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 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.

 

Potty Chairs

Potty Chairs, Potty Seats what the heck is the difference? Well if you read on I will explain the difference to you.

Potty Seats
Potty Seats are a smaller seat that actually fits over an standard adult toilet seat . Potty seats are usually made of hard plastic and can often times feature a cushioned top made of either plastic encased foam or air filled plastic. The purpose of a potty seat is to create a smaller opening for a child to sit on. Most potty seats can be stored by hanging them on a hook or placing them behind the toilet.

We also make a number of travel potty seats that collapse to fit into a diaper bag or medium sized purse.

 

Potty Chairs
Potty Chairs are essentially a small (low to the ground) children’s toilet. The child sits directly on the potty chair and makes #1 or #2. The parent is responsible for emptying the potty char’s reservoir into the actual toilet. If you ask me a potty seat is the way to go, but a potty chair is a nice option for very small potty trainers who can’t reach the big toilet. A few of our potty chairs actually convert to become step stools.