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!!!
Due to the size of these sorry but I can only post them within NZ. Good luck and have fun filled day.PS 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.