Friday, 30 January 2009

How To Remove Stains From Your Toilet Bowl

Does your toilet bowl have nasty brownish or yellow rings around it? Stains running from beneath the rim to the water level? A brownish rust stain in the bottom? All of these stains are caused by a buildup of minerals from hard water. Because porcelain is porous, it’s especially prone to picking up these nasty stains and holding onto them forever.

Don’t despair if this sounds familiar to you. There is a way to eliminate these problems and to keep them from coming back. By following these simple cleaning tips, your toilet will look great once again:

•Turn off the water to your toilet.

•Flush it repeatedly until the bowl is empty of water.

•Get some heavy duty paper towels and soak them with an all purpose bathroom cleaner or orange citrus cleaner. You can also use white vinegar.

•Line the toilet bowl with the paper towels. Let them sit there.

•Keep the paper towels wet for several hours by adding more citrus cleaner as it dries out.

•When the water spots start dissolving, get out your stiff bristled toilet brush and scrub to remove the scale. A toilet brush with a bent tip will make the job easier by getting up under the rim and into the trap to get at the source of the stains.

•Turn the water back on and rinse thoroughly.

•If the treatment didn’t completely dissolve the stains, buy a pumice stone at a janitorial supply store or a hardware store.

•Wet one end of the pumice stone. Keep it wet while you work. Rub the pumice stone across the stains very, very gently.

•Switch to the nylon bent tip toilet brush again to scrub away the remains of the stain.

•Maintain the cleanliness of the toilet by giving it a daily quick scrubbing with the toilet brush. While you’re at it, scrub up under the rim to remove hard water and lime deposits that will drip down the insides of your toilet. Remember to rinse the brush well and to hang it to dry when you’re done.

You can remove lime scale and alkaline deposits from your bathroom sink using the same method. Just soak paper towels in citrus cleaner or vinegar and line the bowl of the sink with them. Then, keep the towels wet with the solution for several hours. After this time has passed, scrub the stains with a nylon bristle toothbrush or cleaning brush and then rinse with clear water. Voila! A sparkling clean sink to match your perfectly clean toilet.

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Thursday, 29 January 2009

8 Easy Tips To Finding The Right Toilet

Maybe you’re building a house, or you’re remodeling. With the all the things you're thinking about, the toilet probably doesn't seem too important. However, don't forget about the toilet, a true hallmark of a civilized home. Following a few straightforward steps can help you find a toilet that is right for you, both functionally and aesthetically. Remember, all toilets are not built the same!

Look for this in a toilet:

1). The toilet bowl's shape: You can choose an elongated shape or a round one. The round front tends to be two inches shorter, and works well for smaller spaces. The larger elongated front is more comfortable and sanitary, since there is less drip on the toilet.

2). The toilet size: There are lots of choices, with different lengths, widths and heights To get a comfortable fit, make sure you measure the available space. Don't forget about the rough-in space - the distance of the bowl's center to the finished wall - as this too will determine the toilet's maximum size.

3). The toilet trapway's size: The trap way is that part of the toilet that through which the water and waste exit. The smallest size available passes through waste of a 1.5 inch diameter. Larger trapways make it less likely that the toilet will get clogged.

4). How the toilet flushes: In the US, by law all toilets must have a 1.6 gallon tank to conserve water. However, you do still have some choices. In gravity fed toilets, the weight of the water from the tank pushes the waste through an S shaped trap way, as the siphon that is created empties the bowl. For a little extra flushing help, pressure assisted toilets use compressed air in the toilet tank. When flushing, the pressurized air pushes the water more strongly into the bowl, resulting in a better flush. On the downside, besides the bigger expense, these toilets tend to be noisier and harder to repair.

5). 1 or 2 piece toilets: For the budget minded, toilets consisting of the two separate pieces of toilet bowl and tank are appropriate. There are up to six parts in a one piece toilet that seamlessy make it up. These have a bit more style to them (with a correspondingly more expensive price tag), and need less space and are easier to clean.

6). Ease of maintaining: Many higher end toilets are built explicitly for ease of maintenance. For instance, Toto, an innovative Japanese manufacturer, has SanaGloss, a ceramic glaze which prevents bacteria and mold buildup, making the toilet easy to clean. American Standard has its EasyClean feature. The designers at Kohler have come up with an insulated liner that prevents moisture from condensation on the toilet tank's outside.

7). Appearance: While a toilet needs to work well, it also needs to look good in your bathroom. It's a good thing that modern toilets are available in a wide array of styles, sizes and colors. This can come at a price - for instance, non-white toilets tend to be more expensive. One approach you may to consider is to choose a toilet that is part of a bathroom suite, thus ensuring that are the fixtures are in harmony.

8). What else?: If you're willing to spend the money, you can get a fancy toilet with a built in bidet, heated seat or air drying system. Kohler Comfort Height toilets have a higher seat, making sitting down and standing easier.

You're now ready to go and choose your perfect toilet.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

How To Efficiently Clean And Sanitize The Toilet

That dreaded job of cleaning the toilet. We all hate doing it, but it has to be done. Having had a cleaning business for 25 years I've got it down to a science. With my proven method the nasty task of cleaning the toilet can be mastered efficiently and quickly.

8 Tips for a Shiny, Sanitary, and Pleasant Smelling Toilet

1. Start by spraying the bowl (be sure to get up under the rim), behind the seat and around the bottom with the cleaner of choice. Spray sparingly around the bottom and the back, you do not want to make a huge mess. You just want enough to dampen the soiled area.

An inexpensive and sanitizing cleaner that works great is White Vinegar. There are several good toilet bowl cleaners, however, I have found that the White Vinegar cleans exceptionally well, kills the mold and leaves the toilet fresh smelling.

2. Let sit for 2 minutes to loosen dirt. Use this time to put on rubber gloves (surgical gloves work great for cleaning and are economical) and dig out your toilet brush and some paper towels. You want a brand of paper towels that are strong (Bounty or Brawny work well).

3. Now using the toilet brush, begin the cleaning. Run the brush first around the rim of the bowl, be sure to get all the way under the rim where the black mold clings. If you sprayed it well all the dirt will come off easily. Then finish cleaning the bowl reaching with the brush way down as far as you can go to get stubborn stains.

Side note: Experience has taught me brushes specifically for toilet cleaning are useless. Most are too stiff. Disposables break up or get too water logged for efficiency. I recommend using a softer, one sided brush sold for everyday cleaning.

