Babies, right? Babies are such adorable things that come into our lives and turn them around in every way imaginable. However, anybody who has been a parent for even as much as 24 hours knows that it’s not all roses.
As a parent, you have to figure out why your child was crying, at any time. You have to get up in the middle of the night just to check if they are still breathing alright (here’s a great baby monitor for that purpose). Plus, you need to have a keen sense of smell to know when they have gone. You do know what I mean by ‘gone,’ right?
Soon enough, that breastmilk and formula begin to work, growth sets in, and they outgrow diapers. So now you have to wonder how to help them ‘go’ in ways that don’t involve diapers and falling into the hole in the toilet where mummy and daddy ‘go.’ Say hello to potty seats.
What are Potty Seats
Potty seats are just kid-sized seats placed on an adult toilet. A potty seat needs to have one major feature; it must have space just enough to accommodate the size of little Chloe’s bum. A potty seat’s sole purpose is to support this tiny rear while it goes. I want to believe that by now we have established what it means to go.
What is Potty Seat Training?
From the age of one, your kid would probably stop needing diapers. So, instead, when they need to go, they’ll probably just squat or remain in the good ol’ standing position. Potty training requires the skill to know when this is about to go down, pick them up, and set them on the potty seat to do the deed. That sounds pretty easy, but it’s not one of the interesting things about being a parent. But that’s really all it takes.
Potty training can begin with potty chairs for some kids. Potty chairs are customized for kid-sized bums. They are portable and closer to the ground. It’s easier for some kids to start with potty chairs, and then move one step up to potty seats. No pun intended, as some potty seats come with a step to enhance comfort during a ‘going’ session.
7 Best Potty Training Seats
Summer My Size Potty
Let’s start with this beauty. It’s a potty chair with a seat! This potty is so cute… No, a potty can’t be cute, Chloe is cute. But let’s just say this potty has features that make me want to fight with my son for a chance to ‘go’ in his potty rather than an adult-sized toilet appropriate for my adult-sized butt.
NB:- An adult bum is called a butt.
Here’s the first thing about this potty, it looks just like the adult toilet. But in place of the water tank is storage. There is no dull moment with the summer. Found a favorite ‘go time’ story? Stick it in the storage, pick it up when you gotta go. You’ve found that your kid gets more creative in the toilet? Stick a drawing pad in there with a few crayons and you have yourself an art class.
Here’s another thing about the Summer, you can place it right in your own bathroom. You and your child could go together and spend some quality bonding. The size ratio with an adult-sized toilet is enough to look down at your child with an obvious love in your eyes but they also maintain the ‘I birthed you’ vibe.
- It has a realistic design
- Comes with a transition ring and a large storage compartment.
- Has an interactive toilet handle
- Removable potty topper and basin
- Integrated splash guard.
- Comes in different colors including pink.
- Wipe compartment
- Splash guard.
- Easy to empty and clean
- Comfortable and interactive.
- Cannot be flushed directly?
The First Years Super Pooper
“Super pooper”. Okay, I’m sold already by the name of this potty. ” Hey boy, look what I got you, it’s a super pooper”. What a way to engage your kid’s imagination. If the pooper is super, the child’s gotta be too. That’s simple logic.
The pooper has a unique quality from its peers, it’s got a foot lift. The pooper makes your baby poop like a king. Legs above the floor, and onto an immaculate white plastic platform. Not to mention the flushing sounds and cheer triggered by the button.A sort of ‘congratulations for taking a poop’. I can bet you Prince Harry didn’t have this kind of leisure as a child
- The super pooper has a unique foot lift to enhance a natural and convenient posture.
- A flush button that mimics flushing sounds
- Has a removable trainer seat to help your child transition to an adult toilet with ease
- Made with plastic
- Very comfortable
- Can support up to 50 pounds of weight
- Appropriate for children up to the age of7
- Has a 90-day warranty upon purchase.
- Only comes in white color
- Slightly sizeable
BAMNY Potty with Step Stool
The Bamny potty takes it a step further, and I mean that literally. Bamny was designed with safety, comfort, and maybe a little bit of fun in mind. Bamny potties have a step stool. These stools are adjustable in two heights.
