Pre-Potty Training Savings with Pampers Coupons

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School is winding down, and I am about to face a summer with a rising 2nd grader and a rising pre-K-er.  It feels like just yesterday we started kindergarten and then said goodbye to Kindergarten.

Last week, I said goodbye to another class of awesome two-year-olds.  They were a great bunch, and I’ll miss holding their tiny hands, seeing their gigantic grins, and getting super squishy hugs from them twice a week.  This particular class was an “older” group of 2s.  They all turned two before Christmas – three of them in the month of September.  So it was no surprise that all seven of them ended the year in disposable training pants, all showing great signs of getting ready for potty training. [Read more…]

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--Barbara

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Big Savings for Your Little Ones with Luvs Diaper Coupons

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Y’all know by now I’m cheap, right??  I won’t even hide it anymore with colorful words like “resourceful” or “frugal” (although I’ll keep my name in tact, because “Atlanta’s Cheap Mom” just doesn’t conjure up the same image, ammiright?) – I’m just cheap.

With that being said, being cheap when I had diaper-aged kids meant I was constantly searching for diaper coupons and searching for the best diaper deals, so I could stock up on diapers.  Of course, this was before the influx of smartphone apps added another layer of savings to my money-saving mix.  Had I the help of iBotta to pair with my diaper coupons, well, that would’ve changed the game considerably!  Mothers today have it so easy!  😉 [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Potty Training Essentials & Tips

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It’s been almost two and a half years since I potty trained my daughter in four days at 26 months.  Once we finished those four days, she never ever looked back!  With that total success, and with my son (22 mo) on the brink of being ready, I’ve devised and revised some of my favorite potty training tips for other parents.

Potty Training EssentialsHere’s what I consider potty training essentials and/or what I’d recommend when undergoing the process:

  • Foam hand soap – it just makes hand washing more fun, and makes hand-washing easier.  You can always check for coupons to print before you head to purchase!  😉
  • Keep towels for drying hands on counter in reach, if your towel holder is too high; I still keep hand towels on the counter for my now 4.5 year old daughter.
  • Potty seats for the big potty, as well as little portable potty chairs, because you never know what might interest him most!  When you’re on the go, consider a foldable potty seat.
  • Step stools — for the sink, for the potty, for each bathroom he’ll be using; some portable potties double as step stools.  If your child uses the big potty, you’ll definitely want something to plant his feet on, to make going a little more comfortable.
  • LOADS of paper towels. No explanation needed.
  • Throw in a good pair of gloves, preferably disposable.
  • You’ll want to invest in at least a few packs of toddler underwear. I think I started with three packs for Carol: one with princesses, and two generic packs. On the first day, I constantly reminded her to keep the princesses dry.  Here are some girl panties and here are some cute boy undies.
  • panty liners – yep.  You read that correctly.  Place one towards the back of the undies (where the fanny lies) to help minimize -um- skid marks.  Thanks Lady Poppins for sharing this tip!
  • Lots of fresh, juicy fruits. We lived on cantaloupe, watermelon, and milk that week!  This is essential if you utilize Three Day Method.

Robbie Potty w Blankie

Not necessarily things you’ll need, but my additional two cents on potty training essentials and tips:

  • Make sure your child has the physical skills.  Well before you start potty training, begin working on, and encouraging child to pull pants up and down – when undressing and when changing diapers.  Getting them involved in the steps also helps her feel more independent and in control of the process.Potty Training Essentials - Motor Skills
  • Keep your laundry room available. You WILL be washing those cute li’l undies at least a few times during the process.  This means you may need to shuffle your laundry schedule a bit.
  • Have as much prepped ahead of time as possible. On day one with Carol, I turned my attention to preparing our (simple) lunch, and that’s when she stood on her little chair in the kitchen and peed all over the seat, because she couldn’t tell me in time, and because I didn’t pay attention to follow her cues.  (Remember what I said earlier about paper towels and gloves?)
  • If you use the Three Day Method, you’ll want fun activities, but you can’t get *too* involved in activities because they’ll forget to go potty! Pull out puzzles she hasn’t seen in a while (or new ones), introduce new library books, dolls, trucks, etc – things that could even be brought in to the bathroom while she goes potty.
  • Incentives.  Of course, it’s always best to start something like this with non-tangible rewards (verbal praise, high fives, phone calls to loved ones, “happy dance and song”, etc.), but just in case that doesn’t fully motivate your tot, have small tangible rewards  at the ready.  M&Ms are popular, as are animal crackers, stickers, and other small trinkets.  Consider creating a rewards chart.  Sometimes, the simple act of placing a sticker on a chart is rewarding enough, but pair it with an additional small prize after so many stickers, and you’re golden!  Check out these cute potty training charts here.


