When my boys started to show signs of being ready to be potty trained, we did what every parent of little boys did. We let them run around diaper-less in the fenced-in backyard and let them just go! They were amazed to see what happened when they had to go! “Wow… look at that mommy!” But, #2 always happened indoors on their training potty, and this act sometimes took books and bribes. We spent many hours on our training potties with three boys, but I wouldn’t trade those moments for anything!
When your little one is ready to start going to the bathroom by themselves, sometime between 18 months and 3 years old (every kiddo is different) it’s important to have a training potty readily available to them, as our home toilets can be a bit too high for some younger children to maneuver onto with ease. When a toddler has to go, they HAVE to go and a training potty can help them go with ease while being safe and showcasing their independence until they are ready and able to climb steps or onto your home toilet. Once you have your training potty and they are showcasing signs of being ready and willing to try, its game on parents! Good Luck!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A TRAINING POTTY
Ease of Cleaning: A simple and streamlined potty helps with cleaning Size: Is your child comfortable on it? Can they sit properly on it?
Child Friendly: You want your child to be comfortable on it and not scared, so a color or pattern that your child is attracted to can help.
Use: Do you need to travel with it? Will it be stationary in your home bathroom?
TRAINING POTTIES & STEP STOOLS
OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potties
The OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty opens quickly and easily when your little one is ready to go! You can use this as a standalone potty to use with disposable bags, or a potty seat to use in a public restroom.
EZY Potty with Removable Bowl The sturdy and simple designed EZY potty has a removable bowl and splash guard that helps make clean up super easy and has a contoured backrest for added support for your little one.
Dreambaby Step Stool
Perfect for helping your little one reach the sink for proper hand-washing after using the potty! Also, when your toddler is ready for the “big potty,” this safe and nonskid step stool is perfectly contoured to fit snugly around your toilet.
Bambino Mio Potty Training Kit
Complete with reward chart, training potty and pull up pants, this kit helps parents and kiddos alike master potty training!