Monday, July 19, 2010

KIDZ WIZ PADZ Review and Giveaway!

Potty Training....it may just be the death of me! We're working on potty training my 2 1/2 year old son, and it feels like we've been doing it for months. Oh wait, we have been doing it for months. We have good days and bad days, but I still don't feel like we are to the point where I want to take him out of the house in underwear. All of the complications run through my head, how do I take him to the potty with a one year old and an infant, how can he possibly use a public restroom, what happens when he has an accident in the car...and on and on.

Well my questions led me to Etsy and this is where I found an easy solution to at least one of my questions! KIDZ WIZ PADZ by Mulberry Monkey are absorbent and waterproof "pee pads", to protect your car seat or stroller from the occasional accident during the potty training stage. I was so excited when Mulberry Monkey agreed to a review and giveaway because it is exactly what I've been looking for. This PAD gives me the confidence to let my son try to wear his "Elmo Underwears" out of the house.

Luckily, we haven't had to use our PAD for that purpose yet. No accidents in the car seat so far (crosses fingers). But check this out, it works on so many levels. My son is the messiest child you will ever meet. If he was a Peanuts character, he would be Pig Pen. He recently ate popcorn in his car seat, the only way to really get that mess out is remove the whole seat and shake it out. But, when using the PAD in the car seat, I just have to pull it out, and voila, my car seat is clean. LOVE it! (Maybe I should just cover my son in this fabric....)

Before the PAD - So Messy

After the PAD - Lovely, Clean Car Seat!

















The KIDZ WIZ PADZ are made out of the same materials that are in cloth diapers. So, needless to say it is very soft, absorbent and durable.  I love that the materials are breathable too, so you don't have to worry about using it in a stroller or car seat during the hot summer months.

When I tested it using water, it really did wick away the moisture and the pad felt very dry. When I poured an equal amount of water into the car seat, it just puddled and never really absorbed at all! The PAD was really easy to clean. I just threw mine in the washer and dryer on low, and I love that they pre-wash all of the fabrics so that they don't shrink when the customer washes it for the first time. This would also make a great diaper changing pad in a pinch, one less thing you need to pack in the diaper bag.

Mulberry Monkey makes these PADZ in all kinds of colors and prints from Dora to Curious George, but the thing I think is genius, is that she will make one in a custom color/print to match your car seat or stroller.

Mulberry Monkey has generously offered to provide one of my readers with a KIDZ WIZ PAD of their choice! You have the option of choosing one that is currently listed in her Etsy shop, or a custom PAD in your choice of fabric!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry, along with your email so I can contact you if you win!


Mandatory Entry: Visit KIDZ WIZ PADZ's Etsy store and tell me which one you will choose when you win!

Extra Entries:
1. Follow me using Google Friend Connect.
2. Enter one of my other giveaways and leave a comment here for each one you enter. See the list on the right hand column of my blog.
3. Share a potty-training horror story with me, or tell me what you are most worried about starting potty-training.
 
This giveaway runs from July 19th to August 2nd. It is open to the US and Canada only. A winner will be chosen using random.org. Make sure to include your email address with your comment so I can contact you once the giveaway has ended. Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. I was given a sample product for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way for this review. These opinions are my own. The prize package will be shipped by KIDZ WIZ PADZ, not by this blog.

113 comments:

  1. I would choose Curious George!! My little man LOVES George so maybe that would help with accidents too? :)

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  2. I would choose the Monkey Tree pattern. How adorable! emilyjoymitchell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I also follow via Google Friend Connect. emilyjoymitchell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. what a great idea! I would pick the gender neutral green one here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/51941561/kidz-car-seat-potty-training-pad

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  6. my grandson is 1 and we are trying to potty train him...if he is like my son it will be several years before he decides to give up his bottle AND his diaper or training pants. I can remember one day when my son was little, we were at at event far from home and I realized that he had eaten something that did not agree with him... it was a hot day, and the contents were up his back, oozing out onto the carseat (imagine that smell in a hot car!) and onto me. We ended up having to buy him a new outfit, me a new shirt, disinfectant wipes and a towel to sit on because I had really soaked the seat to clean it. Besides giving him a bath the best we could in a Walmart bathroom lol. $50 later, we were on our way and I sure wish I had a wiz pad for his carseat back then... I would have stuck it in a bag and tossed it in the wash when I got home...and he would have had a clean seat too.

