Potty Training Solutions for Girls

potty-training-girlsWe all understand that boys and girls have different plumbing, different attitudes and different needs. There are a number of potty training solutions designed for girls and some that may work better than others. Here are some potty training solutions for girls that will assist your little princess “in training”.

Potty Chairs for Girls
A potty chair is a small potty that sits on the floor. Your daughter can use the potty just like she would use a big toilet. When she is finished doing her business the reservoir can be emptied  into the toilet. The reason potty chairs work better for girls is that they sit to do all of their business. Many parents of little boys have written to us and told us that their son tried to stand at the potty chair and made a big mess. Ginsey Industries make a number of   potty chairs in styles for little girls including: Princesses, Minnie Mouse, Dora The Explorer, Fairies and much more. Potty chairs stand out as a potty training solution for girls that is embraced by moms of nationwide.

Step Stools for Girls
You may find that the best potty training solution for girls isn’t related to the potty at all.  Little girls want to be just like their mom. That means that your daughter may want to sit on the “big girl” potty immediately. A step stool is a great way to help girls to sit on the toilet. Ginsey makes a variety of step stools in colors and themes that are perfectly suited for little girls. Once your daughter is potty trained the stool can be used for brushing teeth and getting into the  bathtub.

Potty Seats for Girls
Ginsey makes a number of potty seats for girls that will assist them in using “big girl” potty.  We have a variety of styles and colors suited to girls. Styles range from air cushioned, padded or rigid models. We even have a number of folding potty seats that are great for travel. Donn’t your little girl fall in. Get her a potty seat from Ginsey.com

Solutions to Potty Training Problems

Here are some solutions to your common potty training problems. We have heard just about every problem there is when it comes to potty training and we have the answers to quite a few of them. Here are three of the most common issues.

Potty Training Problem #1
My son keeps peeing on the floor when seated on the toilet to make #2.

Solutions to Potty Training Problem #1
We heard this problem so many times that we actually invented a solution. It is called the splash guard. Many of our potty seats now come equipped with a built in splash guard for little squirts. This shield prevents little tinklers from spraying pee over the seat when they are seated to make #2.

Potty Training Problem #2
My child refuses to use her potty chair no matter what we do. all of her siblings have used the same one with no problems.

Solutions to Potty Training Problem #2
She may never use the potty chair. We have seen this happen many times. Some children  want so much to be like their parents or older siblings that they refuse any “baby seats”. Buy her a cute step stool and try allowing her to sit on the regular toilet. This may give her the confidence she needs to go.

Potty Training Problem #3
My child seems interested in his potty seat but every time we put him on it he never goes.

Solutions to Potty Training Problem #3
Buy a potty hook and hang the seat there when not in use. Show your child how to put the seat over the toilet himself and explain that he can do this all by him self. Ask your child is he or she needs to go to the bathroom but rather than taking them yourself, simply say. “Go ahead, go get your potty seat”. This will really help your child to OWN his or her potty time.

 

Potty Training Solutions for Boys

I have two boys so I feel well qualified to offer potty training solutions for boys. We all know that boys and girls have different plumbing and thus have different needs for potty training. Here are some solutions that I have used quite successfully

Potty Seats vs Potty Chairs
Potty chairs just didn’t cut it for my boys. Boys like to “stand-n-spray” when they pee and a floor potty was just a recipe for disaster. My boys did not want to sit to pee either. Rather than have a floor potty chair for #2 and then take them to the big boy potty for #1 we decided it is just easier (and less disgusting) to use the big boy potty for everything. We did get a lot of use from an Elmo potty seat that fit over the regular toilet.

Step Stools
If you have a boy then you MUST buy a step stool. My boys loved using the stool to go pee-pee in the toilet. It made them feel like big boys and prevented a lot of messes. My oldest son still uses the step stool to brush his teeth.

Potty Training Accessories
I used a couple of potty training accessories with mixed results. We have a potty hook that is intended to hang the potty seat on the toilet tank. Just like everything else in my house, the kids never hung the potty seat back on the hook where it belongs. I eventually started using the potty hook to hang the potty seat on the back of the door where visitors didn’t have to see it. We had great successes with tinkle targets. They are flush-able designs that your boys can pee on. My kids love to aim their pee and this potty training solution helped them keep it in the toilet.

Potty Training Products

There are thousands of potty training products on the market today. At Ginsey we manufacture most of the potty training products you find at major retailers. Here are some ideas to help you find the correct potty training products for your child.

Potty Training Product #1: Potty Seats
Potty seats are essentially an additional seat that fits over your toilet allowing your child to sit comfortably without falling in. Potty seats come in a variety of styles and prices to fit any budget.

Potty Training Product #2: Potty Chairs
A potty chair is a small miniature potty that is a substitute for having your child sit on the toilet. Potty chairs are lower to the ground and can be a great starting place for early potty training.

