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Old 12-28-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Too big for BBLP?

I'm starting to EC with DS and I really want to get a potty that he can sit on without having to sit on me (I currently use, well try to use, DDs 'bucket' from her potty. Nothing special).

How big was your child when they seemed too big for the BBLP? DS is 20lbs and in 12mo clothing, so to say he's the size of a 1yr old isn't much of an exaggeration (although he is VERY topheavy still, lol).

Should I get a little potty or go straight to a regular BB potty? Would skipping the little potty really be that big of a deal?

P.S. One would say we only part time EC as we don't do it at night or when we leave, he basically just has 'naked time' at this point, which is most of the day. Gotta work on getting those babylegs so I can turn down my gas bill...

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Old 12-29-2010, 03:16 AM   #2
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Re: Too big for BBLP?

I *thought* even 3 yr olds could use the bblp. it makes a good car potty from what i've heard. we have the bb smart potty, my ds is almost 6 months old and in mostly 9 month clothing. although i havent been actually using it, i just realized! lately, we use the sink or big potty and oddly enough, we get more catches that way. I think i was keeping the potty TOO accessible and putting him on it too often and at random (wrong) times.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:54 AM   #3
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Re: Too big for BBLP?

Jake is now 22 months and over 20 lbs (around 30 lbs) - he still uses and loves his BBLP. I think he will be able to use it for a while yet.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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Re: Too big for BBLP?

DS is now 21 months and 24 lbs and we don't use it very often anymore now. He does still fit fine, but when he pees, it sprays out a little and if he is sitting to the side it really spray out.
I really like the fisher price frog potty for him right now, it has a bigger shield and DS can get on and off it...ok. And also in a pinch sometimes I'll just have him stand and I'll hold the frog potty insert up to him.
However, for our routine, we really don't use the frog potty much. We mainly use a mop type bucket and a toilet seat insert (baby bjorn). He stands and pees into the bucket and then I just dump it and rinse it.

I'd suggest seeing if you could sit him on a BBLP in a store if you have store that carries them.
Hope that helps.


And to add... we mainly used the BBLP at nighttime when DS was younger anyways. However he was lighter, I mainly held him over the toilet/sink to go pee.
If he really is bigger, just go straight to a bigger potty I say.

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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Re: Too big for BBLP?

My 4yo can still use the BBLP if she aims carefully (it's our car potty, so she has very rarely had to use it).

That said, if your potty will be in one room and stationary and you've the budget for it, I might go with the larger potty chair from baby bjorn. the lip is higher (good for boys ) and the removable insert is nice for cleaning. And just the raised seat height is nice for the older kiddos (i'm thinking > 1 year is older)
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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Re: Too big for BBLP?

I personally think the 2-piece potties are harder to clean.
My 5yo has, in a pinch, used the bblp and the Ikea little potty (and he is seriously very big)
For $9 or whatever, you can get a LOT of use out of that BBLP, and you can certainly pass it along when you're done.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
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Re: Too big for BBLP?

my 11.5 month old uses the BBLP, and she's on the smaller side but I think there's plenty of room... I've squatted down on it before (I don't know why though, come to think of it, haha) and I really think that I could use it if I had to for some weird reason. I think its a good one to have on hand for the car or whatever even if you decide to get something bigger later.

I also like that its one piece, its better for cleaning and I don't have to worry about my LO 'taking off' with the bowl LOL
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