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  7. My daughter is Potty training and LOVES Curious George, so that would be the perfect one for us

    Paula

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  8. My potty training horror story.... I was so proud of how well my daughter was doing potty training. I sent her to a lady's house from our church who watches her every now and than and I had her in underwear. She did not go on the potty once while there, peed through all the underwear I sent, wet all her clothes.... to top it off, she told me she had to go potty right before we left, I took her diaper off to put her on the potty and in the 8 inches between where she was and the potty was, a turd fell on the ground, which none of us saw. The lady babysitting for us STEPPED on it! And it was on her rug, and my daughter stepped in it... the next time I went over the rug was... mysteriously gone!

    Paula

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  9. I like the green popsicle!

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  10. i'm worried that my daughter just won't catch on to training! i hope she's smart!

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  11. I would pick the one with the pink and brown dots.

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  12. I follow you on Google Friend Connect

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  13. I'm nervous about potty training because I'm going to have a new baby in January and I don't think there's any way the twins will be potty trained by then. And unfortunately that's right around when they'll be ready to start, I think...it's going to be a nightmare potty training the twins AND having a new baby all at the same time.

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  14. I entered the happy baby give a way.

    jayden7709@yahoo.com

    I would love to win the kid wiz pad. I love the monkey tree pattern. I haven't been consistent with potty training because when I need to leave the house I put a diaper on my son because I don't want any accidents while we are out. I know the time when I need to face potty training head on is quickly coming up and the kid wiz pad would help ease some of my concerns and help my to be more consistent with potty training....

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  15. following you on google friends

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  16. I would choose the Zany Zinnias

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  17. I'm most worried about night-time potty training. I remember that was a big one with my little sister, and I worry about that with my daughter

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  18. I follow via GFC

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  19. I'm pretty basic.. pink for my daughter to match her carseat. we're in the beginning stages of potty training!

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  20. I follow via google friend connect!

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  21. I would choose the Green Popcicle one!

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  22. I am a new follower on GFC!

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  23. I would choose the Monkey Tree one, it's so cute! Or something with a girlie custom one, since my baby girl's car seat is pink and brown with flowers on it.

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  24. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.

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  25. No horror stories yet, we are still working on it. I am worried about the messes.

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  26. I entered the Happy Baby Foods giveaway.

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  27. I love the Shark Grin print!
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  28. I'm a GFC follower!
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  29. I'm most worried about accidents, like on other people's furniture!
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  30. i like the airplane one...
    but, i would probably see if she could make one with trains... since hubby works on them! :)
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  31. I like the polka dot one!
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  32. I foolow you on GFC!
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  33. I signed up for the Ecomom $15 Gift Certificate giveaway!
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  34. I signed up for the Happy Baby Foods Prize Package giveaway!
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  35. I signed up for the Set of Personalized Notecards giveaway!
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  36. I would choose the Elephant Party pattern.

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  37. I like the monkey tree one.
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  38. I follow GFC
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  39. We drove 40 miles to get a Christmas photo package, our girl had a one-piece outfit on she fell asleep, you know the rest.
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  40. I'd choose Airplane Alley. I love the pattern!!

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  41. Now following you on GFC!

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  42. I would choose Curious George because my daughter LOVES him!!

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  43. I Follow you using Google Friend Connect.

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  44. We are trying to potty train our daughter right now and it's been a nightmare. She's telling us "no I don't go on the toilet I go in my pants! ahhhhhhhh!!

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  45. i would love one in toy story fabric
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  46. I would choose "shark grin" print.
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  47. entered...Ecomom Review and Giveaway!

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  48. Happy Baby Foods Review and Giveaway!entered giveaway.
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  49. I would choose the green Popsicle colored one.

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  50. I would pick the Curious George one! so cute

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  51. I follow you on google friends

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  52. i entered the Happy baby giveaway

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  53. i entered the Ecomom giveaway

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  54. I have a hard time deciding-I like the curious George but also might like a custom one. What a great product. Last summer, I drove 3 1/2 hours to visit a friend and my then 2 year old spilled milk all over his car seat. I had to take the car seat apart and hand wash all of the fabric parts at my friends house. Luckily I had planned on staying the night-I had to let everything drip dry in her basement. I put the car seat back together, but I still haven't figured out how to get the head part exactly as it was before. One of these padz could have saved me a lot of headache.

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  55. I love the monkeys!

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  56. I entered the Happy Baby Food giveaway.

