Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Potty Party! Adorable Ruffle Potty Pants by Snugglebug Baby Boutique {Review and LIVE Giveaway - NO RULES} **CLOSED**


One of my favorite potty training items so far has to be these adorable ruffle leg potty pants from Snugglebug Baby Boutique! If you have started potty training then you know how unattractive some of the basic training pants can be. And, frankly, I don't care if it's underwear or not, it needs to by stylin'! So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon these little cuties. As I'm certain you already know, I get super excited when plain, boring items are given a little pick me up, and these pants are no exception! These ruffle pants are just basic Gerber training pants that have extra padding to help control minor accidents. They start out basic white, but look how Snugglebug Baby Boutique has transformed them...

Almost a work of art if you ask me! Add some beautiful, high quality fabric ruffles to the legs and they already look better. But, the flower adorned initial applique adds the final touch to the cuteness of these pants.
They are adorable for wearing around the house during training and would also make super cute pajama bottoms during the summer. Add a matching t-shirt and your little one will be ready to go (no pun intended...). Nicole at Snugglebug Baby Boutique was super easy to work with and the pants shipped in no time. There are a kazillion ways to personalize these pants; all you have to do is convo Nicole through her Etsy shop and
she'll get you set up. They can be made with just about any fabrics and designs you see in her shop. What little one wouldn't want to use the potty to get to wear these fabulous pants? Even EG knows she's cute when she has them on! At $10 a pair you might as well go ahead and get 2 or 3 pairs. They're really that adorable! Thanks to Nicole for offering such a cute little item to "add a little bit of sunshine" to the often stressful and overwhelming task of potty training.

If you'd like to buy a pair for yourself, check out Snugglebug Baby Boutique. And, while you're there, you might want to check out the other great items she has for sale! Some items I love are the ruffle leg onesies, the cute skirt/top outfits, and adorable baby shoes (all at great prices I might add).

Not sure yet whether or not you want to jump right in and buy a pair? Then see details below for how you can WIN a pair of the ruffle leg pants! Watch out because this one's going to be a little different...

I'm going to mix things up a little bit for this next Potty Party giveaway. I loved these little ruffle pants so much that I am going to give away a custom pair for one lucky reader. The rules are simple:
EDITED 6/16...NO RULES!!

To kick off the posting you can answer this question: What has been your greatest potty training challenge or triumph?

Good luck! Comment #167 is going to be the lucky winner!

175 comments:

  1. my greatest potty training challenge has been getting my little one to go in the potty and not on the floor vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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  2. I am still waiting to potty train. I am going to start in the fall.

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  3. I'm getting ready to start and very nervous!!!

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  4. i am thinking i should wait till at least two years old because some say thats a good time to start what do you guys think vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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  5. I have 4 kids, two boys and two girls, and the girls have been the hardest to potty train so far! My 3 yr old still has accidents and it's nerveracking! My 2 yr old goes to the potty sometimes and sometimes she don't. I can't seem to make it a constant for her!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

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  6. this is a neat idea! We EC our baby (elimination communication) so the trickiest thing has been US learning when she needs to go!

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  7. Our biggest challenge is getting our son to use the potty consistently - some days he'll go whenever it's suggested and he'll ask to go at other times and other days, a root canal without anesthesia would be easier...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  8. My triumph...3 of my 4 kidlets are potty trained now!! Woo Hoo! The worst part...my bathroom smelling like pee because of my sweet, poor aiming little boys :)

    sarsosariATgmailDOTcom

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  9. My potty training challenge is getting Brea to tell me she has to go potty BEFORE she goes!
    dreamweaver21us(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  10. With Thomas it was being afraid of the flushing sound

    pdxbabysigns at gmail dot com

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  11. Amazingly enough, my son who hates to use the potty at home, loves to use it when we're in public. Often multiple times per store or restaurant!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  12. With Michael it was not wanting to poop in the potty

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  13. My biggest challenge with my first was everything! She didn't potty train until she was 3 yrs 10 months. She refused!

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  14. I think my biggest challenge was trying to get my son potty trained before he hit school. He was on his time, not mine.

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  15. Hey Whimsical Creations--you can start NOW! Have you ever heard of elimination communication?

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  16. My daughter was trained at 2.5 and my son was more like 3.5 or 4. Huge difference!

