Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pull-Ups and Potty Training – do the Potty Dance!

untitled I am just in the middle of training my daughter on how to use the potty.  She is starting to figure it out, but it still takes time.  I will be very glad when this is all over, as this is my last child to train!  No more diapers!  What parent does not want that? 

Well Pull-Ups have found a way to help you and your child with this “process”.  Sometimes it seems it will never end.  But it does eventually.  Pull-Ups have found a way to make it fun for you and your kid.  You can do the “Potty Dance”. 

There are some celebrities who have decided to do this with their children, Jessica Holmes and Traci Melchor from eTalk who enjoy doing the potty dance.  You can watch them here: 

Jessica Holmes doing the dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNIwIt197SQ as well as this new link to Traci Melchor from eTalk doing the Potty Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHpFU0nJPpU  These are great videos to watch!

Some moms like to give incentives such as stickers or candies when their children go to the potty.  I have also found that for boys if you add a few cheerios to the toilet you can get them to "aim at the cheerios” and it helps to learn.  It will come eventually when they are ready.  Keep saying “I know you can do it” and “Good Job”  when they go and keep positive!!  Good luck in your training efforts!  It will come!

We also had the opportunity to have a Huggies Pull-Ups Potty Dance Party courtesy of Mom Central and Huggies!  We  had a bunch of kids over and celebrated dancing the “potty dance” with a CD and dance mat.  The kids had a great time dancing, and it was fun to watch them!!  They wanted to keep dancing and listen to the CD over and over.  They also got to bring home their own DVD about potty training, which is great!  Then we also had juice and some treats.  They loved the decorations!  I was going to post pictures of the party, but unfortunately we had technical issues and were not able to.  But it was a great time and we thank Mom Central and Huggies for allowing us to be a part of it! 

*** This blog campaign was possible thanks to Mom Central and Huggies Pull-Ups!  I received a gift card as a courtesy of doing the party.**

Monday, April 12, 2010

Iams Healthy Inside, Healthy Outside Contest

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Congratulations to Mark.  You are the winner of this contest!  You will have 48 hours to contact me with your information or a new winner will be chosen!

I have a dog who is going to be a year old this May.  We found him when he was just a puppy and was so cute.  He has grown a lot since then, but as a pet owner you want the best for your pet including what they eat.


Iams has now introduced prebiotic pet food formulas called ProActive Health, formulated to help maintain your pet’s gastrointestinal health. These are available for both dogs and cats. Incorporating Iams ProActive Health into a four-legged family member’s diet helps promote the growth of good bacteria to encourage healthy digestion, nutrient absorption and the maintenance of a strong immune system.

I have decided to give my dog a trial of this food and see how his immune system handles it and if he likes it etc..  You can also transition your dog to try this kind of dog food if you think it is right for you.  If you are not sure about what types of food to try for your dog, please go to www.iams.ca and you can find very useful information about prebiotics and the types of food they have. 

Once I have given my dog the Iams, I will post how the trial is going and how he likes it.

Update:  We have given my dog the IAMS slowly and he has done the transition very well.  He liked it from the beginning and he has tolerated it great.  It is better for him healthwise than what we were originally feeding him, so I think I will stick to this brand from now on.  I urge you to try it!

But now for the good part!  If you have a dog and would like to try this Iams Proactive Health for your dog, then courtesy of Mom Central and Rocket XL we are having a contest.  The winner will receive a coupon for a 17.5 lb bag of Iams Proactive Health (approximately $20 retail value) to one of our readers.  The contest will run from April 12 to May 14, 2010 and is open to Canadian Residents.  All I ask is that you please leave a comment on my blog to be entered to win.  If you would like extra entries, please do one of the following (and please comment below saying you did): 

1. Follow this blog and/or subscribe.

2.  Follow me on twitter @freeshopper. 

3.  Tweet about the giveaway once each day.

4.  Post about this contest on your blog and leave me a comment saying you did with the link.

**I wrote this review while participating in the Iams Blog Tour by Mom Central on behalf of Iams. I received a voucher for a bag of Iams ProActive Health to facilitate this review and a $20 gift card as a thank you for my participation.