Tuesday, March 13, 2007

More good deals...

ETA - Found a new potty. I know J is only 8 months old, but I have been eyeing this potty for awhile. This is the best price I have ever seen for this highly rated Baby Bjorn Potty. It is 20% off the regular price and with free shipping, this is a great deal. And no tax is many states. I know that in America many parents wait until 2 or 3 to potty train, but in other countries they potty train earlier so I asked my pediatrician. She said conspiratorially, "Well, none of the other pediatricians will tell you this, and I would not believe it myself had I not seen it, but my nanny potty trained my son at less than 1 year." Her son is now 13 months old, and she said it would not hurt to try as long as J was not pressured into it. Her nanny is Indian, and the person who helps me out is Chinese. And she says it is common in Asia to start training leading up to 1 year. I was pretty shocked by all of this. I figured, I can leave the potty out so that he is used to seeing it around the house. If he shows curiosity, then we will see. Otherwise, it will sit there for a few months until he is ready. Or not.
I hate shopping offline. I am such an online shopping junkie that I rarely, if ever, go into a store. D and I cannot stand not to get a good deal on something even if it is completely and utterly trivial. So here are some random deals for the week I found as I was shopping around this week. :)
  • Rebel XT- I have been looking for an XT for a friend. The XTi is not much of an upgrade from the XT. It is better to save the moolah for a faster digi card or extra batteries Amazon has the best price right now, with the second place finisher as Dell.com. I am not sure why the XT prices have not gone down more, but alas, it is what it is. That said, Amazon does have a 30-day price guarentee. So you can always go back and get some money back if the price drops.
  • Extra batteries for Rebel - You should definitely pick up some extra batteries from here. It is an awesome buy. I got 2 extra batteries and an extra charger. I met the three guys who own this eBay store at eBay Live, and they are awesome! You can count on getting the best deal from them.
  • Amazon 30-day Price Guarentee - This is a cool tool. You put in an item you bought and this tool will email you if the price goes down. Neat eh?
  • Office Supplies - Office Depot has another $10 off $25 coupon this week (exp 3/17). You can print and use this at Staples and Office Max as well. I used it at Staples last time because OD did not have the ink I wanted in stock. The ink for my Epson 2200 is crazy expensive, but with the coupon, it makes is a little more palatable.
  • Formula - And for you mommies, sign up at http://www2.blogger.com/www.enfamil.com and http://www2.blogger.com/www.similac.com to get free formula checks ranging from $1.00 to $7.00 off. I do not currently formula feed J, so I gave some to my friend. She buys $30 in formula a week, so every dollar saved is one more she can save for a house.
Personally, I am saving up for J's college fund, so every penny counts!!! LOL!


Blogger Shirley said...

gotta love deals! same thing with Pampers, Huggies, etc. - coupons, baby!

3/14/2007 04:07:00 AM  
Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

Love deals and am in need of some ink, thanks!!!!!!!

3/14/2007 04:55:00 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

my parents said the same thing about potty training and that both my brother and I were supposedly done by 1.5. Can I just SNORT now?!? We tried for about 2 years. LOL! Good luck! (eyed that one, too, but went with one that was portable but also fit on top of the toilet seat - didn't want to have to clean out that little bowl - LOL!)

3/15/2007 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger girlosun_9 said...

Live in Maine, from the USA, ny three year old did not need a diaper during the day at 13 months old. We had put the potty chair out at one year old and she was interested and we did not pressure her. She did not need a diaper at night at about 2 years old. We didn't want to push it and frankly, as we co slept, I did not want to wash all the comforters, blankets, sheets, pillows, etc. of our big bed if there was an accident (those protectors aren't great for a kiddo that almost runs a marathon while she is sleeping). Our son is seven months and we hope to take out the potty chair at about 10 months again. Once he can pull himself up, maybe walk with assistance.

Everyone, doctor included, told me I was crazy and she would not be toilet trained until three or older but I thought that was crazy. We made it work (and the sounds/lights fascinated her to begin with)

3/15/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

i started potty training my first DD at 9 months, she just loved the potty! by 1 she was trained...my last 2 babies well they didn't like the potty and weren't ready until 2!

3/18/2007 07:48:00 AM  

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