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My little 22 mo-old son just peed on the potty chair at daycare for the first time yesterday. He's shown no interest until now. Having potty trained my 2 girls, I have no experience with boys yet. I guess I'm looking for a potty chair that has a little cover thing in front to keep him from spraying outside of the potty. Make sense? The one we have has this flimsy peepee cover that he knocks down when he sits. Is there one that anyone would recommend for just starting out?? Thanks!
It was good in the beginning because it is bigger and more comfortable as I knew he'd be sitting for a long time (well 5 minutes, but that may seem like a long time while on the potty). And it plays a song when they go, so I could give positive feedback right away (although sometimes it played by mistake). This was his first pee on the potty ever, and I've never been so happy to hear music coming out of a potty! (This one has a floppy pee pee cover like you were saying, so you probably don't want this one.)
Then I went to using mostly the bjorn style (ikea for $3) like this:
I liked this because I could move it around easily. I just bought one for each level of the house and one for the car because it is so cheap. On this potty it is really easy to see if they have gone and give a reward. (you can see right in while they are sitting on it). It is low to the ground, so I could walk away and not worry about him falling off (he was young). There is a nice built in pee guard. He can't play with the pee guard or pull it off.
Now we have transitioned him to the kinda that sits on the toilet seat:
This is much less of a nuisance to empty etc. He is sitting more stable now, so I don't worry about him falling off so much. It is easy to take when going over to friends etc. The only negative is it's a bit harder to see if he's gone pee. I have to listen for it (unless it's #2 - then that's easy!). The pee guard can't be pulled off, but he tried for a while, then gave up.
Hope this helps you with some of the pros/cons of each.
Last edited by Meticulosity; August 12th, 2010 at 03:28 PM.
And then for travel we use this http://www.amazon.com/PRIMO-Folding-...bxgy_ba_text_b It folds up really small and fits in the diaper bag really well, it has no splash guard but if I put him to the side a little bit he does ok with not spraying everywhere. Have to help him hold it down a little too, going out is a little trickier
I have one of those fold up ones too, but it never seems to work! It is always moving around too much. I'm worried he'll fall in! I've resorted to using the green ikea potty in the parking lot before we go into where ever we're going. People I'm sure think I'm crazy, but I'm just used to it now. We get a lot of laughs.