I reckon any 3 or 5 years old would be looking forward to taking a poop when they remember that they get to climb one or two steps. The idea of steps might sound tiring, but not when you get to sit on a soft toilet seat to relieve yourself, it becomes worth the journey.
- The Bamny potty comes with anti-slip pads and a mat for a stable attachment.
- It has a none slip footboard aimed at protecting the child from slipping.
- It has a two-level adjustable step.
- Soft cushion seats for maximum comfort.
- Comes in a mixture of beautiful colors including pink, blue and purple.
- Double-sided handrail
- Adjustable/foldable design.
- Designed for safety and comfort
- It iseasy to clean
- Appropriate even for toddlers.
- Portable and easily adjustable.
- Although built for safety, kids can be unpredictable and fall from the steps.
ONEDONE Small Portable Potty
It’s a Sunday evening and you want to go to the beach with your family. Meanwhile, toddling Jaime has been eating a ton, but his large intestines are not about ready. You know it’s only a matter of time, and you really just need to get that cool sea breeze on your face. No worries.
Think of the Onedone as a briefcase for pee and poop. It is the outdoor companion for all things south. This potty has you covered. With the Onedone, you need not restrict your potty training to your home. Plus kids need to know that in real life, needing to go can happen at any place, at any time.
At this point, we have already established the importance of potty designs in both structure and color. The Onedone is probably the most portable potty you can find in the market and it does not lack colorful designs as well.
- The Onedone is portable and handy for outdoor purposes.
- Made from eco-friendly plastic materials.
- Has a mini urinal that can serve both mom and kid.
- Strong sealing to prevent leaving after usage.
- Comes in colorful designs It has a removable basin that makes for easy disposal.
- Suitable for toddlers and generally babies under 2 years.
- Suitable for outdoor situations and in the event of travel.
- The plastic in the manufacture is safe for children.
- Portable and easy to clean.
- Comes in colorful designs that encourage your potty training for your toddler.
- Is not efficient for grown babies over 2 years of age.
Joovy Loo Potty Chair
Joovy loo, this is definitely a contender for best potty names, next to ‘Super pooper’. I think it’s also safe to say that this was branded by an Englishman/woman because…’loo’. Go time is no joke, and potty training is serious business. Finding a potty that is both comfortable for your child and easy for you to clean afterward is priceless!
The joovy loo was designed to be convenient for both mother and child. Potty loo has a simple design. It does not compromise comfort and it makes for an easy transition to an adult toilet. It’s small enough for an adult bum but also durable enough to support up to 60 pounds of weight.
- The Joovy loo has a sealed inner hole that prevents spillovers from getting trapped.
- It’s made of finely finished plastic, safe, and comfortable for your child.
- It has a large removable bowl which makes cleaning easier.
- Non slip base for the safety of your child.
- The joovy has a low profile, designed to balance well on a floor and avoid tipping.
- Splash board to prevent spills.
- Watertight design.
- Simple design that makes for an easier transition to an adult toilet.
- The joovy loo is safe and comfortable.
- Suitable for toddlers as well as older kids
- Cleaning is easy
- Durable to support weighty kids.
- It comes in a simple design and white color, which may make it a little uninteresting to use compared to its stylish counterparts.
2-in-1 Go Potty for Travel
Now, this is a special one – a dual-purpose potty that can be used both indoors and outdoors. You can place this as a seat on your adult toilet and put your baby up to go, very comfortably. It can also be used outdoors and is particularly efficient when the stomach goes bonkers and can’t wait another second.
This potty has a unique design consisting of two dual-purpose legs. These legs are adjustable. Indoors, they can be kept flat on the adult toilet and ensure a comfortable ‘going’ session for Susie. And the design includes an anti-skid to avoid it falling off. Outdoors, you can adjust these legs vertically to become to serve as legs to the seat.
A unique feature of this potty is that it comes with thick disposable bags. This can be attached underneath the potty. When Junior is done, you can easily remove and dispose of it. Easy peasy. Consider this a distinguishing feature in place of a typical bowl.
- Foldable, light, and portable
- Smart adjustable design that makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
- Comes with thick disposable bags.
- Clips underneath to enable the attachment of the disposable bags.
