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Fluff Fridays – Week 11 *** CLOSED ***

Welcome to this week’s giveaway!!!!

What would you win? The winner will get:
1-Bumwear pull on training pant with micro terry insert
1-Bummis Training Pant (new to our store!)
1-Tiny Tush Pull on Training Pant What to do? Simply leave a comment telling us what do you think works best for potty training a child: training pants or regular underwear and why. Please, have in mind that you need to answer the question EACH day to make it count. Don’t forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you’re the winner. You don’t need to have a blog to win, but be sure to leave your email address if you don’t have one.

When? You should leave your comment before Thursday, January 15th at 8pm EST.
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What else to know? You can make ONE comment PER DAY. If you want to get more comments there are several ways to do it:

1 – Being or becoming one of our followers gives you one extra comment PER GIVEAWAY, NOT PER DAY. Simply post a comment saying that you are a follower.
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3 – Commenting in other posts during the week will give you ONE EXTRA comment PER EACH comment that you make. Simply post a comment on this one saying the title of the post where you wrote your comment. So, what are you waiting for?? Participating on other posts pays off!!!

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How? We will draw one winner randomly with an “Online Number Generator” and will make a post with the winner on Friday, January 16th, and will notify the winner by blog or email that they’ve won.

Who can participate? US Residents and Canadians are welcome!

Important note about the winner: If we havent hear from the winner by the closing time of next week’s giveaway, we will be choosing another winner that will be published TOGETHER with next week’s winner. We promise to do our best to get in contact with the winners.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tell all your family and friends about the giveaway! What a better person to win that a friend of yours, in case that you dont win yourself!!!

335 comments:

  1. valerie2350 said...

    i liked starting with training pants & then having the cool big boy underpants be a 'reward' for success

  2. I haven’t had the experience yet of potty training, my daughter is 18 months old, so this will be something that we will be experiencing soon enough. I think that I would be too afraid to potty train using regular underwear because I would think that it would be a really messy ordeal, so I think that I would use training pants. I am interested to see what other people say that have gone through potty training.

  3. I am part of your facebook group.

  4. I advertise your website & giveaway on my facebook page.

  5. Angela said...

    For me it is the time of day and what we have going. If it is during the day and we are at home, it is underwear or nothing at all(I think that works the best) and if it is night or well we are out it is training pants… once are are done with diapers there is no going back and forth for us… There is just too much confusion.

  6. Angela said...

    I have your button up.

  7. Angela said...

    I see you on facebook:)

  8. Jenn B said...

    as with all things, it has been a combination, and different for both my kids. My son did best with underwear, having it wet all his clothes got through to him better than when it only got the underwear (or if i used disposable training pants…well, they were useless, he couldn't care less about the fading designs). however for my daughter, while using training underwear were useful for that "oh, it makes a big mess when i pee my pants" connection, she responded better to DISPOSABLE training pants than anything else!! We used them for going to church & when i explained that the "hearts go away" if she pees in her pants, she was mortified. She prefers to wear those crazy things & is so excited to see "i not make hearts go away!". Geez. We're now 2 weeks into it & thankfully she will not fight me on wearing actual cotton underwear, anymore. :) But I'd love some cloth trainers for naptime & night-time!

  9. brietta said...

    I’m not sure where I should put this comment, but I would love to see Kelly’s Closet carry Kushies swim diapers. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the daisy print and like the idea of a swim diaper that has a bit of a liner (I wasn’t impressed with the Imse Vimse I tried last summer), so I plan on buying that for my daughter this spring.

  10. brietta said...

    I’m a subscriber.

  11. brietta said...

    I also advertise you on my blog.

  12. brietta said...

    I am a facebook fan.

  13. brietta said...

    I like using regular underwear during the day with training pants at night. This allows the child to feel the effects of wetting himself right away during the day (faster teaching, in my opinion) but doesn’t force me to wash bedding constantly!

  14. Jenn B said...

    I joined the facebook group

  15. Cecile said...

    I tried to encourage my daughter to use the potty for months, but she would flatly refuse and keep going in her diaper or pull-up. Then I decided to go cold-turkey and only use underwear during the day. Well, after a week of accidents, she was able to reach the bathroom on time. I’ve never tried the cloth training pants, but I’d love to use that at night and for naps.

  16. Jenn B said...

    I blogged about the contest here

  17. Jenn B said...

    I’m a subscriber

  18. Amanda said...

    My DD is 15 months old and she has PP'd on the potty 3 times so far. (By chance mostly). But I think it's huge that she is not afraid to sit on the potty & she is not afraid of the flushing toilet. We have a book that was given to us about potty training for girls and she loves to sit on the potty and flip through it and it has a button with the flush sound and she thinks it's hilarious. So anyways, introducing her to the physical potty early on (11 months) and taking her in w/ me whenever I go…has gotten her use to the idea. Our schedules have been far to busy to be consistent w/ the training pants like we should be. But, the last time I put them on her she went well over an hour w/ out wetting them, which indicates she is learning how to hold it a little longer.

  19. Shannon said...

    Regular pants as that way they can tell when they are wet.

  20. Christina G. said...

    I don’t have any experience with boys, but I can tell you that I didn’t need to use training pants with my daughter. She was potty trained overnight. The secret is to wait until the child is ready, not when you’re ready. When the child is ready, they will not want to have accidents.

  21. Christina G. said...

    I followed you on blogger.

  22. Christina G. said...

    I subscribed via reader.

  23. My children are now in their 30’s, and, if I remember right, they just usually walked around naked. I think I would prefer regular pants. Thanks!

