Tag: Potty Training Concepts

Buying Guide for Potty Chairs

Are you ready to start potty training but just don’t know where to start?  Most think of potty chairs immediately when they think potty training.  Why are potty chairs important?  It all starts with getting your little one independent.  The adult size toilet seat is big and sometimes scary for a child.  They cannot get off and on independently, the opening is too big so there is the fear of falling in, and it makes loud noises.  Potty chairs are toddler size, bright fun colors, and if there are noises they are very fun and child friendly.  You want your child to be excited about this new adventure and a brand new potty chair for a brand new stepping stone in their life is the way to go.

In picking out the perfect potty chair there are quite a few things you should be looking at.  Who knew that potty training could offer so many different varieties?  It can be overwhelming and the pressure is on to make the right decision because no one wants a collection of potty chairs hanging around.

Infant Potty Chairs

Infant Potty Seats

First, think about the size of the potty chair.  Potty chairs do come in different sizes from infant potty chairs all the way up.  Take the time to find out your child’s height and width and use this as a guide when choosing the right size.  Usually potty chairs have measurements on the box or website you are shopping on.  Look for that.  If you do not see it do not be shy.  Ask!  This is an important part of getting the right chair.

Style of the potty chair is just as important.  The potty chairs have evolved, that’s for sure.  There are wooden ones, riding ones, musical onescharacter, and function, like a multi-function potty chair.

Wooden Potty Chairs

Wooden Potty Chairs

Some will be ruled out automatically because of the size of your child.  But if your child likes to ride the hobby horses, then by all means look at the riding potty chairs.  If your little one will only answer to Disney Cars Characters or Disney Fairies then you know right where to go.  This area is very important because you want your child to be excited and motivated about potty training.  So, music, style, and/or character are very important aspects in picking out the right potty chair.

Wooden Potty Chairs

Potty Chamber Replacement

Last, you want to look at mobility of the potty chair.  Where are you going to be potty training?  In the bathroom, living room?  Are you going to want to move the chair from room to room?  Not only do you want potty training to be easy breezy for your little one but you want some of that for yourself too.  Think about how you are going to empty and clean the chair.  Look at how the potty chamber area in the potty chair is going to be cleaned.   This may play a role in the chair you purchase.

With these three areas covered you are now armed with the knowledge you will need to venture out and shop for that perfect potty chair for your toddler.  We understand just how busy parent’s are so with that in mind we have created an entire section of potty chairs for your one stop potty training shop.

For more tips and tricks to potty training check out our Potty Training Tips page. We also have videos explaining the different kinds of potty chairs.

Product Video for the 3-in-1 Potty Chair

Riding Potty Chair by Potty Scotty and Potty Patty

Basic Potty Chair by Potty Scotty & Potty Patty

3 in 1 Musical Potty Chairs Product Video

Which Potty Training Pants should I buy?

It is starting to warm up outside and I can’t say it enough, “I am so glad!”  I personally have had enough of the cold weather and am loving the warm days that we are having at this time.  Due to the warming up of the weather, I am receiving more phone calls than usual,  from parents that are preparing themselves for the wonderful process called “Potty Training“.  The main topic seems to be “Which Training Pants should I buy?”

Most of them are aware already, that going from the paper product pull-ups to cotton training pants, is the first step to potty training.  The pull-ups are designed to keep the child as dry as possible no matter how many times they have accidents in them.  They wick away the moisture from the child’s bottom.  The cotton training pants on the other hand, will make the child feel wet and hopefully uncomfortable, so that they will be motivated to go to the potty in order to stay dry.  We can only hope!

We at RNK carry several kinds of training pants.  Our cotton training pants are thicker than most brands that you can buy in the stores and are available in blue (Potty Scotty) print,  Pink (Potty Patty) print, solid white and some colorful prints as well.  These training pants are designed to catch most of an accident in the thick center portion of the training pant but may not contain all of it.  Should you want help in containing most, if not all of the accident (and I say most because there are some accidents that no matter how hard you try, you just can’t contain all of it),  we recommend that you also use our waterproof pull-on pants to go over the top of them.  (Our pull on pants are not vinyl but are made out of a special waterproof PUL fabric, so you do not hear the rustling like the vinyl ones.)

