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Potty Training Seat Built-In: One Mom’s Letter

Potty training can be one of the most challenging milestones for both children and parents. As a mother, I know how frustrating it can be to go through the process of constantly cleaning up accidents and coaxing your child to use the bathroom, so dealing with any plumbing mishaps is the last thing I have time for. But when it comes to potty training, you have to make certain sacrifices. That’s why when it came time to transition my youngest child, I decided to invest in a toilet seat with a built-in potty training seat.

This decision made the process easier for both of us, but I quickly realized that I was in over my head when it came to installing it. With so much else to do, I did what any reasonable (and tired) mom would: I hired a plumber.

Why a Built-In Potty Training Seat was Needed

As any parent knows, potty training is a messy and frustrating process. Before I discovered the toilet seat with a built-in potty training seat, I had a separate potty chair for my toddler. However, cleaning it is a process! I have to empty, wash, and sanitize it every time my child used it. 

Moreover, my toddler was hesitant to transition from the potty chair to the big boy toilet. I needed a more convenient solution. That’s when I heard about a toilet seat with a built-in potty training seat, and I decided I was going to give it a try. I wanted a toilet seat that he could easily flip up and down as needed.

Not only would it save me time and effort, but it would also help my toddler feel more independent and confident.

Researching and Purchasing the Toilet Seat

Now, let me tell you, researching and purchasing the right toilet seat was no easy feat. I scoured the internet for hours, reading reviews, and comparing prices trying to find the perfect one for my family. I made my selection and, after wrestling a screaming toddler into his carseat, headed to the store to purchase it.

Of course, this too was no easy task with three kids in tow. There were tantrums, bathroom breaks, and snack runs, as well as an unexpected chase down the gardening section, but I was determined to get that seat. At last, I found the one, and after repeating myself for the final time, I walked out of the store with my purchase feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Hiring a Plumber to Install the Potty Training Seat

After purchasing the seat, I realized I had no idea how to install it. Sure, I could follow the instructions, but I didn’t have time for the mess and hassle of DIY plumbing. Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet and admit defeat. And that’s exactly what I did.

So, I made the decision to hire a plumber. It was a bit of an extravagance, but my sanity was worth it. Plus, I figured if I messed up the installation, the cost of fixing it would be even higher. In the moments between cleaning up spilled apple juice, settling disputes over whose turn it was to pick Netflix, and constant reminders not to pull the dog’s tail, I was frantically searching online for a plumber who could come to my house and install the new toilet seat.

Then I found EK Coggin Plumbing. After reading positive review after positive review, I decided on giving them a call. Thankfully, they were willing to send someone the same day!

The Plumber’s Visit

After a quick attempt at tidying, the plumber arrived and I was nervous. I kept thinking to myself, “This is ridiculous. I’m paying someone to install a toilet seat.” I mean, I’m a grown woman. I should be able to install a toilet seat myself. But no, here I was, paying someone else to do it. It was too late to back out now.

To make matters worse, my toddler would not stop asking him questions, and touching his tools. Encouraging him to give the plumber space was like trying to herd cats, but he insisted that he wasn’t a bother. He answered every question, and explained every step.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I was hopeful that this would be a quick and painless process. And to my relief, it was. The plumber arrived on time, quickly assessed the situation, and had the new toilet seat installed in no time.

Plus the added bonus of keeping my toddler occupied for an hour. And the best part? He even showed him how to flip the potty training seat up and down. I’ve never seen him so excited to use the potty!

Another Successful Potty Training Seat Installation

In the end, hiring Coggin Plumbing to install the toilet seat with a built-in potty training seat was the best decision I could have made. It saved me time, effort, and the risk of making a costly mistake. And while it may have been a bit of an extravagance, it was worth it for the sake of my sanity.

So, if you’re a busy parent going through the potty training process, don’t hesitate to invest in a toilet seat with a built-in potty training seat and hire Coggin Plumbing to install it. Trust me, it’ll be a decision you won’t regret.

I only wish I had asked if he does babysitting on the side.