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  57. I like the Airplane Alley print

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  58. I love the monster design!

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  59. I am so nervous for my carpets! I will be starting potty training my son on Aug 1st and I'm super nervous! This would be a life saver for the car, though! I hope I win! :)

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  60. The polka dot one is so cute! I think that would be my favorite.

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  61. My daughter has just started potty training and I'm more worried about being in public than at home. I guess I'll just have to tote around that big ol' diaper bag with lots of extra clothes in it!

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  62. I think I'd go for the solid green one!

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  63. My potty training horror story actually involved a car seat. I had a car seat where the padding was impossible to remove from the seat...there was no way to get it off without cutting something. So, I did my best to clean it where it was...but then our car began to smell. I thought it might be the car seat...and sure enough it was. Under the padding on the very back of these seat were three holes in the back of the seat of the car seat that just let things that had seeped through the padding go straight into this cup-like area. You can imagine how gross that was to try to clean up.

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  64. I would go for 'Kidz Potty Training Car Seat Pad- WATERPROOF' blue with floral patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. I would pick the Monster Mash. Too cute.

    rita {at} measmom {dot} com

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  66. I am a follower on GFC as Me as Mom.

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  67. I like the Kidz Potty Training Car Seat Pad- WATERPROOF, flower print pad or the purple elephant 1. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  68. I follow your blog. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  69. My daughter just turned 3 last week. She isn't potty trained yet. She has gone to the bathroom on her potty, she just doesn't seem too interested lately. I'm dreading all the clean-ups we'll have once she is training. We have carpet in our house. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  70. Great idea! I'd choose the Orange Crush. Thanks!
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  71. I entered the Happy Baby giveaway

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  72. We are potty training now and let our son pee in the grass. It must confuse him a bit, because sometimes he'll poop in the grass too - just the other day he did it outside our tent at a campground! Luckily no one noticed. :)

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  73. Id probably choose the "Green Popcicle" one. Great idea!

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  74. I would choose a custom one in gray fabric.
    lisar79 at msn dot com

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  75. I'm following you with GFC.
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  76. I entered the EcoMom giveaway.
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  77. I haven't started potty training my daughter yet, but I am most worried about her having accidents when we are out in public.
    lisar79 at msn dot com

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  78. I like the Kidz Potty Training Car Seat Pad- DORA.

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  79. Follow u using Google Friend Connect
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  80. this is my second daughter, so it is my second experience, one day I was waiting for her to do pee, and nothing, in an unguarded moment she peed on the carpet :0$

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  81. entered the FFMF - Happy Baby Foods Prize Pack
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  82. entered the $15 Ecomom Gift Certificate
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  83. I would choose the monster mash

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  84. I would definitely choose Dora for my lil princess since its her fave! This is one of the best ever inventions! Love it!

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  85. I follow on gfc

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  86. Share a horror story, O where to begin! haha I have lots of accident stories, which one involves my hubby walking into the bathroom at night without turning on the light and finding a "squishy surprise"....in the floor.. ewwwww....hehehe Glad it wasn't me!

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  87. I would choose the blue pad. It is simple and cute.
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  88. When my then 2 year old daughter was just starting to get the hang of potty training, we dedided to go rent a movie as a reward. As we were waiting to pay, she started screaming that she needed to pee and then went all over the floor. I was mortified, but the cute gal at the video store reassured me that it happens often. She got a mop and cleaned it up. I was a little hesistant to take her in public again without a pull-up on. She is four now and does great. I now get to start the potty training fun with my two and half year old son.

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  89. I entered the Ecomom giveaway.
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  90. I would choose the grey and black one.
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  91. Following via GFC
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  92. I'm most nervous about teaching my BOY to pee standing up. I have heard it takes a while to get the aiming part down. ;-)
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  93. I would pick Dora or the green one.

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  94. I like the red and black cover. My car seat is black, just like the one in the photo.

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  95. I would choose the monkey pattern. My little boy would love it! : )

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  96. I would choose the Gray/ Black color!
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  97. I follow you on GFC! (ashley R)
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  98. I entered the Ecomom giveaway!
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  99. We haven't started yet, but I am most worried about accidents in public!
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  100. I would choose the green and gray bc it is gender neutral.

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  101. I am now a follower on Google Friend Connect :)

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  102. My son is 18 months but I am worried about him being in diapers forever and I am worried about while he is potty training to have accidents when other people are watching him :(

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