It’s hard to believe, but ‘lil Miss A has been out of diapers for somewhere around a year now. The potty chair has all but become a stool and an emergency use tool. Even harder to believe, ‘lil Man is showing interest in starting to potty train (and the doctor even suggested it at his last checkup). Just in time, I was provided with a set of TidyTots disposable potty chair liners to review (and give away)!
In one box, you get 16 disposable liners–perfect for keeping your potty chair clean and fresh. I took out the first liner and bag and did some investigating. The box instructions looked simple enough. You put the liner in the removable piece of your potty chair bowl, smooth it out, then toss in the super-absorbent pad (it really is almost like a maxi pad). The kiddo does their business, and then you get to choose if it’s time to pull it and change the liner or “if it’s yellow let it mellow”–you can wait for 2-3 uses before pulling it out.
Personally, I was a bit too fast with the process. I had a kid that needed to go and wanted to help me (‘lil Miss A) and another that just wanted to be destructive. So, our liner went in like this:
It should have been smoother, but I was happier to have it in like that than have pee on the floor. It worked like a charm anyways. The wet stuff was contained in the liner thanks to the absorbent pad. After ‘lil Man tried to do his business, I decided I wasn’t too thrilled with letting it sit, so we pulled it, tied it, (took a picture), and threw it away.
TidyTots are made so you can “discard the liner just as you would dispose of a diaper”. Being part of the Tote Bag Challenge, I see this a bit differently. It’s a plastic bag that is going to sit in a landfill. Sure, a diaper is going to sit in a landfill, but (at least in my brain), it’s going to decompose a lot faster than a plastic bag (but I could be wrong). Sure, the potty chair is clean and fresh, but we’re throwing one more thing in the landfill. That’s the only downside I see to using this product–but it wouldn’t be as bad if you were willing to use it for 2-3 uses. I just couldn’t do it!
There’s a lot of great reason to use the liners–they are sanitary, you don’t have to clean the potty (I hate dumping pee and #2 out, gross!), and think about travel! Last summer, we traveled with our potty, and would just dump it as we went. If you had tidy tots, your kids could really go wherever. That’s how we’ll use TidyTots–for the coupon trips/travel with the potty–more often than day to day potty use.
TidyTots would like to share a box of the potty chair liners with you! Enter in the form below, and the winner will be announced on June 28! Good luck!
Disclosure: TidyTots provided me with their product to test and review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own!