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  17. wow! that is a crazy age difference in training! My MIL always advises that the child will know when he/she is ready and not to push it.

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  18. We had to skip preschool at age 3 because he wasn't trained. He just went for one year before he started kindergarten. He just wasn't ready and that was ok.

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  19. that is a bummer to not get to attend school but, another MILism--no one in college knows when he was potty trained!

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  20. Those potty chairs that fit up on the real potty always scared me. I worried they were going to fall off. lol

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  21. We use the Baby Bjorn Little Potty. I was worried about it being hard to clean but we just rinse it in the bathtub and sanitize it at the end of every day.

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  22. I haven't seen that one. I think I had a Little Tykes one that sat on the floor and then the one up on the big potty.

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  23. It works well for smaller kids--we started using it when she was 5 months old. You can see her (at almost-10 months) on her potty here

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  24. We use the Baby Signs Potty Training Program, what do you use?

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  25. I think she'll outgrow the BBLP pretty soon, though, and we'll move to one that they sell at ikea...

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  26. I love those new programs that they have!

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  27. What worked great for Michael (my stubborn child) was choices. I'd tell him it was time to go potty, but give him a choice of using the big potty or the little potty.

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  28. We used Diaper Free Baby: http://www.amazon.com/Diaper-Free-Baby-Natural-Training-Alternative/dp/0061229709

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  29. What age do you think is a good age to start potty training? I think between 12-24 months is good.

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  30. Well, we started WAAAAY early but we aren't strict about it and our daughter has no idea what we are doing--we just put her on the potty, give her some cues and she goes! Granted, we "miss" most of her #1s but we get nearly all her #2s--we change a dirty about once a week. SO NICE

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  31. Part-time, i guess you'd call it. We put her on the toilet when she gets up, right after a nap, and anytime that she starts to look like she is about to do something--usually during lunch.

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  32. Here I am again. Biggest challenge: everything - out right refusal!

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  33. Joshua will sign "potty" and I'll help him to get his diaper off and sit on it, but he hasn't gone yet. He likes blowing bubbles to keep him sitting longer.

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  34. My greatest potty training challenge is not comparing my children. My older girls, now 10 and about to be 12, trained themselves. I mean they literally just started using the toilet w/o any assistance. My only son, now 8, has only been trained a year. He has special needs and his school was extremely vital in preparing him. Now I'm on the 2.5yr old and I have a 9mo old and I keep expecting the 2.5yo to just go like her sisters did and it's not happening.

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  35. I am loving reading everyone's comments and hilarious stories! Keep 'em coming!

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  36. I think it's really hard for parents to realize that every child really is different and potty training is no exception. They are ready at different times and respond to different approaches and rewards. Find what works for your family and your specific child and go with it!

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  37. Wow - it's taking a long time to get to #167! This seems almost as challenging as potty training! Another challenge for us is pull-ups vs. underwear. We're trying desperately to put him in underwear at all times but it's difficult when we go places where we really don't want him to have accidents...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  38. greatest triumph: we began to put our daughter on the potty when she turned one and she does a great job of going poo regularly after meals even when she doesn't show any signs of needing to go beforehand. however, she is certainly far from being potty trained as she can't tell us when she needs to go...on sunday she tooted and then signed potty (we have been teaching her sign language)--so we think she is beginning to correlate!

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  39. lil miss' mama - That's great! Sign Language really helps potty train before the age of two... before the only word they know is "No," LOL.

    Pam - Underwear. It's tough to go places, but just keep an extra pair of clothes in the car, use plastic training pants over the underwear when you go out, have him go before you leave and right when you get there...

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  40. Our greatest potty challenge occurs when our daughter is too distracted to use the potty!

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  41. To keep a child on the potty try letting them blow bubbles; It keeps them entertained and uses their "potty muscles" when they blow.

    Have a basket of "potty time only" toys; Toys they can only play with while sitting on the potty.

    Read books, sing songs...

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  42. I haven't started potty training yet, but when I start I'm sure there will be many accidents and stories to tell!

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  43. Michael was potty trained in just over a week using the Baby Signs Potty Training Kit that I'm giving away on my blog. He LOVES the train theme and always say "I'm on my potty train!" when he'd sit on the potty.... too cute :)

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  44. Wow, the Potty Training Kit sounds great! A week is really fast!

