Caroline first came up with the idea for TUSHON - a premium disposable toilet seat
cover prior to 2010, as she had three young preschool and primary school
aged children and like many other females, was worried about the germs she
and her family could catch while using public toilets. Caroline was frustrated
that the daily use of public toilet facilities with her children caused her stress
and affected the time she spent with her children.
Mothers with young children frequently use public toilet facilities during
their visits to restaurants, shopping centres, at cafes to meet friends, at the
local park for play dates, gyms, aquatic centres and sporting fields for their
weekly sports programs, local halls for play group and airports, aeroplanes
and hotels during family travel.
She recognised the need for such a product, as discussion with other mums
and female friends revealed a widespread fear of catching germs from public
toilet seats. She would also always hear the common complaint from the
mother in toilet cubicle next to her begging their desperate child to hold and
wait while mummy frantically lined the seat with toilet tissue. She knew first
hand the frustration women felt and what lengths they went to while using
public toilets, to protect themselves and their children from the germs they
Caroline believed that mothers should not have to go through such stress and
anxiety to do something as simple as using a public toilet, something that
most mothers do daily with young children. Life with children is too busy
and time is too precious to give it away to something that can so easily be
solved. So Caroline decided that she would develop a product that would
provide a solution to this widespread problem and give mothers their time
back with their children, because mothers would rather be on the sporting
sideline than wasting time in a public toilet.
Caroline developed a premium product that would change the way people
perceived and experienced the everyday necessity of using public toilets. No
more hovering, lining the seat with large amounts of toilet paper while her
children anxiously held on waiting or worrying about the cleanliness of
public toilet facilities.
It was important to Caroline that the product be thick, strong and soft with a
distinctive shape and size to allow for complete coverage and hygienic
protection, whilst also being individually wrapped so that the product would
be unique, convenient to use and portable. The product was also developed
to be environmentally friendly, with it being flushable, biodegradable and
safe for septic systems and to help reduce tissue waste from 40% of females
lining public toilet seats with toilet tissue to sit on them each use.
My name is Caroline Mortlock and I am the creator and owner of TUSHON Premium Toilet Seat Covers.
I live in the beautiful Southern Highlands NSW and I am a mum to three energetic kids, four crazy fur babies, and the wife of former Australian Rugby Captain - Stirling Mortlock (who may be the biggest kid of them all).
I created TUSHON because I really dislike public toilets and I wanted to provide the best protection for my family and for people who share the same concerns about germs. Whether you’re a mum who wants to completely cover the seat to protect your toddler, or you have a medical condition that makes using public toilets difficult, TUSHON was created to help you feel prepared, comfortable and protected when you put your “tush on” ANY public toilet seat.
It's easy to make your safety a priority when using public toilets and protect yourself against getting sick.
Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of 41 confirmed cases of viral severe acute respiratory syndrome in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in the People’s Republic of China on January 12th 2020, our lives haven’t been the same.
Since then we have learnt many worrying facts about transmission from those that are studying it internationally, but this information is important in helping us understand how we can protect ourselves and reduce our chances of being infected with SARS-CoV-2 which leads to the clinical disease state known as COVID-19.
Who last sat in your seat before you got on your flight?
Travellers world wide are anxious about travel and health safety with the current threat of Coronavirus or COVID19, but with good hygiene products and practices, you can set off on your trip knowing that you have control over your hygiene and give yourself the best chance at staying healthy while travelling.