Potty training time!

Crystal - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

23

57

0

Anyone have any info on potty seats for boys? Looking for a good one that will hold up for our second child.

15 Comments

View replies by

Amy - posted on 03/31/2010

3

21

0

I only have my 2 nephews to go by...they loved their Peter Potty, which is a urinal for little boys. My sister just holds them on the big potty, which seems to work for them (boys are 2 1/2 and 4). My mom has a musical potty, which started as a game, but since they only see it at her house, it's kind of a treat, so they use it as a toy and a potty.

Jessica - posted on 03/31/2010

13

76

0

I have to agree...17/18 months old is just too young to potty train...I have worked in childcare (several different facilities) and we did not even attempt to potty train until the age of 2...let them be babies!!!!

Britney - posted on 03/30/2010

19

21

2

I say that if your child can understand the concept of potty training then go for it...yay for no more diapers....lol but as smart as 17/18 month old babies are....the communication aspect isn't usually there...and it would probably be more difficult to potty train now instead of waiting 2 or 3 months...just a thought

Melissa - posted on 03/29/2010

2

15

0

Oh my gosh! I'm not ready to talk about potty training yet! I didn't realize how close we were to that. I have a seventeen month old son and we aren't even close. I haven't begun to look at any potty's or read the books. Guess I better get on it. It just seems so young. What age should they be fully potty trained by?

Angie - posted on 03/29/2010

27

1

2

I am not even thinking about potty training yet! I'd rather avoid the mad-dash to the potties in public for awhile. I would also think when she can better communicate at 2 would be a better time to start. Better communication leads to less frustration. That's just my opinion, though!

Rosetta - posted on 03/29/2010

7

5

0

i would not recommend the singing or talking pottys because they might get scared to use the big potty if they think its going to sing and talk to them. i got my 17 month old son a regular potty chair and he has been doing great with it. got hi the babybjorn potty chair. it is great and durable. i would recommend this one to everyone

Kelly - posted on 03/29/2010

2

0

0

Hi I'm going to start potty training any tips out there for me to get my 18month old to use it? I tried to get started with it last month but my girl screamed and REALLY did not like!! I don't want to force her onto it as it will only make things worse. Its a funky one with side bits and stuff and my girl just thinks its a toy!!

Alana - posted on 03/28/2010

3

27

0

Just got Summer brand "reward potty and step stool" that has 3 stages so it goes from free standing potty to potty seat that can go on adult toilet while the rest is used as a step stool and then as a free standing step stool. We found it at Toys R Us and it is great so far. There's even a place for toilet paper and wipes. Good luck (oh and yes there is a guard for the boys, but it is put in place by the parent and can't be taken off by the child)

Robin - posted on 03/28/2010

20

7

2

.i got a saftey first one... it has a removable and reversable splash gard for boys and girls doubles as a step stool when he gets older too.... i love it and he enjoys it... has no music or anything... my friend tried one of those and the kid just wanted to play with it... my lil guy uses it.. and has been using it since he was 14 months so it has been working good for me, i got it at walmart.

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2010

1

5

0

I have tried several and LOVE the Fisher Price frog potty for boys! There is no splash guard to come off, but it comes up high so you don't have to worry about any splashing. The first one I bought had a removable splash guard and my son just kept playing with it! Whatever kind you get, make sure it has an integrated splash guard!

Jan - posted on 03/26/2010

278

11

44

I really like the baby bjorn potties, they have a reallytiny one that is perfect for EC babies and the regular size one is great for toddlers, it is two peices with nothing fancy it's easyto clean and it doesn't tip over even when my DD tries to stand in it instead of sitting on it. I've had the singing fisher price one, a singing bear one, a plain one that looked like a tiny toilet and a bunch of different potty seat adapters and the baby bjorn is the best.
http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http:...

Marla - posted on 03/26/2010

28

15

3

I haven't personally started potty training yet, but I think it would make him want to go potty. You can't show him that simply putting water in it would make it sing, because 17 months olds are too smart for that. Wait until they actually go and then they hear it sing.

Crystal - posted on 03/26/2010

23

57

0

I was curious about the musical potty seats. I thought maybe kids would think it was a toy. Have you had issues with this yet? lol

Sarah - posted on 03/26/2010

12

24

2

I mom got one for us for her house that is suppose to be great for both girls and boys, and durable. It has a oppsie cover for little boys sitting on the pottie so it stays in the potty...lol. And it plays music when they go pee in it. She got it at target, so it should be easy to find....Fischer Prices Royal Step Stool Potty (it doubles as a step stool too)

Marla - posted on 03/25/2010

28

15

3

Try about.com! I saw some really cute ones on their! like a talking and singing potty.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms