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We bought this <a href="http://www.safety1st.com/product.asp?productID=913" target="_blank">suction cup toilet lock</a> and it won't stay suctioned on.<br><br>
Looking for another lock that will work. Leaving the door closed is not an option, and we're working on teaching her that the toilet is not for playing with. I'm less worried about germs and more about her smashing her fingers (or worse), and that's saying something as I'm pretty germaphobic. Keeping her out of the bathroom entirely won't work either. We don't need the lock on all the time, just at night when I'm getting ready for bed and before/after her bath time.<br><br>
Any recommendations on toilet locks that work? And are preferably not impossible to unlock for when I have to use the toilet?<br><br>
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Yeah, we went throug the same thing. Those suction cup ones are worthless! It kind of steams me that you can even buy them. Anyway, we ended up with one like <a href="http://www.epinions.com/KidCo_Toilet_Lock_S370_Locks_Guards" target="_blank">this</a>. Don't know if it's the exact same brand, but you get the idea.
 

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We got that same one. But I just gave up all together.<br>
I would let him open the toilet...and then I put the potty on it and seat him there. SO basically when he opens the lid it means that he has to potty. I started this around 10 months old (when the toilet obsession started) and if he doesn't want to sit on the toilet, I let him help me take the potty off, hang it on its hook and close the lid, and we say 'all done'.<br>
I realized when we had the lock that didn't work, I really didn't want him to be playing in the toilet, but I also didn't want him to have bad feelings about the toilet either. To stop him from getting his fingers hurt, I would show him how to open it carefully, and shut it safely.<br><br>
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