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  45. It was fast! I was sure I'd be potty training forever with him because he is such an "opinionated" child :)

    Seems this may take awhile to get to 167 comments... But there is a lot to talk about when it comes to potty training.

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  46. only 119 more comments! yeah...

    Here is a question that can keep us going...

    What is easier for a child to train--#1 or #2?

    I don't have any experience with the child learning but for me, as the parent, it is much easier for the #2

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  47. Are we talking pee & poo or 1st & second child?

    Many children have issues with not wanting to poop in the potty, it's a harder sensation for them to control. Michael had this issue for awhile, but with persistence and comfort we got through it.

    As far as which child, I think it's a different experience with every child.

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  48. good point--i was talking #1/#2 in terms of pee/poop. I guess, as an ECer, it is easier for me to tell when she is about to poop.

    Off to a meeting. Don't reach 167 without me :0

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  49. It is much easier to tell when they have to poop and even easier if it's a child that poops once a day at around the same time! I find it almost impossible to get a pee schedule down, but after naps and before naps are both good times to try. Or before you leave the house and when you get where you're going.

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  50. Our first daughter started on the potty at 7 months due to constipation when we introduced solids. She's still not fully trained and wears a pull-up at night. We went through the "painting" period - it was GROSS.

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  51. She's 5. We're getting a waterproof cover for her futon this week and going full force with the night training.

    To be fair, her sister was born when she was almost 2 and had to go to NICU so there was quite a bit of family upheaval as a result. She does great during the day though!

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  52. Night training can take time, the mattress covers are SO worth it!

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  53. We tried a cover before... the girls tore it off and shredded it. We're hoping that a year later will find them with a bit more maturity.

    We just started potty training the 3 yo girl this week. Going the naked route. So far, so good. Almost a week with no accidents.

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  54. That's great! Summer weather makes naked potty training so much easier, probably why June is National Potty Training Month!

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  55. I did not know there was a National Potty Training Month! That's GREAT!

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  56. My son doesn't like to stop whatever he is doing to use the potty.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  57. Just had our 3yo ask to go potty because she had to poopy! It's after bedtime!!! YAY!!!!

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  58. It's amazing how often my son requests to go to the potty when he's supposed to be in bed...

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  59. I'm always wary when they ask during bedtime because often it's an excuse to stay up, but Michael has been good about only asking when he really does have to go.

    pdxbabysigns at gmail dot com

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  60. I know it's an excuse to get up and I know he's smart enough to know it too but he usually goes, if only a little bit, whenever he uses the excuse.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  61. lets get this moving... I worried with my son how he would learn to use a urinal and then when he started preschool he just did it himself!

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  62. My son never would sit on the little potty and we actually had more success at first with standing at the toilet itself. Now he prefers to sit again because that's what Mommy does and all his friends at preschool. He does enjoy the urinal in public though (when he'll go to the potty with daddy or grandpa).

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  63. Well, we just had another breakthrough with our daughter who turned 15 months yesterday! She did her business on the real potty instead of her little one today!

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  64. Congratulations! Apparently my little guy actually told Daddy today at the movies that he had to use the potty and he even did a #2 in the potty! (which would have been a disastrous mess in his underwear at UP).

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  65. my daughter is almost 2. I am thinking I should start training soon.

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  66. Wow - this is taking forever! This morning I was so excited - my son came into my room and said "Mommy I'm going to go potty and then it's time for you to get up". Usually, it's a battle to get him to use the potty in the morning. Then, a little later, he stopped what he was doing and said, "Mommy, I think I have to pee. I'll be right back." I thought we had a breakthrough and then a little brown accident...

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  67. I know I can start now...thinking when the chaos of summer is over and we put her in a big girl bed it will be easier.

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  68. We had a good day today - he refused to go right when he woke up this morning but when he agreed to go when it was time to get ready for preschool, his pull-up was still dry! And he stayed dry all day!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  69. This is still going huh? Well, at least potty training is a great ongoing conversation! Have you all seen my potty kit giveaway on my blog?

    I posted today about a pro-potty diet; Lots of fiber and liquids!

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  70. My greatest challenge was getting DS to even go in his own potty chair!

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  71. Two good days in a row - I'm feeling hopeful...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  72. My son inspired his cousin to "use" the potty...she really just sits on it!

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  73. these are adorable. would love to win these for my daughter.

