Last time we visited subject of toddler must-haves, I talked about a new potty seat for my youngest, J2. Today we will focus on my oldest, J1 who presented me with all sorts of challenges while potty training. Nothing he does is “by the book” so I get my on-the-job-mommy-training from this little guy. It was only fitting he gave me a hard time : )
Potty challenge number one:
My son is super tall so those plastic potties that sit on the floor did not go over well. I bought all different types and each one failed and increased the frustration level for both mommy and kid. I finally tried out one of those seats that sit on the toilet and that seamed to be the solution we were looking for.
Potty challenge number two:
We conquered challenge one and now were at the point where he would use the potty on his own, but climbing up on the toilet with his pants around his knees was both challenging and quite frankly, scary! My son has low tone which causes him to have poor balance at times. I had one of those square plastic potty/step stools in the bathroom that I gave him to try out. It did help him get on the toilet but coming down was yet another challenge for him. I was stumped! All the potty step stools I found in the store and online were square and moved around on my tile floor which made my toddler very uneasy about this potty businesness.
A Potty Solution:
Recently, I was introduced to the Looster Booster and was able to give it a try. It was invented by a mom and made in the USA (always a bonus in my book) who saw a need to create a new solution to an old problem.
The first thing I noticed was that the Looster Booster wraps around the entire base of the toilet. Instead of J1 trying to step up on a small area and attempting to turn around (with his pants down) he was able to step up safely and securely. Once sitting, his feet rest comfortable on the Looster Booster, instead of hanging down. J1′s feet tend to get numb very quickly if his feet dangle without support for even a few minutes so this was a very important feature for us. In addition, the wrap around design and raised “treads” allowed him to safely get on and off the toilet with little or no help from mom and dad. My son now goes the bathroom by himself during the day and night (no more 2 am potty wake up calls!) which makes both mommy and son very happy!
Where to Buy: The Looster Booster comes in white and retails for $34.99 and is available at major retailers including Amazon, Toys R Us, Walmart and many others
I was given a Looster Booster to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. This post may contain affiliate links.