4. Run the brush around back of toilet seat. Be sure to run bristles around edges of bolt caps where all the nasty urine stains build up. Do not lean too closely while doing this as you do not want to get splashed. You want your brush damp but not excessively wet so as to make a mess. You will be wiping it up shortly.

5. Now take the brush around the bottom of the toilet. Again you will want to get close to the bolt caps. This always seems to be where the most mess settles.

6. Tear off a couple of sheets of paper towels (2 or 3 sheets is sufficient) and dampen. With seat lifted wipe the edge of the bowl and flush the toilet. Wipe under side of seat, lower seat and wipe top with paper towel. Now close lid and wipe top of lid. Rinse paper towel in hot water.

7. Wipe behind the seat. Rinse. Now wipe down the rest of the toilet bowl around the outside, the tank, handle, bottom and behind toilet. If the paper towel breaks up, start over with a few more sheets. Rinse when needed.

8. After you have wiped it all down with damp paper towels, wipe seat, lid and tank top with dry paper towel and run dry towel over chrome handle to shine.

Once you master the process you should only use about 6-8 sheets of paper towels. If desired you can do it with a rag, I just like to dispose of what I use on toilets.

If all steps are followed you now have a shiny, clean and sanitary toilet. The added benefit with using the white vinegar is no urine odor is left behind. All this should take 5-7 minutes tops. Now that wasn't so bad after all, was it?

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Cat Behavior - Cat Toilet Training

Cat toilet training may seem impossible but it can be an easy thing to do. Many people have trained their cats to use a human toilet already. Cats are very intelligent animals and can learn and be trained quickly.

Before we start there is one important teaching guide you need to know. Whenever you are training your cat, always make slow and changes over many days. This is the best way and also the easiest way to train your cat to use the toilet.

To start your cat with toilet training, start by slowly moving the litter box from where it is, to right next to the toilet. The cat has to be used to being in the bathroom and be comfortable eliminating in there.

Now once your cat is comfortable with using the litter box when it is right next to the toilet, place the litter box on top of the toilet. It may take your cat a week to get used to this idea, because cats like to feel protected when they eliminate. It is a new feeling for them to be so high when they eliminate.

Once they get used to this, buy or fashion a litter box that will sit down into the bowl and that hangs onto the surrounding rim. Again this phase of training may take a week or so, but be patient.

Now once your cat learns to eliminate into the litter box while standing on the toilet seat, then you can try and remove the litter box entirely. Obviously this is the hardest and most difficult step to teach. But, with lots of patience you can toilet train your cat.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Black Toilet Paper -- Is It Fashion Design or Is It Interior Design?

Ms. Green asked: "If black is the new black, again, should its influence extend to toilet paper? Okay, so people have bought pet rocks and other useless things. But black toilet paper?

Isn't toilet paper like white envelopes? We need them but we don't discuss them. White envelopes are white,hold an 8-1/2 by 11 sheet of paper folded in thirds, designed to stay glued until it gets from point A to point B. Toilet paper is white, soft, and strong enough to go from point A to point B. I know, toilet paper has flowers and dollar bills printed on it, but can anyone honestly say they feel comfortable wiping with money?

I don't know about other women, but I come from the school of--girls don't sit on toilets, they wash their hands before leaving the bathroom, and they don't touch the door knob on the way out of a public rest room. I may seem a bit antiseptically challenged, but black toilet paper is way down the bottom of my list of things that would make me feel clean after using it.

Is black toilet paper fashion design or interior design? There are a number of organizations forecasting colors for both industries. I can't imagine members of the Color Association of the United States, color forecasting since 1945, taking black toilet paper as a serious subject of discussion.

Frankly, Miles Redd, an interior designer interviewed by Ms. Green said it all: "Sounds so Halston, so balls of cocaine."

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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Small Garden In A Toilet : Thing You Have To Consider.

Small garden in a toilet : thing you have to consider.

Many people often looking for the way to have a small garden in a toilet because not only they want to make the toilet looks beautiful, but also garden will help toilet to have good ventilation and atmosphere.

Before you are going to have a small garden toilet, either you arrange by yourself and hire professional service. There are some factors that you should know and consider in order to arrange a garden properly.

Light (natural sun light)

As we all know that plants need natural sun light to survive, so you should have small cavity to let the sun light come in to the room, at least about 50%. The possible option may be you can use a piece of transparent roof tile or have a small ventilator on the wall to get the sun light. If possible, if you can have space to let the sun light come that has no roof top will be excellent.


It is quite difficult to change the installed drain system, especially some of you who bought a second-hand house. However, if you have a chance to do a forward planning about drainage system, you should have separate drain system for waste water that come from bathing and waste water that come from gardening activities. This is because the waste water from gardening may contain piece of rock and soil, so we need to prevent these fragments to clog the drain system.


It would be excellent if you have large toilet so you can have more space separate for your garden. Therefore, the plants can get enough sun light and air to survive.

Apart from larger space that you should provide to the plants, you should have good ventilation plan, install some ventilators may be good for both your plans and yourself. The plants that grow in very limited space or not enough ventilation will have less small size and look fresh than the ones that grow in larger space. In case you have very limited space for the garden, you should provide cavity or louver or install a ventilator on the wall.

Maintain your garden

The most important that to have to be careful is the drain system. You have to make sure that you often clean the drain system to prevent from clogging. Collect plant’s leaf, have a plate to support under the flowerpot to store waste water to strain soil and piece of rock which may come out with the water.

Bugs and insects also the important thing that you should pay attention to. You can not void problems about insects as long as you have garden in a toilet. I have to say that there’s no definite effective method to get rid of specific type of insects. You may have to use your own judgement to deal with them. However, I would suggest that do not chemical to kill bugs and insect, try to use natural method.

Each type of pants need different way to maintain, make sure that you maintain humidity and provide enough water to them. However, too much water may bring too much humidity then fungus and mould problems.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Toilet Training Children With Down Syndrome

Most parents wonder how their children with Down syndrome will learn to become toilet trained. This is understandably an anxious time for a parent, as you might be thinking about sending your child to a preschool program and wonder if he will ever be out of diapers. Teaching any child to use the toilet can be a frustrating time for parents, and the child, but if you relax and remember that you cannot “make” him learn before he is ready, he will leave those diapers behind someday.

