Originally Posted by somegirl99
We have our 3 BBLPs so are all set, but for those of you looking, has anyone tried the BecoPotty compostable potty?
I think you'll be fine with the BecoPotty because it looks, from your signature, like your DS is now a toddler, but for anyone else considering the BecoPotty for a younger baby, I would actually not recommend it.
I EC'ed DD#2 (who's now 7 years old) and BBLP was indispensable. But then I got rid of it when my ex and I divorced (along with most other baby items) because I assumed I'd have no more children. Now, years later, I have been remarried and recently had my first son :) and took for granted I could find another BBLP, but had been having trouble due to them being discontinued. I was drawn to the BecoPotty because of its environmental-friendliness, so I ordered one. I reeeally WANTED to like the BecoPotty!!! BUT, it has important design differences that make it less-than-ideal for a newborn.
The most important difference is that the back of it comes up higher than BBLP, and is concave inwards more. Plus it has very little lip to put the buttocks on. This would probably be fine for a toddler who's squatting, but for a tiny baby that can't sit up, doesn't have good head control and must lean somewhat backwards while you're pottying him/her, the back of the potty digs into their spine and, trust me, your LO will complain!
Another difference that I actually liked is that the frictional coefficient his higher on the Beco, so if you have to place it between your legs, it's less likely to slip out than the BBLP. This was important for me because I ended up having to adapt the way I held DS on it by putting it between my legs then tilting the back downwards so that the high back wasn't digging into him.
A couple minor differences just to be aware of:
1. The Beco potty bowl is more oblong than the BBLP, though not by a lot.
2. The Beco is heavier than the BBLP.
3. The material the Beco is made out of will get cold like the BBLP, but it warms up faster when you put it between your legs than does the BBLP.
4. There is no indent in the back bottom of the Beco for ease of carrying like there is on the BBLP.
5. The Beco spray shield seems to do a little better job of containing boys' pee when they are in a "happy" state ;), but that could just be due to the angle that I've been holding the Beco compared to the BBLP.
Personally, I think the Beco will serve us well in the future and I'm holding onto it, but in the meantime, I ended up scouring the internet to find a BBLP, because I knew I could use it easily with a tiny infant since I have in the past. I found one on The EC Store, and I think they still have more in stock. Also, believe it or not, Amazon has a few. Now that I have one, I'm going to hold onto it, cuz you never know when you might start your EC adventure all over again--even when you think you won't have any more LO's! ;)