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Potty Training With Pampers Easy Ups #PampersEasyUps {Giveaway}


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.


As a parent of 4 children I thought it would be easy to potty train my toddler. After all I already had 3 older children right? WRONG! It turned out that my toddler was actually the most difficult of all my kids combined. It was actually a chore to potty train her and I have to be honest that my work schedule didn't really help much either. It certainly confused her that on weekends when I was home she was in underwear and then during the week while I went to work, she was in the familiar diaper. It was one of the reasons why I decided that Pampers Easy Ups was the way to go. It was a way to transition from diaper to underwear since it was more like underwear to her. Potty training isn't easy and as most parents know there can be set backs. So together with Pampers Easy Ups and Dr. Laura Jana a pediatrician we've put together a few tips to help you with your potty training goal and make it a success.


I received a gift package from Pampers to help make our potty training go a little smoother. Included was 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. One of the thing I love about Pampers Easy Ups is the fact that I never have to worry about leaks. I am confident knowing that my toddler can go for hours without a diaper change. They have an absorbent core that holds 25% more than other leading training pants helping to ensure that she stays 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.

Now I've shared a few potty training tips along the way and while they have been working for me here are 3 others that Dr. Jana wants to share with you and what resonated with me.


1. Watch for the signs. There are several characteristic signs and developmental abilities you can watch for that suggest children are ready to potty train. These signs of potty training readiness typically include the ability to use their words to express themselves, toddle their own way to the bathroom, pull down their own pants, and to be aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping (characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to pee. Or when they start hiding behind the sofa or standing in a corner to poop. It is also helpful (and increases the likelihood of potty training interest) when children start to be bothered by their poopy and/or wet diapers, as that can serve as a good motivation for using the potty instead!

2. Promote potty learning. Instead of referring to your child’s transition from wearing diapers to using the potty as “potty training,” consider calling it “potty learning.” After all, mastering this eagerly anticipated milestone of childhood takes time, teaching, and plenty of practice and patience!

3. Take a teamwork approach. From the outset, I find it helps to keep in mind that potty training is a team sport. If you simply remind yourself that you are (and always will be) on the same team as your child, it can really help you stay calm in the face of potty accidents and be a much more positive and effective potty training coach.

So tell me: What other potty training tips do you have to share? What worked or didn't work for you? 

Please join @Pampers on April 21st from 9-10pm EST as they host a Twitter Party with Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician, award-winning parenting book author and potty training expert who co-authored to Its You and Me Against the Pee…and the Poop, Too! Dr. Jana will be sharing her tips to help simplify and improve the potty training experience for little ones and their parents. RSVP here.


Pampers wants to make your potty training to go smoothly so they want you to also receive the same gift package I got. Yes one of you will also win 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. Winner will be randomly selected by PromoSimple and you will have 48hrs to respond to the email sent. Failure to do will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chose. Good luck!



Annmarie John
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  1. My tip is to praise your child for using his potty.

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  2. I find using a reward system works well.

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  3. Potty training tip I have is-When I started my daughter potty training, I used a mini-Elmo potty seat, which we kept in the living room, since she spent the most time there. I gradually moved it closer and closer to the bathroom, and eventually we worked our way up to a Dora seat that went right on top of the toilet. This really helped me be successful with her potty training!

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  4. I don't know yet as we haven't started yet with our 2-year old.

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  5. My tip is to encourage them and make sure you reward them.

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  6. A tip I have about potty training is to have a good reward system set in place to help keep your child motivated.

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  7. My only tip is when they are ready- they are ready. End of story!

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  8. What a great bunch of goodies to get little ones encouraged to potty train! I think I will need to get my little one potty trained in the months ahead before the new baby comes.

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  9. We do the potty celebration dance whenever he decides to go. It's such a big parade with all of us dancing around the house, my two year old just loves it!

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  10. I am glad we are out of this stage but looks like you are doing the right thing. Enjoy!!