Should you decide to use the cotton training pants, you will find that they are wonderful because once the child is potty trained, the training pant can also be used like regular underwear.  Be prepared because there will be many times that your child will wait until the last minute to go to the potty.   As they hurry on the way there, they may tinkle just a bit before reaching the potty.  Using this thicker cotton training pant should absorb that slight accident so that it does not go through to their clothing. and therefore saving them from an embarrassing moment.

2in1-Training-Pants-Scotty2_600x6002in1-Waterproof-Training-Pants-Patty_600x600If you do not like having to work with 2 separate items, then our 2-in-1 training pants are more for you.  They give you the convenience of the cotton training pant and the waterproof pull-on all built into one.  These are for daytime potty training just as the cotton training pants are.  They also come in the Blue Potty Scotty and Pink Potty Patty prints.

Bamboo-Waterproof-Training-Pants_600x600Minky-Waterproof-Training-Pants_600x600We have recently introduced some of our new waterproof training pants to our site.  These training pants come in a variety of prints but stand out because the outer PUL fabric is made up of 2 very special materials (bamboo and a very soft minky fabric).  All our waterproof training pants are perfect for potty training your child.

Night-Time-Training-Pants-n_600x600Once your child is day potty trained, you will have to watch for signs that will let you know that they are ready for night time training.  One of the most important signs to look for is that your child is waking up dry or almost dry several days out of the week.  This should be a sign that his/her little bladder has gained enough strength to hold it most, if not all night long until morning.  Once the child has showed this sign, you might want to try our night time training pants.  They are a little bulkier than the day time training pants because night time accidents are usually heavier than those during the day.  For easy night time changing, they are manufactured with 2 sets of snaps down both sides.  The second set of snaps also gives you the ability to increase or decrease the waist size of the training pant.

I strongly suggest that you use not just the weight chart that you see on the site but the measurement chart as well.  Using both increases the chance that the training pants will fit your child.  Good luck with your potty training days ahead and call me should you need any further assistance.

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Small Business Award Scam?!

award pictureAwards!  Everyone likes to be recognized for what they work hard to accomplish but at what cost.  We received a couple of emails this week to let us know that our Potty Training Concepts Website and our Potty Patty site were receiving awards from the Pearland Award Program.  Since our warehouse is located in Pearland, Texas, they had our most undivided attention, so we read on.  It sounded really legitimate until we started seeing the red flags.

In the email, it read “The Pearland Award Program has chosen Potty Training Concepts for the 2013 Pearland Awards in the Toys classification.” and if you examine the award closely, it is recognizing Potty Training Concepts for its “Toys”, really?  I didn’t know that is what we specialized in, go figure.    Upon further inspection, we noticed that the phone number was a 1-888 number.  Why if the city of Pearland was honoring us with this award would it have a 1-888 number.  Hmmm?!  Then we decided to do some research on the web to find out all about the awards program that we could.  The email stated that we could display our award on our sites and have one sent to our office as well so that we could display it proudly.  All we had to do was give them a call.   Upon reading the information we found during our research, had we called they would have asked us for money to pay for the award.  Not happening!

You decide, is it a scam?  (http://www.theoriginalsource.com/us-local-business-association-award-or-scam.html)  Would you pay for your award?

We at Potty Training Concepts have found an article from the BBB that you might want to read and it includes some really great tips.

*Learn everything you can about who is giving the award.  If it is coming from a mystery company, chances are it simply wants your money.

*If you didn’t apply for an award or the group cannot tell you how you were nominated, chances are the award is not legitimate.

*Most legitimate awards do not come with costs for the recipient.  If there is a cost, scrutinize it even more closely.

*Ask specific questions about how your company or organization was chosen for an award and find out how many similar awards are given each year.

*Check BBB reliability reports at www.bbb.org or by calling 800-356-1007.

