Looking for a hack as an alternative to a toilet lock. Our 18-month-old has been (passively) potty learning and now is putting things in the toilet and playing with the water… We've tried keeping the bathroom door closed, but we don't want her to feel like she can never go in there (once she's ready to sit on the potty consistently).
I'm hoping someone's got a good idea for Christina because I was never able to solve that problem when my son was a toddler. Some kids are just driven to investigate and experiment. He couldn't resist throwing stuff into the toilet, and he took our stern directions to STOP as curious-but-irrelevant suggestions (another example of his temperament that persists to this day).
In the end it was one of those phases that drove us nuts for the few months it lasted, but he grew out of it soon enough and we moved on.
How do you make the toilet accessible for a toddler to use while potty training but not for water play?
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