toddler toilet trouble
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My wife teaches kindergarten. Her classroom toilet seat is very hard to lift up and put down. Her students cannot do it on their own, so she is constantly having to raise it for the boys and lower it for the girls. This is not a soft close / soft open seat--we have these at home and they're nowhere near this bad.

I'm thinking these were designed this way to prevent the smacking of little fingers or the clonking of heads. At the same time, this is turning into a huge problem and time suck for her. Is there any way to reduce the resistance so a 5 year old can raise and lower the seat on her own?
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#11
  Re: toddler toilet trouble by mlincoln (My wife teaches kind...)
We have soft close seats which work as they should and my 4 and 5 year old don't need my help. Can't you just replace the seat with a new one or are these smaller in size for smaller people?
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  Re: toddler toilet trouble by mlincoln (My wife teaches kind...)
mlincoln said:


I'm thinking these were designed this way to prevent the smacking of little fingers or the clonking of heads .




I'm now picturing a kindergarten classroom full of blackout drinkers.
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#13
  Re: toddler toilet trouble by mlincoln (My wife teaches kind...)
Check with the maintenance department. They should have an idea about what to do.

Might be the finger/etc. smashing problem, but soft close should do the same thing---if local/state requirements allow.
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  Re: toddler toilet trouble by mlincoln (My wife teaches kind...)
If the maintenance dept. is busy go take a look at it for her. The hinge is bound up. Those seats can hold themselves at a 45 degree angle, but a normal kindergarteners shouldn't have an issue.
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  Re: Re: toddler toilet trouble by Phil Thien ([blockquote]mlincoln...)
Phil Thien said:


[blockquote]mlincoln said:


I'm thinking these were designed this way to prevent the smacking of little fingers or the clonking of heads .




I'm now picturing a kindergarten classroom full of blackout drinkers.


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Unfortunately that wasn't the image in my mind.

My son developed a habit of resting himself on the rim of the toilet while potty training. He didn't believe us when we repeatedly told him this wasn't a good idea.
He did come to that conclusion on his own when he lost positive control of a non soft close toilet seat and had some bruising to show for it.
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#16
  Re: Re: toddler toilet trouble by JDuke ([blockquote]Phil Thi...)
That is a one time life lesson I would think.
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#17
  Re: Re: toddler toilet trouble by JDuke ([blockquote]Phil Thi...)
JDuke said:


[blockquote]Phil Thien said:


[blockquote]mlincoln said:


I'm thinking these were designed this way to prevent the smacking of little fingers or the clonking of heads .




I'm now picturing a kindergarten classroom full of blackout drinkers.


[/blockquote]

Unfortunately that wasn't the image in my mind.

My son developed a habit of resting himself on the rim of the toilet while potty training. He didn't believe us when we repeatedly told him this wasn't a good idea.
He did come to that conclusion on his own when he lost positive control of a non soft close toilet seat and had some bruising to show for it.


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I'd take puking my guts out over that any day of the week.
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#18
  Re: toddler toilet trouble by mlincoln (My wife teaches kind...)
mlincoln said:

Is there any way to reduce the resistance so a 5 year old can raise and lower the seat on her own?




Better solution - remove the seat and teach the girls to do it standing up.

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