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#1 of 10 Old 02-20-2012, 07:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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What would you recommend instead? My daughter loves the adult-sized potty and has been trying (not actually going on there yet except for once when she starting pooping in the bath and I whisked her out to go over the toilet) a lot lately and at first I was really to go buy a toddler-size potty, but now I am thinking if she loves the big potty, why mess with it? So, I was hoping to get recommendations on good step stools for bracing and getting up to the toilet and something to put on at least one of the toilets in the house so she won't fall in. Anyone else done it this way? Any other recommendations? Should I start having her wear training pants during the day or what do you think? She is in daycare during the week full-time if that makes any difference in the bigger toddler room (2-3) with access to toilets all day and at least half the kids are trained and most of the rest are starting to try. Thanks ladies, not doing any serious potty training at least right now as I am in no hurry and tend to be pretty laid back anyway, but since she has been so interested and wanting to try, I figure I better get in gear on my end.

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We have a little seat that goes over top of the toilet seat to make the hole smaller so that she wont fall in. It has sesame street characters on it.

We also have a step stool for her to climb up on the potty with...but mostly we just lift her up and sit her on it.

She tells us when she has to go and runs to the bathroom and we lift her on and then lift wipe her and lift her off when she is done.

 

If she is showing interest, I say give it a go.


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We have the Baby Bjorn seat and she seems really comfortable up on it. 


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We have the Baby Bjorn seat and she seems really comfortable up on it. 



This is what I've used with all of my children.  DD3 brings it to me sometimes when she wants to sit on the toilet.  The other thing I've done is to put the child on the toilet backwards.  DS2 wasn't interested in the potty seat, so backwards was the only way he felt comfortable sitting on the toilet.

 

 

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I got one of the "seats" that fits on an adult potty while DD was learning. The biggest deal for her was the handles on the sides. She was way more apt to fall of the side of the potty than into it without her own seat. After about a year or so, she just stopped using it on her own. I have kept a step stool in the bathroom since she started expressing interest in washing her own hands, and she uses it to get onto the potty as well.

 

I got both the seat and the step-stool from Target. The stool I got is two steps, and has a storage compartment inside the top step that I keep some bath toys in.


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I just bought a new toilet seat that has a child adapter ring built in.
Dd is loving the seat. We have an oval toilet and the Cheap rings shifted too much and dd was always dropping the ring in the toilet.
Dd had been using the bjorn potty before, but now refuses it and prefers the regular toilet with the built in child seat

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I love the bjorn reducer. It is very stable. But really, I think it is best to supply another option so that ever child is independent. It 1) aids the fun and 2) it really helps be empowered to do it all themselves. One of my kids had poor balance and he really preferred the little potty for a long time because he *didn't need help*

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My oldest refused to use anything other than the adult toilet, I just was extra careful she didn't fall in. My middle used a toilet reducer for the longest time. I got it when I was living in Japan, it was nice since it was one that converted from a toddler toilet (never used that part) to a stepping stool/reducer to just a stepping stool depending on the development of the child. I still have it and plan on using it when my youngest shows signs of wanting to potty train.


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I just bought a new toilet seat that has a child adapter ring built in.
Dd is loving the seat. We have an oval toilet and the Cheap rings shifted too much and dd was always dropping the ring in the toilet.
Dd had been using the bjorn potty before, but now refuses it and prefers the regular toilet with the built in child seat


We are going to  have toddlers in and out of our house for a long time and I hate having that little adapter ring floating around the bathroom floor, so we bought this, too. ($29.99 @ Walmart. First thing I've bought their in years.) DS loves it.  I kind of think I need to put a little note on the toilet for visiting adults, though.  More than one has commented on the awkwardly small toilet seat.

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The toddler potty was such a waste of money for us. We bought the seat that fits on to the regular toilet instead and my son started going that way. I guess because they use regular toilets at daycare, he was accustomed to that. I wanted to keep things as consistent at possible. 


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