- Manufacturing plastic is free of BFA, making it safe
- The adjustments are easy to make. With just a few clicks, you can set it up on a toilet seat or the floor with a bag underneath. Takes about 5 seconds
- Easy to clean.
- It is efficient in the case of an emergency, thanks to the dan disposable bag feature.
- Comes in attractive colors like pink.
- Suitable for toddlers.
- Not suitable for weighty kids
- No anti-splash, so urine may spill.
The First Years Training Wheels Racer Potty
We’ve come this far, it’s only right to save the best for last. With the wheels of this potty, we will drive through the finish line. Talk about making fun out of something supposed to be nasty. If I was a kid, I will refuse to ‘go’ until this potty is purchased for me. And when I eventually get it, I will poo all day long.
The racer potty, as you can imagine, is designed with wheels. Four wheels. Having your kid go on this potty would almost seem like a picture from a Formula 4 ad with a good-looking kid saying “If you gotta go, you might as well go in style innit?”
The system also features a dual-purpose potty ring that can be removed from the potty itself and onto a toilet to serve as a seat. This training ring comes with handles to keep your child safe and comfortable. And when placed on a toilet, the anti-skid design ensures your kid doesn’t fall off.
- A racecar design that knocks the socks off other potty seat designs
- A removable bowl.
- Comes with a dual-purpose potty ring that can be placed as a seat on a toilet.
- Handles for security
- Anti-slip for safety
- Anti-splash to prevent spillover of mess
- The racecar design makes potty training easier and more fun.
- Dual-purpose ring, usable on an adult toilet.
- Removable bowl for easy cleaning.
- Suitable for children 18 months and above.
- Safe manufacturing plastic, and handles to make your toddler feel secure during the act.
- Comes in attractive colors.
- A little too close to the ground, and may be unsuitable for tall kids.
Before purchasing a potty seat to train your baby, there a few things you have to think about. The comfort, the safety of your child, ease of transition to adult toilet, age and size of your baby, and even his or her personality.
Potty seats are designed with differing factors in mind. Some are designed with finely finished plastic. Some others have their seats made with cushions. Whatever you choose, ensure that your baby is comfortable when she is ‘going’
A chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) is used largely in the production of plastics. But there is some controversy regarding its safety. So, let’s not take chances and go for only plastics labeled ‘BPA free’. A pointer, all plastic products marked with recycle numbers 3 or 7 may be made with BPA
A test for a good potty seat is the anti-slip feature. A good potty seat must be anti-slip. This will ensure your baby does not fall from a height with shit in his bum. I always check this, so not that I’ve experienced it, but I imagine it will not be fun, as opposed to going on the Racer potty.
Age and Size of Baby
Some kids grow faster than others. Developmental pace varies from one baby to another. As a parent, whenever you decide the time is right to begin potty training your baby, you need to put into account the baby’s age and size/weight.
Some potty seats don’t have space between the floor and the seat. Such ones are only appropriate for toddlers. If you have an older or bigger kid, potty seats with steps would be preferred to the ones designed to directly sit on the floor.
If you’ve got more than one kid, you need not pay too much attention to notice the difference between every child. I beg your pardon, the uniqueness. This can be seen in the difference in behavior between 2 brothers who we will call Jaime and Tyrion. Jaime likes to pee directing his genitals to the walls of the toilet. Tryion, on the other hand, prefers to piss off the top of an edge, right into the water for all the world to see
You could have a pair of twins and while one kid may find the flushing effect on the potty fun, another may find it a nuisance. Do you buy different sets of potty seats for them? Or do you train one to use the flush button and the other to ignore it? If you have a somewhat restless kid, please keep them away from potty seats with steps. That may be an accident waiting to happen.
Potty training is no easy feat. It’s a whole new phase in the development of your child and your relationship with it. But training a child to go by herself would definitely come in handy when they begin walking. It’s one of the first lessons for independence you get to teach your child.
At first, you may have to clean up its mess but eventually, she will learn to clean her mess by herself. We all want to give our kids the best life possible, and I think it’s easier than ever to do that now. But, whatever happens, remember to take it one clean bum at a time. Thanks for reading. Raise a glass to the future!