  24. Christina G. said...

    I fanned you on facebook.

  25. Brenda L said...

    I think underwear would work better. When I started to use prefolds without covers, my son started wanting his diaper changed right after peeing–I think the PUL covers keep him warm, but without those, a wet diaper feels uncomfortable. It was shortly after that that he started holding his pee and peeing in the potty.

    That being said–I don’t like the mess that underwear creates, so we’re using trainers and diapers until he’s poop trained!

  26. Brenda L said...

    I’m a subscriber

  27. Jes said...

    we haven’t tried either yet, but I’d love to get a small stash of training pants.

    jes (AT) beautyfromchaos (dot) com

  28. Jes said...

    I’m a subscriber

  29. Jes said...

    I’m a follower

  30. Jes said...

    I’m a member of your facebook group

  31. I am not sure I’m the best to answer this but we used training pants, regular underwear and nothing. The only way I could get my dd to poop in the toliet was to go naked. I prefer the traning pants like gerber at the beginning since they can feel wet but it doesn’t make as big a mess. I am dreading potting training with my younger dd now 22 months. She refuses to sit on the potty now. So we are waiting until she shows a little more interest. My older dd has been trained over a year now and still needs a diaper at nap and night time. So these would be nice for us to try out.

  32. I have your button on my blog.

  33. I also signed up for the facebook thing.

  34. the momma said...

    With our 3yr old, once we made the switch cold turkey from disposable trainers to underwear, it took 3 days and she was able to make it to the toilet every time! And that was when she was 2 yrs 2 months! Our 21 month old is now wearing diapers but using the toilet throughout the day… usually only wet dipes at nap or night! Cloth trainers would certainly replace the diapers and make it just as easy for this preggo momma!

  35. the momma said...

    I’m a follower!

  36. the momma said...

    I’m a facebook fan!

  37. the momma said...

    Commented on the weekend coupon post!

  38. the momma said...

    Added your button to my blog… so pumped that I figured out how to do it by myself! Check it out at: http://meclarks.blogspot.com/

  39. Stephanie said...

    Have not started potty training my little boy but just ordered some potties so the time is fast approaching. Yes, mommy is scared. Would think training pants best but ??
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  40. stiner0305 said...

    i would have to say ditch the store bought pull ups. they can’t tell when they are wet or dry. my son potty trained within maybe 2 weeks when he was 2.5 yrs old. my dd was about the same age, and she was in reg old underware with a plastic pants over it to keep the mess in.

  41. stiner0305 said...

    i have your button on my page

  42. Jess said...

    I got your button on my blog

  43. Jess said...

    im a friend on facebook

  44. Jess said...

    I start out using training pants & then switch to underwear, mainly because if you just do underwear then your stuck cleaning underwear, pants, socks, & shoes which just sucks 😉 My 2 yr old is throwing me for a loop the lil turkey will go potty alllll day long (in the potty) if hes wearing nothing but a shirt, that's right if I let him run around the house naked he does great however the minute something is covering his bottom he poops/pees in it! Grrrrrr

  45. besosforpesos said...

    Well, seeing as my daughter is not yet potty trained and I haven’t given it the FULL effort (she’s 17 months), I can’t comment too seriously on this. I do feel like a quick transition to panties is important, though. When used, training pants should be used very briefly! I do CD and I would LOVE to try these out soon!
    Thanks :)

    besos for pesos @ hot mail.com

  46. Kelly said...

    My daughter is only nine months old, so I don’t have any experience potty training, but I would think training pants would be a lot easier, especially in the beginning.

  47. Kelly said...

    I am a subscriber.

  48. Kelly said...

    I am a follower.

  49. Kelly said...

    I am a facebook friend.

  50. EdenSky said...

    This will be my first time trying cloth training pants. Last time around I used disposables. I think that training probably works best with regular underpants during the day, but a waterproof pant at night.

  51. EdenSky said...

    I’m a follower

  52. Kelly said...

    I’m in the process of attempting to potty train my child. At this point, I haven’t figured out which works better yet. We’ve recently (as in the past two weeks) tried training pants on her with little success. We’ve shown her regular underpants that she can wear once she starts to use the potty more. She doesn’t seem that excited yet – although she has started putting her stuffed animals and dolls on the potty, so hopefully, she’s getting the picture.

  53. Kelly said...

    I am a follower! :)

  54. Kelly said...

    I am a subscriber! :)

  55. team krasean said...

    It seemed like it took a long time to potty train my son who is now 4 years old. We used Bummis training pants at first and then went to underwear. As others have posted, we also had him naked to learn how it felt when he needed to go.

    Potty training has been one of the most difficult parenting things for me…..we’ll see how it goes with my second and third kids!!

  56. team krasean said...

    I’m a subscriber

  57. team krasean said...

    I have a button on my blog

  58. DianaTresco said...

    Training Pants were more successful for me. I had 3 girls
    trained at 18 months and my son at 20 months. You must be enthusiastic and enjoy the process as your child will sense your feelings.

  59. Sharon said...

    In my opinion training pants works the best. thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  60. Senior Family said...

    i am not sure what is best .. my sister suggested going straight to underwear .. i am still not sure what to do .. i am looking forward to others advice :)

  61. Anonymous said...

    We started potty training without a lot of success. So far, I’ve tried all methods. Regular panties with all clothes on seem to have made more of an impression, but a huge mess! We’ve decided to hold off a little longer before trying again.

    griffin77@verizon.net

  62. Anonymous said...

    I’m a facebook fan!

    griffin77@verizon.net

  63. Angela said...

    commented: “It’s Potty Time!”

