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Lil Advent on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are the founders, and how to potty train kids in a unique way

Lil Advent might be making a big splash with parents, but will that be enough to impress the sharks? Let's find out!
UPDATED APR 16, 2022
Lil Advents on 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)
Lil Advents on 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)

Ask any parent what they think is the most challenging part of raising a young child, and diaper changes and potty training will find itself high up on that list. There is nothing fun about teaching your child how to use the toilet, and it's a cumbersome process between all the inevitable messy accidents. But now, Lil Advent is here to change that!

Lil Advent might be making a big splash with parents, but will that be enough to impress the sharks Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, and Daymond John and score a deal? Here's what you need to know about the brand!

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What is Lil Advents?

Transitioning from diapers to toilets isn't easy for kids. And it can be just as stressful for adults. Thankfully, there is a quick fix to the problem — Lil Advents. This advent-style calendar helps kids adjust to a routine and makes the process easier through an incentive-based format. Here's how it works — "Your Potty Time ADVENTure (PTA) Chart has 14 potty punch-outs topped with shapes numbered 1 through 30. When your Potty Trainer makes a successful deposit, reward them with a matching sticker shape to fill in their PTA Chart starting at #1. When each potty punch-out has all its shape stickers filled in, it's complete! At this time have your Lil One lift up the toilet lid to reveal their reward! This process will progress from 1 to 3 successful deposits to complete a potty punch-out."


Who are the founders?

Mindy and Brandon Wright are the founders and CEOs of Lil Advent. The idea was born when the couple was trying to potty train their kids when Brandon thought to mash up potty training with advent calendars to make it fun. "I thought it was absolutely brilliant!" Mindy noted on the website. "That very same weekend, I created a mock-up Advent calendar and tried it with Ruby. Her response was overwhelmingly positive — and Lil ADVENTS was born!" she added.


What is the cost and where to buy?

Lil Advent comes in a range of characters from animals to cars and dinosaurs and can be purchased on the brand's website. Each set retails for $34.99. The farm animal set includes a "Potty Time ADVENTures (PTA) Chart, 14 Potty Punch-Outs, 14 Wood Farm Animal Blocks, Farm Scene Activity Board, Shapes & Farm Animals Sticker Sheet, 1 Sticker of Completion Badge."

So far, parents and customers have been raving about the product, with one of them writing, "LOVE this product! The first two doors we used as a practice run so our training started on the 2nd row We tweaked it a tad to do the first 3 days with 1 sticker instead of 2, by the time we got to the rabbit she fully understood that 2 stickers meant a toy. We're on the 3rd row now and she's going to the bathroom on her own! Our daughter is 2 1/2 So glad we found Lil ADVENTS HIGHLY recommend this product." 

Another parent also chimed in, saying — "My little one was fighting the whole potty training idea for a LONG time until we ordered this advent game. He was so excited when he got his first prize, and for when he would sit but not make a deposit there was a sticker for him to put up to encourage him to keep trying. After a few days he was so happy to run up and say he needed to go to the potty. This product made potty training so much more encouraging and "fun" that we ordered another one in preparation for our second child."

Another reviewer wrote, "So worth it! We had gone months trying to get our son to do his thing on the toilet, but he had trained himself to save up for nap time and bedtime (with pull ups for sleeping, that situation with underwear was too gross for me). We were completely stumped. No other reward system could convince him to change it up, until he saw the liladvent box! He started making "deposits" that day! He's only had a few accidents since then, my mind is blown. Thanks so much!"


Where is Lil Advents now?

Lil Advents is pretty active on Instagram, with the brand doing multiple giveaways to celebrate their 'Shark Tank' experience. The caption alongside one such post read — "Head over to TIKTOK to enter!!! Watch Us on SHARK TANK April 15th!!! Join our Tiktok Event and view with us". It looks like the brand is geared up for its appearance on the show!


Who will steal the deal?

Depending on the numbers, there is a good chance that Lori Greiner might be the one to take the bait with Lil Advent, seeing that past investments have earned her the title 'Queen of Poo'. However, the product is also on the quirky side, so there is a good chance that Kevin O'Leary might just swoop in with a royalty deal.

'Shark Tank' Season 13 Episode 20 airs on ABC on April 15, 2022, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Browndages, Lil Advents, HairFin and Cat Amazing

Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.