Potty Training Product #3: Potty Steps
Every parent should have a step stool in their home. a step stool allows your child to actually reach the toilet. Stools can be used for many other reasons, years after your child is potty trained.

Visit www.Ginsey.com for these and other potty training solutions.

 

 

Potty Training Tools

Ginsey Industries is the leading producer of potty training tools on the planet. No one manufactures a larger selection of kids potty seats and potty trainers than we do. We have licensing agreements with a number of popular children’s television programs including: Disney, Marvel Heros, Mickey Mouse, Nickelodeon, Pixar, Seseame Street, and Thomas & Friends. Odds are your child will actually WANT to use our products when potty training

We have written a number of articles about our potty training tools and how to best use them when potty training your little “squirt”. Click on the links below for these articles

5 Potty Training Tips

Here are 10 great potty training tips from Ginsey Industries:

(1) It is Never Too Early
It really is never too early to introduce your little one to the potty. Even if they are not using the potty, it is good to make them aware of it and why their older brothers and sisters use it.

(2) Reinforcement is Key
Make sure that your little one can use the potty at home, at school, and on the road. It is easy to just opt for a diaper when traveling but Ginsey’s travel potty seats make on the go potty training easy and help reinforce what you are doing at home.

(3) Rewards are Good but not Necessary
Offering a reward tends to work with older children, but younger ones are usually just as excited as you that they are using the potty like a big girl or a big boy. We have a number of parents tell us that buying their child a Ginsey potty seat with their favorite cartoon characters on it was all the reward their child needed to succeed at potty training.

(4) It Doesn’t Always Work
Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you try. Some kids will only become potty trained on their own timetable. In these cases it is often best to simply back off and let your child make the decision to become potty trained on their own. Some children do not respond to pressure but are rather self starters who will accomplish tasks efficiently when those tasks are made their sole responsibility. My wife and I had this issue with our oldest son and we were surprised how quickly he potty trained himself once the choice was his own and not ours.

(5) Use Support Tools
Don’t try to be Supermom or Superdad. There are great potty training tools like tinkle targets, reward stickers, potty chairs, potty seats, travel potty seats and much more at your disposal. Theses tools are all available on the Ginsey.com Website and are all very cost effective. Just think of how much money you will be saving once you get your child out of diapers and on to the potty!

 

 

Potty Seat Manufacturers

Ever wonder who manufacturers potty seats? Ginsey Industries manufactures over 38 varieties of potty seats for kids. Our seats range from a cushy ring that you place atop the bowl to a complete potty chair that the child sits on directly. Our potty seats can be found in a number of retail stores including: Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyons, Target, Babies R Us, BuyBuy Baby, Kohls, Kmart, Toys R Us, BJ’s and many more.

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Thomas Potty Seat

Ginsey Insustries has a great Thomas potty seat. Technically, it is a Thomas the Train 3 in 1 potty training chair system. This system includes:

THOMAS FLOOR POTTY
This is a potty chair that starts the potty training process on your child’s level.

DETACHABLE THOMAS POTTY SEAT
This seat detaches from the base and is used on the big toilet. This welcomes your child to adult toilet (standard or elongated seats)

THOMAS STEP STOOL
This stool can be used once your child is ready to stand at the toilet (boys) or just to get on the toilet (girls). It provides a solid base for your child to reach both the potty and the sink.

THOMAS STICKERS
You can reward potty training progress and decorate your Thomas potty!


To commemorate our Thomas potty training seat I wrote a silly Ginsey version of the Thomas theme song:

They’re two they’re four they’re six they’re eight
It doesn’t matter cause they’re potty trained
Tan and green and brown and blue
Whatever the color of their poo

Potty train at home or when away
Our products help a’long the way
A place to seat little rear ends
Ginsey is your friend!

Potty Seats vs Potty Chairs

Should you purchase a potty seat or potty chair. This is bound to become a Mom’s (or Dad’s) debate for the ages. I am a father of two little boys and I definitely side with the potty seat crowd, but keeping in mind the fact that my kids are boys. Without getting into the obvious differences between the two sexes, I can say that my boys used the potty seat for making #2 but never used it for making pee pee. We instead opted for a small step stool that my boys can use to gain extra height. If you have little boys you already know that they love to stand up and pee. I think they love it a little too much considering how many times they have missed.

 

Potty Chairs
You already know that I am 100% behind using potty seats and step stools for potty training boys but what about potty chairs? Potty chairs are a great way to introduce any child to the toilet, but I think they are a much better option for little girls. Girls do not stand when they pee (obviously) so a step stool is only beneficial once a girl has learned to go into the bathroom, put down the seat that brother left up, mount the toilet and do her business. I think that in the beginning a potty char is the perfect height for a little girl. You may not want to clean poop out of a potty chair so you may want to make the decision that the potty chair id for making #1 and the big potty is for #2, as most kids need help for #2 in the beginning anyway.

I hope this small anecdotal article is helpful in distinguishing between buying a potty seat or a potty chair for boys and girls.