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Lil Advents Update | Shark Tank Season 13

Potty training your kids can be a rollercoaster. Some kids get it right away, and others take a little more convincing. Mindy and Brandon Wright created Lil Advents for those kids and pitched it during Shark Tank Season 13. It’s an advent calendar that rewards kids for going to the bathroom on their own and creates a buzz around potty time. Will the sharks see the value in this potty-training tool? In our Lil Advents update, we’ll explain how it all went down and what they’re up to now.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Lil Advents after Shark Tank!

Mindy Wright and Brandon Wright appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 and left without a deal. In terms of a Lil Advents update, the company is still in business, selling the toys through Amazon, Walmart, and other niche baby retailers. Further, they’ve added licensed characters like Peppa Pig and My Little Pony to their line-up of offerings.

Shark: Result:
Mark Cuban No Offer
Lori Greiner No Offer
Kevin O’Leary No Offer
Robert Herjavec No Offer 
Daymond John No Offer

Shark Tank Lil Advents Update

Shark Tank Lil Advents Update

  • Entrepreneur: Mindy Wright and Brandon Wright
  • Business: Potty training chart and advent game
  • Ask: $300,000 for 15% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Entrepreneurial couple Mindy and Brandon Wright found potty-training their daughter Ruby to be quite a challenge. Because of this, they created Lil Advents to encourage successful reward-based potty training with cute, collectible toys that kids love.

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Lil Advents’ Potty Time ADVENTures features various options, progressive difficulty, and a short potty training curve for most kids. Plus, the toys are adorable.

Following their cute pitch, Brandon and Mindy reveal some impressive numbers, with $320,000 in year-to-date sales. The couple previously launched an $8 million business but needed money to get to retail.

They also reveal that they’ve secured licensing deals with Hasbro for popular children’s characters.

Mark Cuban is the first to drop out. He says his potty training days were behind him.

Daymond John just doesn’t get it, so he is out, too.

Kevin O’Leary doesn’t like their plan to go to retail. Since he hates the business plan, he goes out as well.

Lori Greiner follows next because the product lacks the mass market appeal she appreciated. This leaves only Robert Herjavec at the table.

Unfortunately, despite acknowledging the challenges of potty training during the pitch, Robert can’t get to the point where he’d want to invest. As a result, Lil Advents leaves the tank without a deal.

So, how is the company doing now? Let’s find out in the rest of our Lil Advents update.

Even though Lil Advents didn’t get a deal on Shark Tank, it has already won several awards for its innovative Potty Time ADVENTures.

Creative Child Magazine awarded them the 2020 Product of the Year Award, and the National Parenting Product Awards handed them a gold star in 2019. Our Lil Advents update revealed that they’ve also been featured at the National Parenting Center.

The products are now available for purchase through major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and specialty parenting sites.

As far as the licensing deal goes, they’ve added beloved characters like Peppa Pig and My Little Pony to their roster of Lil Advents’ Potty Time ADVENTures.

Customers love the products, and they’re spreading the word to more than 53,000 TikTok followers and close to 4,900 Instagram. Also, Mindy has devoted a section of the Lil Advents website to sharing helpful potty training tips and tricks.

Even without a deal with a shark, Mindy and Brandon have been able to carve out a successful space for themselves in the baby and toddler market. We think our next Lil Advents update will show even more good news, and they can only go up from here!

What about the other company updates from Season 13 Episode 20? You can find them below:

For more of our company updates from Shark Tank Season 13, check out our Season 13 products page.

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!