Archive for the 'Potty Training' Category

Huggies Baby Wipes

March 22nd, 2012 by mamawise

Huggies Baby Wipes are something that I still use today even with my boys being older. My personal favorites are the Fragrance-Free Natural Care ones. I have been using these wipes for over 6 years and absolutely love them. When my kids were babies, they were the softest, most gentle baby wipes on their little bums. These wipes also were durable and did not rip with some heavier cleaning needs. My kids still use these wipes to wipe their mouths, wipe their hands, wipe up spills, etc. I always keep a box in my car for anything my kids or I would need them for that would need a bit of cleaning.

I, myself, use Huggies Baby Wipes daily to remove makeup! They work better than any makeup remover wipe that I have tried in the past and they are so much less expensive then paying for those brand-name makeup remover wipes. Plus, they are very gentle on your face and are able to pretty much remove any makeup you throw at them! I always travel with them to keep my face feeling fresh and clean.

I found that the best place to get these wipes at unbelievably low prices is at Walmart stores and

Category: Baby Products, Bathing and Grooming, Beauty, Children's Products, Diapering, Mommy Products, Potty Training | 1 Comment »

POTTY TOTS Potty Training Program *Giveaway*

November 17th, 2008 by mamawise

“Potty Training” – those two words can sometimes cause quite a bit of anxiety among parents. I know that I certainly had a lot of apprehension when it came to trying to train my oldest son. Right before my his second birthday, I thought I had a few more months to get myself prepared and ready for the challenge that lay ahead. However, my son had other plans – I knew the time had come since he starting removing his soiled diaper any chance he got. The first few months was tough. I certainly spent a lot of time cleaning my carpets and washing a lot of clothes, all the while searching for answers on how to make this process easier and more enjoyable for the both of us. In hindsight, I can only wish I had the Potty Tots Potty Training Program from the very beginning of our potty training adventure.

The Potty Tots is a unique and amazing potty training tool for toddlers, consisting of a diverse cast of preschool friendly characters that encourage. In the kit, parents will find everything they need for a fun, stress-free potty training experience. Included in the kit are:

  • Potty Training Guide Book – A colorful story book which addresses the challenges of potty training.
  • Illustrated Potty Training Chart – A step-by-step chart which goes over the six essential steps of potty training.
  • Animated DVD – The animated story of the book featuring the Potty Tots characters and fun songs to learn.
  • Progress Game – A positive-reinforcement game which allows your child to track their progress with potty training.

In addition to the kit, parents can access online community resources to help with the potty training process on

Although my son was already day-trained when I received the kit, we were still having issues with nighttime wetting and also with not wanting to poop in the potty. I decided to give Potty Tots a try in order to see if we could work on these two issues. Within, three days my son was waking up dry in the mornings and had his first real poop in the potty. He was still inconsistent with the pooping but by the time two weeks went by, he had successfully pooped four times in the potty without any intervention on my part. I now look forward to using the Potty Tots kit with my youngest son who is a few months away from tackling potty training. I know this is going to make the task so much easier for the both of us.



The Wise Mommy, along with Potty Tots, is happy to host a giveaway for a Potty Tots Training Kit! We will be giving away two kits – one for boys and one for girls!

Take a look at the Potty Tots website and then just leave your thoughts about Potty Tots and whether you would need a boy’s kit or a girl’s kit! The giveaway will run until Nov. 24th 11:59pm EST. Two random winners (one for the boy’s kit and one for the girl’s kit) will be chosen on Nov. 25th and the winners will be notified by email. Good luck everyone!

Category: Children's Products, Education, Giveaway, Potty Training, Websites | 27 Comments »

Gotta Go Mitts

April 14th, 2008 by wisemama

Gotta Go Mitts

As a mother of two under the age of three, the task of using the public restrooms has become a scary one, especially when you think about your little ones hands touching all of the nastiness in the bathroom. Gotta Go Mitts have made using the public restroom much less daunting and have helped protect my little one’s hands from touching any less than sanitary surfaces. My oldest absolutely loves to put on his mitts to go potty, and I am so thrilled that his hands don’t have to come into contact with the toilet seat. Gotta Go Mitts have become a necessity to have with me at all times. I keep them in my purse so that I have them handy where ever we go. And with the Spring and Summer season approaching with fairs and festivals, I am truly glad to have found this wonderful product to make going potty outside the home a much more pleasant experience.

Gotta Go Mitts were developed by a stay-at-home mom and mother of two who was concerned about her children’s cleanliness when out of the house. They are made from a thin 100% polyethylene material and are completely waterproof. They come in a small, discrete package, containing 20 mitts, which can easily be put in your diaper bag or purse, and the mitts dispense easily one at a time. They slip on little hands easily and can fit hands of children up to age 7. Additionally, there are many different uses for Gotta Go Mitts other than just protecting hands while in the bathroom. You can use them to prevent hands from getting dirty when your children are, for example, eating popsicles or ice cream, and you can use them when if your child is riding in a grocery cart. The possibilities are endless! For additional information and to order Gotta Go Mitts, please visit the Gotta Go Mitts Website.

Category: Giveaway, Potty Training, Safety and Health | 10 Comments »

Huggies Baby Wipes

March 4th, 2008 by wisemama

After much trial and error, I have hit upon my favorite wipes to use on my babies bums, Huggies Baby Wipes. They come in several scented and unscented (Natural Care and Gentle Care Sensitive) varieties.  Specifically, I am a fan of the Lavender & Chamomile, as well as the Cucumber & Green Tea. They both just smell divine! I like these wipes because they do a great job cleaning poop or diaper rash cream with minimal wiping. Also, they are very soft and thick, which makes them gentle yet prevents them from ripping or shredding. In comparison to other wipes I have tried, it seems as though these leave the cleanest skin, there is no oily film left over after using the wipe, like I have experienced with other brands. I have also found a secondary use for these wipes – great makeup removers! I use one to get all of my makeup off my face in the evenings. Best of all, they are fantastic for getting off waterproof mascara. Plus, if you look at the price – it is so much more economical to use these as makeup removers than the wipes that are actually marketed for makeup removal.

Category: Beauty, Diapering, Potty Training | 1 Comment »

Potty Training for Dummies

January 8th, 2008 by mamawise

I bought Potty Training for Dummies a few months before my son’s second birthday in anticipation of the challenge of potty training which lay ahead of me. It was totally by accident that I found this book in the bookstore. I didn’t even know they made one of these “Dummies” books for things like this, and since I was always a great fan of the other “Dummies” books, I just had to pick it up. Well, I ended up devouring this book in less than a day. It is funny, witty, and has a lot of great tips and ideas for potty training your toddler. I started implementing several of the tips as soon as I had read the book in order to start getting my son ready for “potty training weekend”. By starting some of the techniques right away, I was able to get my son to be daytime potty trained pretty much in 4 days, about a week before his 2nd birthday! Minor accidents are few and far between, but can and still do happen. When they do, I just use Potty Training for Dummies as a great reference to get things back on track. Nighttime is still being worked on as my son could sleep through a nuclear war, so he doesn’t wake up for going to the bathroom yet either. But it will all come in time!

Potty Training for Dummies is written by a mother and daughter team, who have raised their fair share of children. The daughter is also a doctor, so she gives some good medical perspective about the fine art of potty training your toddler. They offer expert advice on how to decide if your child is ready, choose the right time to start, say the right things with positive reinforcement, when to switch to training pants or underwear, and also how to cope with special cases and children with disabilities.

Potty Training for Dummies is available online at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, as well as some local bookstores.

Category: Books, Potty Training, Resources | 2 Comments »