One professional suggests taking a few days to document your child’s voiding schedule. Check his diaper every twenty to thirty minutes to see when he is going, and what (urine, bowel movement). When data is taken for a few days and you can see some semblance of a pattern, you will want to schedule toilet times for those specific times of the day.

One suggestion is to give your child some fluids to drink about 15 to 20 minutes before you plan on toileting him. Tell your child he is going to use the toilet, and if needed, use the sign for it and help him make the sign.

Make his toilet training experience pleasant. Have books available for looking at during this time, and keep the toileting time short, about 7 or 8 minutes at the most. If your child does not void during this time, don’t force it or use an unpleasant or frustrated tone. Have him get off and then try again at the next scheduled time.

A lot of praise is necessary when toilet training your child, especially for a child who has Down syndrome. Giving an edible reinforcement might be tried, but this can lead to the child expecting something to eat every time he has success on the toilet. Since children with Down syndrome already may struggle with weight issues, it is recommended that reinforcements such as verbal praise, hugs, high fives be used instead.

Some parents may have expectations for their child in the area of toilet training that are too high. Remember that not only is your child delayed mentally, he also may lack the proper muscle control at the average age that an “average” child is toilet trained. He will eventually learn this too; it will be on his own individual timetable.

Night training may be even further behind the average child’s schedule. Manufacturers are now making disposable underwear (commonly called “pull-ups”) in sizes large enough to accommodate a child up to 125 pounds. This does not mean that your child will be night trained so much later, but he just might not learn until he is that size, and you need to be aware of that fact.

“Megan was a few months older than four when she was toilet trained during the day, and in retrospect, I wish I had relaxed more with her in the preceding years in trying to get her trained. I felt a lot of pressure from other people, but you can’t “make” her learn something until she is ready to learn it. She wasn’t night trained until she was ten and a half. It just happened when it did, and that’s all there is to it,” says Valerie, mother of a 17 year old daughter with Down syndrome.

By Jane Orville

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Dog Toilet Training

You should train your dog to urinate and defecate outside or in a designated place. If your puppy urinate and defecate everywhere in your house, you must be very annoyed. you should train your puppy, so that your puppy urinate and defecate in a designated place.

Dogs are neat animals, in general, they don't defecate in the place where they live. Puppies are aware of that they should defecate away from their crate, even if they are less than one month old. When your puppy arrive home, you should train he to go to the bathroom as soon as possible. You can put a box or skep in balcony,bathroom or hallway as a simple toilet, the box or skep should be covered with old newspaper and plastic films.

When your puppy is going to urinate or defecate, he will run around to find a right place to do that. Puppy is sniffing the floor as he walks around, sometimes he makes a sound and run up to the owner with fidget, all that means your puppy will defecate. How should you do now? Take your puppy in your arms to the box,skep or bathroom, then tell the puppy "piss". When your puppy finish it, you can say "Good boy/girl" with reassuring pats and give he some tasty foods.

If puppy don't defecate in a designated place, you must pick the puppy up at once, and say "No" to him in a loud voice, then take hime to the bathroom. If this is noneffective, don't chide your puppy when he was defecating. After he finish, push his head until his nose touches the wrong place where he defecated, at the same time you should chide him "No" seriously, to let him know that he has done something wrong. You must insist on correcting his mistakes as he was making. In the begining, perhaps puppy can not understand why you chide him, but after repetitious training, puppy will get it.

If your puppy is smart enough, he will succeed in one day, even a stupid puppy, he also can understand in one week. In addition, you must get rid of the odour from the wrong place using deodorizer, if anything left, the puppy maybe come back again. puppy has a habit defecating in a certain place, but not same place. for this reason, you should put old newspaper on crate puppy will be aware of that he should defecate on newspaper, when your puppy get used to that, you can move newspaper anywhere you want puppy defecate.

Most adult dogs are in the habit of defecating outsides, that's good. However, the owners should maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the environment, in order to avoid that dejecta pollute the grass, which will spread disease to other dogs. As an owner, you must have plastic bags and toilet paper with you, when your dog defecated, you can put the dejecta away, clean the floor, then drop them into ash bin.

Toilet Training Your Toddler

Potty training time can be very difficult for parents and their toddlers alike. While different children will always have different reactions to potty training, your child can experience apprehension, fear, and even anger at potty training time. There are many different studies on the subject of potty training. In this article you will learn the facts about potty training—the facts that are backed up by experts and researchers that have studied potty training methods and progress.

When you're ready to start potty training your toddler, you need all the tools and resources you can get. Not having the proper resources can leave you lost and wondering.

In fact, that's what happened to Sherry Clark. Sherry felt pressured by her in-laws to toilet train her daughter Cheyenne before she turned three years old. The problem was that Cheyenne didn't display any signs of being ready to toilet train, and Sherry's family sort of left her to make her own decisions. "I really felt like I was doing a terrible job as a parent, because Cheyenne didn't want anything to do with potty training. In fact, I probably prolonged the process because I pushed her into training when she clearly wasn't ready," says Sherry. According to child specialist Theresa Cornwell, Sherry may be exactly right. "Toilet training depends on the parent and the child. Both have to be ready and prepared for the changes. Forcing a child to use the toilet may only stunt her progress."

Sherry decided to simply wait and let Cheyenne come to terms with using the toilet before she tried to train her again. In just a few months, Sherry tried again and was successful. In fact, the actual training time went very quickly and with very few incidents.

Here are some of the best-known ways to toilet train your toddler.

Do Not Panic

Often, parents can think there is something wrong with their child because he or she is 3 or 4 years old and they aren't potty trained. Children develop differently, and some children may simply be late bloomers. This is most definitely not a reason to believe there is something wrong with your child. The child's gender may even have something to do with it. In fact, researchers have found that girls are easier to toilet train than boys are. There are many reasons that this is true, including the fact that girls comprehend language earlier than boys and may therefore understand your teachings more quickly than a boy would.

One of the biggest messages that experts try to get parents to understand is that you shouldn't panic. If your child is a late bloomer, it doesn't mean there is something wrong with him or her at all.

Use Consistency

One of the most important things a parent can do when toilet training their toddler is to be consistent. This is the fastest way to teach your child how to use the toilet. For example, as soon as your child wakes up in the morning, take them to the bathroom.

