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As a mom of four, I’ve got tons of parenting experience. I may have been through a lot with my young family, but I’m happy to admit when I’ve got no idea what I’m talking about. My two-and-a-half year-old son, Noah, is the first boy to be born in two generations. I’m close with my aunts and my grandmothers, and I have 14 female cousins and two younger sisters. Not one boy. So when it comes to potty training a little guy, I’m a bit of a fish out of water (insert bathroom joke here). With my older girls, it was pretty easy; pick a potty, any potty! The first time I sat Noah on the toilet, I knew I was in for a world of trouble. First, I noticed that there was no way the pee was going to make it into the toilet, even if he did end up going. Leaning back the way he was, I was going to end up with a wet bathroom (and face, for that matter). And second, Noah has sensory and developmental issues, and he wasn’t going to hang in the middle of a large toilet seat for all the cookies in the world. In fact, several potties and toilet seats later, I realized that it didn’t matter what I did, if he felt like he was going to fall in, tantrums ensued.
When we got our Bumbo Toilet Trainer and I put it on the toilet, I noticed right away how secure it looked. It didn’t move around like some of the other seats we tried, but sat tightly on top of the regular toilet seat. Made from the same material as the popular Bumbo Seats, the design was seamless, and really easy to clean. Many potties and toilets have all kinds of crevices where bacteria is hard to clean, and I’ve ended up throwing out many of them because well, that’s pretty gross. Noah loved how well formed the seat was, hugging him all the way around, and giving him the confidence to sit for a longer time. And I loved the fact that his boy bits were covered by the front panel, ensuring that my bathroom floor won’t need to be mopped up when he finally decides to take that first pee!
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