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Peter PottyPeter PottyNo 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.

Peter Potty 2Peter Potty 2Ok - 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. 


Comments
Jul 25, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

re: Peter Potty

My son trained on this product and it really is great. Greatest invention ever? Doubtful - but here is what I know. The 'small zone' is fine - the very first time, he walked up and used it and everything went right where it should. No practice, no steering, just peeing. When he pees in a sit-down potty, I have to hold his little unit to make sure it goes in the whole. With this, I don't have to do anything. It is an 'extra thing' in the bathroom (and doesn't help with #2...which requires another extra thing), but it is by far the least messy potty training device I have ever used - and I've trained three kids. And as to faster training? My son was trained at 2.5, which is better than average. All I know is he REALLY LIKES his Peter Potty - and that is important.

Jul 26, 2006
by WAG (not verified)

Love that peter potty!

If you designed a bathroom in your home, and could have all the fixtures available, what would you get? Most couples, when asked that, reply: toilet, bidets, jet-spa-tub, shower room, urinal, large vanity, etc…
If the urinal hits the wish list, why do we constantly underrate it? It’s a luxury, it’s convenient, it’s easier to clean (than the low toilet which fell victim to a half awake, bleary-eyed man.)
I think the push back on the home urinal is due to the notion that a aesthetically pleasing bathroom can posses no masculine accents. It’s as though it’s the one room that was never liberated from feminine French design: “Those beastly men with their gouache manners and scary volumes of liquid and waste, let us remove all evidence of them. Put more little soaps in little dainty dishes!”
If young children, in their formative years, see this fixture as normal, this misjudged luxury might become commonplace.

Jul 28, 2006
by Mom130 (not verified)

Peter Potty

I may not have any boys as of yet, but what about those with small bathrooms. Is there really enough room for this? I highly doubt it. And, just like Hot Mama, who wants something else to clean? Plus, what about the portable potty's that many of us have. Will the boys want BOTH so they can have their own toilet to do their business in, too? What's next? They'll start requesting a magazine rack, etc!

Jul 28, 2006
by Hot Spot Mama

Hot Mama

Thanks for referring to me as Hot Mama. I'm not vain enough or confident enough to refer to myself at Hot Mama (although my little guys do).   Actually, its HotSpotMama (get it - I incorporated the Spot at the end of AmericanInventorSpot.com).    Thanks for reading my postings.  

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Jan 17, 2009
by Anonymous

Peter Potty

Well, I do love the idea, but I also have a small bathroom. Not only is it a small bathroom but it is the only bathroom in the house and I have two children, a four year old boy and a seven year old girl, who seem to always need to use the toilet at the same time. So, instead of their racing each other upstairs to be the first on the potty, I have taught my son to pee into the tub. This has worked out really well. Although he has always been good about lifting the seat, it is much easier to just rinse out the tub than clean the floor. I think I am using less water too.