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Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership

As we wait for the market to open in a few weeks, I wanted to bring you some information for those parents who have a toddler who is entering the potty training phase of their life.  Every parent dreads the potty training stage of their toddler’s life; however, Pull-Ups® Training Pants and the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership makes the process easy.

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As each child is different, there is no one set method to potty train your toddler.  One method that works for your child might not necessarily work for your second child.  I can remember training both of my children.  With my son, I had little difficulty; however, my daughter’s training was completely different.  I looked for signs that she was ready and attempted several times to start the process of potty training her; however, she showed no interest at the time whatsoever.  Consequently, it seems like it took forever to potty train her.  My daughter did not understand the process until the other toddlers in the daycare inspired her and she copied their behavior.  She quickly responded once she grasped the concept.  I only wish that the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership had been available at that time to assist me in training my daughter in this developmental stage.

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This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups® Training Pants who provided me with a toddler travel kit. The toddler travel kit includes the following:

  • Pull-Ups® Training Pants (Cool & Learn, Learning Designs, and Night Time)
  • Pull-Ups® Big Kid Flushable Wipes
  • Travel Potty Seats
  • Snack & Play Travel Tray
  • Disney Coloring Books
  • Underwater Camera
  • Portable Charger

Symbolizing their promise to work together to navigate the world of potty training, the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership begins the first time toddlers put on a pair of Pull-Ups training pants.  The Pull-Ups® brand is introducing a whole new way to potty train – a system that brings your child into the process as a true partner, tailored to his or her unique personality and how they learn.

Based on research and observation of personality types in young children, Pull-Ups®, along with a child development expert, has developed five potty training personalities: the Puppy, the Owl, the Bear Cub, the Turtle and the Squirrel.  To assist you in determining what personality your child possesses, you can take the potty personality quiz at Pull-Ups.com.  This quiz provides information to help customize the potty training journey from the very beginning.  The Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership offers tips; tools and advice to guide and support you and your child as you learn together, including potty charts, stickers and games like the tools already listed.  It is important that you not revert to using diapers while potty training, as toddlers thrive on consistency and diapers do not teach potty training skills like Pull-Ups® Training Pants do. 

Okay, you are all set to begin.  The most important thing to know about potty training is that every child potty trains differently based on their personality.  You have determined the specific personality your child resembles best.  Work with your child’s personality, instead of against it.  It is best for parents and toddlers to approach potty training as a journey, not as a finish line.  Do not rush ahead of your toddler’s interest level.  This was definitely what I did wrong in the process of training my daughter.  Read his/her signals.  If he/she is interested in taking the next step, he/she will respond positively to your suggestions to try the potty.  The potty training readiness quiz at Pull-Ups.com helps to recognize some of the signs of readiness and determines when it is time to move forward with your family’s potty training journey.  The most common readiness signs include: pulling at a wet or dirty diaper, hiding to pee or poop, interest in others’ use of the potty, or copying their behavior, having a dry diaper for a longer-than-usual time, and telling you that they’re about to go, going, or have just gone in their diaper.

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This is my niece’s daughter, Isabella, who is almost 21 months old.  Taking the quiz, my niece and I discovered that Isabella possesses an “owl” personality.  Isabella was beginning to display some of the most common readiness signs, so my niece felt it was time to begin the potty training phase using the Pull-Ups® Learning Designs.  Isabella simply loves her new Pull-Ups®.  The Pull-Ups® Learning Designs Training Pants are specifically designed to help teach potty training skills.  Isabella is learning to distinguish between wet and dry with the help of the Pull-Ups®, since the designs fade when wet.  Since the Pull-Ups® are more like underwear, the stretchy sides enable Isabella to slide her pants on and off while demonstrating her independence, as well as learning physical and cognitive skills.

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Take advantage of the opportunity for you and your child to grow and partner together in the potty training process.  Potty training is more than just a skill to learn — it helps set the foundation for how you and your child tackle big challenges as a team.  As you teach and reinforce potty skills with your child, you will be successful both in training — and in strengthening your parent-child partnership.  Potty training is an exciting developmental milestone and the perfect opportunity for parents to partner with their children.

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The Pull-Ups® brand offers three different kinds of training pants: Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® Training Pants, Pull-Ups® Cool & Learn® Training Pants, and Pull-Ups® Night*Time Training PantsFeatures of the various styles include:  Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® Training Pants have designs that fade when wet – so kids see the difference between wet and dry, while the Pull-Ups® Cool & Learn® Training Pants provides a brief cooling sensation when wet to help you teach your child the signs of when they need to go, and the Pull-Ups® Night*Time Training Pants have Extra Absorbency so parent and child can stay consistent during potty training – even at night.

In addition to the great Pull-Ups® products to assist you in training your toddler, other helpful products assist you while you are on the go.  The Pull-Ups® Big Kid Flushable Wipes help keep your child clean after the training session.  The Travel Potty Seat keeps that consistency your child needs.  The Snack & Play Travel Tray, which holds not only your child’s drink, but also some snacks, books, and, of course, a Disney Coloring Book and Crayons.  These are wonderful additions to keep your child’s mind occupied while traveling, especially on long trips.  Of course, you do not want to forget the Underwater Camera, so you do not miss any of those important pictures, and a Portable Charger to keep all those electronic games charged up for his/her entertainment purposes.

Pull-Ups® Training Pants are available at fine retail stores such as Target, Walmart, and Amazon to name a few.  You can also purchase the Pull-Ups® Training Pants through the company’s website by visiting Pull-Ups.com, and to learn more about the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership ad discover your child’s potty personality. 

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Ditching the diapers is a big moment in your child’s development.  Let the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership help you to navigate your progress, as well as to address any setbacks.  Before you know it, your toddler will be completely potty trained, and you will look back on the process and smile.  With the assistance of the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership, you made your child comfortable, as well as inspired them to feel confident in their abilities, as well as developing a closer relationship together.


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Grab Destiny by the Dumplings in Kung Fu Panda 3

While you wait for the market to open, why not take in some fun with a movie?  You know you loved the Kung Fu Panda movies in the past, well now is your chance to watch another one of the great movies from DreamWorks Animation. Kung Fu Panda 3 will be arriving in a theater near you on January 29, 2016. Grab the kids up and head on out to see a great family movie.

Grab Destiny by the Dumplings in Kung Fu Panda 3

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Check out the trailer for this movie:

KUNG FU PANDA 3

DreamWorks Animation

In theaters January 29, 2016

In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But, when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible — learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni

Produced By: Melissa Cobb

Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston, J. K. Simmons, Kate Hudson

Check out some of the graphics from the movie:

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While you wait for the release of the movie, your children can have fun with some Kung Fu Panda Printables:

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Enjoy these exclusive Kung Fu Panda coloring pages, connect the dots and other fun printables!

Party Pack Activities

Characters Coloring Pages

Mazes

Connect the dots

Spot the difference Panda Pool and Face To Face

Tigress Paper Toy

3D Po

Tigress Mask and Po Mask

I Spy: Po

Official Websites:

Visit the Official Site

Like ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ on Facebook

Follow DreamWorks Animation on Twitter and Instagram

#KungFuPanda

Mark your calendar today so you will not miss Kung Fu Panda 3 on January 29, 2016 in a theater near you.