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Product Review! (and I’m not apologizing for my free pull-ups, either)

So I was contacted a couple of months ago with the classic free product for review offer, and since I was actually interested in using this product, and even had started looking at what was out there prior to the email, I said yes. This is my review of Pampers Feel ‘N Learn Training Pants. Duh duh duh DA!Photo_15_2  

As you all know I have been potty training. (Oh, the highs! The lows!) I’d always planned on using some type of pull-up when we potty trained, mainly for sleeping and going out (for Chance’s benefit we call them the “special big boy underpants for sleepytime”, btw), because regardless of how “potty-trained” a kid is, in the beginning if he gets really excited there are going to be accidents. (Case in point, the birthday party we attended this week – Chance was not stopping for a potty break for nothing. His pull-ups were full.) Plus, I was interested to see if Chance would actually “feel” wet in the new style of pull-ups, and if that would help the learning process.

Well, we had some progress and then we had some regression. Chance did tell me that he was “wet” the first few times he wore the Pampers Feel N’ Learns. I could see he felt the difference. But as soon as he figured out that the pull-ups wouldn’t leak through to his pants… he stopped telling me. Doh!

Overall, though, the absorbency is good. One night the Pampers leaked, but that was also in the early stages of the training when I was forcing extra liquids down Chance at every opportunity. Given the ridiculous amount of fruit juice he was getting, I’m pretty sure his regular diapers would have leaked, too.

Along with the Pampers Feel N’ Learns I also got a pack of Kandoo Flushable Wipes. I was pretty excited about these, because they’re all about letting the kid wipe himself, and I just think it’s a cool way to get them more involved. The wipes are flushable (yes!) and really soft. But I did think they were a little hard to pull out of the package, especially for a kid (of course, I didn’t have the special case they come with, but still). And I really wish they were bigger squares. That is totally my selfish perspective, though, because I just wanted more to clean up with on the poop accidents.

Otherwise, I loved the way the Pampers pull-ups fit. We ran through the Feel N’ Learns pretty quickly (that first week Chance had a LOT of accidents), so I sent Keen out to buy some more. He came back with Huggies pull-ups. Right off the bat I noticed that the Huggies cut was slightly different and didn’t fit Chance as well, and they were a little more awkward to get on. I’m not sure he found them as comfortable either (but I could be projecting). Functionality seemed about the same, but I’m going to stick with the Pampers. (Sorry Huggies.)

Two other things about this whole experience stood out for me. First, Pampers has a really fun, interactive Potty Land site for kids learning to potty train, with Dora, Diego, and SpiderMan. Very cool.  The second? The ladies running this marketing program who were my initial and follow-up contacts, Andrea and Victoria, were both nice and informed about my site. Kudos ladies!

        - the weirdgirl

Comments

Lisa

Hope the potty training is going well!

How exactly does one get contact for a free product review? I could dig that!

ktjrdn

We used the feel and learn ones for a while. I liked the fit, but i am not really sure they helped Ally feel wet any more than anything else.

But I absolutely LOVE the kandoo wipes. The case makes it easier (although I think they should come in a little bit bigger package. I have to refill that thing all the time.) to get them out. Dry paper just doesn't work as well til they get older. The wet wipes are necesary and to have them be flushable is just pure genius.

christina

I do have the special wipes case (nice gifty), and it works fabulously for big and little hands.
Yesterday, Iggy cried real tears when I wouldn't put a diaper on him.
Even with Buzz Lightyear chonies.

the weirdgirl

Hey Lisa, they just emailed me. Probably voicing your interest here will start getting you offers. (I don't get nearly as many offers as the popular sites though.)

Katie & Christina, that's good to know! I'll probably buy the Kandoo case then. But not right now... Chance's relationship with wiping is still at the unrolling a whole roll of toilet paper into a flushing toilet stage. (Girls don't do that stuff, do they?)

Denguy

Came here from choosydad.
Ah, potty training. I didn't really do any of it--my wife just decided one day that she was done with buying diapers. Each of our kids took two weeks and our boy was faster than our girl.

We have friends with kids who weren't potty trained until after they were four years old. One with a boy and one with a girl. All kids are different, I guess.

As per your previous post: red hair is way better than mousy brown.

AdventureDad


We tried these but they made no difference for our son. We let him keep his own pace and one day he simply told us he prefered underwear and no diapers. Overall our potty training experience was not fast but very relaxed and without frustration

Nice weekend

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Scott

Sorry, but I can't picture Spiderman shitting (lol)!

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