 

 

New Low Pricing!!!!!

Everyone loves to hear about money saving deals.  Well, RNK Innovations is proud to announce the new pricing on the Potty Scotty and Potty Patty Potty Chairs and Potty Seats.

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These Potty Chairs are perfect for parents who are looking for basic potty training solution.  $19.95   Now: $12.95 for a limited time.

The chairs are designed low to the ground mimicking a natural squatting position which can allow easier bowel movements. The chairs have cutouts on the front and sides for lifting, are easy to clean, and have built in high splash guards to help stop messes.

They also have smooth edges to ensure no poking or pinching your little ones thighs and are lightweight making them portable.  (Dimensions: 14″L x 9.5″W x 9.5″H)

 

These Riding Potty Chairs are perfect for parents looking to make the potty training experience more inviting and fun for their child. The fun design can help your toddler feel less intimidated by the potty training process.   $27.95   Now: $19.95 for a limited time.

The potty chairs look like rabbits, have two handle bars to hold onto, and a rolling ball that rattles which can keep your child occupied while on the potty!!

These potty chairs have high, built in splash guards to help reduce messes, high backrests for comfortable seating, are made of durable, PVC-free recyclable plastic, and are available in multiple colors.  (Dimensions: 16″ long X 9″ wide X 12″ high)

 

http://www.pottytrainingconcepts.com/Scotty-Musical-Chair.htmlhttp://www.pottytrainingconcepts.com/Patty-Musical-Chair.htmlThis Musical Potty Chair is made for toddler girls and boys learning to go potty. When the musical sensor detects moisture in the potty bowl, it will play the classic favorite children’s tune, “It’s a Small World”. This makes going to the potty fun for children, and easy for parents since the reward system is built right in. The music motivates the child to go potty so that they can hear the song and receive their reward.   $19.95    Now: $13.95 for a limited time.

 

 

The Potty Scotty Toilet Seat II is designed to fit between the toilet and the toilet seat – thus does not move at all.

It reduces the size of the opening and it is shaped like a comfortable toilet seat with a high back that will provide support for the child’s back.

This Scotty Seat II has a nice, high splash guard for little boys to help reduce messes. Very few potty seats on the market today have a comparable splash guard.

This Potty Scotty Seat II will fit most toilet seats.  $16.95    Now: $9.95 for limited time.

 

 

 

Bed Wetting Alarms

Our bed-wetting alarms have been very popular this week as the kids get ready to go back to school.  Parents are trying desperately to help their child with their potty training at night or bed-wetting problems before sending them off.

Children who are less than 5 years old and have successfully potty trained during the day, will have accidents at night until they are fully potty trained.  Their bodies have not yet conditioned themselves to wake up on their own.  It is at this time that parents should remember that the child can not control this part of the potty training yet.  They will have to teach their bodies to wake up and recognize the sensation that their little bladders are full.

WetStop3-1_150x150If a child is over the age of 5, then it becomes a bed wetting issue.  Bed wetting can occur for several reasons from sleeping heavy and simply not waking up to actually having a medical condition that causes the bed wetting.  At this age, the child although older, still has no control of their bladder functions and may have accidents more than 2-3 times a month.   We as parents long for them to have the ability to do other things that their friends partake in, such as spending the night at each others homes or going camping, without the embarrassment of having wet the bed.  But until they get this under control, they themselves need help.

This is where the bed-wetting alarms become a great tool to work with.  With the use of these alarms the child will hear a loud sound go off and/or vibration that should wake him up so that he can go to the potty.  The alarm works on a moisture sensor that is attached to their underwear that goes off at the first drop of moisture.  This product like everything else does not work over night because the child’s body must train to function on its own, but it works.  Not everyone will succeed at the same rate so be patient with them.

bedwetting padWe also carry a bed wetting pad that works in a similar way but the sensor is in the pad.

Time is running out!

Potty-Watch-1 Many of our Moms are preparing their children for pre-school and guess what, one of the requirements is that your child must be potty trained!!  It seems that I have received more phone calls lately and emails regarding their children not telling them when it is time to potty.  At this age, we find that children will not want to stop playing with their toys, watching their favorite programs, or come in from outside and take the potty break that they so need to take.  The outcome of this, a potty accident of course.

