NEENAH, Wis., March 18, 2013 - Parents are celebrating everything these days, and the first flush that kicks off potty training is no exception. The Pull-Ups Brand, parents' potty training partner for nearly 25 years, recently asked parents to share their child's celebratory first flush photo on its Facebook page. Thousands of parents entered the Pull-Ups First Flush Moments Sweepstakes, but Jessica Pieper from Greenfield, Wis., was randomly chosen as the grand prize winner. Ms. Pieper wins an all-expenses paid trip for her family to a world-famous destination in Orlando.
"We're so thankful that Pull-Ups gave us this exciting opportunity," said Jessica Pieper. "It made Emmalyn's potty training experience fun, especially when she made it to that first flush. We can't think of a better way to celebrate potty training success than with this trip to Orlando!"
Pull-Ups launched the First Flush Moments Sweepstakes to give extra motivation for Moms and children to start potty training and encourage them to celebrate their child's first flush ... and every flush after. To enter, parents visited Facebook.com/Pull-Ups and shared a short story or uploaded an image documenting their celebratory first flush moment, whether it was a cheer, a smile or a high-five.
"We noticed a lot of moms were delaying the potty training process," said Christoph Zickler, Pull-Ups Senior Brand Manager, Kimberly-Clark. "We wanted to motivate Moms to begin potty-training their children and show how fun and easy the process can be by celebrating their potty training successes."
Mid-way through the sweepstakes, Pull-Ups selected 41 entrants to have their photos showcased on the ABC Supersign in New York City's Times Square, during a Jan. 29 event where Pull-Ups held a larger-than-life celebration.
Pull-Ups Big Kid App
In addition to helping parents and toddlers celebrate the first flush, Pull-Ups recently launched the Big Kid App, a mobile tool that integrates imagination and reality via augmented reality technology to keep mom and child motivated throughout the potty training process. With 74 percent of Moms letting their children regularly play with their smart phone1, the Pull-Ups Big Kid App is the perfect tech-friendly tool that Moms can access and use as part of their highly mobile lives.
Special identifying markers inside packages of Pull-Ups Training Pants can be scanned with the Pull-Ups Big Kid App to activate the interactive Pull-Ups Big Kid 3D Celebration, where Disney characters, including Rapunzel, Mickey, Minnie and Buzz Lightyear, come to life.
The Pull-Ups Big Kid App is available as a free download via the Apple iTunes App store and Google Play for Android. To learn more, visit pull-ups.com.
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1Mom Central Trend Report - March 2011; 2 "21st Century Mobile Mom Report," BabyCenter LLC, March 29, 2011