 1: It’s You and Me Against the Pee… and the Poop too! book; Easy Ups; “Learn to Flush” Potty
- Prize 2: It’s You and Me Against the Pee… and the Poop too! book; Easy Ups; $100 Children’s Place Gift Card
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To celebrate the start of potty training, I have a fun potty training prize package including Pampers Easy Ups, a pack of Pampers Easy Ups. a Little Looster Step Stool, a Potty Ring, a “It’s You and Me against the Pee… and Poop too!” book and a $50 AMEX gift card for one lucky reader!