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What seat to use when out and about?
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CoffeeandCakeEqualsLove · 12/04/2021 08:59

We started potty training DS (2y 2mo) a couple weeks ago, and he's been doing really well so far. But I'm conscious we've benefited from being home all day and not really "tested" it with days out yet.

We're planning a trip to a farm this weekend, but not sure what to do about a potty during the day? Do I carry around his little potty we use at home? Get one of those travel ones, that look like a little suitcase? Or a training seat that can go on top of the public toilets?

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Lazypuppy · 12/04/2021 09:01

We bought a pottette that can either be a potty or used as a seat on a normal toilet.

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IceandIndigo · 12/04/2021 11:10

I think it really depends on your child and his preferences. If taking his existing potty is a practical option I would perhaps try that first.

My DS is the same age as yours and we've also been going a couple of weeks. I bought one of the My Carry Potties (small suitcase style) but I don't think he's quite ready to use it yet. It is really small compared to his potty at home, so a bit fiddly to get the sitting position right. We had a wee accident yesterday while on a walk and I tried to put him on it immediately afterwards and he hated it, although I imagine he'll get used to it in time. My DS seems quite capable of holding on so for several hours so for the moment we're mainly sticking to shorter outings and making sure he uses the potty before he goes. He doesn't want to use the insert on the big toilet at home yet so for now I wouldn't consider a portable version.

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CoffeeandCakeEqualsLove · 12/04/2021 12:01

Hm thanks. I guess I could take the potty and stick it in the bottom of the buggy. Though I wouldn't really be taking the buggy around otherwise.

Maybe I'll get an insert for the big toilet and try it over the next few days and see how he is on it

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SBAM · 12/04/2021 12:07

We have a potette, very handy for trips out as it can be used as a potty or as a seat on a regular toilet. It folds and because they wee into a bag it’s a bit easier with cleanup than emptying a normal potty.

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AnnaSW1 · 12/04/2021 17:16

We used potentate too. Much more convenient than a potty on a day trip and it absorbs all the contents too

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Mummysgonetobed · 12/04/2021 17:19

I used to keep a potty in the car, just a normal one and they always tried for a wee before we went anywhere. But I also used to put them on the toilet at home so would just use a normal toilet when out - made life much easier!

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Lazypuppy · 12/04/2021 17:23

OP, look at the pottette, it folds down and fits in a back back its not a normal potty. I have it in my backback with snacks, change of clothes etc

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HarrietM87 · 12/04/2021 17:25

We used a my carry potty. It was good because you can seal it if you can’t find anywhere to dispose of the contents 🤢, and you can use it anywhere if can’t find an actual toilet.

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ineedaholidayandwine · 12/04/2021 17:25

We used a pottette and at age 4 still have it now for long walks/places where there are no toilets

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kingat · 12/04/2021 17:28

Pottette is brilliant! My son is 5 and we still take it on longer days out. It was really good for holidays too.

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MonkeyPuddle · 12/04/2021 17:30

I taught DS to wee standing upwards, but he’s quite tall.

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Twilightstarbright · 12/04/2021 17:32

Potette all the way! Can be a potty and a seat.

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MeadowHay · 12/04/2021 19:33

We have a carry potty that we would take with us. Once she reached about 2.5 though if we know there are going to be toilets where we are going we stopped bothering as she preferred to wee on a toilet so I'd just hold her on the loo.

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CoffeeandCakeEqualsLove · 12/04/2021 21:39

Looks like I need to get a pottette!

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Figgygal · 12/04/2021 21:45

Never gone out with a potty or a toilet seat when training either of my boys - just planned regular loo stops and spares in case of accidents

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CoffeeandCakeEqualsLove · 12/04/2021 21:55

@Figgygal

Never gone out with a potty or a toilet seat when training either of my boys - just planned regular loo stops and spares in case of accidents

What did you do for loo breaks, just have them use a regular toilet?
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LittleBearPad · 12/04/2021 22:15

Potette is excellent. Ours is still in the boot of the car - quite handy for emergencies even for primary school kids.

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lorisparkle · 12/04/2021 22:26

We loved our potette too! We took it camping with us for years!!!

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Figgygal · 13/04/2021 08:38

Yes held them on normal toilet so they didn’t fall through

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Morred · 14/04/2021 15:25

Have you tried him in toilets? Mine is terrified of the hand dryer noise so we either go in an individual disabled/changing places one (if clearly labelled to be used for children/babies) or in the baby change area (if separate from the main loos) so I can tell him there won't be any "hoovers". We use a potette and if there isn't a suitable big toilet to use the insert on, he can just use the potty somewhere discreet.

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CoffeeandCakeEqualsLove · 14/04/2021 15:58

No we haven't @Morred, with lockdown I haven't really had the opportunity and suddenly thought about it as we have outings planned this weekend!

I have a potette coming this afternoon so I can try him on it at home a couple times so it's not totally new to him by the weekend. But good point about the hand dryers.

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Marmite27 · 14/04/2021 16:01

We had a potette. Can be used as a potty or a seat.

You can but disposable bags for it, or a silicone insert. Alternatively we used to find a grate in a car park and sit it on that for wees!

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