Must Have PeaPod Mat for Kids

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Anyone with little children understands the hard task of potty training. I always find that night time can be the trickiest time to potty train! With the wonderful PeaPod Mats, nightime can be much easier.

About Peapod Mats:

Peapod Mats is a quality waterproof absorbent mat designed to protect the bed from all sorts of fluids. The big difference? Peapod Mats lie flat on top of bed sheets with a grippy material underneath. This means that the mat stays flat without bunching with no need to tuck or wrap the mat around the mattress or mattress corners!

The Peapod Mat is a unique combination of 3 layers that creates a super-absorbent waterproof mat.

  • Top Layer – Breathable terry cotton; grid stitched to prevent bunching
  • Middle Layer – Polyester liner to absorb and disperse moisture
  • Bottom Layer – Brushed polyester to grip surfaces; coated with breathable TPU waterproofing

These wonderful mats are comfortable and soft to sleep on with no “plastic crinkle” sound or “cold vinyl” feel. Though mattress/sheet protectors made from plastic can also prevent liquids from going through to the mattress, the liquid saturates the sheets being slept on. More than likely you may have to clean up the mess using a few towels, and then have to strip and change your bed sheets. However, with any accident on the waterproof PeapodMat, the only thing you would need to toss in the wash is the PeapodMat itself.

My Thoughts:

I am definitely impressed with the amazing PeapodMat. My oldest daughters have been potty trained for a long time and my youngest is still a little young for it, but I did whip this baby out when my niece was in town for the Holidays. She is just starting out the potty training process and I was so impressed with how this mat truthfully caught all of her accident in the middle of the night. Nothing else on the bed got wet. Not to mention that she still slept great because the mat was incredibly comfortable.


If you are interested in purchasing this awesome mat for that little kiddo in your life, head on over to their website and find one the right size and color for you.

Potty Training with Pampers Easy Ups #PampersEasyUps #ad

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this review. Pampers has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own and honest.

Potty training can be both an exciting and nerve racking experience.  For some it is a breeze- for others like our little guy, not so much.  It’s one of those things we all need to do, and of course worth it to have the little squirt go ‘squirt’ in a toilet.  Everyone seems to have some trick or tip to make potty training easy.  My trick- just keep at it.


Here are are few thoughts from L Jana MD.

  1. Promote potty learning. Instead of referring to your child’s transition from wearing diapers to using the potty as “potty training,” consider calling it “potty learning.” After all, mastering this eagerly anticipated milestone of childhood takes time, teaching, and plenty of practice and patience!
  1. Take a teamwork approach. From the outset, I find it helps to keep in mind that potty training is a team sport. If you simply remind yourself that you are (and always will be) on the same team as your child, it can really help you stay calm in the face of potty accidents and be a much more positive and effective potty training coach.
  1. Stock your deck. Part of the secret to your child’s potty success will involve being well equipped and removing any obstacles that stand between your child and potty success. Sure, this typically includes a fun trip out to purchase a brand new first set of coveted “big-boy” or “big-girl” underwear. But it also means having on hand other practical supplies that can help foster your child’s interest and independence – from a step stool (to improve access to the toilet) or potty seat to training pants. That’s why I’m happy to partner with Pampers, whose Easy Ups training pants are designed to help the diaper-to-underwear transition by allowing potty-training toddlers to set aside their diapers and wear something with more of an underwear-like look and feel that still helps contain accidental messes no matter whether they happen at home, on-the-go or overnight.
  1. Embrace success. As with any learning experience, young children can learn a lot from both their potty successes and their failures. While potty accidents are an inevitable (and admittedly inconvenient) aspect of potty learning, they shouldn’t dominate your day-to-day discussions. Instead, simply help your child learn to cope with (and clean up) any messes and focus your attention on celebrating your child’s successes with plenty of hugs and words of encouragement.
  1. Watch for the signs. There are several characteristic signs and developmental abilities you can watch for that suggest children are ready to potty train. These signs of potty training readiness typically include the ability to use their words to express themselves, toddle their own way to the bathroom, pull down their own pants, and to be aware of the sensation of peeing or pooping (characteristically noticeable when young children suddenly stop what they’re doing as they feel themselves start to pee. Or when they start hiding behind the sofa or standing in a corner to poop. It is also helpful (and increases the likelihood of potty training interest) when children start to be bothered by their poopy and/or wet diapers, as that can serve as a good motivation for using the potty instead!
  1. Start making connections. There’s a lot that you can do to help your child be well-prepared to use the potty successfully long before he actually starts to. Reading fun and engaging children’s books about potty training, such as You and Me Against the Pee! (which I co-authored) can go a long way towards making the idea of potty training a family and eagerly anticipated one. You can take this familiarity a step further by letting your toddler accompany you in to the bathroom when you need to go so that he both becomes familiar with the routine and comfortable with the idea of using the toilet, rather than being afraid of or intimidated by it!


