Tuesday, June 14, 2011

have toilet. will travel.



have you ever tried to take your potty training toddler on a road trip? it is an adventure that we have had lots of experience with. the worst is when you are not near a gas station or rest stop and your little one yells "mommy, i need to go poo poo!"


what you need:

•a travel potty (we love this baby bjorn one because the front end is raised)


BABYBJĂ–RN Potty Chair, Blue


plastic garbage bags (any ones will do---we just grab a few from our costco sized roll before venturing out)


Glad ForceFlex Tall Kitchen 13 Gallon Trash Bag With Odor Shield - 120-Count


• baby wipes (for the bum) (ps--this travel case is awesome. i love just having it strapped to my diaper bag for daily use.)


Skip Hop Swipe Baby Wipes Case


antibacterial wipes (in case any gets onto anything it is not supposed to)


Wet Ones Citrus Scent Antibacterial Hand & Face Wipes, 48 Count Canister 5 Pack (Five Total Canisters)



hand sanitizer (will do for hand washing in a pinch)



Dial Corporation 01203 "Citrus Scent" Liquid Hand Sanitizer 2 Oz. With Moisturizers



directions (i am not sure that anyone really needs these.....but here they are):

•simply, pull the car over to a safe place.
•take out the potty and put the garbage bag over it.
•set the potty down on the ground, away from the road.
•after your child has gone potty, remove the plastic bag, tie it up and bring it to the nearest garbage can (no littering, people).



here is a photo of out "kit":





here is what the potty looks like ready to go with the garbage bag over it:







hope that this time-tested trick of ours works for you. let me know if you have any other helpful hints.