I am a gadgety/gear type of gal. If something is super useful to me, makes my life easier and is cost effective (BONUS!) I an all over it! My husband tends to tease me about needing certain products instead of just going basic but since I am the one home with the little monkeys all day he tends to give in to my madness : )
When I first started potty training my oldest (J1, almost 5) It was an interesting process. I visited websites, bought books, watched videos, consulted with friends and bought seven (yes seven!!) potty-type devices. While most of them served some sort of purpose at the time, I really could have skipped at least 5 of them. I still use one but will discuss that one in my next potty training post. Now that J1 is fully potty trained and I have received on-the-job-training I am in the process of potty training J2 (almost 3).
The potty training process has been similar with both kids but with a twist. J1 is very tall and trained late so the little plastic potty on the floor was not an option for him. He preferred sitting on the toilet which presented a whole other set of difficulties. Thankfully, this time around, J2 loves to use the potty at the same time as his brother so he is loving his own plastic potty.
Currently I am having three issues with the potty seat I already owned:
- Little or no splash guard. I plea ignorance on this one. I had no idea how important this feature would be for my sanity. Thank goodness for Clorox wipes!
- J2 is on the tall, skinny side so his tiny bottom leaves a huge margin of error (e.g. he pees everywhere unless we remind him to sit all the way back and hold his winky down)
- Emptying and cleaning a plastic potty stinks (literally!)
When I was given the opportunity to review the Pourty I was very excited (my husband…not so much) to try this out with J2 to see if it made a difference.
The very first thing I noticed (and LOVED) is the high splash guard. If you have ever potty trained a boy you know how important this feature is (unless of course you enjoy cleaning up puddles) That teeny-tiny 1 inch splash guard you see on most potty seats does not cut it!
Another feature that I found in the Pourty was the comfy wide seat. It slightly higher and wider than most one piece potties making it ideal for a taller child. As I said before, J2 has a hard time finding a comfy position on his current potty. The Pourty takes the guess work out of where to sit. The most comfortable place for J2 to sit is the best, cleanest place. There is little to no chance of him making a mess outside his new potty. This makes mommy very happy.
The final feature that made this potty stand out for me was how easy is was to empty and clean. The pourty is one solid, smooth piece which means it can be easily rinsed out and sanitized after each use. After use, the contents are easily poured into the toilet or sink through the back of the potty keeping your child away from any possible mess. The handle makes pouring even easier. This is especially important when you have a child in the “I can do it stage”
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