Monday, August 10, 2009



Today the Munchkin' Man is 2 1/2 years old! I can not believe how fast the time has gone by. On Monday I was committed to REALLY start potty training. He has been going pee-pee on the potty since he was 1 years old, but never initiated it and his diapers were never dry. I have tried giving him marshmallows when he goes and he loves them. I also bought organic lollipops for when he goes poopy on the potty. So far he has had two. I really needed to get him out of the diapers and arm myself with lots of training pants, underwear, and paper towels to clean up messes.

I decided to first try out the Munchkin' Man's new Blueberry Daytime Training Pants. They are designed to feel like real underwear, but have the added protection unlike regular children's underwear. The inner lining is made with cotton velour, a hidden layer of super- absorbent micro terry and PUL. Anyone that is familiar with cloth diapers knows the wonders of PUL.

I truly love the fit of this trainer. I bought the size medium (22-30lbs.) The Munchkin' is only 27 lbs and they fit him just right! The fabric is so soft. The training pants come in 5 colors (above is the blue.) Since we are just really starting with no diapers, he definitely got them wet. With the added micro terry they were absorbed enough that it did not end up on the floor, but was wet enough for him to feel that he went.

The Blueberry day time trainers are only suggested for .. daytime :) I think we are far away from not putting on a diaper for bed time!! I would definitely recommend these trainers to anyone that is starting out with potty training. They are soft, fit great, wash up super, and have just the right absorbency!

We also started a potty chart for the Munchkin' Man. I decided to go with a Mickey Mouse theme. I cut out a large Mickey head silhouette, which was a pain in the tushies. I used my Cricut to cut out the small Mickey heads. When he goes on the potty, he gets to put a Mickey on the chart. I hung the chart on the wall outside the bathroom. He really likes being able to look at it when he goes into his room! He will place the Mickeys on the ears when he goes poopy. I was thinking that when he fills up an ear or the chart we can then take them off and go and get a special prize. He does not need anymore toys, so I thought we would go to the bookstore and he can pick out a special book.

Do you have any other potty training advice??? Please leave a comment and let me know what has worked for you!!

** I found the Mickey potty chart idea somewhere on the Internet and can not remember where. If it is you, please let me know so I can give you credit!! :)


Thrifty Mama B said...

The thing that Little B liked most with using the potty was I put a few drops of food coloring in the potty and told him that when he goes pee pee that it would make the water look funny. After doing it a couple times, he would come to me and say "Mommy go color water" as for pooping in the poty I cant remember how we got him started with that, sorry. Good luck Munchkin Man!

Nellie said...

Thanks for the review on the trainers. I have been wondering what would be good to stock and this was helpful.

Jesse K said...

Thanks for the review!!!

Jessica Williams said...

Thanks so much for your review and recommendations! My son is now 2 1/2 and feel that he is now ready. I can't wait to try the blueberry training pants on him!! :)


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I spend most of my time with my wonderful little boy (aka The Munchkin' Man). I consider myself to be an eco friendly person that is trying to improve my son's world a little at a time. In my spare time..haha.. I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.