 

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Children get so involved in what they are doing and their little bladders are just not developed enough to hold it in until they get where they are going.  They just seem to wait too long before they decide they need to go to the potty.  An easy way to resolve this is with our Potty Watches.  The alarms are made to go off regularly, therefore reminding the child to go to the potty on a regular schedule without having to be told.

 

WobL-Watch-Pink-2The way it works is like this.  You set the watch, let say for 30 minutes.  Every 30 minutes the watch alarm will sound off or vibrate to remind your child that it is time to go to the potty.  Once the child has perfected going every 30 minutes without an accident, you will need to increase the time between bathroom visits by setting the alarm to once every hour.  Doing this will allow his bladder to strengthen and you should see him go longer and longer between bathroom runs.  Some of them are very inexpensive and some kids just love to wear them.  What do you have to lose?

Deals and Steals

Who doesn’t like to shop and save money?  With the economy the way that it is, everyone is out looking to save money in some way.  We have a section on our sites called Deals and Steals.  There you will find our Sale Items, Clearance, and our Bundled Savings Items.  These 3 sections will help save you money and you will find that there is something on sale, not just for the kids but items that will benefit adults as well.  ( You really need to check out our Mom sections and our Personalization sections.)

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We have sections on our site that will feature some of our products, show you our new products and give you an idea of what our best sellers are.  So first buyer or not, this page changes at least once a month.  Check it out and see what is new.  You never know what you will find!

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Lowest Training Pant Price Ever!

Hot Summer SaleFor weeks now, we have been talking about how it is summertime and it is time for potty training. Well, I can’t think of a better time for us to have a SALE on our Potty Scotty Cotton Training PantsPotty Patty Cotton Training Pants, Potty Scotty 2 in 1 Waterproof Training Pants and our Potty Patty 2 in 1 Training PantsWe are offering you the lowest price that we have ever offered any of our online customers!!!  Take advantage of the savings while you can, because we do not know how long it will last!!!!!

Our cotton training pants are designed to be thicker than the store brands that you buy at your local department store.  The come in a blue image of Potty Scotty and in a pink image of Potty Patty.  They are individually packaged for your convenience,  to make it easier for you to try one on without opening the whole package should you need to return or exchange them for a different size.

We are also extending this savings on our 2 in 1 waterproof training pants.  These training pants are totally convenient for the parent on the go.  Since they are 2 training pants in one (cotton training pants with the waterproof outer layer), the buy parent does not have to worry about packing 2 different types of training pants but they are re-assured that their child is protected should they not quite make it to the potty while they are out.

We welcome you to visit our sites, Potty Training Concepts and Baby N Toddler to check out the special pricing on our cotton training pants and waterproof training pants!!  Don’t miss this special pricing opportunity!!!  Don’t wait they are moving fast!!!!

 

 

 

International Shipping- What you should know!

International ShippingIt is summertime and potty training is on everyone’s mind, especially if they have a child that is of potty training age.  I have received several phone calls and emails this week concerning International Shipping and custom fees.  It seems like here lately, more and more of the packages that are leaving the country are receiving some type of custom charges.  One thing that you should be aware of, is that not all companies include custom charges in their shipping price.  Our policy, for example, clearly states that all custom fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.  If you are placing an order and you know that it is an International order, please read the shipping policy before placing it.

The other most asked question this week has been, “How long will it take for my package to arrive if shipped to ??????”  The answer is that it depends on what shipping method you choose.  USPS takes about 2-6 weeks to arrive at its destination.  FedEx on the other hand, delivers in about 1-2 weeks.  The choice is all yours because either way, they both take your package through customs.

And finally, for those of you who like to track your package, you should know that FedEx is insured and  will allow you to have tracking until the time the package is delivered while USPS carries no insurance on your package and will only give you tracking information up to the time that your package hits customs.  All I can say is choose wisely!