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.

 

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.

Different Types of Potty Seats

There are a few things to consider when selecting kids potty seats because there are many types of potty seats available. I will briefly outline my experiences with various potty seats and let you draw you own conclusions.

When we were potty training my son Colin, we tried a number of different potty seats out. Naturally potty seats are easy test out when you work for Ginsey. My son is pretty big for his age so we encountered some interesting obstacles when he was being potty trained.

Potty Chairs
In case you don’t know a potty chair is a little seat about the height of a step stool. Your child makes #1 or #2 in the potty and then you dump it out. My wife was opposed to this form of potty training because she didn’t like the idea of cleaning up poop from yet another surface. I understand that but some of my friends, especially those with petite little girls have had great success with a potty chair.

Foam Cushioned Potty Seats
We tried this style out and it seemed to work really well for making #2. My son is a big kid so the built in “splash guard” didn’t work very well because he just peed over top of it and made a mess. I don’t think this would be an issue with a smaller kid who sits deeper in the seat. We used the foam cushioned seat for #2 and we uses the Sesame Street step stool for making #1 and it worked well…Until he relapsed!

Air Cushioned Potty Seats
Well our son relapsed a bit and wet back to going in his pants. He said he didn’t like his potty seat and that it hurt. That is when we pulled out the Elmo Air Cushioned Potty Seat. This seat was perfect for his larger size. He found it very comfortable and like all kids he loves Elmo. The air cushioned seat allows a bigger kid a bit more “hiney room” and really lets them “sink in” to do their business. Thanks to the Elmo potty seat and a Sesame Street step stool my son is fully potty trained today.