Wondering if anyone has used anything that works similar to or like the potty bowl for a newborn? I'm trying to avoid ordering one (i'm a minimalist!) and thinking of using a round tupperware or other kind of bowl. I do have a bblp but like to potty the newborn on my lap for more skin to skin contact....
When you do use a bblp for newborn, do you just hold them around the waist? Are you positioned in front or behind?
Thanks! This is my 4th baby and 3rd to EC...wouldn't you know I got rid of 2 potty bowls thinking I wasn't going to have more babies and here I am needing another one...
We used a round plastic bowl for a while, sorta tall and about 6 inch diameter. Her butt would get stuck in it, but it worked fine when she was smaller. It had enough of a lip that the tiny contents wouldn't spill if knocked.
I used an old rectangular 'wipes' box. It worked perfectly for us. I would sit on the ground with my legs tucked under my butt and the box between my legs. I would have my little boy with his back against my belly and my hands under his thighs so I could hold him sweetly and direct his pee. I set up in front of a full length mirror so we could see each other and to help manage getting everything in the box!
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When DS was little I just used to cue him into a pre-fold (I never mastered the potty bowl, partly because he usually peed while nursing. Could also have been that I was just using a tupperware container...)
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