I'm a new mother and have realized that some of my expectations and desires fall short to actuality, but I loath the potty chair. It seems unrealistic to a mother (and child) on the go because they're aren't any pint size potties in public bathrooms and most of the models I've looked at look like toys - I would rather not have my toddler wanting to play with something she defecates on.
I bought a seat adapter for our "big girl" potty and now carry a portable one in the diaper bag. We make potty time fun by reading books while waiting for results (even in public restrooms). Do you really need a potty chair? Are there any Moms out their that made it without one? - Please advise!
Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 3:59 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 3:59 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by embronte at 4:17 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by mrsjoeljr at 4:40 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
I do not want my toddler near a public toilet. I have a potty that fits in the stroller basket.Â If we have to use a public restroom, I take the stroller into the handicap stall and put the potty in the stroller.Â Usually, it is kept in the car and he uses it in the cargo/trunk area.Â It's always pee when we're out, so I keep a plastic bag with paper towels, Purell, and baby wipes to clean it out.Â No big deal and it's much easier than changing diapers. Â Here is a link to the potty we use on the go:
~I know exactly how much he goes (this varies greatly, and helps me know what to expect)
~No dealing with toilet fears (which can develop anytime)
~More convenient at home or on the go
~One slip and fall off the toilet can be a major setback to the teaching process