“’Cause I’m a big kid now!” It is a phrase that is said daily in our home. We are all growing more and more every single day but it is much more apparent and recognizable in those that are the youngest and smallest. The biggest changes and growing occurs in our little ones that, coincidentally, often seem to have the biggest personalities. It is such a simple phrase, uttered so innocently, but it symbols so much. Our children are growing up – every second of every day – right before our very eyes. Luckily, they have us to guide them and we, well we, have some amazing companies to help us do that along the way.
Huggies is a brand that many parents swear by and their Pull-Ups have certainly become a staple item in many homes, including my own. As a parent of two, I have already been through the potty training stage once and am glad to have Huggies Pull-Ups on hand, again, for round two. With our oldest, the Pull-Ups Potty Dance was a big hit and I wasn’t sure that we were going to be able to keep that same excitement vibrant when it came time to potty train our youngest.
Thankfully though, Huggies Pull-Ups have yet to fail. With their recent launch of the new First Flush campaign, the simple task of using the toilet is just as fun, if not more, for our littlest one. Our biggest issue when it came to potty training both of our children was trying to make sitting down fun. For those of you that have boys, you know that is a task that is much easier said than done. And going potty while standing up, well, that’s a whole new ball game! This year, however, Huggies Pull-Ups have covered all of the bases. For starters, did you see the ten-foot-tall toilet that made an appearance in Times Square?!
What could possibly be better and more exciting than a (literally) huge party? We celebrate a child’s first smile, first roll, first words, first steps, first haircut – why not celebrate their First Flush? The simplicity of a child’s first flush is often overshadowed by the complexness of the, seemingly, daunting task of cliché potty training. Pull-Ups, much like I, chooses to focus on and enjoy the little things. A child’s first flush, very well, should be cause for a great celebration. Whether that be with candies, stories, or a quick “Woo-hoo!” and high-five, simply showing your child that you’re excited to see them trying, accomplishing, and mastering new things is the best form of encouragement.
Potty training, for us, has been much easier this time around. Young children often try to emulate their older siblings so having our big boy already potty trained was much to our advantage when it came time to train our little guy. In a sense he, more or less, began training himself. He started by following his older brother during bathroom trips and, while he rarely actually used the toilet, he grew fond of having to “go.” Learning the feeling of having to go and staying put long enough while still remaining content with the idea proved to be the problem. Huggies, once again, allowed us a great transition tool with their Pull-Ups. He quickly grew to dislike his “baby diapers” yet he still isn’t quite ready to make the full jump to underwear. Pull-Ups give him the same feel and ease of big boy underwear but still allow for the occasional accident to be okay. The new designs even feature favorite characters including Lightning McQueen from Cars and Disney Princesses like Cinderella. To go along with their First Flush campaign, Pull-Ups has released their Big Kid App for, both, iOS and Android devices.
The Pull-Ups Big Kid App brings Disney characters to life to join your First Flush celebration and all of those to follow. By scanning the marker in stores or inside select packages of Pull-Up brand merchandise, users can see and interact with their favorite Disney characters in a great 3D celebration. Including everything from photos and phone calls from your child’s favorite character to potty rewards and a big kid timer, the Pull-Ups Big Kid App is great for children and parents alike. And – bonus! – it will definitely keep them, both, still and content for potty time!
We were recently given the opportunity to put the, new and improved, Pull-Ups Learning Designs to the test. Now featuring easy-open sides, an underwear-like waistband and, of course, great Disney characters, Huggies Pull-Ups have continued to be the front-runner and brand of choice when it comes to potty training our little ones. My boys especially loved our First Flush potty celebration kit. During and after the potty training of our oldest, it has been customary in our home to cheer on all bathroom happenings. A hoot, a holler, too loud cheers, clapping, happy dances – you name it, it’s likely been done. Throw in some First Flush celebration hats and horns and you’ve got yourself quite the little shindig! There was even a nifty Potty Celebration Chart (much like your standard reward chart) complete with stickers and Big Kid Badges! The boys have a blast filling up the chart with stickers every time that our little one completes a potty task. We have ours hung up just outside of our bathroom but you can download your very own here!
If that wasn’t enough excitement for you, I have more! Pull-Ups is encouraging all of you to jump on our First Flush celebration bandwagon and giving you one heck of an incentive to do so. How would you like to have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to, none other than, Walt Disney World? Throw the confetti! Sound the horns! Bring in the band! Yes, you heard me right. To coincide with their First Flush campaign, Pull-Ups is holding the First Flush Moments Sweepstakes on their Facebook page. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for four to the world-famous Walt Disney World Resort in sunny Orlando, Florida! To enter, head on over to the Pull-Ups Facebook page and click on the First Flush Moments Sweepstakes tab. Users can choose to submit a photograph or a short story (100 words or less) that best describes the joy and celebration of their child(ren)’s First Flush Moments. The sweepstakes runs through the end of February and a winner will be selected on March 13, 2013. There is no better place or way to celebrate than being with those that you love in the “happiest place on Earth!”
To take all of our excitement even further – yes, really – Huggies Pull-Ups has not forgotten about the lovely folk here at Eighty MPH Mom. To help you share in and join us in our First Flush celebrations, Pull-Ups will be giving one lucky reader a prize as well!
Potty training is one of the biggest milestones in a toddler’s life and, regardless of your outlook on the task going into it, everything will work out wonderfully in the end. Let your children guide you for a change and remember, “All it takes is a little faith and trust.” Despite our attempts to keep them our “babies” forever, watching our children grow up is one of the most rewarding aspects of parenthood. Cheering our kids along just makes all of it that much more fun! So go on and celebrate! Celebrate life, family, love, and every single milestone (big or small) along the way – including your not so “little” one’s First Flush!
One (1) winner will receive a month’s supply of Pull-Ups Learning Designs training pants, a package of Pull-Ups Brand Flushable Moist Wipes, and a First Flush celebration kit!
Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Ends 3/5. ARV of over $70!
*Randi received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.