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  74. my son was terrible at wanting to get potty trained... he went from diapers to disposable undies and was just plain lazy... so, one day hubby said to him no more! And stuck him in underpants. After a few mistakes, and sitting around very uncomfortably in wet undies he decided he was going to do what we'd been teaching him for the last few months...the rest is history!

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  75. these would be perfect! we are about to start training soon. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  76. I can't believe we are still talking potties! Anyone want to just start chatting A LOT on the comment board so we can close up this contest soon? :0

    I have been ECing my daughter but yesterday she refused to be placed on the potty. i thought all had gone out the window but, thankfully, she went straight away this morning!

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  77. I can completely relate to Michele P's comments but even in underpants, we continue to have multiple accidents at home. I think at preschool, all his friends are using the potty so it is part of his routine. At home, he acts like mommy and daddy are practically killing him by making him stop playing or reading or whatever to use the potty. Bribes sometimes work but I don't want to get into that habit...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  78. My friends that have kids old enough to understand incentives use M&Ms. Now they can ONLY eat M&Ms after potty time or it takes away from the reward!

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  79. one huge challenge is my son's personality is "busy" so he didn't like to take the time to "go"

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  80. There is the most hilarious book by Mo Williems (Time to Pee!-- http://www.amazon.com/Time-Pee-Mo-Willems/dp/0786818689 ) that talks about kids not wanting to miss out on anything when they go to the bathroom...kind of like what Anne was alluding to

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  81. I'll have to check that book out! I get my potty tots training program tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it works!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  82. I'll have to try the blow bubbles thing for DD. She's only 13months but from these comments; I'm hopeful I can start sooner!

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  83. We had an accident free day today! yay for us!!!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  84. Congratulations Pam! That's great! How is the Potty Tots Program?

    pdxbabysigns at gmail dot com

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  85. one of our stories is that my daughter likes new things. So she became bathroom inspector for public bathrooms and friends' she had not been to before. she would request to go potty as soon as we got to a new places. "is this bathroom clean?", "Is this bathroom big?" she would ask as soon as got into the bathroom.

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  86. Our biggest triumph has to be my daughter wearing underwear at night by 2 yrs old and no accident at night. I think the reasons are: she takes much liquid way before dinner, just 2-3 ouces at dinner; she pees at bath time; she used the excuse of "going potty" to stay up, she could go a few times before falling asleep, I was happily assisting her as many times as she wanted to empty her bladder purposely; she is a good sleeper, she does not wake up at night.
    Hope it's helpful.

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  87. I enjoyed reading comments of others.

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  88. another reason why my son is still in diapers (to bed at least) he HAS to have a cup of water (which he does get up and drink out of!)

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  89. We woke up yesterday to our son using the potty by himself! It was so very exciting! Especially since we've really expected things to get worse because we're now in the process of moving into a new house...but he used the potty independently! Yay!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  90. We're getting closer! I successfully pottied my child this morning! yay for poops and no cleanups!

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  91. We started ECing when Baby C was 5 months old. I'm wondering if is easier to start pottying them when they are newborns.

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  92. i'm thinking that might be a little harder. If anyone did EC, how long until the baby/toddler was completely potty trained?

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  93. I've heard your child potty trains around 18 months if you use EC...

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  94. Just started a week ago, and my daughter would rather take her pants off, squat and pee on the wood floor right next to the toilet, then actually sit on it and go! What do I do!!

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  95. I can see children potty trained by 18 months. My daughter walks by 9 month and follows me to the bathroom all the time and she flushes after me. She is so familar about the process by 18 months. It's kind of elimination demostration if not elimination communication. Of course the funny result is she checks and flushes all the toilets in public bathrooms that have not been flushed before she chooses one to use.

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  96. I am going to start potty training next week! I am terrified!

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  97. Reading books and view some videos before start can be helpful. Recommend two DVD: "Once upon a potty for boy/girl", "Potty Power". You probably can borrow them from your local library.

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  98. Getting closer...maybe my son will be completely potty-trained by the time this giveaway is over!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  99. Very nice potty pants! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. I love anything with ruffles!

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  101. Yay for ruffles and yay for no rules! only 59 more comments :)

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  102. my daughter would love these adorable panties.

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  103. We've actually been doing well since our move. I expected the chaos to send us backwards.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  104. and that's great the potty pants will be custom!