 

Keep your eyes on the prize: no more diapers!!  Commit to ditching the diapers, and don’t look back.  Investing in this time with your child, in taking this big step will pay off HUGE in the end!

Got any additional tips to add on potty training essentials?  I’d love to hear from other seasoned potty trainers what’s worked. Leave a comment here on the blog, so others can see.  🙂

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers + Vera Bradley = Awesomely Sweet!!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers.

Y’all know by now, I love find a good deal on diapers.  The folks at Rite Aid have made that process a little easier.  I recently received a pack of Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers to try out with my little buy, and was quite impressed with how well it held his li’l caboose.  As someone who has tried just about every diaper brand out there, I was excited to find a diaper that didn’t leak, didn’t have flimsy tabs that broke off, AND was affordable.  Seriously, I’ve had more straight-to-the-tub diaper explosions with my son than I ever had with my daughter!  (Is that just a boy thing? *sigh*)  I digress.  I’ve struggled to find affordability coincide with comfort and durability in a diaper.  But Tugaboos really held up to the challenge!

Tugaboos Modeling Collage

Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers have recently been improved for added leakage protection and faster absorption.  And it shows!  I like  the soft stretchable waist & side panels, excellent leakage protection (no need for -ahem- post-diaper change baths!), a hypoallergenic inner liner, a cottony soft feel, and super-cute design.  (No expensive commercialization here, folks!)

Truly, Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers proved to be a win-win for me and my son.

Now for the deal: currently at Rite Aid, you can grab a pack of Tugaboos for $8.99, and get a second for half off $4.50, valid through 6/23/13.  To sweeten the deal, for every $20 you spend in select Rite Aid brand baby care items, you’ll get $5 in Up Rewards!  So, essentially stock up on four packs of diapers, and you’ll get $5 back.  Seriously, you can’t beat that!!

Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers

Additionally, for the month of June, all Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers purchase will earn an entry into the Tugaboos and Vera Bradley Sweepstakes!  In fact, ANY baby-related Rite Aid brand item -including Tugaboos, all baby care items, and hand sanitizer- purchased with your wellness+ card will serve as an entry to win of of 25 super-cute Vera Bradley designer diaper bags!  That’s over a $100 value!  So, if you win, you can schlep your baby and his accessories around in style!  🙂

Think about it: you can stock up on great quality diapers, save a good chunk of change, and up your chances to win a super-cute diaper bag, chock-full of Tugaboo products!!

Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers

With every in-store purchase of qualifying Tugaboos products using your wellness+ card at any Rite Aid store between June 1-30, 2013, you will receive an entry for a chance to win one of (25) Vera Bradley Designer Diaper Bags filled with select Tugaboos products.

To enter without making a purchase, complete this entry form now: https://riteaidtugaboos.dja.com/.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Huggies as Low as $1.74 @ Target + FREE Wipes!

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Target Diaper Deal 1-20-13

Right now at Target, Huggies, Luvs, and Pampers are included in a current promo: buy two jumbo packs of participating diapers, and get a FREE pack of wipes. With the right coupons in hand, you can get a pack of diapers for as low as $1.74 PLUS get FREE wipes.

