The Potty Bag (and a Potty Training Update)

October 24th, 2009

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It’s been almost three weeks since we began and the Bubbers King is officially potty trained. (And look! He even washes his hands afterward all on his own!)

He’s been in underpants full-time during the day for over two weeks now and rarely has accidents. And each day he’s getting better about telling us when he needs to go. (And he automatically trained himself for sleeping even though we didn’t expect it since he’s still in a crib!)

There have been a couple of bumps and we’ve learned a lot, but we’re really proud of our Little Man and his hard work.

I’m especially grateful for his patience with me as I tried to figure out what the next step was after we got him trained at home that first week. At first, I was scared to take him out of the house in case he had an accident. A constant barrage of “What if??” scenarios played in my head:

What if he has an accident in his car seat?

What if we’re out somewhere and he needs to go, but there’s no bathroom?

What if there is a bathroom, but he doesn’t want to get on one of those huge toilets?

What if there is a bathroom, but it’s nasty and I don’t want him to get on it?

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In the midst of my confusion at church one Sunday, a woman named Anna Marie providentially nursed her sweet baby at the same time that I nursed mine in the Mother’s Lounge. And with a captive, experienced mother on my hands, the Potty Training floodgates opened wide and I was thrilled when she answered all the questions just the way I needed her to.

By the time we finished our conversation, I left the Mother’s Lounge relieved, empowered and eager to visit Babies R Us and Walmart the very next day to create…..

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The Potty Bag.

Oh. Yeah.

This baby has everything you need to create a clean, toddler friendly toilet in the front seat of your car.

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First: Lay down a multi-use lap pad to absorb any “spillage”.

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Second: Pull out the “Pottete Plus”.

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(Oh yeah, baby. Check it out).

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(It’s small enough to fit in a diaper bag).

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(And its got legs that fold down for being its own toilet).

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(Or out for being placed on a real toilet).

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Third: Take out a Pottete potty liner bag (or you can use a grocery bag).

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Fourth: Insert the bag into the Pottete and admire the wonderfully absorbent turtles.

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Fifth: Place lined Pottete on top of pad and voila!! A sanitary, toddler-sized toilet away from home!

*sigh*

Isn’t it beautiful?

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Our potty bag also includes a package of flushable wipes.

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As well as portable cleansing agents for washing hands (and Lysol wipes I always have in the car for cleaning surfaces).

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Follow that up with a tasty reward and I’d call that one successful potty trainer and one satisfied mother!

Thank you so much for all your help, Anna Marie! I can’t tell you how much I love my new supplies! They are a life saver and you are wonderful!

p.s. Anna Marie also recommended this for the Little Man’s car seat:

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The PiddlePad.

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For worry-free driving wherever you go. :)