  64. Angela said...

    For training it was underwear or bare bum at home and trainers at night and out and about.

  65. Nikki said...

    I am a follower.

  66. Nikki said...

    I used the bare bottom approach during the day for my daughter. We kept her in diapers at night. She only had 1 accident while going bare, and she went bare for almost 2 months! At that point we explained that she could wear big girl underwear now, and made a big deal of it so she got excited about picking out “Dora” undies. She was completely dry, day and night, within 10 days. We went directly to regular underwear. I tried using the disposable trainers for outings and such, but she treated them just like diapers, so they were useless for us. I thought she learned pretty easily, with little stress on anyone. It helped that she was almost 3 years old and understood everything that was going on…it worked better for us to wait until that point because things went much easier! We’ll see what happens with my son. Now that we’re cloth diapering (we didn’t with DD) I may try using the cloth trainers instead of disposables for outings, etc. He’s only 18 mo., so most likely we won’t be worrying about potty training for a year yet.

  67. Denise said...

    We have always started with training pants, pull-ups were brand new on the market when our oldest trained…we weren’t impressed.

    I like to take training slow, so we keep the regular underwear as a reward for doing well in the trainers.

  68. Denise said...

    Facebook friend

  69. Denise said...

    I have your button on my blog

  70. Al Henneberry said...

    Our 18 month old doesn’t want to think about the potty. We are ready to try cloth diapers

  71. Kelly said...

    I commented on the post, “It’s Potty Time!”

  72. Kelly said...

    I have a button to your blog on my blog! :)

  73. Kelly said...

    I am advertising your giveaway on my blog too! :)

  74. Kelly said...

    I am not sure, since my daughter is only 9 months old, but I am kinda scared to even think about potty training!

  75. vboackle said...

    we will need this soon.

  76. oneinamil23 said...

    Very cool! Pull-ups are so expensive and the minute they get wet my oldest used to rip it off. $$$ down the drain!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  77. kdkdkd said...

    Well, I have been using the pull ups with my son with absolutely no results, he could care less if he wets them because they are just like a diaper. I am switching to training pants so he will feel that he has wet and associate it with what he felt before he went. Hope it works, at least for the days. I know it will be a bit longer before he is ready to be trained through the night.

  78. Katie said...

    I am trying training pants with my 2 1/2 yr old boy that I am potty training right now!!

    I hope I win! I could really use these.

  79. Katie said...

    I am a follower

  80. Katie said...

    I am a subscriber

  81. Katie said...

    I am in your facebook group

  82. Katie said...

    I have your button on my blog

  83. besosforpesos said...

    I am coming back for a second entry and I feel that training pants should be used for a short period of time only, with a quick transition to panties.
    Thanks!

  84. EdenSky said...

    Monday- I think going naked actually works better than undies or diapers. But a waterproof trainer is a good idea for when that’s not possible.

  85. EdenSky said...

    commented on Potty Time

  86. I don’t like waterproof trainers because *I* get lazy and just let them go in the pants. Bad, I know. I put them in regular underwear, and they get a piece of candy for every drop they put in the toilet. For my son, that meant peeing every 10 minutes. But hey, at least his pants were dry! The rules: mommy has to see the pee/poop in the toilet. If she can’t see it, it doesn’t count. When he went dry for a good long time (two weeks or more) we stopped doing the candy thing, and enjoying wet pants was a distant memory. Worked like a charm.

  87. Angela Sundara.. etc said...

    I have a button on my blog: http://www.xanga.com/backwoodsthinking

  88. Jenn B said...

    I commented on the “potty time” post.

  89. the momma said...

    commented on the potty time post

  90. the momma said...

    We have had great success using regular underwear during the day and diapers at night and nap. But, I think an absorbent trainer would work better- no diapers at all to confuse the child as to when they can or cannot go in their pants! Yes using regular underwear is a little messy at first, but it only took our daughters 2-3 days (in a row)of infrequent accidents to make it to the toilet every time!

  91. Jut and Chris said...

    My lo is 19 months, so we haven’t started potty training yet. But I think that I would start with training pants…the fear of numerous accidents would keep me from underwear.

  92. Jut and Chris said...

    I’m a follower and fb friend too.

  93. tiffnat said...

    since my daughter is expecting her first baby it may be a little while before this could be used-but I think she would really like this.

  94. mverno said...

    i’m a follower

  95. jenny said...

    wow this sound realy neet i love to give it a try with my little one we are just starting the potty thing we been working on it for some time shes well at that stage where she no longer wish to where dippers but she wants to where pull ups and panty’s any how please enter me infor this thanks

  96. jenny said...

    i also now have you on my feed list too

  97. Kelly said...

    Monday comment: After reading these comments, I think I might have to try regular underpants. My daughter doesn’t react at all to the pull-ups we’ve tried. She somewhat notices that she’s wet in her training pants. Perhaps regular underwear is what we’ll need to try next…or going around with a bare bottom for a little bit during the day. We’ll see – it looks like it will be a cold week around here so if we stay inside a lot, it might be a good time to attempt some of these ideas! To all: Thanks for sharing your experiences!

  98. Donna R. said...

    I’d like to win this for my new grand-son. thanks.

