Anyone have suggestions on whether to get a Baby Bjorn little or large potty. My son is 16 months and weighs about 28lbs and is very tall for his age...easily the size of a 2 year old +.<br><br>
We used the Baby Bjorn little potty (the one with the removable insert) for our kids. Our ds is quite tall (95th %) but did not feel comfortable on the big potty because he was afraid he was going to fall in. He didn't potty train until 3+, and still used the little one for over a year. Dd is going on 3 and still uses the little one. It's just much easier for them to manage on their own.<br><br>
It's important for learning to poop on the potty for them to be able to put their feet down to 'push' - so if you go the big potty route, make sure you have a step stool that's big enough.
The little potty seems quite comfortable for preschool size kids. Unfortunately it is so compact my cleaning lady accidentally threw it away a couple of weeks ago. (It fell in the trash can by accident and she forgot to take it out.) I myself have used it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> and I'm over 5'9".
We have a $7 potty from Target that looks just like the Bjorn-- it's great! My dd took to it as early as maybe 14 months-- she's 17 mos now and her new trick is to sit on it for a bit (sometimes actually using it and sometimes just hanging out) and then she picks it up and carried over to shake it over the big toilet in imitation of the way I rinse it and pour it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
i picked up a BBLP when i found one at the local kids resale shop and then my SIL got lucien one of those seat inserts that goes over the regular potty.<br><br>
he uses both of them. it's actually kinda nice to have options during the "make my own choices" toddler stage.
Well.....we have the BBLP at my mum's house, it is great, and low profile for when dd is not there. We have the larger BB potty at home and we love it, dd is quite small.....15 months and 21lbs.....and she fits well on either. If your ds is larger I would go for the larger BB potty, it will last longer and be more comfortable.
We got the little potty for DS b/c DS is still under 20 lbs at 14 mo. DS seems to think it makes a great drum, and enjoys putting toys in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
If I'm reading your question correctly, are you trying to decide between the smaller (one-piece) and larger (two-piece) Baby Bjorn potties?<br><br>
We started off with the smaller one when he was around 4 months old and it worked great for awhile, but once he got to be about 1 1/2 or so it got to be too small for him to sit without sort of squatting, and he didn't seem to like that. So we bought him the larger little potty and he can sit more comfortably on it.
We bought both, then he refused to sit on either one of them because his babysitter started putting him on the big potty, so we bought the BB potty ring for the hat trick. Now he doesn't use that one either.
Baby Bjorn has two different sizes of potties, and the small one is tiny. We got the bigger one and were glad we did. Our son would have outgrown the little one long before he was ready to stop using a potty. If you're definitely going the potty route, get the larger one.
We have the big BB potty...I bought the little one first but ds wouldn't sit in it! The big BB one was the 3rd potty I bought and the <i>only</i> one ds would sit in! It is easier to wash though than the little one so I would reccomend it.
We have a First Steps (Is that what's it's called?) potty with a lid and removable insert and also the BBLP. She likes having options. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Ani still uses the little one and she's 27 months. She started around 14 months.