Thursday, July 9, 2009

Potty Training and a Giveaway

Contest has ended- Winner has been contacted

Potty training has been a long drawn out process for us. And after 2 months of training, I've come to the realization that I'm the one who is trained- not Ella. It all started the night she took off her diaper and went potty on the kitchen floor. I then said I'm done with diapers and it's time to mov
e on. Not to mention the style of diaper she had been using changed the way they were made and we were having major leaks. So I did some online research and found Potty Training Concepts. I loved the idea of getting a baby doll that goes potty, but honestly we couldn't afford to purchase the doll when we had to purchase multiple potty's, potty covers, an on the go potty, plus panties and training pants. Now looking back, it was a major mistake not making that purchase. They have an awesome Complete System for girls or boys- which includes: (this is for girls)
  1. The Potty Patty™ girl potty training doll
  2. 3 "big kid" doll potty training pants
  3. 2 Bottles to feed Potty Patty™
  4. 6 specially designed Potty Training Pants for your child
  5. The Little Patty Potty Chair
  6. The Patty Toilet Potty Seat
  7. The Parent's Potty Training Guide:How to Potty Train in One Day for you!!
All of this for only $89.95. Yes, I know it seems like a lot, but when I look back, I spent more on products that haven't worked than I would have for the whole deal that would have worked right away. This is where I went wrong... I purchased multiple Gerber organic training pants. They leaked majorly! Not so good for when you are first training and not really wanting to clean up messes all of the time. So we went for the Pull-Ups. OK, honestly, they are just diapers you can pull up and down. The cooling feature and the fading feature didn't have any affect.

I decided to try the John Rosemond Naked and $75 Method. He is a columnist who is featured in several newspapers and happens to be featured on MomsCharlotte. His message to kick potty training in the butt motivated me to get on it. So Ella ran around naked from the waist down for a week. She had no accidents and would sit on the potty when she needed to. But, then came the problem when she wasn't naked. We are an active family and needed to get out of the house. Luckily I contacted Potty Training Concepts and they sent me some REAL training pants. Yes, I'm kicking myself in the butt for not making that purchase earlier. These are THICK wonderful training pants, that allows the toddler to feel wet and yucky, but without soaking their pants. They also have waterproof training pants that would be great for long car rides.

I also got the book Potty Training in One Day. This is something I should have read before beginning this process. It focuses on using the Potty Patty or Potty Scotty dolls for your child to teach the doll how to use the potty so they learn together. It also has great tips like create the "Big Day" to explain to your child what is expected of them during this process. I loved the con
sequence if they have an accident to take them back to the potty 10 times in a row to show them what is expected.

So we are stuck in limbo and now trying the tips we received
from Potty Training in One Day. If you are potty training or about to, I HIGHLY recommend using Potty Training Concepts. They have unique tools for both boys and girls.

The Giveaway!!


Potty Training Concepts is giving one of my lucky readers
a Potty Training in One Day book & DVD along with a 3 pack of training pants

Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. July 27, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! The contest is only open to USA residents.


How to Enter:
1. You must visit Potty Scotty or Potty Patty and tell me your favorite product other than the ones listed above. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries:
Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on Facebook or Mkokopelli on Twitter
3. Follow or subscribe to my blog- tell me which
4. Blog, Twitter or leave a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Are you potty training or about to be potty training?

6. Tell me the benefits of using a potty doll


Thanks to Potty Training Concepts for this great offer and for all of the advice they have given me! Good luck to everyone, this is a awesome prize!


158 comments:

  1. I am thinking of starting potty training with my little man and this would soooo help me. I went to potty scotty and I really like the potty training pants and I like the disposable potty chairs.

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  3. I follow and subscribe

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  7. I am just about to start potty training my guy. He is still young, but showing interest.

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  8. Well my guy really copies everything we do and his stuffed animals too. So a potty doll would help to encourage him what to do. I love the idea.

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  9. love: WeeMan Urinal for Boys by Potty Scotty

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  10. love the riding potty chair

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  13. we are about to potty train

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  14. I think the doll would be great to help him mimic what he should do.

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  18. I like the Potty Training Chart & Stickers - Potty Patty, they look like a good visual way to keep kids on track with potty training.

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  19. I'm a subscriber!

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  20. I'm ready for potty training! I have been ready for quite a few months now but my daughter (she will be 3 in October) is not nearly as excited as I am about it. I'm desperate for something that works, I'd love to try these!

