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#1 of 5 Old 07-06-2009, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We have the regular sized baby bjorn potty and I feel like it is too big to be comfy for DS.

At 21 months, though, I hate to buy the little potty if that is going to be too small. How long did you guys use the Little Potty for?

Any ideas? Would a toilet ring on the regular toiler be better?

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At 21 months I'd recommend the Ikea potty instead. It's smaller than the BB potty chair, but a little taller than the BBLP. And MUCH cheaper.

Toilet ring is very different than a potty, it means that you will have to help them more, floor potty allows independance. We always have both available and let her pick what she prefers.

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We've never used a little potty in our house - it's always been the toilet ring. I don't mind helping her every time she needs to go and figure she'll have to use the big potty eventually anyway. Plus, I don't like the idea of having to clean out the little potty all the time.

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We use the BBLP but strictly in the car. The big potty we have in the house.

At 24 months, DD still fits pretty comfortably. She's about 32" but has loooong legs. So, she has to splay them out a bit to the side but she's never complained.

She's been diaper-free since 19 months and practicing PLing since 13-15 months and the big potty has worked just find for us in the house. My DD is pretty petite and thin for her age too. So at 21 months I would think your DS would be fine. Truly.

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DD is 30mo, 36" tall, and still uses the BBLP.

Yeah, she has to squat on it -- but squatting is actually GOOD for you, for elimination. Our culture is kind of the exception in that we have been taught to "sit" rather than "squat".

It's great for having beside the bed for quick middle-of-the-night pees, since it's not huge and cumbersome.

The ONLY problem we have with it is when she poops in it -- if her poop is, um, large, it will pile up all the way to her bum and make a mess on her lol...

Most of the time, she uses the regular toilet. Sometimes she wants her "green potty" and it's good for her to have options, and like I said it's great at night. We've never seen any need to get a larger potty. It's this and the toilet, depending on her preferences at the time and the particular situation.

We were diaper-free from almost the start, and often held her over the toilet as an infant. She started actually sitting on it, backwards, well before a year old (with me holding her just in case). We added the toilet ring around... oh... a year or so, I think.

Starting around age 2, maybe a bit older (why is my memory so fuzzy about timelines...) she started asking to sometimes use the big toilet without the insert. She sits forward, like a big person, and holds herself in place. She can get up onto the big toilet with no help -- doesn't even use the step stool anymore, which she did need when she was littler.

So I would say... certainly, try a toilet ring. I don't think it's any more work than any other option! Have a step stool so they can get up themselves if you want to promote independence.

But personally, I wouldn't get rid of the BBLP. I think it's a great potty and usable all the way up to age 4 or so. It doesn't have to be a "comfy chair" to be a suitable place to pee. And it gives the opportunity for independence.

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