we have SO MUCH free time during ‘nap time’ and after the kids go to
bed, we like to make a little pocket change off our blog posts
occasionally…to afford lip gloss, wine, and boots=) So FYI we were
given a product and/or compensation by Pampers to review this item but all of the thoughts and opinions in this post are ours.
As most of you know, I’ve been potty training my now 2.5 year old son for a few months. I’ve actually been meaning to post an update
for some time so this is the perfect chance to say…he’s about
90% there. Boys are a totally different beast. He’s stubborn yet totally
capable, we’ve had lots of ups and downs. He’s mostly in underwear at
home with the occasional “I’m too busy to pee in the potty” accident and still in Easy Ups when we leave the house, at nap and night time. Over the last few weeks he’s
been great about keeping dry on the go, something I thought might not
happen until he turned 15. It’s coming…I know there will be a day
when he’ll be in underwear 100% of the time but until then we have Easy
Ups to fill in the gaps.
I was thrilled when we were asked last month to throw a Easy Ups party for Pampers. I have several friends that will be potty training soon and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some Easy Ups for them to try. My own kids even got excited when our Pampers package arrived-
The kiddos loved helping me set up for the party. Jack kept sing “Happy Birthday” to random things and got mad when I told him that we didn’t have cake but that he COULD have a package of Easy Ups. Ha!
Some of the older kids had fun making signs for the photobooth
And the younger kids had fun going along for the ride.
I think the best part of the party for the parents (besides my company bahahaha, kidding) was receiving a pack of Easy Ups!
A few things I like about Easy Ups-
1. Thomas the Train (do I really need to say more when I have a boy?)
2. They feel more underwear like than other training pants but are still durable. These won’t rip when pulled up and down!
3. They are super absorbent and don’t leak*. My guy can wear them for naps and at night.
4. There are multiple sizes available (2t/3t and 4t/5t). This is important when your 2 year old is the size of a 4 year old!
5. Fading graphics that show your child is wet. This is really more for my son’s benefit than mine- he doesn’t like when Thomas gets “dirty”.
absorbent core that holds 25% more than the other leading training pant
(Huggies® Pull-Ups® Learning Designs®) and ensures little ones remain
dry. Pampers Easy Ups® have fewer leaks than the other leading training pant (Huggies® Pull-Ups® Learning Designs®)
Another freebie for my Pampers parents was this GREAT book titled “You and Me Against the Pee…and Poop Too!”. I really like how the book makes a game out of potty training and uses a different “point” system rather than just rewards for success. It is a simple concept while still making things fun and keeping kids on their toes. It’s even fun for older siblings to keep track of points!
I think we had a potty training party success! I would have never thought to have a party revolved around bodily functions, but it actually got Jack a little more enthusiastic about staying dry. If you are struggling to potty train, maybe you should host a playdate and call it a “potty party” too! Ha!
Don’t forget to visit the Pampers Website to learn more about Easy Ups. Already love them? Earn Rewards points for completing a review on Pampers.com! (If you have a child in diapers or training pants and aren’t enrolled in their rewards program, shame shame shame! Their program is one of the many ways I save on Shutterfly gifts!).