Beco potty giveaway

Having kids creates waste but it doesn’t have to. Getting your kids out of nappies and into undies can help reduce your waste a lot. With John I didn’t push him to toilet train at all he started it by himself and by about 3 he was completely dry during the day and by 3 and a half he was completely nappy free and we also took his bed sheet off his bed. I love having a nappy free boy!!

Gabriel is now 15 months and he occasionally uses the potty. He knows what it’s for and if I made a bit more effort I’m pretty sure I could potty train him quickly. Some people think you should wait till the kids are completely ready to be use the toilet (as I did with John) some people think kids should be potty trained at birth and never wear a nappy and then some of us are somewhere in the middle.

Like most people we have your standard white plastic potty that I bought for next to nothing but boy I wish I’d known about the Becopotty! There must be thousand upon thousands of plastic potties thrown in the landfill every year (I could only find one site that said 17 million potties are thrown in the landfill EVER YEAR!! If that’s true that’s freaking insane!!!).


Beco potties are made from waste plant material about 80% of the material is made up of fibers from bamboo and rice husks plus resin created from amino acids. These potties are strong and last years in your bathroom but when you’re finished with them you can either pass them onto another child or drill holes in them, fill them with soil and plant seeds or a plant in them. They will breakdown in 2 to 3 years! How cool is that!?!

I have two Beco potties to give away to two lucky waste reducing families. Beco also make other cool products. We were given a Beco stool that is the perfect height for John to stand on to wash his own hands. I do love our bamboo stool!!!

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Due to the size of these sorry but I can only post them within NZ. Good luck and have fun filled day.eco_living_nzPS you actually don’t NEED to have a potty to help your kids toilet train. If they are older they can simply sit on an ordinary toilet. John actually hardly used the potty since he was big enough to sit on a normal toilet and very quickly learnt to use that rather than the potty. You can also hold your child over the toilet at any age to learn to use a toilet.

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9 thoughts on “Beco potty giveaway

  1. May 3, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Love your journey. x

    1. May 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Aww thank you so much. We’re all learning each and everyday. I guess it’s a sad day when we stop learning. Mx

  2. Lesley Burns
    May 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I enjoy your blog and its great info and sharing stuff too.I love the giveaway because we just have anew little boy born into the family so of course it would be very handy to gift to the new parents

  3. June
    May 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    We never used a potty with my oldest, instead he squats on the toilet. But, he likes to use a potty as treat when we’re at other people’s houses.

  4. Gemma
    May 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    This looks awesome!

  5. May 3, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    What a great idea these potties are! Would love to try one with our wee fella. I’m using mainly cloth nappies with him and cloth wipes to reduce waste and toilet training is a wee way off yet.

  6. May 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I’ve just started following your blog! Love it! We’ve been using cloth nappies for my twin boys for a long time, but just started using cloth wipes as well. Crazy amount of waste!

  7. Nicky
    May 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    We have used cloth nappies & wipes on all 3 of our kids Master just 2 is still in them. We reuse what we can and recycle what we can, have a vegie garden, feed the neighbours chooks what scraps we can.

  8. Tracie
    May 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I really enjoy reading your blog, it’s great to hear from like minded people. I use cloth nappies for my two year during the, but am keen to stop using reusable nappies at night. The cloth nappies I use wouldn’t work for so at night, what brand of clothes do you use?