Little Urinals for Your Little Man- HotSpotMama Finds
No one likes potty training. But maybe my find will make your life a little easier. Maybe, I said.
The product I found is a kid sized urinal called the Peter Potty by Visionaire Products. The Peter Potty is the world's only flushable toddler urinal. The company claims that the Peter Potty will reduce the potty training time by at least 6 months on average (up to 15 months). The Peter Potty is adjustable, and the right size for little boys so it is suppose to eliminate accidental messes during the potty training process
All you need to do is to fill the reservoir on the top with tap water, push the button to flush the urinal and then empty the liquid waste from the drawer below. It is made from durable plastic and measures 17.5" tall. Plus, it can adjust 4 inches up and down to accommodate a growing child. It is for ages 18 months and above. The Peter Potty can be wall mounted, free standing on the supplied base or placed directly on the floor. Check out their website.
Ok - now down to business. For all you moms that have potty trained boys (I've trained two miraculously), do you really think this is such a great product. A few observations I've made.
Point (1) My boys can barely pee into a large adult size potty. The Peter Potty appears to have a smaller target zone. What's the likelihood that my boys (one who has been trained for years) will be able to make it into the smaller target zone?
Point (2) I think the problem with adult size urinals/tiolets is that boys usually aren't tall enough to stand and go in an adult size urinal/tiolet outside the house. At home they have footstools readily available so why would you need a toddler sized urinal at home?
Point (3) I hate cleaning tiolets. Do I really want to have another tiolet in my house to clean?
Point (4) The free standing base seems a little unsturdy (that is if you have a two year around). So if you do buy one, make sure you mount it somewhere or I can just see your little toddler knocking it over. More mess. I hate cleaning.
Point (5) I don't understand how the company can claim that the Peter Potty will train a boy 6 months earlier. Just because its lower to the ground. Anyone figure this one out, let me know.
Ok - so bottom line is that I don't think that the Peter Potty would be that helpful. But if anyone has used one, please convince me I'm wrong.
BTW - if you want to get one even after you read this article, you can buy it here.
UPDATE: This item no longer seems to be on the market. But a similar urinal for little boys is here.