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  11. My tip is to be consistent and to use older siblings as role models.

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  12. My tip is to be a team player, encourage them. Make it fun! And when they do a good job reward them.

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  13. What worked with my son was using Cheerios as targets.

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  14. I have four kids too, and the last one was harder than all of the others combined. What a funny thing to have in common. :) I like Pampers, I think the Easy-Ups are a great way to help with training.

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  15. Consistency and praise, praise, praise!

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  16. I use a doll to help my kids with potty training.

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  17. I remember potty training days. It was quick but tedious.

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  18. Easy ups definitely make it easier. Fun books and videos help a lot too!

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  19. We loved Pampers for potty training. My daughter kinda trained herself my son it took a lot of bribing

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  20. The dreaded potty training! I think a really great stool and potty seat is the key! They want to feel independent. All my littles just wanted to do it themselves!

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  21. I definitely don't miss the potty training days! These Easy Ups sound like a great idea.

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  22. never lose your patience! I think it's important to consider yourself on the same team as your child! Also when they are able to actually accomplish then award with plenty of hugs and encouragement!

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  23. These tips are great. When I potty trained my daughter, it wasn't easy. So any tips would have been great!

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  24. My tips are be consistent and give stickers as rewards.

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  25. We are huge Pampers fans. Its what we used when my kids were little. I also learned with my kids that they would potty train when they both were good and ready :)

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  26. I only train my doggy to go out but I know friends with human kids have had success with coins in a jar as a reward.

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  27. What a great giveaway! My kiddos were pretty easy to train. I was lucky candy worked for them LOL
    ~Amanda

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  28. expect some accidents even after they seem to get it, don't punish but use positive reinforcement and encouragement.

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  29. I liked setting the kitchen timer as a reminder to go take baby to potty and always have a reward such as a sticker or m&m

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  30. Been a while since potty training days. Great product.

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  31. The tip I have is to have a chart that the child can put a sticker on when they use the bathroom. Encouragement and praise is always needed too. Patience, patience, and more patience helps :)

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  32. We had such an easy time with our son and learning how to use the potty, I can only hope it goes so smoothly with our daughter!

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  33. Potty training is not for whimps! We love Pampers!

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  34. When my daughters were little Easy Ups were the one product we would use for potty training. We used them whenever ever we were out in about but when we were home we let them go without a few times with wet legs they learned how to go to the potty when they needed to.

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  35. This go around we are allowing our daughter to take the lead and let us know when she is ready and just celebrating those huge accomplishments. It is working for us. I plan to kick it in gear this summer and hopefully have her fully potty trained by the end of june

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  36. I was so lucky. My kids all trained very easily. Rewards helped with them a lot.

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  37. It's time to potty train our kiddo! EEEEEK!

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  38. My tip just keep after it and smile, even on days it does not go well.

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  39. We haven't made it to that stage yet, but I've heard to wait until the child is ready...don't push him to use the potty if he doesn't want to yet.

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  40. Try to start potty learning during the spring and summer when there are fewer layers of clothing to deal with!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Potty training was a breeze with my daughter! We did it in the summer where all she wore was dresses anyway. I'm worried about my boy!

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  42. I got my son a potty shaped like the sewerage and which made the flushing sound. That made potty training a breeze. He was all too eager to use his own flushing "toilet". The praises also encouraged him.

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  43. My best tip is to be very patient and not get angry when they have an accident.

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  44. My st tip is to be consistent and skittles n m and ms do not work this is jobeth by the way signed in my siss email

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  45. Potty training tip is to be patience and reward your child on his progress, Thank you!

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  46. My tip is to use a rewards system

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  47. When we were potty training our son, my hubby got our son matching “manly-man” underwear, they would spend Saturday mornings, lounging in their t-shirts/undies, watching cartoons. My son would also follow him into the bathroom. We had him trained in no time, thanks to the father/son bonding time.

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