Friday, July 23, 2010

Which Potty?

Everyone who hears that we use cloth diapers (after the initial shock and/or raised eyebrows) says "well, they potty train alot earlier in cloth diapers." I hope to be so lucky. I'm hoping to get her into the preschool at the college where I work when she's 2 1/2 and I don't know yet if she has to be potty learned.

I'm buying tons of stuff for the Wee One, I might as well go ahead and buy the potty too.  Yes, she is only 15 months old (almost 16 months!).  If I don't do it now, it might be this time next year before I remember/have the time to shop/etc, and then it might be too late.  She might go to college still in diapers, and that would be wretched.

My mom said that she potty trained me by just putting me on the potty whenever she went to the bathroom, and she started gradually that way.  So I like the idea of going ahead and having a potty, even if we won't really be "training" (I prefer the new progressive "potty learning" term - makes her sound less like a dog.) for a while.

I got my One Step Ahead catalog this morning.  Jellybean Mama likes them too, she recommends stuff from there all the time.  Somehow they telepathically knew when I had a baby and I started getting this catalog of awesome baby gadgets.    To die for!!!  They have a potty called the PottyPod (BRU also sells it in colors, like PINK).  44 bucks for a potty?  But it's "cushy" ... 

I like the Baby Bjorn Smart Potty in Pink.  And it's much cheaper.

This one is cushy ... but read the reviews.  That cushy foam seat soaks up urine that you can't get dry, apparently, and there are some angry mamas venting there.

Or we could go really cheap and buy a 10 dollar potty and be done with it.

I'm not too big a fan of the potty-that-becomes-a-step-stool.  After all, it really is a potty and always will be, even if you can step on it and try to pretend it's not.

So, anyone have a potty that they want to recommend????

'Cuz this is gonna need a seat soon!


Funky Mama Bird said...

I'm planning on early potty training, because from what I've read, with boys, there is a window from around 18 months to 2 years, where they train easily, and if you miss it he'll be like 4 before you get your next chance.

That said, I've been putting him on a potty seat that sits on top of our toilet whenever we go in there to get him used to it. I bought it at Target for $9, and I figure that this way I don't have to train him once on the little seat and once on the real toilet; when he's big enough to sit on the real toilet seat, we'll take away the insert. Good luck!

Laraf123 said...

I don't like the stepstool/potty combo either. My son couldn't open the lid to get to the potty by himself. I like the actual toilet seat in the OneStepAhead catalog. It has a child-size seat built in to the adult size seat. (Flip through the catalog--you'll see it.) I have it installed but H is not ready for it yet (sigh). A cheap option (we are currently utilizing with some success) is the FisherPrice froggy potty. Cute, inexpensive and seems user-friendly. Good luck!