CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL
We are just now heading into the wide world of potty training. I admit that I am a major germaphobe and a big part of the reason that my daughter is not toilet trained is because I couldn’t stand the thought of her touching public toilets or even worse, having to use those squatty potties at the park. But yesterday, out of the blue, she came and told me she had to sit on her big girl potty and then she used it! I think she’s decided she’s going to do this with or with without me.
So, in order to overcome my fears of contaminating my baby with toilet germs, I ordered a travel potty yesterday. I found one I really liked because it’s about the size of a ream of paper when closed, comes with a carrying case, and the mess is minimal. It requires a diaper to be inserted inside to catch the waste and when your toddler is done, you can fold up the diaper and dispose of it anywhere you did last week before you started potty training! It’s perfect for me because a newborn diaper is big enough to use and I just happen to have one of those with me as well! Actually she’s not all that new anymore and is into size 2 diapers now. But I’ll always have diapers with me, so that’s one less thing I’ll have to remember when I leave the house.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen this at the exchange just yet, but you can order it online. Mine should be here next week! For more information, check their website with a video to demonstrate how it works, or this review.