Toilet training

Little Angels Potty 98p @ Asda

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 13 August, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Little Angels Potty 98p @ Asda

Asda are offering their Little Angels Potties for 98p. There's free click and collect to any Asda store, or £2.95 for home delivery.

Potty training in our house has just not gone well. We had a nappy free week around Easter, when Her Toddlerness decided no, this wasn't for her. She'd finished the stickers and liked the wall chart, and was quite happy to go back into nappies. We've not had a successful day out of nappies since. We've tried everything in the book, and had all the advice we can stomach, so now we've decided to just leave her be and hope she's out of nappies by the time she goes to school!

If you don't have the same issues, and think you're ready for the next big leap, this potty won't set you back much. And will save you a fortune in nappies if your little one is in fact, ready.

The age range for this one is apparently 12 months and up. It suits both boys and girls and comes in pearly white. It is safe and sturdy for up to 40kg and has an easy grip handle and a comfortable back hold shape. They say it's non-threatening, which I can only imagine means it doesn't sing and dance and scare the proverbial **** out of little ones!

Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD

Dry Like Me Toilet Training Pads Review

by Luschka van Onselen in Reviews on 13 January, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Dry Like Me Toilet Training Pads Review

My child makes me sound like one of those parents I used to roll my eyes at. I’m pretty certain other people roll their eyes at me. I’m okay with that. My child is that awesome. She came out the womb holding her head up. She started crawling at four months and walking at eight. She was talking by 15 months and at 27 months holds full conversations with full sentences, inferences and uses adjectives and adverbs correctly. The child is a genius. Who refuses to use a potty or toilet.

Everyone’s got their faults, right?

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Tippitoes Toilet Trainer Seat Blue £4.45 @ Amazon

by Lynley Oram in Deals on 11 December, 2011 at 9:00 am

Tippitoes Toilet Trainer Seat Blue £4.45 @ AmazonThis Tippitoes Toilet Trainer Seat, in blue, is on sale at Amazon, reduced to £4.45. And delivery is free with Amazon Prime.

There's often a bit of a debate as to whether it is a good idea to get a toilet training seat or not. Some parents swear by them, others feel it is best not to use one as you'll only have it when you are at home. And it could make it difficult when you're out and about and they need to use a full sized toilet. It really depends on the child I think.

Personally, I had no hesitation at all in getting a training seat for our toilet. When I was a child I was absolutely terrified of the loo, convinced that the monster in the u-bend would pull me down when I flushed it. Or that I would simply fall in and the monster would get me. I didn't want my son to have any of those sorts of anxieties, and I knew that a seat he could fit perfectly without fear of falling would make a difference.

This toilet seat, made of plastic, sits on top of the adult seat in the loo. Most of the reviews Amazon are five star, with four 4 star reviews, so it must be fairly good! Here's what one customer said: "This product is good value for money. It fits well on the toilet seat without slipping, my son seems to find it comfortable and the raised front section is well-designed for little boys. It is also very easy to clean."

Thanks to lois1987 at HUKD!

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.

Lav Nav Toilet Light £12.19 @ Play.com

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 6 November, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Lav Nav Toilet Light £12.19 @ Play.com

Okay, I don't know what to make of this, but the Lavatory Navigator, or Lav Nav is on sale at Play.com for £12.19, a 39% saving of the RRP of £19.99

I think if someone gave me this as a gift, I might be worried they were saying my bathroom stank, but then, hearing the toilet training woes of my friends with sons, I can see the possibilities of this rather bizarre product.

According to the website, when you approach the toilet in the dark, the light turns on thanks to a sensor. It incorporates a night-light so as not to wake anyone else in the house, a visual targeting system (say what now?) and 'put the seat down' reminder technology – which probably negates the night-light.

The Lav Nav light comes on when you approach in the dark, and turns off after you leave, shining gentle yet sufficient light where you need it, when you need it.

Better yet, they say, the Lav Nav uses a red or greed light to cleverly show the position of the seat. It's very bright, very fun and above all else very useful!

I'm not sure how a child will feel about the eerie light in the middle of the night, but if it saves a few mop ups in the morning, it might be worth a try, if not a wacky little gift.

Thanks to garbage456 at HUKD