Friday, March 5, 2010

Traveling With Children: Potty Breaks {On-The-Go Inflatable Potty Seat Review & Giveaway - 5 winners!}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

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.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you suggest a color, style or design for a future On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat.
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1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seats *5 winners* for traveling toddlers by @OTGInflatables! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/cRqVpR #win #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on March 25th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winners. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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.

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I would love to have a solid blue chair. It could come in handy on long road trips when we occasionally have to stop in rest areas!

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Lindsey said...

The blue seat with a character would be great for trips to Gramma's house.

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masonsgranny59 said...

I would choose the Blue Inflatable Potty Seat with the face on it.
This would be perfect for my 2 year old grandson to use here @ grandma and papa's house and when they are out on the go.

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Melanie Montgomery said...

The pink one with the character is so fun and cute.



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Anonymous said...

I'd choose blue, and it would really come in handy at rest areas when we travel to see family.

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love the blue with character on it and when we go to the mall

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Natalia said...

My favorite is blue. It would be so handy to have it at grandma's house. No need to carry potty all the time

Natalia said...

My design suggestion is princess seat. All the girls would love it for sure

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sharonjo said...

I would choose the Pink Inflatable Potty Seat--it would be perfect for my sister- and brother-in-law, who have a little granddaughter who will soon be potty-training age.

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I like the blue w/character. It would be of great use during our first plane trip in May!

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I like the pink inflattable potty seat.We would use it whenever we go on long road trips being gone a whole day or more.

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Melodic Mom said...

I would get the pink w/ character seat and I'd use it for grandma's house!

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I think they should have a neutral color, (maybe yellow) and as for as characters, maybe animals, like cats or dogs.

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I like the blue one and it would come in handy at public restrooms.

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I like the pink with the character on it.... would be great for visiting relatives

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I like the blue one with the character on it.
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blue with character and we would use it the most at grandmas house thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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