We have a second video for you today, dealing with a lighter but nevertheless still important topic: bathroom hygiene.
When our son sits on on the toilet, there is a little crack between the toilet seat and the base of the toilet, as probably many of you know. And sometimes it leaks, right?
It ends up running down onto the tile and onto the bathroom rug and it just makes a total mess. We’ve been frustrated and we finally found something that’s worked pretty well for us, so we wanted to share this with you.
It is simply called P Guard, although I prefer “Mr. P Guard”.
It comes in two pieces. You get this little plastic curve thing that you will attach underneath the toilet seat. And the way you attach it is, you use this strip and it has this adhesive and you just attach the strip underneath it and then it’s magnetic. So the curved plastic piece can be pulled off and pulled on and cleaned as you need to.
This worked very well for us until our son decided to bang the toilet seat, in which case Mr. P Guard came off, fell down into the toilet… and then of course he loves to flush the toilet, so he flushed Mr. P Guard down underneath the visible area. Fortunately, it didn’t go all the way down and we didn’t have to call a plumber. But we absolutely did have to get a coat hanger and dig the thing out! And of course, that was no fun.
So we have a solution to that. My wife figured out that if she super-glued the Mr. P Guard underneath the toilet and then caulked all the way around it, that actually worked really well. And the caulking prevented any water from getting in there. It prevented any odor over time, as long as you kept it clean. It was a great solution.
However, we also discovered after a month or two that the caulking would crack and Mr. P Guard would start to look like he was coming off. And of course, things got underneath there, and it caused that odor again.
So what we ended up doing is we bought two toilet seats, an original and a backup. And so any time that we need to replace them, it’s very easy. It takes about 5 minutes. You just screw it off, put it back on, and we’re good to go.
We hope this helps. If it does, please let us know. And of course, if it doesn’t, please let us know.
Also, with respect to our frequency of videos, we’re planning right now on producing at least two of these a month. If we get lucky, we will hopefully produce more.
We want to thank all of you and hope that your autism adventure and the journey that we’re all on as parents is a little bit less stressful in the future than it has been in the past.