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Is there a way to convince my grandparents to use Toilet Caddy?

My grandparents have been so stubborn and won't listen to us when we tell them to use the toilet caddies. A lot of rashes have come up at my grandpa's buttocks. My mom says its because he doesn't keep it dry. Our toilet caddy is the wave toilet caddy from the dispenser store in toronto. Please advise.
Status: Open    Sep 14, 2015 - 07:35 AM

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Sep 15, 2015 - 09:49 AM

Is this Toilet Caddy a holder for multiple rolls of toilet paper?
If so using it or not might not be the problem.
First, if he is "splashing" urine may be getting onto unused rolls and soaking inot the next few rolls.
Second, if he has rashes it may be that the toilet paper feels abrasive to him so he may not want to use it.

The rash might be as easy to get rid of just by applying an ointment like Desitin or other cream used for "diaper rash" A simple barrier ointment like A&D might work once the rash has been cleared up.
The problem I had with my husband with the ointments or A&D he would slightly "stick" to the toilet seat. I solved that by changing the seat to a commercial "U" shaped seat and I would slip a tube sock over each side of the seat. When he was done I would pull off the sock and toss it in the wash. Made cleaning the seat easier since no ointment got onto the seat..

He may also want to try "baby wipes" or moistened wipes for a more gentle cleansing but most of thoes should not be flushed.

Sep 20, 2015 - 08:00 AM

The answers so far were good, but I suggest the use of a closed top free-standing toilet paper caddy that holds 5 rolls of paper and can be purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, many hardware stores. The closed top lifts off easily and protects the new rolls stored therein. By the way, the answer of replacing the seat with the open front and covering the sides with tube socks make me laugh and applaud at the same time. So clever.
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