We had a little potty we bought when he first started showing interest but we put no thought or research into the decision. We just headed to the store and purchased something.
Boy I wished we hadn’t.
You see… these potty seats can be a tad… messy. The “shield” really doesn’t shield anything and the well does not hold a lot! Well, at least a not for my heavy wetter. We were cleaning up more than we did when we changed diapers (and pull ups).
So the quest for a solution arose.
When I received the opportunity to test drive the Joovy Loo potty chair I jumped on it!
Not only is the design of this product superior to what we have, it’s also super comfy (or at least that’s what my son tells me). As you can tell from the side by side comparison, the Loo not only has a wider seat, there’s more cushion for the tush when sitting down. It’s not as narrow and doesn’t confine the user to the sea (there have been a few times my son has actually gotten STUCK in his old potty seat.
Funny… but not.
Cleaning out the seat is so easy that even my son does it without getting pee everywhere. Since the pee shield is larger than the average shield, the place where you pick up the seat gives you enough of a grabbing area to assure that you aren’t touching anything icky.
See the difference in the pictures above? What you might not see is how much deeper the bowl is on the Loo, and how much taller the pee shield is.
The watertight design and clean white color allows for a simple swipe of toilet paper in the bowl to clean it out. We see everything that’s in there and there are no nooks or crannies for things to hide out in.
And when you dispose of anything in the bowl, there’s no empty hole leading to your flooring underneath… there’s actually a completely sealed inner bowl! So if your kid has to go again, or you have another child lining up behind the first, there aren’t any messes on the floor underneath the seat.
My kids kindly tested this out for me without me even having to ask!
My daughter may or may not have removed the bowl to let her dolls use the restroom in the playroom. She couldn’t pick up the whole toilet so she just brought a piece of it.
Since my son began using his seat my daughter has begun telling us when she goes to the restroom as well! With a quick ‘Poopoo’ announcement she races to the bathroom, takes off her wet diaper and sits on the potty herself. She doesn’t actually pee pee in the potty yet but she’s getting the idea!
I may have my hands full over the next few months. But that was a given.
I just love that my son now runs to go use his potty and is excited about using it too! And over the past two weeks he’s gotten quite good at doing everything all by himself. My little man is growing up! And just this morning he asked to pee on the big potty standing up. How awesome is that?
It won’t be too long before my daughter is the one using the Loo. And we’ll be prepared.
The Joovy Loo is also the perfect portable potty. Especially in the early weeks of potty training when a child doesn’t have quite the control they need to hold it until a parent can find the restroom, keeping the Loo in the trunk or back of the car can prove to be a huge relief for a potty training child. And it’s the perfect potty to take along when camping or traveling.
The Loo is much prettier. And cleaner too! How awesome is the name? I find myself calling it the Loo whenever my son asks to go to the restroom. “Oh, you mean the Loo? Sure! Lets go…”