Ah, the potty. Between potty training and living with 4 boys, the bathroom is definitely not my favorite room in the house. Well, at least it didn’t used to be.
Of course, I can never go in alone, but that’s not even the problem I’m talking about. I’m talking about sitting on a wet toilet seat or stepping in something wet and praying that it is only water from the sink…which it’s not because no one else washes their hands. Yuck! Did I mention that boys are gross?
Well, I’ve found a solution to my problem.
The Potty Protector
Cindy, the mother of 5 boys, contacted me about her product the Potty Protector, and asked if I’d like to try it out.
At first, I wasn’t sure. I didn’t know if there was anything that would help Mr. B (and let’s be honest, my husband too) be cleaner when it came to using the bathroom. At 6-years-old, his aim isn’t so great, and half the time, I think he must get distracted about half-way through. He also NEVER puts the lid down, so I’ve fallen in a few times too. Not the most pleasant feeling.
So, I looked at their website, read all about it, read the testimonials, and thought I had nothing to lose. It couldn’t make my bathroom any messier, right?
How we used it
I decided to use the Potty Protector, not only to protect the rest of the bathroom, but to actually protect my own bathroom.
At first, we put it in our main bathroom.
However, this only solved one of my problems. I still risked falling in, if my son forgot to take it off. While it is super easy to put on and off, as I mentioned earlier, he gets distracted easily or is too busy for helpful things like that. He has things to do. Like play.
So, I placed it in our spare bathroom, which is right off the living room. I told Mr. B that I got him a special shield for the toilet, and that he could now consider this “his” bathroom…and to stay out of mine (nicely, of course!)
He was pretty excited because he likes anything that is just his, and not his brothers. He also has a wild imagination, and was pretending it was a giant wall, like he built in his video game.
By having it in our spare bathroom, I wouldn’t have to take it off when I had to go to the bathroom (or worry about falling in!) and could just leaving it there all the time.
Mr. B loves having his “own” special toilet now. I love not having to constantly wipe up the floor, wash the bathroom rug, or wipe the seat (or my seat.) Plus, the Potty Protector dries really fast, and there’s no odor in the bathroom. It’s way easier to clean because all I need to do is wipe it with a disinfecting wipe or rinse it with hot water in the tub, not get on my hands and knees to scrub or do a load of laundry.
It goes on in a second, and it fits on any toilet, as you can see from our 70’s colored toilets (not inspired, but actually from the 70’s.)
Now, I have a clean bathroom all to myself, since my husband also enjoys using the toilet with the “shield.” I also have a clean spare bathroom, so all I have to do when company arrives, is pull the Potty Protector off (or maybe even leave it on, depending on the guests,) and I’m ready.
Time saver. Germ saver. Mommy saver. I’m sold.
Do you live with boys? Would you like a cleaner bathroom?