Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June is National Potty Training Awareness Month

To Celebrate, I'm giving away a Baby Signs® Potty Training Kit!

Yes, seriously, it's National Potty Training Awareness month. I know what you're thinking, what in the world do I need to be made aware of? I'm very well aware that I am in the process of (or need to) potty train my child. Well here are some Myths and Facts about potty training you may or may not know:

Myth: It's easier and healthier to potty train your baby if you wait until they're ready (about age 2 or 3)

Fact: The truth is, potty training a baby under the age of 24 months is actually easier than potty training an older child. Why? Because as children get older, they want to make more and more decisions on their own. This natural progression towards independence is healthy, but it also often sets the stage for a battle of wills when it comes to potty training.

Fact: Babies will potty train at the age parents expect them to train. Historical and cross-cultural practices clearly demonstrate that babies can train as early as 5 months. Training a baby that young is indeed possible, but very time-intensive. Because of the time commitment required, this approach is not practical for most parents. The Baby Signs® Potty Training Program, however, provides a compelling alternative to very early or very late potty training. By helping babies learn simple potty-time signs, the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program makes it easy for parents to both begin and end the whole enterprise before age 2.

Baby Signs Potty Training Kit Includes:

  • A Parent’s Guide to Potty Training Made Easy with the Baby Signs® Program – This straightforward parent guide from trusted child development experts will help you confidently lead your baby to potty success.
  • All Aboard the Potty Train DVD – With its catchy tunes, delightful animation and Baby Signs® Kids, this exciting DVD will teach your baby five potty-time signs and reinforce each step of the potty routine.
  • All Aboard the Potty Train Lift-the-Flap Book – Your baby will love discovering the potty-time signs hidden under each flap in this fun and interactive board book featuring the DiaperDoodles™.
  • Job Well Done! Stickers – These colorful reward stickers feature fun images and positive messages such as “Good Job!”, “I’m on the Potty Train!”
  • All Aboard the Potty Train Conductor’s Whistle – Whether to signal it’s time to go potty or to “sound the trumpet of success,” this fun-to-blow whistle will put a smile on your baby’s face when it’s potty time.

As I said, in celebration of this month's potty training theme I've decided to run a drawing for a Baby Signs Potty Training Kit, which retails at $39.95, for all those who sign up for one of my Potty Training Classes this month. Check my class schedule page for dates, times, and other important information.

After signing up for a class, here are some things you can do to earn extra entries in the drawing (you must sign up for a class first or these don't count):

  • 1 Extra Entry - Follow me on Facebook (if you already do, please email me and you get an extra entry!)
  • 1 Extra Entry - Follow me on Twitter (email me your twitter name)
  • 1 Extra Entry - Tweet about the giveaway (post the direct url in comments)
  • 1 Extra Entry - Post a comment explaining why you hope to win the Potty Training Kit.
  • 1 Extra Entry - Write a post on your blog about the give away and link back to my blog. (post the url in comments)

The giveaway will run through till midnight June 24th with the winner being announced Fri. June 25th. Winner will be chosen using and will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hrs to contact me before another winner is chosen.

Good luck!