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Potty Recommendation????????????????????

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welshchick21 Tue 22-Sep-09 20:30:05

Hello, my son is 2 years old and showing signs of wanting to use the potty/toilet. I bought a very cheap IKEA potty and left it out for him to get used to it. He's started to sit on it and kind of understands the concept, but I think his little bottom is too big for the IKEA potty!! No quicker has he sat on it, he gets up from it - im guessing its uncomfortable for him wink

Soooooo.............. I was hoping someone might be kind enough to send me their potty recommendations


MamaG Tue 22-Sep-09 20:31:20

my recommendatin is: no potty.

Just get one of those little loo seats that goes over your own, and a step. I never used our potty for potty training!

whomovedmychocolate Tue 22-Sep-09 20:33:46

Yep smaller loo seats are better for big bums. However Boots do a bigger potty than normal. But everyone will think you are buying it for you so I would sincerely recommend the seat insert.

But sit down/get up is normal for the start of potty training. The trick is to read books/sing/feed chocolate buttons for increasing amounts of time providing there is an arse in contact with seat or potty!

welshchick21 Tue 22-Sep-09 20:40:35

OK so for the time being I'll carry on with the potty and move onto a loo seat! Any recommendations for good loo seats?

Thanks x

whomovedmychocolate Tue 22-Sep-09 21:21:44

Get one with handles, they like to hold on. The soft ones are a bugger to clean and fall to bits after a year (although hopefully you'll be done in a year <cackles hollowly - we are celebrating our first anniversary in wet pants this month hmm>)

Boots again sell them, as do mothercare, John Lewis, M&P etc. Make sure you get one which fits your loo though - we have a very posh downstairs suite which has a round loo (most loos are actually oval) and we had to get a special (expensive) one to fit.

mum2oneloudbaby Wed 23-Sep-09 21:59:26

DeFinately do the loo seat thing. My dd hates the potty I don't think she likes the position but likes being up on the toilet. I got a potette travel potty so i had a trainer seat and a travel potty and didn't have to buy 2 things and it has sort of handles to hang on to. She also seems to find it quite comfortable.

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