Yep. I would definitely use the terms “Potty Training” rather than “Potty Trained” to describe Sophia. Even though she’s successfully being using the potty for over 6 months now, we’ve not got it totally down pat to where she won’t have an accident randomly. Sometimes it will be a week between an accident and other times she will have 2 in one day!
When we’re home she does wonderful. She wears big girl panties around the house and cloth trainers for nap time and we’re still in cloth diapers at night. But as soon as she gets in the car, it’s like her bladder just can’t take it! So, when we know we’re going to be gone for awhile, we usually grab a Pull-Up. It seems to set her back a bit every time, though, because she knows she can have an accident in them and it won’t show outwardly. So, we try to let her wear her regular panties as much as possible.
Luckily, we found the Summer Infant Deluxe Piddle Pad. This thing is a complete lifesaver when it comes to children and car seats – especially kids who are potty training or have been for awhile!
We recently moved Moreaya up to the Diono Radian RXT, so Sophia has the Pink Butterfly Graco seat again. One thing about this seat is it is much easier to take a part to wash. I love our Diono – but it was a pain to take the cover off every few days because someone kept having accidents. But the Deluxe Piddle Pad has totally eliminated the need for me to wash this car seat!
The PiddlePad is made with soft, absorbent velboa fabric that is comfortable and absorbent. A waterproof outer layer prevents leaks and keeps car seats and strollers dry and clean. A unique bucket shape contains the mess and holds more than 1 cup of fluid! The safe, contoured design fits easily and discreetly inside the child’s seat and works with all harness systems.
It works! It totally amazed me the first time that Sophia had an accident in the seat and the car seat underneath the Pad was totally dry. It’s thanks to the super soft, absorbent fabric on top and the waterproof layer on the bottom. Granted, I’ve never let it sit and collect more than 1 accident!
I was sent a few of these Deluxe Piddle Pads so they are now in both girls car seats – they prevent any wetness from getting to the seat, doesn’t matter if your child is potty training or not sometimes we have leaks! I’ve also put them in our double jogger so I can feel ok about letting Sophia go without a trainer when we’re going for a run.
Now that I’ve tried it – this is definitely one of my must-have baby/child products! I love that I have a couple extra so I can switch them in and out if one needs to be washed!
What do you / did you do about your child when they’re potty training and riding in the car? Do you notice that potty breaks come more often!?
Buy It: You can purchase the Summer Infant Deluxe Piddle Pad from a variety of retailers. They are priced at an average $9.99.