  99. besosforpesos said...

    posted your button here:
    http://besosforpesos.blogspot.com/

    I posted above, but had other things to take care of last night, so I’m coming back to post this now :)

  100. Amanda said...

    I’m a follower

  101. Amanda said...

    I’m a facebook fan

  102. klp1965 said...

    i think training pants work best plus they protect the furniture :)

  103. klp1965 said...

    following your blog klp1965

  104. Think about it said...

    i would love to win this for my cousin, she has 2 small babies. (toddler and new born)

  105. danosor said...

    I am a subscriber.

  106. suburban prep said...

    My sister just had baby #3 four weeks ago and she has a 3 yr old and a 2 yr old. She needs to train the 2 yr old. What she thought worked best was to train the 3 yr old with training pants after he had been using pull-ups for a bit and then after the training pants he now wears little boy boxers and he feels like he is such a big boy now.

  107. sewingmema said...

    So glad to hear training pants are still out there. My daughter is starting to potty train my granddaughter and I’d love to give this to her.

  108. Denise said...

    I commented on the Potty Time post.

  109. I haven’t had the experience yet of potty training, my daughter is 18 months old, so this will be something that we will be experiencing soon enough. I think that I would be too afraid to potty train using regular underwear because I would think that it would be a really messy ordeal, so I think that I would use training pants… but a lot of people on here so far say underwear is the best way to go, and in my daughters 18 mo. check up today I ask and the doctor said the same thing, so I have things to learn and think about.

  110. Chrys said...

    For our first son it was best to start with training pants and move into “big boy” pants as a reward. No telling what the next one will be like, though…

  111. bonobo said...

    Well, since I have two 19 month olds and have just started crossing the potty training bridge, I don’t know what works best, but I do know that we will be starting with training pants. we need some extra protection and absorbency. Thanks for a super giveaway!
    jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

  112. Justin's said...

    I think the best way to PT is to let them go naked.

    Susie_in_Texas@yahoo.com

  113. Amanda said...

    Left a comment on “It’s Potty Time”

  114. Amanda said...

    Left a comment on “One Size vs. Sized Diapers”

  115. Amanda said...

    I purchased these Gerber training pants (cotton) and the white plastic covers to go over them. But, they are SO noisy and ugly. Then I realized that when I’m at home, it would be better to just leave the cover off anyways.

  116. Amanda said...

    left a comment on “When the “stuff” in the diaper changes! Tales of sweet potatoes.”

  117. I commented on, “It’s Potty Time.”

  118. I commented on, “One Sized vs Sized.”

  119. Denise said...

    I commented on the one size vs sized diapers post.

  120. Denise said...

    I prefer to start out in trainers, bare bum has not worked with my kids & I'm not a big fan of cleaning up messes from the carpet.

  121. Nikki said...

    I have your Fluff Fridays button on my blog.

  122. Nikki said...

    The thing about doing the “bare bottom” thing is that it works best in the summer. Otherwise you have some cold bums!

  123. Kelly said...

    My daughter is only 9 months old, so I haven’t had to tackle potty training yet, but am really not looking forward to it!

  124. Kelly said...

    I posted a comment on One Size vs Sized Diapers.

  125. littlelatina said...

    first training pants because they need to take one step at a time

  126. Kelly said...

    I’m a “fan” of your shops on Facebook! :)

  127. Kelly said...

    I commented on your post, “One Size vs Sized Diapers.” :)

  128. Angela said...

    Commented on: “One Size vs Sized Diapers”

  129. Angela said...

    If you are at home do not use anything… keep them on a washable surface and let them learn:)

  130. Christina G. said...

    1/13/09 – I think regular underwear are better so that you don’t send the message that you’re not really potty trained yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Emily said...

    I have not potty trained yet, my dd is 15 months old, so we will be thinking about this soon. I would have to say that I think training pants would be better at the beginning when you are first getting started and baby is first learning to go on the potty, and then underwear as they get more used to the process.

  132. Emily said...

    I am a follower. :)

  133. Anonymous said...

    For boys put cheerios in the toilet and tell them to ready, aim, fire.

    adrnlize at aol dot com

  134. i believe that training pants are better (because they save the embarrassment of wet pants.)

  135. Katie said...

    This will be my first time using training pants. My first son wanted to wear underware and that was his incentive to potty train. My 2 yr old son who is potty training now is not as motivated by that, so we are using training pants for the day and diapers at night for him.

  136. Katie said...

    I commented on the OS vs sized post

  137. Posted on One Size vs Fitted

  138. mogrill said...

    Keep a reward plan going and give LOTS of praise with every success~

  139. I haven’t had the experience yet of potty training, my daughter is 18 months old, so this will be something that we will be experiencing soon enough. I think that I would be too afraid to potty train using regular underwear because I would think that it would be a really messy ordeal, so I think that I would use training pants… but a lot of people on here so far say underwear is the best way to go, and in my daughters 18 mo. check up today I ask and the doctor said the same thing, so I have things to learn and think about.

  140. Cecile said...

    I posted a comment on Potty training

  141. Cecile said...

    Do cloth training pants make that plastic rubbing “noise” when the child walks? I tried to put a cheap Gerber waterproof cover over my daughter’s underwear ONCE… She hated it so much (and was very vocal about it) that I never used it again.

  142. Al Henneberry said...

    cloth diapers make good burp cloths too.

  143. Amanda Fowle said...

    I get an extra comment since my question from last week was chosen. :-)

  144. Amanda Fowle said...

    I subscribe via Google Reader.

  145. Amanda Fowle said...

    I link to you on my blog.

  146. Amanda Fowle said...

    We went straight to panties for my daughter and were pretty much potty trained in two days. At night, I did use waterproof/overnight trainers.

