I was really pleased to have the opportunity to review a potty training program called Potty Tots. Georgie, who is now 21 months old, has been trying to “Go Potty” be like her big sister, Curly. Curly was mostly potty trained by her Mamaw because Mamaw took care of her all day while I was still working. Potty Training Georgie, I’ll admit, has been a little bit intimidating and I have not pushed potty training, but am getting more serious with her about making it a part of our every day.
Created by two moms, Potty Tots was “founded in October 2007, Potty Tots® offers comprehensive, child-centered potty training products and online resources. The company focuses on the need for a fun, stress-free potty training experience by using a group of ethnically diverse preschool characters who engage children in singing and dancing their way through the six steps of potty training.”
When I received the package, I was instantly charmed by the packaging and cute characters included in the kit! (I love bells & whistles!) I was able to request a Girls kit, which was personalized for Georgie.
• A story/guide book
• Animated DVD -featuring three original Potty Tots songs and 2 bonus music videos
• One 11″X17″ Illustrated potty chart (easily wipes clean with damp cloth)
• One 11″X17″ “Toilet Bowl” progress/reward game with clings (easily wipes clean with damp cloth)
She & I watched the DVD together, and she really enjoyed “The Potty Song” and danced to that for awhile. She was entertained by the characters of the DVD and because the two charts include those characters, the consistency is there for her. We also read the book together, and I’ve discovered Curly “reading” the book out loud for both of them a couple of times.
I will say right now that our favorite part of this kit – by unanimous decision – is the Illustrated My Potty Chart. With a picture and matching written instruction, each step in the process of potty-ing is lined out, making it easy to teach, and easy for them to remember each step! I have taped this to the wall right next to the toilet, and not only does Georgie look at it, but it is reinforcing all of the necessary steps for Curly (who sometimes misses one or two in the process). FANTASTIC!!!
The “Toilet Bowl” chart is set up like a football field – with “downs” to mark along the way using the character clings. I decided to just allow Georgie to apply a new character cling each time she successfully goes potty, and as we make more progress we can increase the “game” by using the “down” markers. Again – because the same characters are used, the whole process of potty training is reinforced, and Georgie is always VERY excited to add a new “sticker” to her chart.
Visiting the website, I was able to read more about the creators of the Potty Tots program, and was reminded of how creative MOMS can be! The website also offers stories about the “Real” Potty Tots characters, has printable coloring pages, games and the Potty Tots Rock theme song!
Having used this product, I can say it is making a difference for BOTH of my girls, and Georgie is telling me more often when she needs to go. She is motivated by using the “stickers” and enjoys reading the book regularly. I highly recommend this program to any mom who is new to potty training or not having success with any other method!
THE EXCITING PART IS THAT ONE LUCKY READER CAN WIN A PERSONALIZED KIT FOR FREE!!!
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Deadline to enter, Sunday, April 26 at 11:59 pm.
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Note: Product reviews are based upon the express opinions and experience of this author. Efficacy of the product is subject to individual use and is not guaranteed in any way by this author.