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need foldable step stool for changing bag - impossible to find

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dodi1978 Sun 27-Oct-19 16:31:16

So, I spent this weekend getting DS 2, who is 3 years 1 month, to get used to the toilet. Main reason being is that I was sick and tired of carrying the potty everywhere. Sigh.

It's been going reasonably well - helped by the tablet with Thomas or Paw Patrol on and lots of sweets (I know....). He is quite happy to use the toilet at home, with a fairly high stepping stool in front of it (approx. 21 cm) - it helps him support his weight on the toilet and actually focus on the wee rather than 'holding on'. Unfortunately, he completely refuses the toilet insert for toddlers.

Unfortunately,, that stepping stool is to big to carry around - and this is precisely what I wanted to avoid. We have a lower one which would fit in a bag pack, but that is too low for him.

Have googled high and low for a foldable stepping stool this afternoon, one that is not massively big and will fit a standard back pack. No success! Any tips?

This is too long.... www.amazon.co.uk/Folding-Aluminium-Adjustable-Single-Step/dp/B07NKFLDH4/ref=pd_sbs_263_6/261-5568347-0687110?psc=1&pf_rd_p=cc188cba-1892-42b3-956f-6c67d0ab7a00&_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_wg=GiZ8a&pf_rd_r=D3FTR2ATZ9E3WQY291NT&pd_rd_i=B07NKFLDH4&pd_rd_w=Mt7u8&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&refRID=D3FTR2ATZ9E3WQY291NT&pd_rd_r=a1209690-1283-4900-96b6-eb4040788fe3

This is quite bulky....

www.amazon.co.uk/Caravan-Motorhome-Purpose-Folding-Single/dp/B079Z836GT?tag=mumsnetforu03-21

And the way this type folds makes them hard to stuff in a back pack.

www.amazon.co.uk/PopStep-Folding-Compact-Perfect-Bathroom/dp/B079K4BFFS/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=foldable+stool&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1572193806&sr=8-15

Any ideas welcome!!!

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NoKnit Mon 04-Nov-19 06:35:37

Carrying a potty and step sounds like so much hassle can't you just be persistent and hold him on the toilet? That's what I do with my 3 year old who only uses potty at home I couldn't be bothered carrying a big pile of stuff. How often does he need to go when you are out anyway?

DownWentTheFlag Mon 04-Nov-19 06:39:02

Can’t you just lift him on, and keep hold of him? I’d want to avoid carrying around anything that’s been on a public toilet floor.

Icedlatte Mon 04-Nov-19 06:41:07

Agree with PPs, this is such a short phase, just hold him.

If you aren't squeamish about kneeling on the floor he can put his feet on your thighs

RiddleyW Mon 04-Nov-19 06:44:24

We did standing up weed from potty training. He used to stand on my feet.

NannyR Mon 04-Nov-19 06:47:00

I agree, it's just a short phase of potty training, not something you need to invest in a piece of equipment for.

LadyB49 Mon 04-Nov-19 06:51:42

There's a plastic folding stepstool in Home Bargains for under a fiver. I think similar in Ikea. That was about a year ago. I keep it in a kitchen cupboard.. It is quite stable.

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Mon 04-Nov-19 07:41:46

Can you try lifting him on so he's facing the other way and can hold onto the cistern?

INeedNewShoes Mon 04-Nov-19 07:48:42

I just hold onto DD and tell her to focus on her wee if she’s distracted.

The thing I do often wish I had step for is for her washing her hands. I wish more public toilets had a small toilet and a low sink for little people.

dodi1978 Tue 05-Nov-19 09:48:14

Thanks all! Unfortunately, my boy is a stubborn one. Won't be held for love nor money. No stand up wees either despite older brother demonstrating. He would shower the toilet anyway as no sense of direction...
I'll look at the Home Bargains and Ikea idea, thanks!

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CottonSock Tue 05-Nov-19 09:50:42

I'd be very cautious. My sis got my kids a folding step for her house and it was a real finger trap hazard. My youngest pinched her self, but could have been nasty.

Sabr1na87 Mon 18-Nov-19 08:29:18

I got this from amazon www.amazon.co.uk/Foldable-Potty-Seat-RIGHTWELL-Training/dp/B07H93F9VZ/ref=asc_df_B07H93F9VZ/?hvlocphy=1006803&linkCode=df0&hvptwo&psc=1&hvnetw=g&hvadid=218125876022&hvpone&hvlocint&hvpos=1o2&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl&hvqmt&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&hvtargid=pla-634632748948&hvrand=761046137575146698
it's perfect, easy to clean no need for a stool as I just to chuck him on the toilet. However there is a folding step in b&m for a 4.99. www.bmstores.co.uk/products/beldray-collapsible-step-stool-grey-3200912

Notabadger Mon 18-Nov-19 08:35:22

We had a foldable toilet seat before being ready to hold on/balance on the normal toilet. Fit in the change bag. Maybe an option?

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