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Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 10/1/12 – Potties?

Potties via @chgdiapers

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Carolyn wonders:

Have you answered any questions about potties before? If you have any opinions on those of any sort, I’d be interested to hear them!

We have used the BABYBJORN Potty Chair, BABYBJORN Toilet Trainer and folding travel potty.

I really like the Bjorn potty because the insert comes out to dump/clean. We tried taking my son to choose one of the noise-making, fancy potties, but he ended up picking another color of the Bjorn potty!

What is your favorite potty?

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  • October 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

    we just have a small plastic removable seat and we even carried it with us a few times. it’s not that hard to pick it up and move it.

    it sounds like someone is asking about the 2 layer toilet seats, I’ve even seen those in like a walmart. no need to pay shipping if it’s in your town, they have a big lid and then the small one folds up behind you, and you can put it down when it’s time for the little kid to sit.

  • Amy S
    October 1, 2012 at 9:14 am

    With DD we bought a 3-in-1 potty that I found at Walmart. It can be used as a potty or you can snap the seat onto the regular toilet and it can be used as a stepstool when they get bigger. She did not like to use the little potty, but it was messy to pour out even though the bowl is removable, so I won’t be using it for my DS when he gets to that stage. She preferred using the seat snapped into the toilet, but then we could not close the lid or have an adult use the toilet without removing it first.

    Ideally I want a potty seat that goes on the big toilet but allows for the lid to be closed when not in use and does not have to be removed for an adult. Does anybody know where to find such a product?

    • October 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Yes! They have them on Amazon. I want to get some for us, but our toilets are biscuit or something, so I need to hunt for a match.

      • Amy S
        October 1, 2012 at 9:39 am

        That looks great. It doesn’t have a pee shield for boys, but DH sits to pee at home and can help DS learn how to do it too.

        • October 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

          I am thinking a shield would prevent it from folding up flat? Would be nice to have one though.

      • October 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

        I saw those for the first time the DAY after we had to install a new toilet seat because the hinge on ours broke! DOH!

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