Monday, January 12, 2009

Coupon Giveaway!

Good Morning! I am having a coupon giveaway. I would like for you to leave me your best potty training advice in the comment section and I will choose a random winner tonight about 8pm.

I then will announce the winner........

The envelop contains well over $500 in coupons, probably closer to $1000. That's a lot of savings!!!

Blessings on you all!

12 comments:

Nikki said...

Wow! That's a bunch of coupons! My best advice? I don't know. I'm still having problems with Sarah Beth, so I don't know that I have much advice that will help you. The best thing I did, though, for both of our sanity was to teach her to pull her pants up and down by herself, and to get on the potty all by herself with the help of a stool. She still wants help sometimes which is fine, but she can do it by herself if need be.

Oh, I just thought of it. My best advice, and I got this from a friend, is M&Ms. Marshmallows on top of M&Ms are even better!

ASHLEY said...

my best advice is to let them take their time. they will know when they are ready. my son is just now getting the hang of it and he is three and a half. by the way we had your baked apple pancakes on sunday morning, and it was a hit!!!!

Stephanie said...

-bribery...yes, I said it. M&M's, Hershey kisses, whatever works.

-with boys, let Daddy take charge of potty time when he is home. I found it was really had to teach my son to "go" when we do it in such very different ways.

-Regroup. Try it for a few weeks and if you have no success, take a month off and try again. How many 5 yr olds do you know that aren't potty trained? They will EVENTUALLY get it.

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Anonymous said...

I used a sticker chart on the door. Everytime he went, he got a sticker. After acertain amount he got a toy from the dollar store. Well, he still wouldn't poop. Then we were at the store buying more stickers. He saw these great sparkly stickers (Sesame Street) and he just LOVED them! At first I said there was no way I would pay over $3 for a sheet of stickers, then I said I have a great idea. Every time you poop on the potty you get a special sticker. He made himself poop 4 times when we got home!!! It was greatand it got him over the fear of going on the potty! Jessica

silverhartgirl said...

We are potty training now. When dora is on he has to sit on his little potty or i turn dora off. So it is his choice if he want to sits on it. We dont watch too much tv so this is special

Nico said...

Patience is key, don't worry about the accidents here and there, just be supportive of your kids, and praise them for doing a great job.

We also used a sticker chart, that really helped to motivate my kiddo. Make sure and have plenty of potty seats everywhere too, cause when they have to go, they have to go :)

Wishing you all the best with your potty training adventures.

Lisa said...

My best advice is probably not what you want to hear....let them do it on their own time. My son waited until he was 3, then one day, he was just done with diapers.

My daughter was a struggle, we started with her when she was about 2, but it took what seemed like forever...

With my boy, I did make kind of a game out of it. I floated Cheerios in the toilet (just a few) and made him aim to sink the Cheerios...LOL! It really helped him to pay attention to the task at hand (which most little boys don't)

Good luck to you!

Mamaoftwins said...

Thanks for visiting my site and for your sweet comments :)

As a mamaoftwin boys Ive been here.A joke in my family is I have Diaper brain. My twins are 11 and my brain still hasent come back. My twins were easy to potty train but I was very consistent and I praised them alot. They liked that. Lots of clapping, kisses, and sometimes a bribe of their favorite snack. I would carefully watch them not too long after they ate. It would happen within about 30 min after eatting and I would ask them if they needed to go potty. They knew the potty because I would call the toliet the potty and point to it. Then after they got the hang of the potty chair I had steps up to the big toliet and a cushy toliet seat for kids that sat on the toliet so they didnt feel they would fall through. I taught them to potty sitting down at first. Most important advice is to be patient. It will happen. I have the cutest picture of the twins. One is on the big potty and one is on the childs potty and the one on the childs potty has the cushy sit sitting around his neck like a necklace. LOL I'll have to post it for you :)

ditarae said...

Take some time with them to be sure they understand what you are expecting them to do, and then give them responsibility for it. Sounds freakish, I know, but my Dr. advised it (in more detail) when my oldest was having trouble, and it was a huge success with him AND his little brother! danita

Leahann a.k.a Kimberly's Mommy said...

I didn't read what everyone else said but here's my 2-cents. Don't rush them. Introduce it to them and even go ahead and get them big boy underwear. Reward them for not having accidents but don't repremand them for them. Let them train at their own pace. Boys can be harder to train then girls and if you rush them you will be more likely to have accidents later on then if you let them do it on their own schedule.

MyKidsMom said...

Oh dear, it's been so long since I did the potty training thing. And all my kids were different from each other in what DID work, so I couldn't say with certainty what the best route is.

Bribery seems to be pretty high on the list though,lol.

mom2twins04 said...

Hey, good luck with it... I let my twins run around naked at the bottom for the day... I had them dressed from the top to the waist... they would run to the bathroom everytime they had to go... sometimes they made a mess in the corner (usually around the treadmill where they could hide) but they eventually had the hang of it... we tried both the cushy seat and the potty chair... my lil girl liked the cushy seat, the boy liked the potty chair.... Good luck... also don't worry about entering me into the contest... I actually have some coupons to send to you...