Offer a small prize for using the potty. One thing that many parents do is to place a clear jar in the bathroom with small treats and cheap toys. The child sees this and knows that if he or she successfully uses the toilet, they will get one. Continue this every morning without fail so that your child becomes accustomed to and familiar with the process.

Another way that you can use consistency is to inform other caretakers of the potty-training plan. If your child just loves spending time with Grandma and Grandpa, and does so frequently, let Grandma and Grandpa in on the plan. This way, even if you're not there, the same process will be followed, which should put the child at ease. If each different caretaker uses different methods to help your child use the toilet, it can get very confusing. By simply discussing the methods you're using with any other caretakers, you can speed up the training time and keep things consistent.

When is Your Child Ready?

Although each child develops differently, experts agree there are a few things to look for that will signal your child is ready to begin toilet training. Since they will not be able to learn how to use the toilet until the muscles of their bladder and bottom are fully developed, you will want to look for the following:

* Your child can go several hours without emptying his or her bladder.

* Your child goes all night without wetting his or her diaper.

* Your child is mature enough to listen and understand what you say, as well as to communicate with you. This way, they can communicate the fact that they need to use the bathroom.

* Your child is starting to notice that when he or she eliminates in his or her diaper, it is dirty. They may not like the fact that they are dirty.

Any or all of these signs may tell you that your child is ready to begin potty training, and there are a few other things you will want to keep in mind when you are toilet training your toddler. Praise is the best method, and experts agree that a child should never be scolded for accidents. This could make them develop a complex about using the potty.

In fact, a study was done in which the researchers asked parents to praise their children and speak of defecation in a positive way to them. This study was published in the Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. The researchers found that when parents spoke positively about defecation, the child was less likely to want to hide during the process and responded better to toilet training. It can be difficult to potty train your child, but with consistency and praise, you can soon say goodbye to diapers!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Everyone Loves a Clean Toilet

Cleaning your toilet is not the most popular of activities on your list of 'things to do' when your not at work, no one really likes to clean a toilet but it is essential to keep a toilet clean. A dirty toilet can be a breeding ground for harmful and dangerous germs, not only this but it will look horrible and smell nasty if not cleaned regularly and properly.

Before you begin to clean your toilet properly like most things you must have the right tools to do the job, make sure you have the following supply list:

Eye Protection
Goggles are to protect your eyes from harmful chemicals.

Toilet Brush
A Toilet Brush is essential for scrubbing the germs away.

Rubber Gloves
Rubber gloves are to protect your hands from coming into contact with germs and bacteria.

Paper Towels
Paper Towels are for cleaning the exterior of the toilet.

Toilet Cleaner
Non abrasive Bleach/disinfectant or cleaning powder to clean the toilet.

Spray Cleaner
To clean the exterior of the toilet and seat.

Bleach Spray
To clean other areas like the toilet handle and seat.

Cleaning Sponge
Sponges are for cleaning the exterior of the toilet.

Once you have got these cleaning products follow these steps to get your toilet clean:

• Remove items from atop and around the toilet. Clearing items away from the toilet will keep them out of the way and will prevent any accidental drops into the toilet.

• Wipe down the toilet with a damp sponge. Moisten a sponge with hot water and wipe around the tank, lid, seat, base, and the exterior of the bowl. This removes excess dirt and helps disperse the cleaning product.

• Squirt a liquid toilet cleaner inside the bowl. Squirt the cleaner inside the bowl, starting at the rim and making sure to get the area under the lip of the bowl. Read the manufacturer's instructions first for specific directions. Many cleaners work best if you allow them to soak on the bowl for a while.

• Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush. Brush the entire bowl thoroughly; paying special attention to mineral stains that may accumulate along the water level and at the back of the bowl. The more thoroughly you scrub the bowl, the cleaner it will get.

• Flush the toilet. Flushing rinses the bowl and the brush. Continue to scrub as the water drains from the toilet. Repeat several times to thoroughly rinse the bowl and brush.

• Spray an anti-bacterial bathroom cleaner all over the exterior of the toilet and the seat. Spray the rest of the toilet with a disinfectant cleaner. Follow the manufacturer's directions. Make sure to get both the top and bottom of the seat, and spray the entire exterior of the toilet. Use a cloth or paper towel to work in, and wipe away, the cleaner.

• Clean the handle thoroughly. Be sure to get the handle with the disinfectant spray. The handle is the primary avenue for the spread of germs, so clean it well.

• Spray the floor and tiles around the toilet with the disinfectant spray. Wipe clean with paper towels or a cloth.

• Replace items that were on or around the toilet. Put on clean gloves and rinse off the items that were on or around the toilet. Wipe them dry with a paper towel and put them back in their places.

If you clean your toilet once a week it is considered normal for an average family or household, follow these steps carefully and you will have a toilet that anyone would be happy sitting on.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Choosing Your Bathroom Toilet

It is a known fact that we make many trips to the bathroom each day. Therefore, it is important to many people to have their bathrooms safe, comfortable and attractive; which plays into the reason behind many bathroom remodels each year.

When it comes to remodeling their bathrooms, many homeowners also consider replacing their toilet as part of the project. There are several factors to consider when shopping for a new toilet. The other remodeling that needs to be done in your bathroom is one of the factors when choosing your toilet. When remodeling your bathroom, be sure that you choose a toilet that will compliment the rest of the remodeled room's decor. One of the ways to create an attractive bathroom is to have everything matching; from the tiles to the toilet and walls.

The majority of bathrooms in homes usually consist of a standard aka traditional style toilet that is usually white in color and comes in two pieces. Standard bathroom toilets are also the most affordable style of toilet and can be found in most home improvement stores. However, if you are in the market for something different for your bathroom, you may want to do a little more research. Some toilet choices include a one or two piece toilet, a standard or comfort height, a gravity, power/pressure flush or flush valve, a round front and an elongated bowl.

One piece toilets are more expensive than their two piece counterparts and has a lower profile of 22 to 27 inches in height.

Two piece toilets are more affordable and are 27 to 30 inches in height.

Comfort height toilets, aka ADA compliant toilets, provide for easier sitting because it is the same height as a standard chair. Even though the tank is the same height as a standard height toilet, the bowl of a comfort height toilet is 1 1/2 to 2 inches taller than the standard height toilet.

A gravity flush system is a system that uses nothing more than water weight to generate flushing pressure. It is not only simple and quiet, it also requires less maintenance than more complex flushing systems.