  147. besosforpesos said...

    I think a child should be transitioned from trainers to panties quickly!
    Thanks!

  148. poodlemom said...

    I use training pants.

  149. Jenn B said...

    commented on the “one-size” post :)

  150. Kelly said...

    Tuesday comment: Pull-ups haven’t worked for us at all. I’ve found that my daughter assumes they are diapers. She hasn’t acted any different with training pants either (she’ll walk around soaking wet). And the waterproof covers were useless over the training pants (the puddle that appeared on our couch was proof)! The next step will be attempting regular underpants or maybe going pantless, but I might wait until it is a little warmer (it’s cold in Minnesota today and although we are inside, there are still chilly spots in the house that aren’t comfy for naked bums – LOL). :)

  151. ky2here said...

    Perfect timing – we’re starting this next month.

  152. Erika said...

    i’m a follower!

  153. Erika said...

    …and a subscriber :)

  154. Erika said...

    i don’t know what works best for potty training…for us it was one day my son was just “ready” and that was basically it (for pee). well, it took a little extra time for #2 (he wanted to go get a diaper, use it and then have me change it, even though he was wearing underwear)! but once he decided he was ready, he WAS ready. that was it. i consider myself lucky.

  155. Erika said...

    i commented on your “one sized vs sized” blog.

  156. Erika said...

    i’m a facebook fan :)

  157. Dani said...

    I’m no where close to potty training, but I would think training pants would be the best to begin with.

  158. Dani said...

    I’m a follower

  159. Dani said...

    and subscriber

  160. Dani said...

    I have the Fluff Fridays button on the sidebar of my blog

  161. Dani said...

    I commented on today’s (Tues) post

  162. bonobo said...

    I have two 19 month olds and have just started crossing the potty training bridge, I don’t know what works best, but I do know that we will be starting with training pants.

    These comments have been interesting to read. Thanks everyone!

  163. Kelly said...

    I answered the question, “Why do you want to win these trainers?” on today’s post, “Product Focus : BlueBerry Minky Trainers PLUS a GIVEAWAY!!” (My response was posted as a comment to that article.)

  164. Jen said...

    “Why do you want to win these trainers?” Because I’d love to never buy a box of expensive Pull-Ups again! These are way cuter, way softer (-looking… we haven’t tried them yet), and of course, environmentally friendly – hooray!

    lund[dot]jennifer@gmail.com

  165. Jen said...

    I am a follower.

  166. Jen said...

    I am a subscriber.

    lund[dot]jennifer@gmail.com

  167. Jen said...

    I have your button on my blog.

    lund[dot]jennifer@gmail.com

    (I just started posting comments today. I had been discouraged by past giveaways, thinking I don’t have a chance, but the extra give-away of the BlueBerry Minky trainers got my hopes up again, so I’m starting today.)

    I’m not the best potty-trainer, even though I’ve helped my first 3 kids through it already. I’m gearing up to help my fourth child, and would love some extra exciting products to use!

  168. Senior Family said...

    my entry for the day :)

  169. Senior Family said...

    i would use the bb trainers for my toddler who needs to start potty training soon :) -extra entry :)

  170. holly christine said...

    i think it’s all about making a smooth transition. start moving from diapers to trainers then move gradually from trainers to underwear. i would think underwear during the day and trainers at night would be best after they’ve gotten the hang of it.

  171. holly christine said...

    why i want the minky trainer-
    so i can give them to my nephew and see how they work:)

  172. Christina G. said...

    1/14/09 – I think regular underwear are better, so long as you wait until the child is really ready to be potty-trained.

  173. Emily said...

    This is my Wednesday comment. I would like to try training pants before I jump right into underwear when potty training, because I think it would work better that way.

  174. Emily said...

    And I just read about the minky trainers and I would love to win those because I think the minky is so beautiful and soft. They really do seem like something that a toddler would be excited to pick out and put on for themselves because of the softness and fun prints and colors.

  175. Nikki said...

    Why I want to win the blueberry giveaway:

    I babysit my nephew (age 2 and 1/2) and my sister and I are having a terrible time getting him excited about potty training. I think these might help! Bonus: I could use them for my son when he’s ready too!

  176. I commented on, ” Minky Trainer and Giveaway.”

  177. Why I want to win this trainers?

    We have had my older dd PT for well over a year. But for some reason she is still wetting at night and at naptime. Even if I make her potty before she takes a nap she will still wet. At night I restrict fluids after a certain time make her potty before bed and she still wets. She is getting to big for the FB we use at night and I’d love to find something that worked for us other than a diaper so that if she need to go she could easily get the pants on and off.

    And did I mention how cute they are!

  178. Kelly said...

    I will let you know in a couple years after I train my first (who is now nine months old);) I have a feeling that it will be here before I know it *sob*!

  179. Kelly said...

    I posted a comment on product focus: blueberry minky trainers.

  180. Kelly said...

    I would love to win the blueberry minky trainers because they are so cute! Also, while I have a while before I plan on thinking about potty training, I know it will be here sooner than I know it *sob*

  181. Nikki said...

    I commented on the BlueBerry Minky product focus post today.

  182. the momma said...

    Commented on the blueberry minky trainers post

  183. Kelly said...

    Here's my EXTRA comment since I am responding to the question posed for the other giveaway & why I'd like those trainers:

    "Why do you want to win these trainers?"

    Because the prints look super cute, super soft, and I'd LOVE to find a trainer to help me make potty training fun for my daughter (2.5 years old). A bonus if the trainer doesn't leak and keeps the puddles off my sofa! :)

  184. the momma said...

