When I was pregnant, I hoped with all my heart that I’d end up with girly girl—and I did. That toddler of mine would wear tutus night and day if I let her—paired with my tallest, spikiest heels and a tiara in her (uncombed) hair.
But despite early potty training success,Tori continues to engage in some very unprincess-like behavior—going potty in her pants. It’s discouraging to say the least.
Enter the new Pull-Ups® Training Pants from Huggies®.
They are pink. Very pink. And decorated with…Disney princesses! Which, for a toddler obsessed with all things girly, is perfect.
The first time I showed them to her, she was in the middle of a diaper changing-induced temper tantrum.
“Look, Tori,” I said. “If you’ll let me get that dirty diaper off you, you can wear these Big Girl Pants!”
After one look at the pretty pink Pull-Ups I held in my hand, she abruptly stopped screaming.
“Pink diaper?” she asked.
“No, honey, these are Big Girl Pants. You can pull them on and off yourself!”
She grabbed it from my hand and grinned. “Big Girl Pwin-cess?”
“Yep. If you promise to try and go pee pee in the potty, you can wear pretty pink princesses all the time!”
She was sold.
We wore those pretty pink Pull-Ups all day. She never managed to actually pee in the potty (although she did pee on the floor next to the vessel in question), but she tried hard. Really hard.
So, after dinner, I logged on to the Big Kid Calls site and arranged for Cinderella to give Tori a call. Really!
The folks behind the new Pull-Ups have partnered with Target to put together a site where you can schedule calls from Disney characters to reward your munchkins for using the potty. You have two choices—Lightning McQueen or Cinderella. I, of course, chose Cinderella for my princess (although I listened to the Cars’ recordings, and they’re pretty cool).
I’d like to say she was thrilled to get the call, but honestly? She was a bit confused. When I held the phone up to her ear, she listened for a second, then said, “Gwandma?”
I shook my head and answered, “No, it’s Cinderella! A princess!”
She nodded vaguely and walked away.
The lesson? Tori’s a little too young for telephoning princesses. But princess Pull-Ups? That’s something she can get behind. I do believe they’re going to be a fixture in our household (until she graduates to pink princess underwear).
And you know what? You can win a $25 gift card to Target so you can try Pull-Ups for yourself—and schedule Big Kid Calls for your hard pottying potty trainers.
How? Well, start by leaving me a comment with your best potty training tips and tricks. That’s good for one entry. Then, if you want extra credit, you can:
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And remember, leave me a comment for every thing you do! But do it fast—the giveaway for the $25 Target gift card will close July 6.
Disclaimer: This review was sponsored by MomSpark Media. I was given a $20 Target gift card in order to buy Pull-Ups Training Pants to review. But the thoughts, opinions and lisp-y dialog presented here are my own (and Tori’s).