September 8, 2010

Eco-friendly Biodegradable Training Potty

Ah, potty training. Easily one of the most arduous undertakings of parenting. While our little one is now a pro at going on the regular potty (thank heavens!), during her training days, we had purchased her the Baby Bjorn potty chair, which worked great, suited her well, and was convenient, comfortable and easy to clean. But alas, now we're left with a hunk of bright pink plastic, which we'll no doubt find a way to make more boy-friendly when it's our boy's turn to learn how to use the potty, but nonetheless, what's to become of it once he's mastered the art?

When I happened across the Becopotty, I had to share it with you, because I wish I had known about it when we were in the market for a toilet training potty. The Becopotty is made from waste plant material (bamboo waste and rice husks, which are leftover materials from farming, and by adding a biodegradable resin and pressing the powder in a hot mould a Becopotty is born. The potty lasts for years in your home, but will start biodegrading immediately upon being placed in your garden. How brilliant is that?

The only somewhat inconvenient component I can see with relation to this potty is that it doesn't have a removable, easy to clean insert like the Baby Bjorn potty does, so it will be harder to clean out after every use. But, that's a small price to pay for having a potty that biodegrades back into the earth, as opposed to taking up space in a landfill indefinitely as plastic.

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