Pampers Easy Ups are another great way to potty train your little ones.  They feature an “easy up” underpants type design, while also providing 25% more absorbent then other brands.  Easy Ups also feature fun designs including Thomas the Tank Engine for boys and Dora the Explorer for girls.  If the Easy Ups get wet, the design fades to show your little ones when its time to hit the potty.  They feel more like underwear, so children will be that much more inclined to act like a “big kid” and head to the potty instead of using the diaper.

Product Features

  • An absorbent core that holds 25% more than the other leading training pant (Huggies® Pull-Ups® Learning Designs®) and ensures little ones remain dry
  • Pampers Easy Ups® have fewer leaks than the other leading training pant (Huggies® Pull-Ups® Learning Designs®)
  • Fun Thomas & Friends® designs for boys and Dora the Explorer® designs for girls
  • A more underwear-like design for growing toddlers
  • Graphics that fade when wet to help little ones learn
  • Super-stretchy sides to make them easy to pull up and down when using the potty
  • Available for Boys and Girls sizes 2T/3T through 4T/5T

They are available everywhere diapers are sold, so why not try them out?  See how they work for your little one.  Let them pick out the design they like best- they won’t want to get their new “big boy” or girl Pampers EASY UPS wet!

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Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer from Pourty

Disclosure: Pourty Flexi-Fit toilet trainer was provided to me to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” tab for more information.
Pourty Flexi-Fit

Finding a great Toilet trainer seat is very important when you have young children in your home. I have been completely impressed with the Flexi-Fit Toilet Trainer from Pourty.

About Pourty:

The idea of the Pourty Easy to Pour potty chair came about in England while they were trying to potty train their 2 oldest children. Emptying the potty seat was a very messy job. It inspired them to find a better way to go about it. The Pourty was born. It is one of the best selling potties in the UK.

They then realized that not all children want to use a potty chair and that some prefer to go straight to the “big” toilet. They found many problems with each of the toilet training seats that they bought, because they wobbled and didn’t give their children confidence to sit on them. They did some research and found that it was a common problem since most adult toilets are different shapes and sizes. They designed the Flexi-fit Toilet Trainer, which adjusts to fit most sizes and shapes of toilet seats securely.

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Top 5 Tips for Potty Training Success

You always want those baby-raising milestones to be as fun and effortless as they seem on your favorite mommy blogs, but there’s nothing particularly fun (and certainly not effortless) about potty training. It’s a complicated process that can take months or even years to come to fruition. There are stops and starts, tantrums and successes, battles and the occasional total breakdown. While all is in service to your little one taking another step forward in his growth and development (and of course ridding your life of diapers as quickly as possible), you must roll with the punches and not expect perfection. Yet there are ways to improve your chances of avoiding a trip to the mental health ward. Here are five of the top tips for potty training success.

pic4First of all, you must be consistent. Once the process begins you cannot give up, no matter how frustrating it has been. Create a timeline for trips to the bathroom and stick with it. Even if you are setting your child down on the training toilet every twenty minutes to ‘try’, consistency is key. You’ll have more failures than successes, but it will help your child develop an understanding of when he needs to go. And recognizing the need is just as important as a successful toilet trip.

You also cannot be afraid to tell some white lies. While your child’s toilet deposits aren’t actually feeding the fish or traveling to some magic fairy land where they transform into golden bricks used to build princess castles, there’s no harm in telling your child these things. Whatever gets them excited about the process is a positive, and you’re not a terrible mom for pulling the wool over their eyes, no more than when you share stories about the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus. Some day they will go to the toilet on their own, but you have to do whatever is necessary to get them moving in the right direction.
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