A power/pressure flush system is a system that uses a pressurized air tank. This tank aids in the toilet’s flushing process. Power pressure flush systems are often noisy and more expensive than the gravity flush system toilet.

Flush valves are located at the center of the tank and is activated by the toilet’s flush handle. This releases the water that is held in the tank. The larger the flush valve is the more water flows through the toilet.

Round front bowls are suitable for smaller bathrooms and are more affordable than the elongated bowls.

Elongated bowls are toilet bowls that are 2-3 inches longer than the round front bowls. Elongated bowls are roomier, more comfortable and are suitable for bathrooms with additional space.

Even though you should be concerned with the appearance of your new toilet, you should also consider the cost of it as well. Bathroom toilets are very heavy and you may need assistance getting in inside your home. Some home improvement places offer free delivery while others charge a small fee. Be sure that you also keep in mind installation when installing the new toilet. You can have a professional install the toilet for a fee or you can install it yourself for less money.

There are many choices then it comes to your bathroom toilet. Not only do you have different styles than shapes, you even have your choice of colors as well. Even though many toilets do not come with a toilet seat, there are also many choices of seats available in every style and color. With a little time and research, you will have the perfect toilet for your bathroom that you can be happy with.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

How To Install A Toilet

One thing every homeowner should know is how to install a toilet. This will help save you money on having to call in a plumber if you need to replace the existing toilet in your bathroom. If you are building a new home, you must know where you are going to place the toilet in the bathroom.

The best type of toilet to buy is one of the newer models on the market that is all in one piece. This is because this toilet is easier to clean. They are also more water efficient because of the smaller water tank.

When you start to install the toilet in a new home, you first have to cut the hole in the floor. The hole must be cut to accommodate the size of the floor flange and the size of the toilet. A floor flange is what the toilet fastens on to and it also fastens to the drainpipe leading to the septic tank. You do have to make sure this flange is fastened solidly to the floor. Then there are two brass bolts that hook into the flange to keep the toilet in place.

After you have completed this step, install a wax seal on the bottom of the toilet. Some wax seals come with a little plastic seal because they fit better into the floor flange and this helps to prevent any leaking from occurring. Once you have the wax seal in place, you lower the toilet straight onto the two bolts making sure they come through the holes in the sides of the toilet. Then you put the washers and nuts on the bolts and screw them down to the floor tightly. You have to do this from side to side because if you tighten one side securely first before you start on the other side, you could crack the toilet making it unusable. If you have a toilet with the flush box separate, then you install the flush box and hook up the water and test for leaks.

You will have to tighten the nuts and bolts a few times after you use the toilet because the wax seal tends to settle. This will help keep the toilet in place.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Repairing a Leaking Toilet

Let me explain how a toilet works. First when you go to flush the toilet a little arm pulls a rubber flapper up and lets the water drain into the toilet bowl. The water draining into the toilet bowl forces the old water out along with the number two or number one waste and extremities.

If the toilet sounds like it is running there is a good chance that the seal between the rubber flapper and the plastic rain at the bottom of the toilet is broken somehow. The sound you are hearing is water running around this ring and in to the toilet bowl.

This leak is actually causing no damage to the toilet itself but is wasting water. Hence the water bill will be a little higher if you don't fix the leaking toilet. The best way to find out if this is actually your problem is to take the toilet tank lid off. Then stick your hand down into the toilet bowl and press gently on the rubber flap.

If the water stops leaking or starts running faster this is your problem. Turn the water off to the toilet. There will be a shut off valve on the wall under your toilet bowl in the bathroom. After you turn the water off removed the plastic flap and examine it.

You will be looking for a warped toilet flap or of some sort or grooves on the flapper itself. Take the toilet flapper down to your local home improvement store and buy a new one. Go home and replace the new toilet flapper and this should solve 90% of your leaking toilet problems.

There is one more thing it could be. With the toilet tank lid off, check to see if water is overflowing into the little round plastic pipe. This plastic pipe should have a small hose running from the float valve assembly into it.

If the water is over flowing from the toilet tank into this little plastic pipe you will need to adjust the float.

First thing you will need to do is while the toilet is running lift up on the float lever arm. If the water stops you can simply bend the metal arm of the float lever. The purpose of bending the arm will force the float deeper into the water there for stopping the water from rising over the small tube in the center of your toilet.

There are few parts to a toilet and most parts can be purchased at your local hardware or home improvement centers. Toilet repairs like this can be made simple and the parts used to replace are inexpensive.

Happy Toilet Repairing.

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Thursday, 8 January 2009

Toilet Training Your Cat

Are you tired of cleaning out your pet cat's litter box? If so, you might want to try training your cat to use the toilet. It may sound crazy, but it really is possible to teach some cats to use the toilet for their bathroom needs rather than using the litter box. Not only does this help you avoid having to clean litter boxes, it also helps you avoid getting that litter box smell in your home.

Getting Yourself Trained

When training your cat to use the litter box, it is important to remember that it is a step-by-step process that will take some time to complete. In addition, some cats are easier to train than others. Therefore, if you have multiple cats, it may take you longer to train one cat than it does to train another. You will also need to train yourself to make certain you create the best possible situation for your cat to use the toilet. Namely, you need to get into the habit of leaving the lid up and the seat down so your cat can get into proper position to use the toilet. You also need to get into the habit of keeping your bathroom door open when it is not in use.

Turning Your Attention to Your Cat

Now that you have trained yourself to create the proper setting for your cat, it is time to focus your attention on your cat. First, you need to simply move your cat's litter box so it is in the bathroom and located on one side of the toilet. Make sure you show your cat where the litter box has been moved to and give your cat a few days to get used to the new location.

After cat has become accustomed to the new location, put something under the litter box in order to raise it up about an inch. You might use a cardboard box, newspapers, a phone book, or anything else that can successfully and safely elevate the litter box a little. You will then continue adding height to the litter box until you have the box up to the level of the toilet. For some cats, you may be able to add a couple inches per day. Others may be less tolerant and you will only be able to raise the box an inch every few days or so.

Moving to the Toilet

With your cat now feeling comfortable with the height, it is time to move the litter box to the toilet. Then, after waiting for your cat to appear comfortable with the change, get a metal bowl and fill it with cat litter. This bowl will go inside the toilet bowl for your cat to use. If you are lucky, your cat will keep its front two paws out while it uses the litter box inside the toilet. If not, you will have to gradually teach it to keep its paws out. Either way, your goal is to get all four feet on the toilet seat with the front two in the front center and the back to straddling the sides. Teach your cat to keep out one paw at a time until it is finally keeping out all four.

