Potty chairs?

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redneckgirl82884's picture
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Potty chairs?

Those of you that have trained, or currently working on it, what kind of potty chairs did you go with? Or did you go with the big toilet seat inserts? I had no idea it was this detailed wow.

ange84's picture
Joined: 12/28/09
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We started with a small cheap potty but then just went to the toilet insert, again a basic one, nothing fancy. I have considered upgrading my toilet seat to one with a normal adult sized seat and a built in toddler size seat, but they are really expensive for a toilet seat, about $60

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We started with a toilet seat insert, but then her cousins handed down their pink Bjorn potty and now she only wants to use that one because she can watch Sesame Street while sitting on it in the living room. Which is probably a bad habit but hard to want to mess with since it's also nice for me--with the insert I had to supervise every minute and now she'll sit on there by herself while I make my coffee and get going every morning.

As far as what kind, it probably doesn't REALLY matter. I like the Bjorn okay--the bowl comes out to empty and wash, which is nice but also sometimes if I don't put it back on right away she sits on the empty hole :shock:

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Joined: 03/16/10
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Right now he's got his own little cars potty. It has a flush handle that does motor racing sounds. I think we he gets better at going, we will get a toilet seat that has a built in smaller seat. My mom has one of those and my nieces love it. It's the same idea that Wendy is talking about. I figure since we will hopefully use it for at least one more child, it would be worth it.

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"cactuswren" wrote:

We started with a toilet seat insert, but then her cousins handed down their pink Bjorn potty and now she only wants to use that one because she can watch Sesame Street while sitting on it in the living room. Which is probably a bad habit but hard to want to mess with since it's also nice for me--with the insert I had to supervise every minute and now she'll sit on there by herself while I make my coffee and get going every morning.

As far as what kind, it probably doesn't REALLY matter. I like the Bjorn okay--the bowl comes out to empty and wash, which is nice but also sometimes if I don't put it back on right away she sits on the empty hole :shock:

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"cactuswren" wrote:

I like the Bjorn okay--the bowl comes out to empty and wash, which is nice but also sometimes if I don't put it back on right away she sits on the empty hole :shock:

That's exactly why I'm glad I didn't get the larger Bjorn! We were in a store that had them the other day and the first thing Teagan did was grab the insert, dump it over, and sit on the potty.

We have the smaller Bjorn that doesn't have an insert. I recommend getting a white one so you can very easily tell if there's something in there and at the same time judge how hydrated your kid is. Buying a yellow one was a bad idea in hind sight.

We also have a seat for the big potty called a Prince Lionheart weePod Basix. I like it. Teagan likes it. I got it because it wasn't covered in princesses and it just attaches with suction cups so its not a permanent fixture. I think Teagan will use it more often once DH finishes my ^#&@%$# stool and Teagan can reach it by herself.

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We went cheap and bought an IKEA potty. Worked great for us last winter and he peed it in several times. We also bought a cheap seat that sits on the big potty hoping to transition over to that quickly. He's sat on it several times, just hasn't peed yet. lol

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I got the cheapest of each kind. We initially wanted to train her on the big potty with the insert and it started out promising, but then she got to where she refused to even sit on it. Last week I tried the little potty and she loves it and has been doing pretty good with it. We've had some setbacks in recent days, but it'll come back around.

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Joined: 02/27/10
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We have the same Baby Bjorn that Leah mentioned, but in green. I like that the insert comes out, because Rowan can take that part out and carry it to the bathroom - which she does, with great pride.

She also likes to take the insert out and stand in the empty hole, but she likes to stand in a lot of weird places.

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We started with an insert with DD1, but even with a stool she found it intimidating or something because she didn't like it.

We have the Fisher Price singing potty, DD1 picked it out, and she PT'ed right away as soon as she got it. She liked the instant reward of the song when she went. DD2 likes it, too. She likes to run in and sit on it, and sometimes she can even make it sing Wink

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I just have an insert for the regular toilet for my DD. It's pink and has Dora on it, so not sure if I'll use it for Lucas or not. But I absolutely refuse to get one of those little potties b/c there is no way I want to clean it every time they go. I just don't have time for that.

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"Vstarr" wrote:

I just have an insert for the regular toilet for my DD. It's pink and has Dora on it, so not sure if I'll use it for Lucas or not. But I absolutely refuse to get one of those little potties b/c there is no way I want to clean it every time they go. I just don't have time for that.

I thought that too, but honestly, it's not a big deal. If she pees I just pour it in the toilet, run some water in and swish it around and pour that in the toilet too. Done. If she poops, I do the same thing but then also wipe it out with a wipe. Done. Periodically I'll wipe it down with a stronger housecleaning wipe...kinda like how you treat a regular toilet, really.

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We are not PTing DD, but for DS we have a separate kid potty. He's intimidated by the big potty and the little potty lets him do the entire process all by himself which is how he likes it. He also likes to stand up to pee, but can only do that at daycare because regular pottys are too tall. The ones at daycare are kid sized.