    “Why would I like to win the trainers?” With 2 daughters who could wear them (a 3 yo and a 21 mo), and a third daughter due in March, I would love to free up more of my diapers for our new addition! And maybe they would be an incentive for night time dryness! We tried the other night w a different trainer, and I was woken up at 3:30 AM by a wet and crying child… back to the diapers we went!

  185. Kelly said...

    Wednesday comment: I’m enjoying reading not only the POSTS about PTing for this week but the COMMENTS as well – since I’m collecting new ideas on how to PT my anti-potty (her stance at the moment) toddler! I’m also excited to learn about these training pant options since pull-ups have not worked at all! :)

  186. Amanda said...

    I left a comment on the “Product Focus : BlueBerry Minky Trainers PLUS a GIVEAWAY!!”

  187. Amanda said...

    I answered the question “Why do you want to win these trainers?” on the “Product Focus : BlueBerry Minky Trainers PLUS a GIVEAWAY!!” thread.

  188. the momma said...

    We have started our children’s training by encouraging them to use the potty while still wearing diapers. Once they are regularly going on the potty, and are wetting in diapers perhaps once a day (other than naps and nighttime), we switch to regular underwear- cold turkey. We’ve always made the switch while my husband is on vacation, so we just hang out at home for the week. We move the children’s portable potty into the open kitchen/dining/living room area so the visual stimulus for going to the potty is right there. After a day or two or a few accidents, my daughters (at 27 and 21 months) are in regular underwear for the day and go on the potty by themselves like pros! Nap and nighttime is a greater struggle… but they are big milk drinkers, so they are heavy wetters!

  189. the momma said...

    commented on one size v. sized diapers post

  190. Katrina said...

    I’m a follower of this blog

  191. Katrina said...

    I subscribe via my yahoo

  192. Katrina said...

    I advertise the Fluff Friday giveaway on my blog.

  193. Katrina said...

    I have the button to Kelly’s Closet on my blog.

  194. ImpostorMom said...

    Seeing as I haven’t quite started the potty training process I have no idea what works better but I intend to start with training pants.

  195. Katrina said...

    I posted a comment on the BlueBerry Minky post.

  196. Katrina said...

    I posted a comment on the One Size vs. Sized diaper post.

  197. Katrina said...

    I posted a comment on the It’s Potty Time post.

  198. ImpostorMom said...

    I’d like to win the Minky trainers because I’ve been shopping around for good cloth trainers in preparation for the potty training days up ahead.

  199. Katrina said...

    When I potty trained my oldest son at 2 1/2 we did the bare bottom method for a few day and it worked great. Of course I had to clean up quite a few messes, but that’s why we have a carpet steam cleaner, right? I moved the little potty chair out into the family room where we spend most of the day, so it was easy for him to run over to it and use it when he felt the urge. Once I felt he understood what it was for, I moved it into the bathroom. Just eight weeks after I began potty training with him, we went away on a weeks vacation…including an 11 hour car ride. He stayed dry the whole time and used the public restrooms like a champ. I did put him in trainers instead of underwear for the long car ride, but he managed to keep those dry. We now have him in regular underwear (Thomas the Tank engine of course!) all day, and a Fuzzi Bunz at night. He is no where near ready for night training yet. My youngest son is only 10 months, so it will be a while before I embark on the potty training adventures again, but I would love to add those beautiful Blueberry Minky trainers to our stash.

  200. Katrina said...

    Why I want to win the Minky trainers: They are hands down the cutest trainers I’ve seen! I would love a nice soft trainer to use when I night train my oldest, and then again when I potty train my youngest in another two years or so.

  201. Jenn B said...

    my entry for the day :)

  202. Jenn B said...

    also, not sure where i was supposed to leave the "why i want to win the minky trainers" quest. I answered it on that post. (that my potty training daughter needs some extra "sleeping protection" in the form of trainers & is VERY motivated & excited about "pretty underwear" & not keen on diapers anymore). :)

  203. Angela said...

    Commented on “Product Focus : BlueBerry Minky Trainers PLUS a GIVEAWAY!!”

  204. Angela said...

    Why I would want that trainer: because they look so soft and cute and my daughter loves sleeping in her underwear and wouldn’t that be soft to cuddle up to:)

  205. Angela said...

    Comment for today: start bare so they learn what is going on down there and take it from there.

  206. Katie said...

    I commented on: Product Focus : BlueBerry Minky Trainers PLUS a GIVEAWAY!!

  207. Katie said...

    I would love to win the minkys!! I love the blueberry diapers and I am in need of training pants since we are beginning to potty train our two year old. The minkys look so soft and great for nighttime!! I would love to win them.

  208. Katie said...

    I prefer training pants just because they are in between a diaper and underware. They help the child to feel like a “big kid” because they are not diapers, but the are absorbant to catch any accidents.

  209. Denise said...

    Why do I want to win the Blueberry Minky Trainer?

    I LOVE minky & I've been wanting to try the blueberry diaper, but now that I hear they have a trainer that is the one I REALLY want to try. The combination of the minky, the cute patterns and the absorbency will make this perfect for the beginning stages of potty training.

  210. Denise said...

    I posted a comment on the Blueberry Minky trainer article

  211. Denise said...

    I am not brave enough to start out in regular underwear. My kids have all shown interest in potty training early, so we always start out in trainers & progress to regular undies when they are no longer having frequent accidents.