With your cat successfully squatting on the toilet seat, you now need to start reducing the amount of litter in the bowl. Do this gradually until there is none left. Then, start to gradually add water to the bowl. After you have reached the stage where the bowl is quite full of water, you can remove the bowl and your cat will now be successfully toilet trained!

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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Toilet Training For Dogs

Puppy potty training is done fairly easily. Teaching appropriate toilet behavior to an older dog is more difficult. However, with patience on your part, it can still be accomplished. Perhaps the most important key to success in toilet training a dog is timing. For example, when puppies consume food or liquid, normally they will urinate or defecate in about 25 or 30 minutes. The trick is for you to anticipate this time frame, and put the puppy in the proper place in time. Just as when you’re toilet training a child, you’ll have to plan to be present most of the time for a week or two, to make sure you get the puppy to the "toilet" in time for him to be successful.

Here is one way to make the "timing" question a lot easier for you and for your puppy. Take him outside to the designated spot, and let him stay there until he has urinated or defecated. Do this when he first wakes up in the morning, after he has his breakfast (remember, 15 to 20 minutes!), after he eats lunch, right after he takes a nap, after he has his dinner, after having a snack, before bedtime, or when he whimpers during the night. Don’t forget to praise and pet him every time he is successful in urinating or defecating. That’s a lot of trips outside, but it’s worth it in the long run.

It’s best to feed or give water to your puppy only when you can take him outside right away. Of course, you don’t want him to become dehydrated. However, during the weeks you are working on housebreaking your puppy, restricting food and water in this way will make the training go faster. There will be fewer accidents, and more successes -- the best way for him to learn.

When your puppy relieves himself in the correct area, praise and pet him, and then clean up the waste quietly. If he tries to play with you while you’re cleaning up his mess, just ignore him. Don’t shout at him or try to drive him away. Be as matter-of-fact and calm as possible; and once you’re done cleaning up, be sure to play with him. While you and your puppy are indoors, it’s best to keep him near you. You might put him in a safe place like his crate or cage, or somewhere else where you can see him.

Remember that while you are training your dog, you are also building a strong and lasting relationship with him. Try to "put yourself in his paws": realize what the world looks like from his point of view. He is surrounded by huge individuals who are sometimes affectionate and accommodating, and sometimes angry; and he’s not always sure why. Be as patient as you can with your puppy when he makes mistakes, and celebrate with him when he succeeds.

Toilet training a puppy won’t be much fun for you, considering the frequent trips outdoors in all kinds of weather. He may want to run around a bit within a secure space before settling to the task of elimination. While you’re awaiting the product of his efforts, you might do a few simple exercises yourself to pass the time. Consistency is the key when housebreaking your puppy.

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Antioxidants-Money Down The Toilet?

Antioxidants skin care products are supposed to attack and destroy free radicals that attack your body at the cellular level. What some people don't realize is that some free radicals perform useful functions in your body, such as the intracellular killing of bacteria. However, free radicals have a direct role in the aging process. When the air we breathe is polluted or we eat processed foods containing harmful chemicals your skin cells experience an oxidation operation that makes your skin thinner. That is when you can see wrinkles starting to form. Many individuals in the skin care line of work believe that antioxidant skincare products can protect you skin from these free radicals and decrease the damage they do.


There are a lot of antioxidants including:

· Vitamin A
· Vitamin C
· Vitamin E
· Beta-carotene
· Manganese
· Cysteine
· Zinc
· Selenium
· Alpha lipoic acid

Some trials have been finished which indicate that antioxidants applied to the skin particularly tocopherol (vitamin E) and ascorbic acid) vitamin C) and alpha lipoic acid have the power to protect your skin from the adverse affects which free radicals can do to your skin.

Antioxidant are found in Jojoba Oil that features the power to infiltrate your skin layers and has the benefit of moving vitamins as well as proteins through your epidermis and reducing your thin wrinkles. It's one of the efficacious antioxidant skin care products for bone-dry delicate skin and for individuals who are older and it can be works to protect normal skin.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is made from the nuts of the Shea tree that grows in Africa. Individuals have employed Shea Butter for thousands of years as a handling for skin issues in addition to make the skin softer. It contains Omega -6 linoleic and it also carries Omega-9 oleic essential fatty acids. It incorporates retinol that has the power to lessen your fine lines and wrinkles.

Natural Tocopheral

Natural tocopherol (vitamin E) is contained in antioxidant skin care products and has the power to forestall free radicals from harming your skin and some individuals think it can really restore your skin cells. Use compounds, which contain intelligent vitamin E and not the synthetic variety of vitamin E since the synthetic varieties are not as efficacious.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is generated from the berries of the wild beach roses. It incorporates a chemical compound called Trans Retinoic Acid and is a drug commonly used to treat acne vulgaris as well as keratosis pilaris. It comes in a cream known as Retin-A. It improves skin damaged by the sun and also mitigates the visual aspect of stretch marks. It also aids the body to increase the output of collagen and elastin.

Grape Seed Oil

Grape seed oil is made from the pressed seeds of, you guessed it, grapes. It is made from various varieties of grapes and is a favorite cosmetic ingredient for beat-up and distressed tissues. I t has regenerative and restructuring qualities that allow a better control of skin moisturization. It also facilitates skin to retain the normal construction of epithelium cells and nerve cells thru supporting the cell membranes. It is especially good for the tender skin around the eyes and to alleviate the look of stretch marks.

These are just a few of the many antioxidant skin care products available at you local pharmacy or other stores. Antioxidants-Money Down the Toilet? No way.

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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Please Use A Toilet Seat Cover!

Despite the best efforts whoever keeps a restroom clean, it is almost impossible to keep on top of the myriad germs and bacteria that are able to thrive on a toilet seats. These germs can cause infections and disease if they get into your body, so you should take every precaution available to you in order to avoid them.

The first line of attack against the creatures in your bathroom is to clean scrupulously as often as is convenient in order to hold back the level of contamination, however, the fact remains that they will come back all too soon. Whether you bleach the facilities daily, scrub them, or wipe down after every use, the phenomenal rate at which bacteria reproduce, means that they will establish themselves in significant populations on every surface almost as quickly as you try to remove them.

