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There’s something extraordinary that happens when you bring together mother’s, their children and a genuinely supportive and FUN environment.  Hence the catalyst behind one of the smartest and meaningful campaigns I’ve come across in a while, The Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership.

Pull-Ups designed The Pull-Ups® #PottyPartnership in collaboration with renowned child psychologist and potty-training expert, Dr. Heather Wittenberg to create a method that takes the guesswork out of potty-training with specially customized tips and advice according to your child’s unique potty personality.  You can take the Potty Personality quiz here to find out which cute little potty personality your little one has.  My son is a complete mix of a ready and willing, routine Puppy and a “Can’t stop, won’t stop” movin’ Squirrel.

My family and I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Pull-Ups #PottyPartnership Launch Event at the Disneyland Resort in Disneyland, California last weekend with four other amazing Canadian blogger moms and their potty-training children to learn more about this fantastic initiative, meet Dr. Heather Wittenberg and celebrity mom, Jaime King. 

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It was an amazing launch event featuring five fun-filled stations according to each individual Potty Personality where the kids can do an activity to achieve a sticker for their “passport” provided. Once they complete them all and have all their stickers, they can head over to the Big Kid Zone to claim their prize!  My daughter who is a “Potty-Trained Veteran”, even had such a blast!  She took part in all the fun with her little brother and played “big sis” to many little ones during the event.

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The kids even got a chance to meet a few famous celebrity favourites of their own.

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You’ll notice that popcorn plays a significant role in most of these photos.  It’s what my son needed to feel comfortable and relaxed during the chaos and excitement of the event.  Thank you, Popcorn Gods!  

A great area of the event was courtesy of Walmart, providing a private space for the little ones to change their pull-ups (and some even trying one for the first time!).

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It’s hard not to state the obvious, but where else do you buy your Pull-Ups® anyway?  It’s always been Walmart for my family thanks to their always amazing prices and stocked up inventory.  I enjoy the different characters they feature which happen to be both my kids’ favourite, so whether your child is into cars, Disney Junior characters, princesses or superheroes, they’ve got you covered (pun intended).
Head over here to check out the selection and pricing at your local Walmart. 
And we all love to save money, don’t we?  Get $2.00 off your next purchase of Pull-Ups® with these coupons here.

One of the highlights of my time at the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Launch Event was getting the opportunity to sit down for an intimate chat with celebrity mom, Jaime King.  She had her husband and potty-training son present too which was super adorable.

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"ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 08: Actress, model and mom of two, Jaime King attends the Pull-Ups #PottyPartnership launch party at Disneyland Resort in Southern California to discuss a whole new way to potty train based on your child's unique personality. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Kimberly Clark)"
“ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Actress, model and mom of two, Jaime King attends the Pull-Ups #PottyPartnership launch party at Disneyland Resort in Southern California to discuss a whole new way to potty train based on your child’s unique personality. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Kimberly Clark)”

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One of the most important things that we discussed was the importance of genuine support between women (especially mothers).  I remember my first time as a mom; I was one of the only ladies in my social circles at the time that was pregnant and then became a mom.  I had undergone fertility treatments to conceive my daughter (and also my son!) so sometimes conversations and rapport was a bit more challenging.  When most of my friends were busily starting their careers and/or finishing up their masters, I put a hold on my career to focus on starting a family, knowing I had a condition that made it very hard to get pregnant on my own.
But not everyone would understand. I didn’t expect them too. But I did hope for more support and empathy.
I didn’t even know Jaime also had the same issues with infertility and also felt a lack of support as pregnant woman and then as a mom.  She was extremely candid and sincere during our chat and it honestly was so refreshing to see and hear from a celebrity figure.  A reminder that we are all human, we all feel and go through the same struggles and battles so we need to be more understanding of one another, whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a single mom, a Hollywood mom or the Duchess of Cambridge… our intentions are all the same, which is the well-being and love of our children.