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  105. My daughter has just started potty training-she has peed on the potty 4 times, and pooped three! :-)

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  106. Is it really sad that we get SO excited when our kids (she is my 1st though) start going on the potty? goodness...

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  107. She gets one m&m every time she goes on the potty-and she is catching on to that, that's for sure!

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  108. And she actually told us yesterday when she had to go-it's just so darn cute!

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  109. She has to read when she's on the potty, too...

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  110. I haven't put her in her training pants yet...I'm a little nervous about that still...

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  111. No pull ups, either-I've read that regular cotton training pants are best. So, I bought a few pair...

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  112. She is 26 months old & definitely seems ready.

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  113. We have honestly been dreading the potty training stage

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  114. But she seems to be taking to it quite well, thank goodness! :-)

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  115. We have to get a potty for grandma & grandpa's house now...

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  116. I do not use a separate potty chair-I don't want to clean it.

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  117. I use a stool and an insert on the toilet-she is doing great with that.

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  118. I feel bad that I am the only one commenting...I'm sure I could jabber on for 40 more comments, but what's the fun in that?

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  119. I bought some gerber training pants...will get them washed up this week...

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  120. The potty patty trainig pants look really cute on amazon, but I don't want to pay all the shipping-it seems senseless to me...

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  121. I won a Potty Tots giveaway on Mommy Daddy Blog

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  122. She loves the book, but we haven't watched the dvd yet...

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  123. need to call the cable company to cancel...

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  124. we made the switch to dsl & directv & both seem to be working great!

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  125. Maybe I should go tweet again...

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  126. now it could get exciting if we face off :-0

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  127. whoo hoo, I cancelled my cable, finally!

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  128. oh yay, hi monkey's mama! I was getting bored...even though I am at work...oops...

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  129. It's way more fun to 'face off' than to leave lots of lone comments! :-)

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  130. anyway, I am going to save over $100 a month by switching to directv & dsl-WOW

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  131. i'm going to let you go it alone! off for a run so lets hope you get 27 more comments under your belt after this :0

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  132. I guess I was getting robbed before! jeez-amazing price difference.

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  133. I was always scared that dsl was going to be slower than cable-I was wrong (so far!)

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  134. It seems to be just as quick, yay!

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  135. Back to potty training...there's so much info out there-it's a bit overwhelming...

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  136. And I cannot seem to find cotton training pants anywhere!

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  137. It's so silly because I don't really know what to order online-so many choices!

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  138. but these are soo cute, I bet she will want to wear them-and not get them wet! :-)

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  139. It's amazing what I can talk to myself about isn't it!

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  140. But anything potty training related-I'm in. It's so funny to think of the different stages we've already been thru...

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  141. But this is the one I've been dreading! I just don't want to clean the floor...but that's unrealistic, I know

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  142. We are going to have a sticker chart, too, but I think she'll want to play with that outside of the bathroom!

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  143. Ok, only a few more...wonder if someone will jump in at the last minute? hope not...that would be poopy...

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  144. It would be nice to have someone to talk to right now, though

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  145. I get to go see Green Day a week from tomorrow!

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  146. I haven't been this excited about something in a long time!

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  147. Princess will stay with grandma & grandpa-and maybe pee on the potty for them? :-)

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  148. My sister will be in town, too, and she hasn't seen her since Christmas!

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  149. What a difference since Christmas-amazing how fast she is growing!

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  150. She is saying 4 word sentences...

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  151. you did it! poo...oh well, i had a nice conversation with myself, LOL-congrats!!

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  152. ooo too funny! I thought I'd try one more time and didn't even look at the #s toward the end. Oh well finally over at least :)

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  153. It only took 25 days, hee hee. See ya-congrats again!

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  154. Congrats Monkeys mama; this one's finally over!

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  155. Wow! I totally thought that it might be next June before that one ended :) Congrats to the monkey's mama! Y'all really cracked me up there at the end and I so enjoyed reading everyone's comments throughout! Lessons learned for next time...will definitely post in advance a specific starting time!

    Thanks guys!
    Jess

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  156. :) thanks! let me know what i need to do!

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  157. My greatest challenge is that my daughter doesn't even want to sit on her potty to begin with. It was a breeze teaching my son and thought it would be just as easy. The second time around has been a huge challenge. One day at a time!
    Jenbutterfly12 at yahoo dot com

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