Stack TWO of these Target coupons:

With TWO of these manufacture coupons:

  • $3/1 Huggies Diapers, exp 12/31/13 (package insert)
  • $2.50/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • $2/1 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snuggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R) OR printable
  • $2/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R) OR printable
  • $1/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)

With one of these wipes coupons:

  • $2/1 Huggies wipes, exp 12/31/13 (package insert)
  • 75¢/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • $1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
  • 50¢/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R) OR printable
  • 40¢/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2/9/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)

PLUS: if 50¢/1 Huggies Natural Care Wipes (Ibotta refund) IF they are included in the deal!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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QUICK! I NEED DIAPERS!! — Store Diaper Deal Roundup- week of 9-24-12

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Did’ja just realize you’re on your LAST diaper, and are now scrambing to snag a pack of diapers?  Well, let me save you the trouble of searching for the best deal — they’re all here!  And when you have a moment, make sure to read about how I find cheap diapers so you can stock up.  Huge thanks to Simply Frugal Living for sharing this week’s deals!

Also, check out the diaper deals available at Amazon, and use your Amazon Prime and Amazon Mom perks, too!

Target

**These diaper deals are each part of a $5 giftcard offer, when you buy two.**

Luvs Diapers box – $17.99 each


USE THIS: $1/1 Pampers Baby Dry or Luvs Diapers, exp. 9/30/12 (Target They Keep Growing Baby Mailer) WITH THIS: $1/1 Luvs Diapers (LuvsDiapers.com)

As low as $15.99 each after stacked coupons!


Huggies big packs (Diapers or Pull-Ups) – $19.49 each

* USE THIS: $3/1 Huggies Diapers, 44 ct+ AND Wipes, 56 ct+, TARGET COUPON, pg. 24 – pg. 25  Parents, JULY Issue WITH THIS: $2/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-Ons from 09/16/2012 SS Insert (exp 10/13/2012)
As low as $14.49 each after stacked coupons!
Pampers Super-Pack Diapers (Cruisers, Swaddlers, Baby Dry, Easy Ups and Luvs) – $24.99 each
* $3/2 Pampers, bag, box or pants from 08/26/2012 P&G Insert (exp 09/30/2012)
As low as $23.49 each after coupons, when you buy 2.


Walmart

Huggies Slip On Diapers: $8.97 (Rollback)
$2.00/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 10/13
As low as $6.97 after coupons!

Walgreens

Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers or Baby Dry Jumbo pk diapers – $20/2 ($10 each)
Pampers Baby Wipes 192 or 216 pk – $5.99

**Get $5 RR WYB $25+ participating Pampers products listed below**

* $3/2 bags Pampers Diapers, exp. 9/30/12 (P&G 08/26/12)

* $0.50/1 Pampers Wipes, exp. 9/30/12 (P&G 08/26/12)

You Pay $22.49, and you’ll receive $5 RR.

Final Price: $5.83 each wyb 2 diapers and 1 wipes container

CVS

Huggies Jumbo Packs – $9.50
**Get $10 ECB wyb $30 on baby care products included in sale.**
* USE THIS: (if your CVS accepts competitor’s coupons) $2/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-on from 08/25/12 Walgreens IVC, September 2012 (exp 09/29/12) WITH ONE OF THESE:
*  $2/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-Ons 09/16/12 SS Insert (exp 10/13/12)
*  $1/1 Huggies Diapers $1/1 09/16/12 SS Insert (exp 10/13/12)
* $2/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-on Diapers 09/11/12 Walmart printable (exp 12/31/50)
* $2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants , Jumbo Pack+ 09/28/10 Pull-ups printable (exp 12/31/50)
You Pay:  $29.00, receive $10 ECB
As low as $19.00 total –$4.75 each- for Little Movers Slip-Ons if included in sale, after coupons.

Huggies Wipes Refills packs – $6.00
Get $10 ECB wyb $30 on baby care products included in sale.
Deal scenario:
* Use (5) $0.40/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, 56 ct+ from 09/16/12 SS Insert (exp 10/13/12)
You Pay: $28, receive $10 ECB.
As low as $3.60 each wyb 5 packs and use 5 coupons.

