This product is featured as part of a week of Traveling With Children necessities.
When you're preparing to travel with kids, the major things come to mind. Bring plenty of clothes, don't forget any favorite stuffed animals, remember the sunscreen, that sort of stuff. However, something that may get overlooked is what to do about toddlers who are used to their own personal potty seat at home.
Whether a separate, small seat or an insert on a regular toilet, neither option is something that is all that easy for traveling. Big Sister E would rather use the big potty like Mommy and Daddy, which at least meant I didn't have to worry about bringing a whole potty chair with us on our trip, but what about something to keep her too-small-for-the-seat self up there? Not to mention that while we were traveling, what could keep her from touching the massive amount of germs that we would encounter along the way?
On-the-Go Inflatables has found the solution and created an inexpensive, no-mess, convenient way to remove the stress of traveling with a toddler. This was quickly proven when, during our first trip to the restroom at the airport, Big Sister E decided to refuse to go to the bathroom.
No matter how much I begged and reasoned (bathrooms on airplanes are definitely not meant for two), she staunchly held her ground. Then it hit me. "Wait. How about...this?" Pulling out the Pink Inflatable Potty Seat, it probably didn't even take two full breaths before it was blown up. Her eyes lit up and the rest was potty history.
As well as the lure of the cute character and how quickly this inflates and deflates, our On-the-Go Potty Seat impressed me in multiple other ways as well. The sturdy plastic handles provide safety and a feeling of security and gave Big Sister E's hands a place to be that wasn't covered with bacteria. And, although she didn't really use it, the backrest support is a nice added touch for comfort.
When we reached my mom's house, it was great to have this seat to help allow Big Sister E one more way to feel at home in a new surrounding. Due to the stabilization ring at the bottom, I didn't have to worry about whether or not the On-the-Go Potty Seat would fit as it fits right in the opening of the toilet seat and keeps the potty seat from slipping around.
Now that we are back home, our potty seat has been easily cleaned and stored for future use. It will be great to have the next time we go to visit a different relative's house or even when Little Sister B gets to the potty training age. Any fun, enticing way to get her interested in using the potty, particularly one that is so simple to use, is definitely worth having.
A well-constructed On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat is available in four different styles and comes with a repair kit just in case. Available for $7.99 on their website, On-the-Go Inflatables is running a promotion through March where you also receive free shipping, making this an affordable and worthwhile investment.
Thanks to their generosity, however, five people will have one less thing to worry about whether at home or while traveling with a toddler, because...
Five lucky people will win On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seats of their own!
To enter to win an On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat: Visit On-the-Go and tell me which of their cute styles is your favorite AND where it would most come in handy for the child in your life.
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A huge thank you to On-the-Go Inflatables for providing an Inflatable Potty Seat for me to review as well as for five lucky giveaway winners. These make traveling convenient and stress-free! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.