How do I keep the car seat safe from pee while potty training on the go?

Angie - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




I have a dilemma - my 2 1/2 year old son is doing quite well with his potty training - he never has an accident when we're home & he is naked and rarely has an accident when he has underwear on (this is in the daytime - he wears a diaper at night & at nap time). When we go for a car ride he always falls asleep & this is when we're having the problem - what do I do with him when we have a long trip in the car and I know he will fall asleep?? If I don't put a diaper on him it will mean a wet & uncomfortable car seat for the rest of the way - if I do put a diaper on him he doesn't bother to use the potty, he just goes in his diaper. Any suggestions?


Tamara - posted on 02/03/2010




I understand what you are going through. Pull-ups (or as we call them Bye-Bye Diapers) work with on the go protection. In addition to the last response, there is a product called "Piddle Pad", I believe, that velcros through the seat belt strap underneath the child while riding in the car. I know you can purchase this through a magazine called One Step Ahead. This will protect the seat. You can also buy a portable potty seat that you keep in the car for those emergencies. We bought our portable john from Babies R Us.

Hope this helps! Good luck and have fun with it!


Kara - posted on 02/04/2010




If you are done with daytime diapers, why not use the old diaper bag changing pad? Just put it down on the seat under your son. You may want to cut a slit to pass the seat straps through (depending on your type of carseat) and you have recycled plus saved money = )

Trudy - posted on 02/04/2010




if a short trip, potty emmediately before going out the door, thern again as soon as you get to the destination. if longer ride, allow a pull-up, just untill you get there, or plan on stopping somewhere along the way. and limit drinks on way, dry snacks instead

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Jenny - posted on 02/03/2010




We use waterproof underwear from kushies (all the time because he likes to sit on the recliner and I don't want accidents there) but these can contain one accident while they sleep in the car. It worked quite well the last time we were in the car. I would recommend a piddle pad too, though we haven't gotten around to getting one yet, we'll need to soon. :)

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2010




I would try to do frequent potty breaks and limit the amount of liquid they drink on the car ride.

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