Plastic shopping bags as disposable toilet seat covers
Toilets seem to bring out the hacker in most parents, wouldn't you say? Here's Sarah's tip:
I found myself at a gas station with my 3 year-old when she announced that she had to poop. I crossed my fingers that they had a bathroom and luckily they did. But when we got inside, there was no toilet paper and no paper towels. I knew I had to line the seat with something so I rifled through my big bag of stuff and found plastic grocery bags. I always carry several and they've come in handy a number of times. I used two of them to cover the ends of the split toilet seat and had an instant seat liner. When my daugther was done, I used some wipes (which I still carry for handwashing purposes), and we managed to get through a tough situation without too much trouble.
She has outgrown it now, but when she was first potty training, I bought her a folding seat for use in public toilets, and I highly recommend those for toddlers. They easily fit in a diaper bag or large purse and create less waste and expense than disposable potty training covers that you can buy.