1: The Potty... Pooper
Problem: Our daughter's potty chair was hard to rush to and also blocked the hamper area of our bathroom
Solution: BEMIS NextStep Elongated Closed Front Toilet Seat in White ($52.62 via Home Depot)
|It's a strange thing to say, but I truly appreciate that|
We splurged a little and used our Home Depot consumer credit card to purchase a quiet close toilet seat that had a toddler sized potty seat attachment. Now, our daughter's potty is integrated with our potty, and as a bonus, the larger seats do not slam (although the toddler seat can). Also, the toilet seat can be easily unsnapped from the toilet, making our one piece toilet even easier to clean. And the best part is, since I used my HD card, I can pay for this seat over 6 months. Basically, for less than the price of a restaurant lunch every month ($10), we were able to solve our potty problem.
The toilet itself is still too high for my daughter, but at least rushing with her into the bathroom doesn't require hitting my knees on obstructions like the shower anymore. If only we can solve the potty training problem, we'd be golden. :)
2: The Non-Bathtub Tub
Problem: Our daughter was outgrowing her underbed storage container "tub" and our bathroom had little space to store it.
Solution: OXO Good Grips Tub Stopper ($8.99 via Amazon)
Most people choose a bathtub in the bathroom, especially if they have children, but bathtubs have only made me nervous when it comes to our daughter. The sides are too high for her to step over, tubs are made of hard, dangerous material, and they can easily fill up with too much water. All of these safety hazards were a concern, so when my husband spotted a corner shower, with a low shower pan and design we loved, we did not hesitate to pull out our old tub (repurposing it as a planter outside), and install a shower.
|"After" the tub stopper. Less clutter, more space.|
Who would have thought that with a stopper, a corner shower would be THE best toddler "tub" ever for us.
Sometimes, a well-timed purchase makes all the difference and these two purchases turned our "adult" bathroom into one perfect for our toddler. :)