Amongst the nasty invisible creatures living in every bathroom waiting for an opportunity to infect an unsuspecting person are unpleasant germs like Hepatitis A, Salmonella, Coliform Bacteria, Shingells, and many more that can cause stomach upsets that may require a stay in hospital.

These germs can easily be transferred on to your skin when you sit on the toilet, and from there it is an easy journey into your body through your mouth or small cuts and abrasions on your skin.

The only way of avoiding contamination from the menagerie of disease causing bacteria that reside in the average toilet is to put a hygienic barrier between your skin and the toilet seat, and this is where a toilet seat cover comes into its own.

Many public restrooms have a toilet seat cover dispenser in every
cubicle that allows users to protect themselves from the potential for infection that comes from using a toilet. The seat cover itself is a piece of paper that matches the size and shape of the toilet seat, to create a barrier between you and the seat itself.

You might even want to consider using toilet seat covers at home, because even though you clean your toilet regularly, it can still become home to the same unpleasant germs that are present in public restrooms.

Using a toilet seat cover every time you go to the bathroom will
protect you from getting infected with potentially dangerous conditions such as Salmonella and cryptosporidium that can require hospitalization, and if you have a weakened immune system, could even kill you.

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Kids And Toilet Training

A dilemma parents have is when and how to toilet train their kids. All kids are different they all look different and act different and their isnt really a particular age that all kids should be toilet trained by. You are not a failure as a parent because all your other friends kids were toilet trained at a certain age and yours is not. All kids have a time when they are ready to be toilet trained and no matter how much you may want them to start earlier if they dont want to they wont.

Many people say that summer time is the best time to toilet train because kids can run around in their underwear and it doesnt matter how many accidents they have but honestly if they are having many accidents per day do you want to spend the day mopping up after them because if kids wet their pants it also ends up on your floor, furniture etc.

Watching for the signs that kids are ready to use the toilet is the best key. Kids will be fascinated with you and the toilet, some will hold onto their nappy when they are doing something in their so you can generally tell they know when they need to go or not.

If you are a bit weary you can keep your child in a nappy but to start off take kids to the toilet at different intervals during the day and put them on there even if they dont do anything. Do this over a week or so and most kids will then start to ask to go to the toilet and will start to do what they used to do in their nappy in the toilet. Don't be discouraged if this doesnt work straight away and you have to go back to nappies it just means that like what I said at the start all kids toilet train in their own time. If you are really lucky you may have one of those kids that just refuses nappies one day and starts getting on the toilet and never looks back. Be prepared for a few accidents and one step forward two steps back meaning you might think you and the toilet have won and then all of a sudden your kids asking for a nappy again that is not unusual and if they really insist give them their nappies back and start again in a day or two asking your child to use the toilet again. Remember all kids toilet train or we would have teenagers in nappies.

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Toilet Training

When should I start toilet training my child?

Do not start toilet training until both you and your child are ready. You are ready when you are able to devote the time and energy necessary to encourage your child on a daily basis for at least 3 months.

Your child is ready when he or she can signal that the diaper is wet or soiled, or when your child is able to say that he or she would like to go to the potty. This usually occurs when a child is 18 to 24 months of age. However, it is not uncommon for a child to still be in diapers at 2 and a half to 3 years of age.

How should I prepare my child for toilet training?

Allow your child to be present when you go to the bathroom and make your child feel comfortable in the bathroom. Allow your child to see urine and bowel movements in the toilet. Let your child play with flushing the toilet.

Before toilet training your child, place a potty chair in your child's normal living and play area so that your child will become familiar with the potty. Consider placing a potty chair on each floor of the house if you live in a multilevel home. Allow your child to observe, touch and become familiar with the potty chair.

Tell your child that the potty chair is his or her own chair. Allow your child to sit fully clothed on the potty chair, as if it were a regular chair. Allow your child to leave the potty chair at any time. Do not force your child to spend time sitting on the chair.

After your child has become used to the potty chair and sits on it regularly with his or her clothes on, try having your child sit on the potty without wearing pants and a diaper. Let your child become comfortable with sitting on the potty without wearing pants and a diaper.

The next step is to show your child how the potty chair is used. Place stool from a dirty diaper into the potty chair. Allow your child to observe the transfer of the bowel movement from the potty chair into the toilet. Let your child flush the toilet and watch the bowel movement disappear down the toilet.

How do I teach my child to use the toilet?

After your child has become comfortable with flushing the toilet and sitting on the potty chair, you may begin teaching your child to go to the bathroom. Keep your child in loose, easily removable pants.

Place your child on the potty chair whenever he or she signals the need to go to the bathroom. Your child's facial expression may change when he or she feels the need to urinate or to have a bowel movement. Your child may stop any activity he or she is engaged in when he or she feels the need to go to the bathroom.

Most children have a bowel movement once a day, usually within an hour after eating. Most children urinate within an hour after having a large drink.

In addition to watching for signals that your child needs to urinate or have a bowel movement, place your child on the potty at regular intervals. This may be as often as every 1and a half to 2 hours.

Stay with your child when he or she is on the potty chair. Reading or talking to your child when he or she is sitting on the potty may help your child relax. Praise your child when he or she goes to the bathroom in the potty chair, but do not express disappointment if your child does not urinate or have a bowel movement in the potty. Be patient with your child.

Once your child has learned to use the potty chair, your child can begin using an over-the-toilet seat and a step-up stool.

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Monday, 5 January 2009

Toilet Seat Down

In Europe there is an 'anti-sprinkle' movement, the goal of which is to encourage men to sit down when they pee, and thus avoid the sprinkle effect. Restrooms in all the countries across the continent have signs urging men to be thoughtful gentlemen and sit down when they do their business. My brother-in-law, a German lawyer, as with many European men, now sits down when he conducts his business. Because he's always been a thoughtful gentleman.

Ladies, don't get your hopes up because that's never going to happen in America. Men in the states are going to continue to stand, and they're going to continue to sprinkle, and you - I'm sorry to say - are going to continue to clean up these sprinkles. Because they won't do it themselves.

It's certainly a cultural thing as we see in the above example of my brother-in-law and all those other European men. Part of being a man here in America is that you stand when you urinate, since you are not a woman and women, we know, pee sitting down. Indeed there is something intrinsically powerful about peeing standing up and the more elevated you are the more powerful you feel. In fact, nothing feels more powerful than peeing off of a roof ... um, I've been told.

