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Oh the joy of potty training and those little accidents when the little darling forgets or gets caught short and you have to strip the car seat which for any parent who has ever had to do this is akin to the krypton factor! Then wash everything and reassemble which is even harder!
I came across the piddle pad after a fellow parents child had a "wee accident" and calm and collected she cleaned child and removed the piddle pad and nice dry car seat.
What is it?
Essentially the piddle pad is like a rather large sanitary pad basically the same principal it is a waterproof vinyl pad with a quilted terry top, the pad is placed into the car seat or buggy and then child on top and any accidents will be absorbed.
Cost and stockist:
I immediately headed home after seeing this and purchased from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk for £8.00 it is still available for £9.00.
I have to recommend this it saved so much hassle and washing it is easy to slip into different car seats or the buggy and worked really well even when my daughter was asleep and had a complete wee in her car seat and the pad took it all!
I like the fact that this is removable but it does mean that you need to ensure it is in the correct place and of course it can move a little so do have to make sure is in correct place once child is in the car I got round this by lifting child onto the seat rather than into so she was placed on top and as the cover is big enough if does move a little is still in the correct place, and of course this is far more reliable than a carrier bag and less noisy too!
In summary a great little product that saves a lot of time and effort of wa
I'm currently in the process of potty training my 2 and a half year old daughter, I tried not long after her second birthday and she wasn't ready so I didn't want to push her. Now she seems more ready and when totally bottomless can use the potty effectively. However, when she is wearing big girl knickers she can't understand fully that they need to be taken off to go potty. This makes things a little difficult when going out in the car as she doesn't tell me when she needs a pee. I looked around on the internet to see if there was something to protect her car seat and found this PiddlePad.
The PiddlePad is designed to stop any accidents from reaching the car seat due to it's waterproof vinyl and absorbent layers. Even though it's waterproof, the PiddlePad has a soft fabric outside so it isn't uncomfortable for children to sit on. My daughter has never complained of any discomfort when sitting on this. Another good thing about the PiddlePad is that it isn't very thick so that it doesn't comprise the safety of the car seat. I had used a hand towel in her car seat whilst waiting for the PiddlePad to arrive and it did raise her up quite a bit in the seat.
There aren't any sort of ties or clips on the PiddlePad so it cannot be secured into place when it's on the car seat. This proves quite difficult to keep in place while you are putting the child in the car seat as they do wiggle about quite a lot, my daughter especially! It would be a lot easier if it was tied into place to prevent having to adjust the PiddlePad when the child is in the seat.
One good thing about the design of this PiddlePad is that it has a flap which covers the harness buckle. This is a great inclusion as it stops the buckle from getting damaged from any little accidents, if I had designed it, I wouldn't have though to include it so they really have thought of everything.
My daughter has had a couple of small accidents, once she starts to pee she realises that she needs to hold it a little longer so we haven't had any full blown piddles in the car seat. The PiddlePad provides great protection for these little pee's and nothing has ever reached the underside of the PiddlePad or car seat. Like I said, my daughter has never done a full pee in there so I can't say what the protection would be like for that.
The PiddlePad is totally machine washable. I've washed our PiddlePad on a 40 wash with good results. I let it drip dry once washed and it didn't take that long to dry completely.
I bought this PiddlePad for £8 from Amazon and I'd definitely recommend it to people about to go through the potty training stage. It prevents accidents happening on car seats but is still comfortable for the child. The only problem is that it isn't secure in place so you have to adjust the position when the child is in the seat.
The Summer PiddlePad Waterproof Seat Liner is an innovative protector for car seats and buggies, for toddlers who are in the process of potty training. The PiddelPad absorbs soiling and prevents staining and the terry cloth material is soft on your little one’s skin. Features • Quilted terrycloth seat protector • Waterproof vinyl and absorbent layers • Can fit into most seats or harnesses • Machine washable