Best Potty Training Seats

The best potty training seats convert and adult toilet into a potty that’s safe for your child. In addition, the are:

  1. Easy to clean
  2. Easy to assemble / instal / store
  3. Are comfortable and convenient to use
  4. Fit securely on you toilet
  5. Attractive to both parent and toddler

Now, its best when a you get all five but sometimes there can be a trade of between the features. Other times there is a divergence of opinion between parents. When selecting  one for our firstborn I looked at all the positives and negatives and had my toddler test out some products.

Here are the potty training seats that made it into the final round - any one of them is an excellent choice - now its just a question of aesthetics, price and personal preference.

For Boys, keep in mind that there is always some complaint about the splashguard not being high enough to be effective or alternatively being to tall for the child to be able to sit on it independently with out getting hurt. I find that this point comes up with almost every product, and as a mom of a boy I completely understand where those grumbles are coming from.

This list does not include some classic choices (like the Baby Bjorn potty seat I reviewed here).

Potty Training Seats

A sneak peek at five cool potty training seats. From widely popular to more obscure - we bet you have never seen some of those items.

Prince Lionheart weePOD Toilet Trainer

Prince Lionheart weePOD Toilet Trainer The Prince Lionheart trainer has cushioned seating for comfort. Where some trainers have cushioning built in, this offers it as removable so you can be assured of thorough cleaning. There’s an adjustable dial for securing it to a variety of toilets and a built in splash guard.

The product’s manufacturer recommends this seat for

  • Children over 18 months of age.
  • Children who weigh between 15 and 50 pounds.

Liked:

  • Toddler like the comfortable seat and parents like it too because it encourages their child to stay on the toilet longer.

Some parents had mixed feelings about:

  • A little trouble with the splash-guard unless  boy sits straight up. But I find that’s true with almost any toilet trainer – almost none are fully splash proof. 

The manufacturer markets this product as fitting most toilets. But there are some problems with these potty training seats being a tight fit, and some difficulties with customer service in terms of stated warrantee (one year) vs. the window for a full refund (2 days after receipt or 10 days after the order is placed).

Prince Lionheart weePOD Basix

Prince Lionheart weePOD Basix is designed for boys with a maximum weight allowance for this trainer is 50 pounds.

I Like

  • the weePOD Toilet Trainer offers a removable cushioned seat and splash guard.
  • It’s easy to attach, remove and wipe clean.
  • It fits modern elongated toilets without issue, and little munchkins feel secure when sitting on it.
  • The design saves space in the bathroom when not in use because it stands on end.

Some parents had mixed feelings about:

  • Dye from the trainer can leach onto the toilet seat, resulting in the need for a replacement.
  • Not as durable as some other potty training seats, sometimes cracking in as little as 6 months.
  • As with the other weePOD, the design is unstable on certain styles of toilet, and the suction cups don’t always stick effectively.

Ducka Toilet Set Reducer

PRI Ducka Toilet Set Reducer is a portable potty seat that also fits home adult toilets (both round and elongated per the product description). The reducer has a rubber edge for security and is made from non-toxic, easily cleaned plastic. Minimum weight guidelines: 18 pounds; maximum weight: 50 pounds. Dimensions: 16” long by 13” wide. Suitable for ages 2-5 years.

I Like

  • this seat can go anywhere.
  •  The cute factor: the duck character attracts my child and helped make training more fun.
  • Fits a wide variety of adult toilet designs equally well.

Some parents had mixed feelings about:

  • Not suited for petite children. The design rubs small children’s thighs.
  • Also a clever child can fiddle with the yellow plastic around the edge of the Ducka Toilet Set Reducer and potentially get their fingers stuck.

Nuby Toilet Trainer Seat

Nuby Toilet Trainer Seat is designed so that it goes under the regular toilet seat. It’s available in blue, green, white, purple, pink and yellow and is considered a “unisex” trainer. The design is intended for toilets that are at least 10 inches long and 8 ¼” wide (otherwise it doesn’t fit properly).

I Like

  • It’s simple to use
  • Cost-effective ($5.99)
  • Easy to clean up.
  • Offers good support and security for a child, along with a high back for comfort.

Some parents had mixed feelings about:

  • Can't choose the color
  • Putting it on and taking it off is a little more work-intensive than some other trainer designs.
  • The pee guard in front is tall, which makes it difficult for some children to manage to seat themselves
  • Possible shifting under the main adult seat.

The First Years Disney Soft Potty Training Seats

The First Years Disney Soft Potty Seat, is recommended for when you want to transition your child from a toddler potty chair onto the adult toilet. The seat is soft, easily cleaned and fits securely. The handles are a nice feature for a little darling, and it’s suitable for children up to 50 pounds.

There are several designs to choose from; Minnie or Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Cars.

I Like

  • The allure of Disney characters to attract my child’s interest.
  •  It’s small enough to be portable
  • The handles encourage more independence for the child’s training (putting the chair on the toilet) and also provide stability.

Some parents had mixed feelings about:

  • The design requires disassembly in order to clean it properly.
  • It might not fit tightly on all toilets.


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