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  21. Using a potty doll seems like it would help kids not be afraid of the whole potty training process. They have someone doing the same things as them (wearing the big kid underwear) or have someone to go first (sitting on the potty) if they are nervous.

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  22. The Riding Potty Chair by Potty Patty looks like a fun way to get kids
    interested!

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  23. My granddaughter is just starting potty training and this would be
    perfect for her.

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  24. Using a potty doll would be such a great incentive for kids to feel
    like potty training is something everyone does and not just Mom or Dad
    telling them they have to do it, as well as it making the whole
    process a little more fun!

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  25. I also really like the potty training chart and stickers. We've been trying to potty train for a few months now, and so far he's still in diapers.

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  26. I really like the potty training chart and stickers.

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  27. I am on the verge of a full on potty training. My LO has been using the potty already, but will still go in her pants if she has a diaper on. So this book and dvd definitely sound helpful!

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  28. The 2 in 1 Waterproof PUL Training Pants - 3 Pack sound like a good way to avoid some mess.

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  29. My daughter is close to potty training but needs some incentive. She loves dolls and I think this program sounds great for her.

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  30. Because my daughter loves dolls, I think using Potty Patty would be a big benefit in enticing her to really give potty training a try because she would have some control over Patty going through the process with her.

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  31. I would also be interested in the The WeeMan Urinal. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  32. I like the Cotton Waterproof Mattress Pad, great idea, easy to change!

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  33. we're potty training, mostly there, occasional accidents and night issues ;)

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  34. I'm subscsribed to your blog.

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  35. The Cotton Waterproof Mattress Pad looks useful.

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  36. We aren't potty training yet, but I'm starting to think about it. I have no idea how to start, so this would be a big help.

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  37. I see they have free Potty Scotty Stickers for a dollar (guess that's shipping). Potty Scotty charts are a penny! Lovin' that!

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  38. I'm a Facebook fan of Mkokopelli. facebook.com/spoodles

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  42. We are in middle of a very frustrating potty-training experience with my 2yo. Some days he wants to sit on the potty, but others he just uses his pants. Doesn't seem to bother him. I'm at my wit's end!

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  43. i love the wee man urinal for boys! wish i had that when i was training boy #1. getting ready to tran boy #2. ugh. not looking forward but this gift would be very helpful!!!
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  44. we are about to potty train our third child. he is 2.
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  45. omg i totally need this for potty training my daughter.. awesome giveaway!

    my favorite is: Potty Training Chart & Stickers - Potty Patty

    positive reinforcement

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  46. I love the Wee Man urinal! How cute is that?!

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  47. I have been in the process of potty training my 28 month old son for a few months now with absolutely no success. Ugh.

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  48. I have never thought of using a doll for potty training my son. I mean, really, how on earth would that work? But after reading that these dolls are anatomically correct and can actually go potty, I think that it would be beneficial to use one.

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  49. I like the potty training chart and stickers, too, as helps for potty training my son.

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  50. i like the "Night Time training Pants" because it's okay to use them in the night, but they will still feel wet so my son will try to get to the potty next time he has an "accident"

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  51. I like the potty training chart and stickers!

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  52. I follow your blog.

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  53. I am about to be potty training my son and my daughter. Yes I know I'm crazy for trying to do them both at the same time.

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  54. I think using a potty doll is a good idea. You child can have a buddy when they use the potty, and it makes the process seem more fun, and less scary.

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  55. I think the WeeMan Urinal is brilliant!

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  56. I love the WeeMan Urinal! I am potty training my 2 year old right now and I wish I had this.
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  57. I am potty training my 2 year old!
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  58. My two year old is like a parrot. He copies everything and if he had a doll to copy it just might help us both :o)

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  63. I think the charts are a good idea for my kids.
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  64. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on twitter
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  65. I tweet 1
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  68. I will be potty training very soon and can't wait!
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  69. My 5yr old begged to have a potty training doll after she saw Dr.Phil and she had just barely learned...i think it would have sped up the process. mnmspecial(at)juno(dot)com

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  70. I think the potty training chart and stickers will work well for my daughter :)

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  71. Fan on FB and Twitter

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  73. We are starting to potty train right now :) This giveaway would be so helpful and right in time!

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  74. Using a doll would help encourage my daughter in potty training because she would like to "do as the dolly would"

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  75. The 2 in 1 Waterproof PUL Training Pants!!!