Much like we are as people, as moms, we are all perfectly unique in our style, just like our children are impeccably one-of-a-kind with their personalities as well. This is why the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership just makes sense.

My daughter was a full-blown puppy!  She succeeded with a potty chart and stickers complete with a prize at the end of the week.  She also needed to be completely in the nude to do #2 (whatever works!).  Reading books while sitting on the potty helped a lot with her.  She was completely potty trained in a few days at 24 months.

My half puppy/half squirrel son was a bit more of a late bloomer (they say boys typically are!), and took a bit longer to feel confident to potty train. I found that both my children had traits of a puppy whereas they enjoyed the “treats” for a job well done and also a sense of accomplishment when tracking their progress.
In the beginning, I would sit him down every 30 minutes and load him up with fluids to get him to go. He would sit there for 5-10 minutes, complain and tell me that he didn’t need to go at all, and once he was up and off the potty… whoop, there it is.
I remembered that as discouraging as it may be and tiresome (especially having to wash and clean so many clothing items and stains off your favourite area rug), showing your child that you’re frustrated or any signs of upset, will only be a discouragement to them and may result in them regressing.
After one very stressful and what seemed like the longest first day of training ever, the second day was MUCH better!
I found that my son noticed when he made a mistake and felt really bad the first time, so he avoided doing it again. He also LOVES gummies, so I kept a mason jar filled with them next to the toilet as a treat for every time he went potty. It worked like magic.
Also the iPad played a valuable role in this (as the books did my daughter) when it comes to #2, as it’s a great distraction. He was scared to do #2 because of the pressure he may have felt, so if he’s distracted, he didn’t notice and just went!

Another great tip I found worked was allowing your kids to be in the nude (from below the belly button) during the week of training; don’t put anything on them and allow them to naturally feel when they have the urge to go. Allow yourself that week or weekend to be home with your child to train and do not make any plans to have visitors or go out.  Always telling your little one that they’re a “big kid” now and designating a little spot in their dresser with their big kid undies, including them in selecting which ones they want to wear, always helps them feel proud and enthusiastic.

There was a time when I thought my son would never learn, but that’s a feeling that we all go through in the beginning of this memorable journey. But remember, it’s a partnership between you and your child so there will be work involved but moms always know best and remember, this is an important milestone for you and your child.
With the love and support from you, and the wonderful tips and advice with the help of the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership and also your spouse, family and friends, your little Squirrel, Puppy, Owl, Turtle or Bear Cub, will be fully potty-trained in no time!  And saying buh-bye to diapers is definitely something to celebrate! 

You can check out more magical moments shared on my Instagram @caresgomez and using the #PottyPartnership hashtag.  

Is your toddler ready to potty-train? Or are they successfully trained?  Whether you have tips or trick to share or need some advice, leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to help you out!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Pull-Ups®.  Compensation/Incentives and/or products were provided; however, all opinions expressed are entirely those of the author.

146 comments on “A Magical Pull-Ups® #PottyPartnership Launch Event in Disneyland”

  1. I have a granddaughter who will be in pull-ups very soon, they’ve been around for a long time as my kids potty trained in pull-ups ! I’d love to take my grandkids to Disney World someday:)

  2. What a wonderful event!! We shop at Walmart too, when we are buying pullups for our grandchildren!! Two of them are potty training now. My advice would be to bring them on the potty whenever Mommy goes, to give stickers or treats as a reward, and in the summer months to let them run around naked, like your idea! 🙂

  3. Great partnership, and nice to see Walmart on board as well!
    My 2-year-old grandson is somewhere between diapers and pull-ups, and he does like my Paw Patrol toilet seat for toddlers that I bought at Walmart 🙂

  4. We started potty training with my daughter early. She just wasn’t getting it so we took a break. A few months later we tried again. This time worked perfectly because she was ready. We used a fun little m&m dispenser as a reward and lots of praise. The key to success is training when your child is ready.

