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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 9th Oct 07, 11:40 AM
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    Toilet Training Balls
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    • 9th Oct 07, 11:40 AM
    Toilet Training Balls 9th Oct 07 at 11:40 AM
    What are they?

    Toilet Training Balls are balls that go in the loo to make learning to use it fun for children. While they're more quirky than MoneySaving there is a MoneySaving side to this. The description claims using these will save on nappy costs!

    Toilet Training Balls are available from Amazon for £6.49 including delivery

    If you spot any cheaper then click reply to let other MoneySavers know.


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  • Katyag
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    • 9th Oct 07, 11:45 AM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 11:45 AM
    Having potty trained one son already i dont quite see the point in these, dont they flush away when you flush the loo?? Are you supposed to fish them out before you flush (erm no thanks!!).

    I think a better idea is putting a tiny bit of fairy in the loo and when they pee it can creat bubbles and it cleans the loo!! lol
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  • ailuro2
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    • 9th Oct 07, 11:49 AM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 11:49 AM
    They last for 4 weeks.

    I think we need some of these for the loos at work (yes, I'm a lady, but some women just don't seem to keep the seats dry. )
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  • pusscat
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    • 9th Oct 07, 12:10 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 12:10 PM
    Ping pong balls with smiley faces drawn on them work just as well...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/36pcs-6-color-Table-Tennis-Ping-Pong-Ball-40mm_W0QQitemZ140165697059QQihZ004QQcategoryZ97073 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Far better value IMHO.....

    Puss
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  • Katyag
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    • 9th Oct 07, 12:12 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 12:12 PM
    Another point, for us in this house the boys are encouraged to sit down to pee as im constantly (like everytime i go to the loo) having to clear up their mess!!! Drives me mad!!!
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  • Curious George
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    • 9th Oct 07, 1:40 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 1:40 PM
    Ping pong balls with smiley faces drawn on them work just as well...
    Originally posted by pusscat
    exactly what i was going to say!
    would probably be more fun for your little boys to let them decorate thier own targets anyway!
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    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 9th Oct 07, 1:44 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 1:44 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 1:44 PM
    Don't they do some sort of toilet ball for men with urine problems.
    I can't quite remember for what exactly but I remember it being medical. ( Not still trying to teach older men to aim straight.)
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    • amandada
    • By amandada 9th Oct 07, 2:03 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 2:03 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 2:03 PM
    Cheerios work too!
    • Taffoire
    • By Taffoire 9th Oct 07, 2:04 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 2:04 PM
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    • 9th Oct 07, 2:04 PM
    another money saving tip I used was nail varnish...

    I drained a little water from the toilet, took my black nail varnish and painted a small spider just under the water line.

    Now when any of the boys in my house (age 4, 6, 2 and DH - 32) use the bathroom, they aim for the spider

    oh except a couple of years ago my middle son found a spider in the bath - not painted on may I add :rolleyes:

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    • achtunglady
    • By achtunglady 9th Oct 07, 4:34 PM
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    achtunglady
    Hmmm, good idea but whats to stop little Johnnie chucking all and sundry in the toilet bowl because he has seen mummy or daddy put these items in the bowl???

    Sounds like a moneysaving plan on one hand but think of the plumbers bills when the waste pipe gets stuffed up!!
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  • andyrules
    Just had to ask this - do the balls get hit by other waste? If it's anything like oh's, it wouldn't wash off

    re the ping pong balls - would they stay there forever? Or till you fished them out?
  • mccawz
    Picked up a pack in Sainsbury's last week.
    Reduced to 10p
    It was a manual reduction (yellow reduced barcode label) so won't be national but you may find other stores are delisting this product and have reduced them.

    Don't have toddlers but the cat loves chasing them round the house.
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  • emmajg
    I've seen these in Sainsburys too and don't see the point in them. My 2.5 yr has no problem peeing standing up either in the toilet or potty.
    Is it one of those many baby/toddler products they've designed that we just don't really need?
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  • Harry
    in my experience of kids and toilet training, the main problems are:

    -persuading them not do put hands, toys, car keys, etc down the toilet
    -encouraging them not to !!!! on the carpet

    can't really see how this product would help in either respect TBH

    :confused:
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  • vickyn
    I dont understand why it is important to get a boy to pee standing up anyway!! Surely its easier and less messy to just keep them sat down until they are curious and confident enough to do it standing up? Thats what I did with DS, he has only just started to pee standing up at age 4 as he's seen the other boys at school doing it. The only other times he has pee'd standing up is in an emergency outside!
    • sooz
    • By sooz 10th Oct 07, 5:37 PM
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    sooz
    If he's anything like mine, the reason I want him to pee standing up is that when sitting, it points between the seat and the bowl, and so he pees on the floor!
    • Minerva69
    • By Minerva69 10th Oct 07, 8:36 PM
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    Dragons' Den
    Just been reading about the man who came up with the idea for these, think he's going to be on the new series of Dragons' Den. Apparently the product is called "Max" after his son, as he had problems when toilet training. He has spent 80,000 on the project so far (from personal loans & a second mortgage) so maybe we should support him or he might be on here soon asking for advice!
  • yorkie lass
    think ping pong balls work ok or even wine bottle corks with faces drawn on. thats even cheaper.
    yorkie lass
  • toepazz
    Just been reading about the man who came up with the idea for these, think he's going to be on the new series of Dragons' Den. Apparently the product is called "Max" after his son, as he had problems when toilet training. He has spent £80,000 on the project so far (from personal loans & a second mortgage) so maybe we should support him or he might be on here soon asking for advice!
    Originally posted by Minerva69
    Give me strength ... has every Englishman gone into 'brain dead' mode? If you want to P, just P why do you need to be told how to do it? Is it such an educationally demanding task? - Come on, everyone knows how to P
  • toepazz
    Give me strength ... has every Englishman gone into 'brain dead' mode? If you want to P, just P why do you need to be told how to do it? Is it such an educationally demanding task? - Come on, everyone knows how to P
    Originally posted by toepazz

    nd if you have managed to claw yourself out of the swamp, why haven't you told your child what to do ..............
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