If you read my New Year, New Grocery Budget post (which if you didn’t – you need too – lots of good info!), one of my goals is to get our youngest child out of diapers. This will save us approximately $15-20/week ($780 – $1.040/year). She is 2 1/2 and we’ve tried various methods and never really sticked with any of them due to time contrainst, lack of consistency, etc. She is definetely smart enough but she can be VERY stubborn. I don’t know where she gets that! After looking at some different methods and systems, I happened upon the Pot-Tee Prize Pack.
What I first noticed was $1 for each sale is donated to Ambassadors for Children, which is one of my favorite charities. Second, I noticed the eye catching design and logo of the product. Third, after browsing, I discovered the owner/founder, Janet Harris, is a fellow Hoosier and WBE Certified- Women Business Enterprise. The Original Pot-Tee Prize Pack System gives you all the tools you need to positively encourage your child in a fun and exciting way. All children are unique and may be ready at different times, so don’t get discouraged. I’m very pleased with our experience thus far. We are only on day (2) but the Pot-Tee Prize Pack has created excitement for our daughter in ways I couldn’t with regular stickers and printed out charts.
Day 1: We received our package on Tuesday. Sofia was soooo excited about her prize pack when we opened it that evening. Almost too excited. At first she was so upset because she wanted the monkey out of the prize pack right NOW. I told her when she had three stickers on her chart she could have the monkey or any other prize in the prize bag. She threw one of her fits. Screaming, thrashing about, you know the drill. Even scratched herself so hard, she bled a little. By 8pm, she had two stickers on her chart. (We started around 6pm when I got home from work.) So pretty darn good considering nothing else has really worked and she had only went sporadically on the potty in the past 4 months.
Day 2: The eeather is so cold (negative with the wind chill), school gets canceled. My mother in law offered to come watch the kids. Great, because I knew we needed to stick with our system. I had started her out in a diaper because I thought I was taking her to daycare and wasn’t sure what her reaction would be. However, after getting dressed, Sofia came to me 10 minutes later and requested to wear her panties – panties only – no pants. Ha ha! The day went well. She only had one accident all day, a #2 but otherwise was going to the potty on a regular basis. All day and all night long, she was excited about her stickers and prizes. Even shared one of the prizes with her brother, something that made noise. (He was kind of ticked because he wasn’t getting prizes for going on the potty…uh, buddy, you are 8, I don’t think so.) She wants to wear panties to bed….I’m a little nervous about that but we are going to try it. (As I’m writing this, she is getting up and running to the potty.)
Day 3: Stayed dry overnight! Did awesome at daycare with ZERO accidents. They were impressed because she would just go to the bathroom when needed and didn’t need reminded or prompted!
Weekend update: We’ve had a few accidents but more successes than accidents. We even had our first #2 in the potty. She didn’t even tell me until after! Yay!
Day 6: Today had an #2 accident first thing in the morning. ICK! Did very well at daycare. Did a #2 later in the evening and even dumped it in the big potty. Big girl! Had to wear her brother’s undies today because we only have a few pairs for her. Mommy needs to do laundry!
While you can probably create a similar system at your home for less money than the Pot-Tee Prize Pack, having this system created an excitement and encouragement that I was unable to create with anything else we had tried. Part of it is the fact it came in the mail but mostly the eye catching design and colors. It retails for $30 and comes with a adorable bag, lots of little goodies to use as prizes, (2) sticker sheets which has cute sayings like “I’m a Whiz Kid”, “Good for Poo”, “Way to Go Squirt”, “Tinkle, Tinkle Little Star”, as well as eye catching graphic stickers, (2) Pot-tee Charts, and a Graduation Diploma. If you are ready to get your children potty trained, check out the Pot-Tee Prize Pack System. Be sure to let them know, I sent ya:
Bargain Briana readers can receive a $5 discount by entering “MWS” at checkout at pot-teeprize.com.
Here’s a little more information about the Pot-Tee Prize Pack:
The Original Pot-Tee Prize Grab Bag gives you all the tools you’ll need to easily and effectively potty train your child in one convenient, cheerful package. Naturally, this critical step in your child’s early development can be stressful and time consuming. Our system adds structure to the potty training process creating a positive and memorable experience for you and your little squirt. Whimsical Sticker Chart and Matching Stickers Let your child select a sticker or a prize each time they use the potty, or you may want to offer a prize after every 3 stickers or so. Guide Filled with proven facts to help ease you and your child through the transition from diapers to undies. Diploma Every graduation deserves a diploma and graduation from diapers to underpants does, too! Pot-Tee Prizes A variety of fun reward prizes in a canvas bag to delight your child and positively reinforce their appropriate behavior.