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  76. The doll helped my DD mimic and helped her understand potty training better last year. Great idea for sure!

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  77. I like the Night Time Training Pants for Girls, the extra absorbency is necessary. thanks!

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  78. i think the disposable travel potties are a great item especially when little ones need to use icky public restrooms.

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  79. we're not potty training yet but we will be before you know it... maybe in a few more months :)

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  80. my little one likes dolls and bears etc... and has copied things we'd show her using her dolls and stuffed animals. A potty doll can be helpful in demonstrating to her how to potty and that everyone potties :)

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  81. the wee man urinal

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  82. I like the potty training chart and stickers!

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  83. I subscribe!

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  84. I'm beginning to potty train my baby now...and it's not going so well!

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  85. Stuffed animals or dolls always calm children, so I think the doll would help my little girl with training. She could let her go first and then she could go!

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  86. i like the WeeMan Urinal for Boys by Potty Scotty

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  87. we have yet to start potty training with our 2 1/2 year old. thankfully, the 5-year-old is fully trained.

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  88. i haven't used one but i imagine a potty doll may be helpful

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  89. I think the waterproof mattress pad would be essential for us. We have been sharing a bed while construction is completed on our DD's bedroom, and this has been a fear of ours -- bedwetting in our bed. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  90. the Potty Training Chart & Stickers mverno@roadrunner.com

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  91. The Potty Patty Toilet Potty Seat I

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  92. WeeMan Urinal for Boys by Potty Scotty looks interesting.
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  93. The riding potty chair is interesting! jenalber@hotmail.com

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  94. Would love to win for our daughter. Please enter me, thank you

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  95. My favorite is the The Potty Scotty Toilet Targets. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. I became a fan on Mkokopelli Facebook (sunnyview99).

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  97. I followed your blog (sunnyview99)!

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  101. No, I'm not potty training or about to be potty training. :)

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  102. The Potty Patty Doll is adorable!

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  103. I follow your blog (jenbutterfly12).

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  104. I follow on twitter (jenbutterfly).

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  108. I'm in the very beginning stages of potty training my little girl!

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  109. The benefits of using a potty doll is that children learn action and attitudes and will copy things that they have seen.

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  110. The Riding Potty Chair looks good!

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  111. Love the The Potty Scotty Boy Doll. Cute! macd82 at gmail dot com

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  112. This would be great for my son!

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  113. I like Potty Patty the chart and stickers! Having a visual reward would be a great help to my little girl learning to potty train!

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  114. I like their Chart - my daughter would really love putting her stickers on!

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  115. I like the potty training pants. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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  116. I just subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  117. I like the cotton waterproof mattress pad by potty patty

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  118. I follow on twitter @mannabsn

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  119. I like the Potty Patty Musical Potty Chair
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  120. Fan on Facebook
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  121. Follower via Google-rosannepm
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  122. My favorite is the The Potty Scotty Seat II

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  123. Not potty training yet
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  124. Benefit of the doll is that children do their "work" by interacting with toys. This helps them to project themselves on to the doll and learn
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  127. i like the The Riding Potty Chair by Potty Patty that is so cute

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  128. following your blog as klp1965
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  129. 1 http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/2877814453

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  130. Im potty training my 2 year old daughter and this would be great thanks

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  133. I am very interested in the The Potty Scotty Musical Chair. When the potty detects moisture it plays "It's a Small World After All."

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  134. I follow on Google Friend Connect.

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  135. I'm a facebook friend, username: Marcia Scurfield

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  136. My son and daughter-in-law will be potty training my grandson.

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  137. i really liked WeeMan Urinal for Boys by Potty Scotty great idea thanks for the chance to win i could use with my son and daughter help training them eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  138. i follow thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  139. I like the The Potty Scotty Musical Chair. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. I like the The Potty Patty Toilet Potty Seat I. Thank you.

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  141. I love the The Deluxe Potty Patty Kit!

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  142. I became a fan of Mkokopelli on Facebook.

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  143. I subscribed to your blog.

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  144. I am not potty training now or anytime in the near future.

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  145. I am going to start poddy training in the next few months so this would be a great help. I like the potty topper that goes on top of any toilet. This way you can use it on your toilet (or any other). I have read positive reviews on Imse Vimpse and Kushies training pants, but am not at the point of trying them myself. I truly think you have to be THE ROLE MODEL so your child will imitate the behavior.

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  146. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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