In the war of the toilet seat lids I have finally decided that toilet lids should both be down when the toilet is not being used. Wait, here me out, guys. I'm not betraying my gender - much. There are very good reasons to have the lids down, and none of them have to do with being nagged to death if you don't.

Number One: You don't want the dog drinking out of the toilet bowl. Don't have a dog? You might get one and it's good practice for you in the meantime so that you get into the habit. Or you might have a friend with a dog visit you unannounced, and you want to be prepared for that. By the way, if you have a really big dog, it should be both lids down with a brick on top of them. They find the cool water, perfectly positioned for them to drink from, irresistable - especially when their lazy master has forgotten to refill their water bowl.

Number Two: You can accidentally drop things into an open toilet. Do you like fishing your tooth-brush out of the toilet? Or for that matter, do you like fishing anything out of it at all?

Thought not.

Number Three: It's bad Feng Shui. Okay. I'm a little bit out of my element on this one, but as I understand it, Chi energy or the life force naturally flows towards water and you just don't want all of your Chi energy going down the toilet. It's bad, believe me. To counteract this you need to either have a growing plant on the back of your toilet (draws the life force up), or you need a bowl of rice. My choice was the plant, because if you have a bowl of rice on your crapper people think you've been eating rice in your bathroom, and that's kind of hard to explain away.

Number Four: Maybe this is just me, but I've always found an open bowl of toilet water kind of scary looking. Alligators or Norwegian Sewer rats could jump out of it at any time. And the water itself leads directly to the dark depths of the underworld and I'd just rather see it covered and not have to think about that.

Number Five: It actually is a polite thing to do for a woman, you know like holding a door for her, or pulling out a chair for her at a restaurant, or helping her put on her coat, or other polite things like that. Don't want to be polite? Fine. I just gave you four other perfectly sound reasons why you should do this, anyways.

If you do happen to be a man who lives alone and has no friends or dogs or visitor and never plans on having any of those ... well, I feel sorry for you. None of the above applies to you. But in that case, you really should get a dog because, Buddy, you really need a little companionship. Just make sure you get a small dog that can't get it's head into to that open toilet of yours.

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Installing A Toilet

The installation of a toilet is a relatively easy job for a homeowner. With a couple of wrenches, a screwdriver and a few shims a new toilet can be installed in about one hour.

Toilets can be purchased at any home improvement store or plumbing supply center. Typically a gravity flush toilet costs between $150 and $300, however the price can double or triple for more elaborate units, such as pressure flush systems. Today’s toilets are mandated to use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, where as older units used as much as 5 gallons. The initial 1.6 gallon toilets were notorious for frequently clogging, however over the past several years suppliers have improved the performance of these low water-use systems.

Setting the Toilet

A toilet usually consists of two main parts: a bowl and a tank. It is best to first install the bowl. Prior to seating the bowl, check if the closet flange has been temporarily plugged with insulation or a rag to prevent sewer gases from escaping. Remove this. Next set the bowl on top of the closet flange to determine if it sits level. If it does not, prepare some shims to use later.

Next remove the bowl, and insert the closet bolts (approximately 2” long bolts) into the slots on the closet flange.

Then turn the bowl over and install a wax ring gasket over the outlet of the bowl. This outlet is also know as the “horn”.

Place the bowl onto the closet flange. Make sure the bowl is well seated by rocking the bowl down. Once the bowl has been seated, place a level on it and use the shims as necessary. Next, using nuts and washers tighten up the bolts. Note: be careful not to over-tighten these bolts as it could crack the bowl.

Next attach the tank to the bowl using the tank bolts, nuts and washers. Again, do not over tighten.

Installing the Float Supply Unit

Install the float supply unit into the tank and hook up the water line to the tank inlet. Again, do not over tighten and make sure to use the washers supplied.

Next, turn the supply line on and adjust the float as necessary. Finally, caulk around the base of the unit and you are done.

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Sunday, 4 January 2009

Imagine Your Cat Using The Toilet - Successful Cat Toilet Training Techniques

This may sound ridiculous or like a near-impossible feat, but you'll find life is a pleasant new world when you finish potty training your cat. You'll have a very low-maintenance cat and she will also make a great conversation starter. And, you even save money on cat litter when you are done with potty training. If you want more detailed information than you'll find here on potty training, try a library or book store. In the mean time, I'll give you enough of a basic overview of cat toilet training that you probably won't need one of these books to successfully undertake potty training. The main thing you need to keep in mind as you go about cat toilet training is that cats require a lot of patience, with punishments being a very ineffective training method.

You will need to have a litter box, flushable cat litter, a bowl that fits inside your toilet,and a stool that stands approximately even with toilet. You will want to have your current litter box next to the toilet where you want your cat to potty for several days before you begin the process. This way she will get used to the location before you begin with potty training.

When you notice that your cat is consistently comfortably using the new box location, you can begin toilet training. To do this, simply move the litter box up about two inches by placing it on a phone book or other solid object, and start using the flushable litter at this point. After the cat has used the new location a few times, you can continue toilet training by putting the litter box on the stool up against the toilet. Make sure it is easy for the cat to get to this location and that the litter box is very firmly placed. Also, make sure the lid on the toilet seat is down. If the litter box ever dumps the cat during cat toilet training or she ever falls in the toilet, you may do irreversible damage to your cause.

After the cat has successfully used the new box location, your are again ready to proceed to the next step in the cat toilet training process. For this step, you want to place flushable litter in the bowl and put the bowl in the toilet. This is the trickiest part of the procedure, so be patient with your little friend at this point. You will want to leave this bowl here until your cat has reached the point in its cat toilet training that it is comfortable enough to use the bowl without having to step down into it. This will probably take the longest time of any of the procedures.

When the cat looks comfortable using the cat bowl inside the toilet, you're ready to proceed with potty training your cat once again. This time, you will remove the bowl so she will have only two choices: Continue going in the toilet or find a new place in the house to go. In most cases she will finish the cat toilet training process successfully by continuing to use the toilet. If not, you may want to put the bowl back in the toilet for a couple of days. Then, when you again remove the bowl, put the cat on the toilet five minutes after each meal and lock it in the bathroom for up to ten minutes. This should give your cat the general idea.

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