  5. WOW looked like lots of fun and food looks soo delicious hah the one photo of the cubby with the pull ups all neat hah so nor=t true after they are walking looks like a mess interesting article I sent it to my daughter in law 🙂 You have such a beautiful family

  6. This event looks like an incredible party!! So cool! My own journey with potty training still hasn’t fully ended & my son is 11 yrs old. He has autism & therefore it’s taken many years for him to try to grasp the concept. But he is almost there!

  7. Looks like a fun time was had by all, the food, the decorations amazing. Daughter had a baby not long ago & such an event would be fun to go to

  8. Some great ideas in your post. We are however way beyond needing any tips as my gf’s kids are all teenagers and adults.

  9. This event looks like a great time. I am not a fan of pullups. With my children they were excited about having real underwear so all it took was one time that they peed in them and they wanted to go to the potty. Children do not like the feel of wet pants. Pullup are just a diaper to me???

  10. Omg, what an amazing event! LUCKY…!!!! We love pull-ups in our house. Can’t beat Mickey Mouse either 😍

  11. I am way past potty training but I used Pull Ups back in the day and they were a life saver. Glad to see they are still helping kids grow.

  12. What a fantastic experience for everyone how cool to have had the opportunity to go with the kids. They seem to have thought of everything to keep them amused and content. Thank you for a great post.

  13. WoW that seems like an awesome event. Even I would love it there. (Even tho I have no kids). (I do look after kids a lot(nieces and nephews))

  14. What a great event to attend! My girl was really excited to learn to use the potty….it was a really positive experience, and I can admit I expected the worst! lol

  15. What a wonderful way to get together, share tips and advice and receive some guidance and support. Potty training can be challenging for some families and daunting for others. This sounds like it would be quite helpful.

    • There were a couple of mothers that I had the opportunity to chat with from Los Angeles at the event that were really having a hard time and lacked the support. They walked out of the event with a lot more confidence and a bigger village than they walked in with. It’s always nice, for sure. 🙂 Thanks, Heidi.

  16. I have never heard of a pull-up party before but this sure is the coolest event ever,the photos are amazing and the food omg….looks so delicious.

  17. Wow! Sounds like it was an awesome and successful event that the whole family could enjoy. I love all the pics of your little ones and I definitely agree with your son, popcorn is a comfort food! My little guys are too young for potty training as of now but I took the quiz for my oldest and he’s an Owl which sounds about right for him. Thanks for sharing! I keep this in mind for when the time comes. #PottyPartnership

  18. What a great event. I am sure it was a fun time for your entire family. I know the reward system worked well with my nephew, we used M&M’s and stickers.

  19. I raise 3 children. I do not beleive in pullups. It just confuses children. It is still wearing a diaper without the sticky tabs. When they wear underwear they might have one or two accidents and they learn they are making a mess and it dosn’t feel ok so they will want to use the potty.

    • Thanks for your input, Kim. I’ve definitely heard that as well and in some cases, yes, I can completely understand why this makes sense. I found for my son, he required them to best transition to his undies. I tried doing cold turkey without pullups at all like I did with my daughter (was successful for her) and it unfortunately didn’t work.
      I found they were also a lifesaver for long road trips! So I think it definitely depends on the child and the scenario. I say whatever works for the parent and child. 🙂

  20. What an amazing family friendly event you all got to participate in! Thanks for all of the info and the great photos!

  21. What an extraordinary event for you and your family to attend. I imagine the kids were thrilled to meet the different characters.

  22. What an amazing event! My Grandchildren are not yet trained, so I am patiently waiting for mommies to call Nana for advice so that I can check your blog posts for all the answers! 😉

  23. My grandaughter will be into pullups sooner than later. What a great time everyone must have had! We love Disney!

  24. Well it’s about that time that my granddaughter will be learning the potty soon, hopefully she will be easy to teach!!

  25. not going to lie my favorite part of this was the table full of goodies. lol. i can’t help it i have an extreme sweet tooth.

