GottaTinkle! is really simple to use – it's just like peeing into a cup at the doctor's office! Just place a baggie onto the device, pee inside the baggie, then toss it out!
GottaTinkle! is hygienic, the device stays clean and dry during use. It does not need to be washed afterwards!
GottaTinkle! can be used almost anywhere, even inside a tent or car! It's so easy, a child can use it!
FOR LARGER VOLUMES OF URINE, USE THE XL SANDWICH BAGGIES
Although regular sandwich baggies will accommodate most kids and some adults, if you find that you need a baggie that can hold larger volumes of urine, try the Ziploc XL Sandwich Baggies. These baggies can hold over 4 cups of urine - the average adult output is 2 cups. Just make sure to have an extra tight grip that secures the baggie firmly against the device. This will ensure the baggie doesn't slip through the opening due to the weight of the urine.
We highly recommend just trying it at home over the kitchen sink with a large glass of water to test out your grip. It only takes a couple of seconds and you will see how easy it is to use the device. It would also be a great idea to try the device out at home first just so you are completely comfortable with it before using it in a public restroom or outdoor setting.
Tips for using GottaTinkle! with kids
For younger children, simply hold the device in place for the child - you will love that she never needs to go near the toilet or touch anything gross or dirty. All she needs to do is stand and pee into the baggie - very easy to do. For older girls, they can use the device on their own.
Many kids will be able to use it on their first try, but with others, a practice run at home is helpful just so they are comfortable peeing in a standing position and using the device. If they are hesitant to try it at first, don't give up. I gave my girls (ages 5, 7 & 9) small rewards to help encourage them to try the new device. Now, they give me a hard time if I forget it. They absolutely love using the device, especially when the bathrooms are in bad condition and smell bad!
GottaTinkle! is great for dads & grandparents who might otherwise be uncomfortable taking their daughters and granddaughters to public bathrooms. You won't have to worry whether or not "Dad" is covering the seat properly or your daughter is "holding it" because they are nervous using dirty toilets while out and about.
OTHER HELPFUL TIPS:
Keep some tissue in your carry case. You can't always count on public restrooms. Especially if you are outdoors.
Keep GottaTinkle! and extra baggies in your glovebox, you never know when you are going to have an emergency.
Keep wet wipes handy when traveling or camping.
If you are hiking, backpacking or camping, try attaching GottaTinkle! on your belt loop or backpack with a D-ring.
If you are outdoors and there are no trash cans around, simply fold the used baggie in a tiny square & tuck it inside your pocket.