BecoPotty And BecoStep 20% Off @ BecoThings : PlayPennies Exclusive

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 4 July, 2011 at 9:00 pm

BecoPotty And BecoStep 20% Off @ BecoThings : PlayPennies Exclusive

BecoThings have offered PlayPennies readers a very useful 20% off their BecoPotty and BecoStep.
Click here for 20% off at Becothings

  • Discount: 20%
  • Valid on: BecoSteps and BecoPotties
  • Valid till: 1 October 2011
  • Code: becoplay

I’ve been thinking about potty training my daughter for months now, but unfortunately, she’s not given it a thought. I was really hoping to have a bit of nappy free time before the next little one comes along, but now I’m not so sure that’ll happen – perhaps, but I’m not overly confident.

While my daughter was doing really well on her BecoPotty, we forgot it when we came back from our holiday in the sun in April, and we’ve not bothered since – although the BecoStep is a great tool for progressing from potty to toilet.

If you’d like to read full reviews,  you can read about both the BecoPotty and BecoStep on Playpennies.

In short, however, BecoThings are made using natural plant materials, so they’re BPA and nasties-free. It also means that even though it will last for years in the home, it will begin to break down as soon as it is planted in the ground.

So, whereas the BecoPotty would normally cost £9.43 plus £3.50 shipping (it’s a rather bulky item), it’s now £9.89 – basically giving you £3.04 off. And £9.43 is still among the cheapest prices you’ll pay for a good quality potty!

The BecoStep is £16.99, tax inclusive, plus £3.50 shipping, and with 20% off you save £3.00 with a final price of £15.49 – again, cheaper than a well-known plastic alternative. Of course, it’s not the cheapest one on the market, but if you don’t want a house full of plastic, these are fabulous.

BecoPotty And BecoStep 20% Off @ BecoThings : PlayPennies Exclusive

BecoStep Review

by Luschka van Onselen in Reviews on 30 April, 2011 at 5:00 pm

BecoStep Review

The BecoStep is an environmentally friendly, biodegradable toddler step which helps little ones reach the toilet or basin (or possibly even the kitchen counters, if needed!)

Like its predecessor, the BecoPotty, the BecoStep is made from bamboo and rice husks. They've added some biodegradable resin, and then poured into a hot mould to make a strong and sturdy stepping stool.

Being made from bamboo rather than plastic, the BecoStep is quite heavy, making it less likely to cave in or topple over, which is preferable, really. The wide base is supported by rubber strips on the feet, preventing slipping, and the top has raised contours making it easier for little feet to have a firm grip.

As I said, it is quite heavy, so ideally you wont want your little one carrying it around too much, and because it is so solid, I have wondered whether it would crack easily if, say, dropped, but I was obviously not going to test that out. I had a search around online, but it's not a problem anyone has experienced, so apparently not.

The BecoStep also looks good in the bathroom. It's easy to shove out the way, under the basin, for example, and it doesn't add to the 'a child lives here' appearance of the house.

As with the BecoPotty, there's life for the BecoStep post children too – it makes a fantastic biodegradable planter. You can turn it into a plant pot, planter or mini herb garden. In our house, some of us have also found use for it as a toy box. No guesses who.

Available in three colours, pink, blue and natural, the BecoStep can be purchased from BecoThings at £14.99, or you can find it at Jojomaman Bebe (£15) and Amazon (£12.49), among others.