Disclosure: I was compensated for this post and provided with products to sample. All opinions expressed are my own.
If you’ve ever potty trained a child, you know that the lengths a parent will go to in order to accomplish such a feat are great. From sticker charts to toy chests to potty dances, we’ve all done something a little crazy to encourage our little ones to go potty. Boys are especially tricky when they start standing up to go potty.
Anything that will help encourage good potty habits is a huge help to parents of young children. That’s where the Shandle toilet seat handle comes in for parents of boys. The Shandle is a little piece of plastic that you affix to the under-side of the toilet seat which makes lifting and lowering the seat a little easier for small hands with limited dexterity/coordination.
From the Shandle collection, I chose the Triceratops and Seahorse Shandles to review and my boys have enjoyed them. So far, I’ve been impressed with how strong the adhesive is and haven’t had to worry too much about my boys breaking the Shandle off. The pictures on them are fun and range from kid styles to classy. I think the Triceratops is the best :).
The triceratops peeks out from under the toilet seat when lowered, but when you lift the seat, you can see the whole dinosaur. It would be so easy to make it a game to hide the triceratops when done going potty to encourage boys to develop good toilet seat habits.
I can see how the Shandle would be especially helpful when first starting to potty train boys. The fun pictures make going potty a bit more exciting and they really are easier to hold/lift the seat with. Plus, you don’t have to touch the under-side of the seat and neither do your boys!