Wow! There is a tremendous amount of equipment out there to consider when you decide to potty train your child! As you know The Potty Fairy believes that children and their parents are unique individuals and because of that fact, a wide selection of options is a bonus! It important to device a potty training plan that you are comfortable with. You may want to do some homework or research regarding potty training equipment before diving into potty training so that you can make an informed decision on what your child needs and what you are comfortable using before potty training begins.
So what equipment is out there to think about?
- Potty Chairs that sit on the floor- many styles and versions to meet every need.
- Potty Seats for the toilet- a wide variety of seats with different features.
- Ladders to the toilet seat so that your child can safely navigate their way to the top!
- Stools for your child to rest their feet on so their feet don’t dangle, especially with pooping!
- Special urinals for boys so they can learn to potty standing up.
- Portable urinals again for boys on the go.
- Portable potty chairs that are lightweight and fold-up.
- Portable potty liners for easy disposal of deposits.
- Seat liners for sitting on public potty chairs.
- Potty chairs that entertain.
- Special wipes.
- Decorative items to drop in the toilet water to make going potty more fun.
- Lights on the toilet seat to light up your potty chair at night.
The Choices Can Be Overwhelming!
The thing is there really is equipment that is worth the research. I was so surprised to find the portable urinal for boys! How helpful would that be? And a portable potty chair for girls! These portable pieces of potty equipment could be so helpful in our busy world. Plus, you find that they are not that expensive.
So the gist of this post is to take a look at what equipment is available and consider what would be helpful in your lifestyle and your mode of operation. Get yourself equipped before starting the potty training process to help make the process as smooth and efficient as possible for your unique needs. As an added note, it helps to include your child when selected particular equipment as it helps with their “buy-in” and enhances their confidence about the whole thing.
To add to the equipment theme this month, we are highlighting a new potty training invention that has recently been made available that makes sitting on the potty chair a lot more fun for your child!
Sometimes the best ideas come from a good laugh! This is exactly how the Potty Rider® potty training stool, the brain-child of Fred & Elna Mulford, began. Originally an idea for a gag gift for a motorcycle lover, the Potty Rider® prototype instantly gave Fred & Elna the idea of the perfect tool for parents potty training their children. The Potty Rider’s design evolved from the PVC original to a beautiful Baltic Birch plywood that is sturdy, safe and long lasting potty stool.
When Potty Rider® launched in June of 2017, the Mulford’s expected a measure of success because there was no other product like it on the market. But they were unprepared for the overwhelming, positive response from parents (over 13M views of the Potty Rider® introduction YouTube Video); and the tidal wave of orders. The success of the patented Potty Rider® comes from the commitment to quality that Fred & Elna have established in its’ design. Every Potty Rider is handcrafted here in the U.S. and absolutely focused on the safety. The built-in step platform is outfitted with non-slip treads, cool grip handlebars, and a sturdy stool platform – all of which helps your child feel safe, supported & encourages them to use the “Big Potty”. And the small footprint design is light & easy to store in the shower or bathtub when not in use.
But as important as the safety features are, what makes Potty Rider such an excellent potty training (s)tool 😊 is the child-friendly designs (motorcycles, ponies & more, Oh My!) and the cool accessories (sound boxes, iPad holder, etc.) that turn potty training from trauma to FUN! For parents & children (including children with special needs); Potty Rider® is the perfect #PottyTraining solution; ensuring No Tears – No Fears – Just Cheers! Learn more about Potty Rider: www.PottyRider.com; or follow on Twitter @potty_rider & Facebook @pottyrider.
Thank you for reading our blog post this month. Next month we will be looking at Potty Training Anxiety and have a special product to share that just might help.
As always, The Potty Fairy enhances all methods of potty training. We are excited to share that The Potty Fairy book is being expanded to include ALL ebook versions and the book will be available in hardcover and softcover this spring. The books will be available on our website as well as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The hope is that they will all be ready just in time for Easter! To go along with our new books, we are also adding a customized doll where you can choose the gender and the skin tone. More information to come.