I'm really impressed with the Potette linked above... Didn't realize that you could also use it on a regular toilet. I think I'm going to get that and use the plastic bag/maxipad trick someone mentioned in a different thread.
Good idea for over a toilet in a pinch! My DD doesn't like public restrooms either.
DD Spring 2010
As for the original question, I have been wondering this myself, because the thought of DD touching ANYTHING in a public restroom skeeves me out to the nth degree. But she won't use a little potty at home, only the big potty. I'm going to have to figure something out!
Mom to a spirited, red-headed, 28-weeker 10/09, and expecting someone new late 2013.
I don't really stress about kids (or myself) using & touching a public toilet. We are just VERY thorough about washing hands (arms & face if needed, too) afterward.
I just sit him on it backwards. My mom did this with my brother and I'm finding it works great for DS if he's freaked about a big toilet in public. You do have to get at least 1 leg out of the pants/shorts, but for my DS his legs are so short I have to do that if he sits forward on a toilet, too.
DS - Adopted by loving parents 1995
DS1 7/2009 ('Stachio)
DS2 9/2011 (Peanut)
I can't imagine carrying a toilet (even a seat) everywhere! Kudos to you guys!
DS had major issues learning to stand to pee (DH was "forced" to sit at home after he crossed the 6' mark and DS is on track to be at least that as well, so we trained him that way)... Even OUTDOORS, he had a mental hangup about it. So he had no problem sitting on a public toilet.
I love the tip from Simon! I'll have to keep that in mind if we have trouble with DD.
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