Friday, December 9, 2011

Outings Can Be Scary When Potty Training! {Giveaway! (12/17) US}

Sponsored by Tomoson.com Little Guy has been learning how to use the potty since the beginning of summer. He's only had a handful of accidents at home since we just let him run around without pants on all day. When he began learning to use the potty, I bought one small package of Pull-Ups (I know... guilty) to use. Those Pull-Ups ran out about a month ago and, even though it's tempting, I will not buy any more. That means that I need to be prepared for accidents while we're away from home. I have a plastic bag with a clean pair of pants, underwear, socks, and shoes in it that I lug around wherever we go. I didn't need to use it until last week's trip to the grocery store.

It seems that my husband shared raisins with Little Guy the night before. Lots of raisins. (How many of you just thought, "Oh no!"?) So, yeah... Now, I should have known something was up when he complained that his tummy hurt as we were walking to the bus stop. He only complains about "owies" when he really has them. We were almost there, so I told him that I'd rub his tummy while we waited for the bus. He seemed fine by the time the bus arrived and I forgot all about his tummy ache.

Well, the inevitable happened -  halfway through shopping, I start to smell something. Little Guy was walking funny. And he was unusually quiet - not running around trying to toss everything he could get his hands on into the cart. I just knew... Our Kroger does not have public restrooms, so I had to find an employee to show us the way to the "secret" bathroom in the back. I went through THREE people who refused to let us use the restroom! I had to make my way to the customer service desk, stand in line, and ask the manager. He started to shake his head, too. I threatened to clean a poopy little boy right there at the desk if he didn't show us to the restroom. That got him moving!

We got to the bathroom just as Little Guy's plastic pants began to leak - JUST in time! I looked around for paper towels that I could wet to clean him up and there weren't any (aren't employees - especially those working around food, supposed to wash their hands?!) There was only half a roll of that one-ply, see-through toilet paper. I started to dig through my bag. Band-aids, no. Camera, no. Crayons, no. Extra hat.... um, no. Then I saw it - I swear it had a heavenly glow surrounding it!

A few days earlier, I received two sample packs of QwikShower disposable washcloths. I tossed one of them into the bag and gave the other to my oldest to try out. I had planned on checking them out when I had a little extra time. I forgot and I am so glad! After undressing my poor little one, I opened up the package. I was expecting that fake lemony smell that wet wipes tend to have, but was surprised that it smelled really good! The wipe was about 10" X 12" and was thick enough that I knew it wasn't going to bleed through as I cleaned him up. I didn't think that just one was going to do the job very well, but it did. By the time we left the bathroom, Little Guy was clean and smelling fresh! (I let hubby deal with the laundry part after we got home!)

I plan on ordering a few more (you can get 10 for only $7) to carry around with us. After that experience, I don't want that feeling of dread at not having anything to clean him up with again! Plus, the scent is one that I know will appeal to my oldest. They'll be nice for him to toss into his bag for track or to use on those rare mornings when he wakes up just in time to get dressed and catch the bus. No one wants a nickname like "Stinky Kid" in high school!

You can buy your own QwikShower wipes at their online store - they will even send you a single-wipe sample for just $1 so you can try it out to see if you like it before buying more. QwikShower also has fundraising and affiliate programs, where they partner with PTA's, athletic booster clubs, and even bloggers. The organization (or blogger) will receive 10% of all proceeds from sales. You can learn more HERE, or contact Harvey via email.
Would you like a chance to win a 6-pack of QwikShower wipes to try out for yourself? Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!


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16 comments:

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We have started potty training and have a two day car trip for the holidays. Four if you count the way back as well. Theses would be great to have in my bag if something happens.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would send these to a friend of mine who has 6 kids. She could really use them when she is out and about with all the kids and one has an accident.

Sunnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My husband could use them in his semi.
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Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My son could use them.

corey1971 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

After my kids have been playing, but we don't have time for another shower before we go out somewhere. (olomon@hotmail.com)

Sue Bunting said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

suebunting1977@gmail.com would use QwikShower cloths for my daughter to clean up with after gym class.

Jessica Peeling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use them in a car or share them with a friend with children! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These would be great for a quick refresh after exercising!

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ruthhill74 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My daughter hates to take showers--this is great for when I am too tired to fight her on it!

June L said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would use the clothes to clean up after doing sweaty work or use them to torture my cat in the form of a quick bath ha ha.

Renee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would keep in wipes in my purse for after my daughter's dance and Tae Kwon Do classes.
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Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We travel a lot so they would be great for the car!
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amanda hoffman said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would use them after cleaning.
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Sally Guillen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These would be fantastic to have in the car for emergencies. The kids are always making messes and getting dirty.

Debbi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would give them to my friend that goes to Third World countries on medical missions trips. Many times she is unable to shower, so having these along would be wonderful for her!

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PennyMindingMom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

With two kids and a husband who can't stand messes of any sort, I'd put them in my diaper bag for my husband :)