Okay, so you all know I am basically willing to dish about anything here. I have no shame. I have talked about my love life, menstrual products, and even the benefits of probiotics for digestive health. As the mom of 2 toddlers, I also often talk about poop. Hey, I review a lot of cloth diapers, so it can't really be avoided!
Today, I am talking about poop some more! This time it's in the context of potty-training. My 2 year old, Sophie, is in the beginning stages of potty-training. We have been working with her for the past couple of months, and I think she finally understands the concept that pee-pee and poopy go into the potty, not into her pants. Now, that doesn't mean she's actually listening. See, my little diva is stubborn. She will sit on the potty during "naked time". (Yes, this really does help!) She will physically go get her potty. She will put her stuffed monkey on the potty and shout "Poop! Poop!" But alas, she has not actually DONE anything in her potty yet. Good things come to those who wait, though, and potty-training is a process that can take months. In the end, all the hard work pays off, and a child's self-esteem goes through the roof. It's a win-win situation all around!
I have been trying to find fun and stimulating new ways to entice Sophie to give her potty a chance. I have gotten several DVDs that we watch daily. She loves these, but they don't seem to be producing any results just yet. We do the Potty Dance, and while it's fun, again, no results. I personally can't stand the Potty Dance song because it gets stuck in my head and I find myself singing it in the grocery store line. Imagine the odd looks I get!
While these are all helpful training tools, I decided I needed something more. Something to make the whole experience more pleasant for my daughter. One thing I noticed when Sophie poops is that she says things like "yucky poop" and "P-U". So I got to thinking maybe it's the smell she doesn't like! Let's face it: Poop stinks. None of us excrete roses. (Although I know a few stuck-up people who think they do, but that's another post entirely!) Even though toddler poop is little, mini poop, it still has a big, bad stench.
That's when I discovered Super Dooper Pooper by the makers of Poo-Pourri. Yes, this is a real product. It has a clever, comical name, but the product itself is ingenious and helps make the business of using the restroom less stinky, for both the pooper and the unsuspecting person waiting to use the bathroom next! Put away your gas masks! Super Dooper Pooper to the rescue!
So what is Super Dooper Pooper and how does it work? Simple! This is a spray designed especially for toddlers. Choose the color of your spray – pink or blue – from this 2-ounce bottle of calming aromatherapy. Spray into potty, wait for child to “go,” then flush and enjoy the scent of grapefruit, orange and ylang-ylang. Caregiver and child both avoid any stinky smells associated with the potty. Grapefruit and orange oils develop a calming and
uplifting effect (parents can really use positive stress relievers) while ylang-ylang offers a calming property to help with potty training. Imagine ahhhhh instead of eeeeww!
It also comes with a hardback potty training book called "Scout the Super Dooper Pooper" by Aya Bridges and a potty success chart! Reading this fun book before and during potty time is a great way to motivate little stinkers to make a poopy in the potty rather than their diapers or training pants. The chart is a good way to visually show them their progress and encourage them to be confident and proud. Pooping can be hard work, so why not reward them for their potty success?
Take a look at how cute this product is!
Sophie doesn't use the "real" potty yet. She uses her own potty. So I simply added a little bit of water to the bowl and sprayed a couple of sprays into the water. The smell was actually incredibly pleasant. It has a light, clean, citrusy scent. I wish I could find air fresheners for my plug-ins that smell just like Super Dooper Pooper. Yes, it's really that nice! After I sprayed, I had Sophie's full attention. This is not something common, since she's usually all over the place! She immediately started giggling! I then handed her the Super Dooper Pooper book and asked if she wanted to sit on her potty. She ran right over to it and took a seat. She sat there happily for a good 20 minutes while looking at the colorful pictures in the book. Here are some pictures of Sophie enjoying her potty time! Of course she's fully clothed here, for decency's sake.
Overall, I am quite impressed by Super Dooper Pooper. I will admit, I was a little skeptical at first. I mean, the idea that an odor neutralizing spray being of any interest to a toddler was just absurd. I couldn't have been more wrong, though! Sophie loves this spray and will gladly sit on her potty for extended periods after I have sprayed the water. Why? I really don't know. All I do know is that it works!
It even passed the hardest test of all: The Man Test. My husband, bless his heart, can blow up a bathroom with the stench he creates. If he poops on the main floor, once he opens the bathroom door, you can smell it throughout the main floor for a good 10-15 minutes. Not pleasant. So I gave him the Super Dooper Pooper to try, and it worked like a charm!
I would definitely recommend Super Dooper Pooper to anyone dealing with a stubborn potty-learner. And for those who are blessed to not have to wipe little butts anymore, check out the adult varieties of Poo-Pourri! With these products, you'll never walk into a restroom that smells like something died ever again. Nobody's poop smells like a rose garden, but with products from Poo-Pourri, you can pretend it does!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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