    A tip I wanted to share with all the first time potty trainers…Start with getting your child to recognize when they need to poop….kids who pee train first are much more likely to develop a "fear" of pooping in the potty & wet pants or diapers are soooo much easier to deal with than a kid who will only poop in a diaper.

  212. I commented on the product focus (Blueberry Minky Trainers) article.

  213. Why I would love to win the Blueberry Minky Trainers: These trainers sound great! They look so cute too. I would love to win these because I will be potty training soon since my daughter is 18 months and showing us signs that she will be ready soon to start potty training. I think that I am too afraid to start out potty training with only underwear!

  214. I haven’t had the experience yet of potty training, my daughter is 18 months old, so this will be something that we will be experiencing soon. I think that I would be too afraid to potty train using regular underwear because I would think that it would be a really messy ordeal (and being pregnant with morning sickness I don’t think that I can handle messy potty training right now since I can barely handle my daughters messy diapers), so I think that I would use training pants… but a lot of people on here so far say underwear is the best way to go, and in my daughters 18 mo. check up on Monday I ask and the doctor said the same thing, so I have things to learn and think about. I still don’t think that I could go cold turkey with the underwear though! It would be nice to have her potty trained by the time I have a newborn in August using cloth diapers as well!

  215. I commented on the article “One Size verses Sized Diapers”.

  216. P's mom said...

    I’m a follower

  217. P's mom said...

    I don’t know what works best for potty training since my son is only 18 months old. But I would love these trainers to see if they would help!

  218. Stacie said...

    I think to start with training pants until the child starts to get the hang of it and has less accidents. Then I would move onto underwear and keep the training pants for night time.

  219. Stacie said...

    I’m a subscriber.

  220. Cecile said...

    Which do you prefer? the training pants with snaps on the side or the pull-ups? I suppose the cleaning is easier with the snaps?

  221. Cecile said...

    I posted a comment on the Blueberry training pants giveaway

  222. besosforpesos said...

    I like the idea of transitioning from training pants to panties quickly.

  223. brietta said...

    I answered the question about trainers on today’s post.

  224. Angel said...

    Way cuter than pullups and cheaper too!

  225. Angel said...

    button on my blog

  226. Angel said...

    posted comment on minky trainers

  227. Erika said...

    i commented on the giveaway blog.

  228. Erika said...

    i’d love to win the trainers because the colors are awesome but also b/c it’ll save us $$$. and i’ve never tried them before so it would be a learning experience for me (when the time comes).

  229. paryjeja said...

    Regular underwear seems to work for us, I basically kept my son naked for a day or too and then put the underwear and we have very very few accident.

  230. Erika said...

    Why do I want to win these trainers?

    Because I am desperate to try something new with my very stubborn potty trainer.

    ireland241@adelphia.net

  231. Erika said...

    I also commented on the Blueberry Minky post.

    ireland241@adelphia.net

  232. Erin said...

    We use both with our kids. Training pants are great for trips away from the house so that if there is an accident you don’t have to change your child’s entire outfit. However, regular underwear work great for days at home and they are a lot less expensive then training pants. The only problem that we have had is finding them in small enough sizes.

  233. team krasean said...

    It seemed like it took a long time to potty train my son who is now 4 years old. We used Bummis training pants at first and then went to underwear. As others have posted, we also had him naked to learn how it felt when he needed to go.

    Potty training has been one of the most difficult parenting things for me…..we’ll see how it goes with my second and third kids!!

  234. team krasean said...

    Why do I want the Minky trainer?

    I have two little tikes that still need to be potty-trained. And, these trainers look really nice!

  235. Birrd said...

    I think you need both. I use underwear at home so she doesn’t get complacent but when we go on an outing I like to have training pants just in case.

  236. Birrd said...

    I am a follower.

  237. Birrd said...

    I want the blueberry trainers because I am in the middle of potty training my daughter and all my training pants are boy prints!

  238. Birrd said...

    I’m a subscriber.

  239. Amanda said...

    left a comment on “That’s Way Too Much Work! A Mom’s Story On Converting To Cloth Diapers.”

  240. Now I’m drooling over the Minky Training Pants! ACK! I was thinking of training two of my children at the same time, and this just might be my incentive!

  241. I am so confused. We can comment once a day (like, six entries per week?), and we can double post for the Blueberry Minky thingamabob? I’m confuuuuusssed! Stinkin’ post-partum brain deficiency… duh.

  242. Mama said...

    I posted a comment on “Product Focus : BlueBerry Minky Trainers PLUS a GIVEAWAY!!”

    Even if I don’t win the Minky Trainers – I can’t wait until you get them in stock, my son will be in heaven!!

  243. teriannm said...

    Both! At home underpants so they get the instant obvious alert that they peed. Away from home training pants so they still get the wet feel but don’t leave puddles in public or at friends’ houses.
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

  244. Kelly said...

    I left a comment on the post, “The Cloth Diaper Whisperer’s Husband Loves Ebay.” I love eBay too. :)

  245. Nikki said...

    My Thursday comment: I’d love to see comparisons between trainers, for example, Bummis vs Imse Vimse vs Bluebery Minky…..

  246. Denise said...

    I posted a comment on todays thread about The cloth diaper Whisperer’s husband…I am a recovering ebay addict.

  247. Denise said...

    I like starting with a trainer before moving to regular underwear because it is easier to have a "no big deal" attitude about an accident when it doesn't get all over your carpet & furniture.

