We got really lucky with Rylie when it came to potty training. She was completely potty trained just a few months after she turned two, even at night! I think part of the reason she was potty trained so quickly is because most of the time, she was using the little potties at daycare. Those potties are very low to the ground, so the kids feel comfortable using them, which I believe makes potty training easier.
The only way for us to get a potty that was low to the ground at home was to use one of the little training potties. Um, no thanks. There was no way I was going to rinse that thing out every time Rylie had to go. Ewwwwww. So Rylie had to learn how to use the big potty. We bought stools for all of the bathrooms at our house and she would just climb up and hang on. It certainly wasn't the best scenario. She is constantly touching the toilet seat, and one time she was so unstable just hanging there that she actually fell in.
I think Bryce will have an easier time learning how to go potty at home, thanks to The Little Looster! The Little Looster is a one-of-a-kind stool that is specially made to wrap around the base of your toilet. It is large enough for your little one to use for extra stability and hands free comfort on the potty, but small enough to be unobtrusive for the adults in your household.
What a fantastic idea for a potty stool! First off, I am happy that I no longer have to move a stool around when I have to go to the bathroom. The rectangular stools that we have in the bathrooms stick out too far from the toilet, so they have to be moved if an adult needs to use it. The Little Looster fits right around the base of the toilet, and still leaves plenty of room for us adults to use the bathroom without having to move the stool.
Rylie is a huge fan too! She can easily get on the toilet now without having to hang on to it for stability. The Little Looster allows her to step up from the sides or the front, at any angle, and easily sit down without having to stabilize herself. And since her legs aren't dangling, she is comfortable and stable while on the potty. She can even lean over to get the toilet paper without having to worry about falling off.
Our pediatrician actually recommended that Rylie always have a stool under her when going potty, so that she doesn't dangle her legs. She has had problems with constipation, and when kids dangle their legs, they have to use their muscles to support themselves on the potty and then aren't able to use those muscles to go to the bathroom properly. The Little Looster gives her the support she needs for those times when she may have to try a little harder to go.
Bryce is getting close to potty training age, and I am so glad we will have The Little Looster on hand when we begin that process. I have heard that boys are harder to train than girls, so we need all the help we can get! The Little Looster will be used in our house for many years to come. In fact, I need to get at least one more to put in the other bathroom that the kids use. We love it!
The Little Looster can be purchased for $34.99 directly from their website, or from many retail partners.
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Disclaimer: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received The Little Looster at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.