  26. This looked like a fun time, hope you all enjoyed yourselves. We will be moving into pullups in the next couple of mths with our youngest (soon to be middle child come July hehe) 😀

  27. I’m currently potty training my two boys and it’s not going so well. This looks like an amazing event. Thanks so much for sharing

  28. Sounds like a amazing event, and the food looks delicious too! Making potty training fun for kids is such a great idea and it really helps. Thanks for sharing all the nice pictures, you have a beautiful family!

    • Thanks so much, Shirley! To think something as messy and not-so-exciting as potty training (well for us parents!) and creating something smart and fun for our kids according to their personality. What took so long, right?

  29. My boys are now teens/young adults. I could have used some of their great tips as I was not good at toilet training at all.

  30. Sounds like a good time!! My twins were 2 days before my oldest turned 2yrs old and Pull-ups were used alot in my home. They are awesome!! Also unfortunately one of my kids wet the bed until he was around 8 yrs old so it was gret the they had bigger sizes!!

  31. This looks like such an amazing event! (not to mention the snack table) Lovely family and cute photos of your kids as well 🙂

  32. I like this article–very encouraging and accepting of parents and children as unique individuals. I don’t have children of my own, but I do notice a large variance in when children start potty-training, with two years old being quite common.

  33. We’re just starting this here. It looks like such a fun event. The popcorn makes me laugh. Something comforting makes all the exciting and strange things going on all better.

    • Ha-ha! So true. He spilled it multiple times and it was like a rush to the popcorn refill station. The chaos of all the kids and media can be overwhelming for little ones and thankfully the popcorn worked best for my little man.

  34. It was such a fun event, I love seeing your photos from the event. Your daughter was definitely a perfect Big Sis to all the little ones. I love that!

    I was really impressed with Jaime King too, I wasn’t sure what to expect before we sat down but she was amazing to talk to!

    • It really was! So much fun jam-packed into a weekend!
      She definitely enjoyed playing big sis to all the wee ones.

      Yes, Jaime King was so real and I just love that about her. You can tell she was deeply affected by many of the topics we discussed and I can’ only imagine her own struggles especially as a celebrity.

    • It was amazing! And yes, the spread and the letter balloons were nice touches. I’m a big fan of those massive letter and number balloons. I used a big silver 3 and my sons name in all silver for his 3rd birthday – so chic too!

  35. Its been some time since my children or grandchildren have needed anything like this.These are a wonderful idea though.

  36. What a great event, it sounds like it was quite the time. And it does look like your kids had fun! Pull-Ups are so great for potty training time!

  37. First of I want that buffet. As for pullups I do not agree with them. When I started potty training my children I would purchase the best panties I could find and told them they were for grown up children. That made them want to wear them. Potty training was their choice and they had to prove they wanted to wear the panties. If they were alower to still do potty in them It would take longer and they would learn to not really try. Once trained out of 3 children only one had a accident and it was at night.

    • That’s great, Kim. Sounds like you had the potty-training down pat and an easy experience.
      But again, it can be different for every child.
      My daughter didn’t use pull-ups (straight from diapers to big girl undies) but with my son, the Pull-Ups worked like a charm.
      Pull-Ups, for us, is amazing for travel (plane rides, long road trips or excursions) in case of any accidents in the event it was hard to find a rest room.

  38. I have never heard of a pull-up party before,but wow what a time it must have been.Thanks for sharing all these awesome photos

  39. Our little guy has good days and bad days. It is such a hard road!!! Fingers crossed we will get there someday soon!!

  40. Wow what an event for the kids, I have never heard of a pull-up party before, looks like a lot of fun though, lots of fun and lots of goodies, I love them cookies!!

  41. This looks like the coolest event ever! My youngest son is potty training now. He’s got the pee pee part down well, but he doesn’t like going poopie in the potty. We are working on it.

    • Definitely takes time, Cheryl.
      #2 was the tricky part for both my kids (as I’m sure most!).
      It was all about distraction for them. I followed their poopies schedule and just before I know they will go, I had them on the potty with a book or iPad for a bit till they gone. Keep it up! Almost there! 🙂

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