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#1 of 8 Old 12-06-2013, 05:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We're going to start doing EC/early potty training when school ends (a little over a week) and are getting material together to get ready. I know a lot of people will catch it in pots/etc, and I plan on having a few around in the hopes of catching misses, but with a baby who can sit up on his own I think he's ready for a potty chair.

 

Babies R Us has a coupon for Disney potties, but I don't know if they're necessarily good. I've heard really good things about the BabyBjorn.

 

Does anyone have any BTDT suggestions on a good potty seat for a baby or what to look for in them? It's for a little boy, although I don't know if this makes a big difference or not.

 

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We liked the Baby Bjorn potties (the little potty, which you can't get anymore, and the smart potty, which is similar). We also really liked the pottette plus (you can get a rubber inner liner to use it like the little potty, but it's also portable (folds up), which is awesome)

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Seconding the baby bjorn! I would also invest in a cover for the potty.

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We like and still use (17.5 mo. old ds) our 2 Baby Bjorns--1 in each bathroom. BTW, I feel like EC is *totally* worth the time & effort. DS rarely has a BM in his diapers and it is so wonderful compared with the kids I babysit! (3 littles in diff. families, all about 2.5 yrs old; all full time diaper users still...)
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Oh, we also have a baby bjorn toilet seat reducer which has been handy @ hotels where space was an issue for the potty. I felt like using the BB one was perhaps a similar shape/feeling for him, and he's done well with it.

Fwiw, he can also use a regular public toilet now if we need to. We only EC part time: all BMs (he signs 'toilet' and gets a certain concentrated look!), at every diaper change, before & after sleeping, sometimes he's in undies around the house...

Enjoy the catches, don't stress about the misses! And help him 'point down' of course! smile.gif
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Also, any amount of potty use is useful. Don't stress about having times and places where you continue to use diapers.

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Wow, that's way expensive!  I guess I'm used to used prices.

 

I highly recommend getting a BBLP on Craigslist, at a big consignment sale or on eBay if you have to (it's discontinued).  Also decent choices for EC IME (I'm obsessed with little potties, LOL, since I don't use enough cloth diapers to obsess over them!)...

 

-Becopotty:  http://www.amazon.com/BecoThings-BecoPotty-Biodegradable-Potty-Pink/dp/B00CXZA9WO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1386913939&sr=8-4&keywords=becopotty

 

-Ikea makes a potty, a little big for our 9-m-o, but she can use it.  Super-cheap.

 

-If you find a Bebe Jou, those are also a decent size.

 

-The Potette Plus, as mentioned, which also converts to go on top of a regular toilet.

 

-I like the Bemis hidden seat for home...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bemis-583SLOW-White-Potty-Closing/dp/B005CAD3AC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386914037&sr=8-1&keywords=bemis+reducer

 

-Or the Baby Bjorn seat reducer--

 

http://www.amazon.com/BABYBJORN-Toilet-Trainer-White-Black/dp/B0009PAN7Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386914071&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+bjorn+potty+reducer

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We used the beco potty from 9 months on and love it. I'm not sure how much it was...$30.00 maybe? The cool thing is it decomposes in the ground after being buried for like 5 years.
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