Potty training your toddler can be a bit confusing due to a lack of information regarding the perfect age of the child to start this exercise or whether your child is ready for it. Most kids between the ages of 18 to 24 months are ready to be initiated, but it also depends upon the individual child. The gender of the child is also a major factor as boys tend to require a longer period of time compared to girls. You should start potty training when your toddler starts showing signs of readiness. These signs may include:
- Interest in using toilet seat by copying other members of the family
- Stopping all activities for a period of time when feeling an urge
- Clutching the diaper or showing signs of distress due to a soiled or wet diaper
While opting for potty training, the one of the most important things is selecting the best potty training seat for your kid. Usually there are two types of potty training seats which are standalone potty seats with removable bowls or small sized seats which can be fixed on the existing toilet seat. In this article we will go through some of the highly reviewed potty seats to help you potty train your little one.
This removable potty seat can be fitted on the existing toilet seat. Attaching this potty seat securely for your toddler is very easy, as you just have to place it on the toilet seat and it sets in place. This potty seat comes fitted with a snap-in deodorizing disc which uses baking soda to deodorize. You can easily clean this potty seat as there is no collecting bowl in this model. All the waste goes straight into the toilet; you just flush. This model is appropriate for standard toilet seats and is designed to accommodate both Genders. The contours of this seat are designed to effectively hold the child in place while on the seat. Easy grip handles are provided for stability and non-slip edges keep the seat from moving while in use. Arm and Hammer Secure Comfort Potty Seat is currently available at price of $13.49.
- Available in assorted colors
- Manufactured using high grade polypropylene
- Snap in deodorizing disc lasts for ninety days
- User friendly design
- Built in deflector, backrest and feet for easy storage
- Not fully compatible with elongated seats
The Arm and Hammer Secure Comfort Potty Seat is quite appropriate for toddlers of either gender. The front piece is specially designed for boys so urine goes into the toilet seat rather than all over the floor.
This unisex, standalone potty seat is suitable for potty training your child. This seat is designed to fit in with the existing décor of your bathroom. The removable bowl fitted in the potty is removable and quick and easy to clean. The high back of this potty trainer is designed to provide extra comfort for the lower back and to your child stable while using it. Summer Infant Lil’ Loo Potty, White and Teal measures 14.5 x 14 x 12 inches and is suitable for children weighing up to 33 Lbs. This potty training set is currently available for under $20.
- Easy to clean removable pot
- High back design for extra comfort and stability
- Splash guard at the front for boys to avoid accidental urine spray
- Manufactured in United States of America
- Available in different colors
- Cannot be used with pre-existing standard toilet seats
The Summer Infant Lil’ Loo Potty is comparatively higher and wider at the seat as compared to other models of the same category, which makes it quite perfect for the bigger toddlers who weigh up to 33 lbs.
This trainer seat is designed for ease of potty training and can be used with your existing round or elongated standard toilet seat. You do not have to snap this seat on your toilet seat as it comes with small parts that prevent it from sliding if your child is a squirmer. The built-in pee-guard safeguards your surroundings from accidental sprays. The widely spaced handles and small hole of this seat allows even the small sized children to use this toilet seat without any danger of slipping in. The First Years Soft Grip Trainer Seat is currently available in a multitude of colors or even Disney character themes.
- Available in multiple colors
- One piece trainer seat compatible with all types of standard toilet seats
- Pee-Shield for avoiding accidental mess
- Easy to install and clean
- Not spray proof
- and Ridges in splash guard are a bit difficult to clean
It is quite easy to keep things simple with the Soft Grip Trainer Seat as it is designed for an easy potty training experience for your child with the required comfort and security.
This certified frustration-free standalone potty trainer can be used as either a fixed bowl potty seat or as a potty trainer on your existing toilet seat. This Fisher-Price product is designed to be more deluxe as compared to their other existing potty training models. The standalone feature of this potty trainer is the flushing action. This action includes lighting up of the water tank and is accompanied with a water flushing sound and a cheery yay to reward success and build confidence. The removable potty ring can be used separately on the existing toilet seat, which helps children move from trainer potty set to the real one. Fisher-Price Potty Training, Learn-to-Flush is currently available for $26.98.
- Combines toilet training with fun rewards, thus providing encouragement and rewards success
- Easy to use
- Pretend water twirls to provide realistic touch
- Removable potty ring to be used on standard toilet seats
- Potty trainer must be completely dry or else it will keep singing, which can be disturbing
This potty trainer is quite a good purchase as it can be used to gradually move your kid from standalone potty trainer to the standard one. The water twirl incorporated in this design allows familiarizes toddlers with the flushing operation present in the actual ones.
If we compare all the models of standalone and small sized potty training seats, then Fisher-Price Potty Training, Learn-to-Flush is the best potty training product out there as it can be used as a standalone potty seat as well as a small seat potty trainer for your standard toilet seat.
The second place for a perfect potty trainer goes to Summer Infant Lil’ Loo Potty, White and Teal because of the quality of material used in its production and its current price point.
If we compare the two small sized potty training seats mentioned above, then Arm and Hammer Secure Comfort Potty Seat, Assorted colors is quite a bargain and an appropriate choice because of its unique feature of snap-in deodorizer.