Rite Aid

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--Barbara

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Nighttime Diaper Leaks for Baby Boys – One Mother’s Solution

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nighttime diaper leaks - m'boy

My happy li’l redhead —
now DRY in the morning! :o)

My happy li’l redhead —
now DRY in the morning!  :o)

Mothers of baby boys everywhere instantly know what this post is about: our little boys have a knack for filling up their diaper at night, well above capacity!

I’ve heard many mothers discuss their solutions to this nighttime diaper leaks dilemma:

  • move up a size at night, just strap it on tight
  • try a different brand
  • put in a maxipad (yep, a maxi pad!)
  • change him at once during the night
  • special “night time” diapers
  • …..and so on…..

I tried several of those options for nighttime diaper leaks when my little boy started leaking through at night — him wetting through his jammies each night was just getting to be way too much!  Since I was more than well-stocked with diapers of various brands (y’all already know how I find cheap diapers!), I tried several brands, both in his current size and a size up.I even tried the maxi pad, which actually resulted in even wetter jammies in the morning!

But that lead me to believe that there had to be an insert of some sort I could put in his diaper to help absorb all that extra liquid.  I headed over to Babies R Us, and did a little on-site research.  I immediately saw two options: a pack of about 30 liners that looked akin to maxi pads for about $4, or a pack of 105 gDiapers gCloth liners for about $8.  Being frugal me, I went with the one with the best unit price: the gDiapers liners.

nighttime diaper leaks
These liners are designed to be used with cloth diapers, as an easy, biodegrabdable and flushable way to -um- get poo in to the potty, with less mess.  But these suckers also work well to soak up the excess liquids, too!  I fold them in half (teachers will understand when I say it’s a “hot dog” fold, not a “hamburger” fold), and place it in the front of his diaper.  (I’ve stuck with using a size up.)  Now, he still wakes up in the mornings with a bulging diaper, but it’s all contained!  And on the rare occassion when he wakes up with a -ahem!-  package for us, it’s even easier to dump the diaper!
You can find these liners at Babies R Us, or you can order them from Amazon, too.  For less than 3 bucks a month, I am keeping my sweet little guy dry at night, and we are all happy for it!  I hope this helps you shed some light on your nighttime diaper leaks, too!
Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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QUICK! I NEED DIAPERS!! — Store Diaper Deal Roundup- July 16

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Did’ja just realize you’re on your LAST diaper, and are now scrambing to snag a pack of diapers?  Well, let me save you the trouble of searching for the best deal — they’re all here!  And when you have a moment, make sure to read about how I find cheap diapers so you can stock up.  Huge thanks to Simply Frugal Living for sharing this week’s deals!

Also, check out the diaper deals available at Amazon.  (post coming soon!)  
Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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CVS Haul – Cheap Tide, diapers, Scrubbing Bubbles, and MORE!

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Look at all this loot!  All for under $10!!
Here’s my latest mini-haul from CVS.  In my first transaction, I got: 
  • one package of ThermaCare heat wraps (sale price $3.79), 
  • 2 boxes of Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (2/$6), 
  • a bottle of Tide Stain Release laundry booster (on clearance for $3.36), 
  • and a pack of CVS diapers ($6.99).
I utilized the following: 
  • $1 coupon for ThermaCare (package insert)
  • $2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Product, exp. 11/5/11 (SS 09/25/11)
  • $2 coupon for any Tide Stain Release product (from sample packages received)
  • $5 ECB from Beauty Club (printed when scanned card at coupon center in store)
  • $3 ECB from Baby club
  • ECB from sales past
In my 2nd transaction, I got the Olay moisturizer ($10.99 each, buy one, get one half off).  I utilized:
  • ECB generated from 1st transaction ($2 from diapers, $3.79 from ThermaCare)
  • (2) $2/1 Olay Facial Cleanser, exp. 10/31/11 (RP 09/25/11)
  • ECB from transactions past.
In the end, I came out of pocket for under $10!!  From a grand (pre-tax, -coupon, and -ECB) total of $36.62, that’s a savings of about 75%!!
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--Barbara

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FREE sample of Fred’s diapers

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Looking for free diapers?  Click here to sign up for a free trial pack of Fred’s diapers.  


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