  248. ssmina said...

    please enter me thank you

  249. Nicole said...

    I’m not sure which would work better. I have tried putting my son in underwear and that hasn’t worked. I have also tried pull-ups and that hasn’t worked. I’m hoping these training pants will do the trick!

  250. Nicole said...

    I’m a subscriber

  251. the momma said...

    commented on the ebay post

  252. the momma said...

    After getting the child acquainted w the potty- having them use it during the day by parental prompting and then child prompting- we have found make the cold turkey switch to real underwear has been the most successful training method. It is a little messy for the first day or two, but our children have (thankfully!) a dislike of the mess and by day 3 are toilet-using pros! Special trainers for nap and night would be more effective than returning to diapers for leak protection as the child will not associate the trainer with diapers, which equal pee in my pants!

  253. Amanda said...

    I commented on “The Cloth Diaper Whisperer’s Husband Loves Ebay”

  254. the momma said...

    I would love to win the blueberry minky trainers because we have two daughters who could wear them now, a third due in March, and this stay at home mom is looking for ways to feed my cloth diaper addiction without spending any of my husband’s hard earned, but limiting, music teacher’s salary!

  255. Katrina said...

    I posted a comment on “The Cloth Diaper Whisperer’s Husband loves ebay” post.

  256. Katrina said...

    When I trained my oldest son, we started out with the bare bottom method before moving to training pants, and then to regular underwear. I found that with him, bare bottom for the first few days worked best, followed by regular underwear. I used my trainers mostly when we would leave the house to run errands, and then when we went on vacation that included an 11 hour car ride. (He stayed dry!) I plan on using the trainers again whenever we attempt night training, which is a while off yet.

  257. Christina G. said...

    1/15/09 – I think regular underwear are best as long as the child is really ready for potty training.

  258. djgroz said...

    Thanks for great contest!

  259. Jen said...

    I've used the book "Potty Training in Less Than a Day" and I think it has great ideas. It didn't work for me so easily like it worked for my sister & her daughter, though.

    "Why do you want to win these trainers?" Because I'd love to never buy a box of expensive Pull-Ups again! These are way cuter, way softer (-looking… we haven't tried them yet), and of course, environmentally friendly – hooray!

    lund[dot]jennifer@gmail.com

  260. Heather said...

    I am a potty training failure, I would love to try these training pants because nothing else I have tried has worked for my #3 son. He is determined NOT to potty in the toilet.

  261. Kelly said...

    I’ll let you know once we start potty training. But for now my nine month old is happy in her cloth dipes!

  262. EdenSky said...

    Thursday- Training pants for trips or night time, undies or nothing for daytime at home.

  263. MiksMom03 said...

    This is my fist visit to this website and I will definately be back. My baby is not quite to PL yet, but I would love these for when she is! :)

  264. dianna said...

    what a great idea!

  265. dianna said...

    I love this blog, thank you

  266. Angela said...

    commented:”The Cloth Diaper Whisperer’s Husband Loves Ebay”

  267. Angela said...

    Entry for the day:)

  268. besosforpesos said...

    I like the idea of starting with trainers and moving onto panties quickly!

  269. Donna said...

    Training pants worked better for me in the past.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  270. Donna said...

    I put your button on my blog.

  271. mommasboys said...

    I posted this answer on product focus, so i will answer that question over here. It has been a long week!
    I would love to win some trainers becuase right now my son is having to wear pullups and i can not stand them. It will also be nice to know that when my baby is ready i have the trainers to get him started!

  272. mommasboys said...

    your button is on my sad little blog!

  273. mommasboys said...

    i also posted in product focus!

  274. lilyk said...

    I think training pants work best because they give feedback on when to go.

  275. lilyk said...

    I joined your Facebbok group.

  276. Katie said...

    I commented on the Ebay post!! I love ebay too!

  277. Katie said...

    I am using trainers for my 2 yr old and I really prefer them. They give him the sense that he is a big boy, yet they prevent messes!

  278. Katie said...

    I want to win the minkys!! They are so soft and look super absorbant!

  279. Erika said...

    i commented on the ebay blog. i know the ebay obsession well…..

  280. Erika said...

    happy thursday….good luck everyone :)

  281. Kelly said...

    Thursday comment/question: Any tips on helping a toddler who just doesn’t seem to WANT to use the potty (even though they know what it is for, seem to be able to “hold it,” and get excited when *I* use the potty)? I’ve tried rewards and LOTS of praise and I still get resistance. *sigh*

  282. poodlemom said...

    I use training pants.

  283. Anonymous said...

    regular underwear…the uncomfortable feeling when they have an accident is great motivation not to forget the next time.

    dangotmail AT yahoo DOT com

  284. I haven’t had the experience yet of potty training, my daughter is 18 months old, so this will be something that we will be experiencing soon. I think that I would be too afraid to potty train using regular underwear because I would think that it would be a really messy ordeal (and being pregnant with morning sickness I don’t think that I can handle messy potty training right now since I can barely handle my daughters messy diapers), so I think that I would use training pants… but a lot of people on here so far say underwear is the best way to go, and in my daughters 18 mo. check up on Monday I ask and the doctor said the same thing, so I have things to learn and think about. I still don’t think that I could go cold turkey with the underwear though! It would be nice to have her potty trained by the time I have a newborn in August using cloth diapers as well!

  285. I commented on the article about eBay.

  286. stiner0305 said...

    i am cloth diapering so i would love to potty train in cloth also. . it will be much much cheaper than using store bought pull ups.

    iam also a follower, i have your button on my page.

  287. rhonjerm said...

    Thanks for the great contest, please enter me!

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

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