Parenting Toddler

Potty Training Tips: Choosing a Toddler Toilet Seat

My daughter is growing faster than the speed of light it seems, so we’re preparing ourselves for yet another round of potty training! MJ was a pretty decent case, we started with him a little after he turned 2  years old and he was 100% by the time he turned 3. I always hear it’s easier with girls, we shall see.

Do you have a soon-to-be potty trainer? When potty seat shopping, consider whether you want to use a separate potty seat or a seat that fits into the regular toilet. We had a separate potty chair/step stool for MJ at first, then he graduated to a potty seat on the regular toilet. I did like the first one, but it has the added step of dumping and cleaning and as MJ got older, he was still trying to go back and forth between the two of them. I think we’re gonna skip this step all together and have Baby Girl learn to use the toilet from the start. Here’s what we’re looking at…


Thermobaby Kiddyloo Toilet Seat Reducer

Thermobaby Kiddyloo Toilet Seat Reducer

A toilet seat reducer with a step ladder, all in one! The Thermobaby Kiddyloo Toilet Seat Reducer is pretty neat solution. It features a soft seat with handles and a non-slip step to help toddlers get on up there and do their business. Set it up right inside the toilet and your all set. This seems to be a more permanent deal, so if there are other people using that toilet, it might be a task to remove the Kiddyloo after every use.

Baby Girl shares a bathroom with MJ, so I think we might try a potty seat/step stool combo that is easier to remove. We already have the Little Looster, a wonderful step stool that surrounds the toilet and does not have to be removed for others. We’ll just have to get another removable potty seat, no big deal!


The Little Looster


If you are looking for a potty that’s just the right height, no climbing involved…


Munchkin Arm & Hammer Potty Seat

Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 Potty Seat, by Munchkin

Try the Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 Potty Seat, by Munchkin. It’s an individual potty, a step stool, and a potty seat all in one! You can use this for all of the potty training stages, perfect for reaching the sink for hand washing after toilet use. It is light weight and should be easy to clean, we got one of these from Munchkin and we’ll be trying it out in our bathroom.


What are your picks for potty seats? Do you have a favorite that you have used? Here are 5 potty training tips that could help along the journey. Good luck!


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