What are the best potties? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 02:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
beautifulboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We are looking at buying a potty for our DS who is curious about potty learning. What are the best potties?

Mommy to one beautiful boy, born 9/28/08
beautifulboy is offline  
#2 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 02:21 PM
 
mamakims's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think the best one is one your toddler will use!

I personally don't like the big cartoony ones that look more like a toy than a potty. I like the plain simple Ikea ones as they're small and cheap!

mamakims is offline  
#3 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Ruthie's momma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Monument, Colorado
Posts: 1,268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Baby Bjorn, IMO. They are super durable, very easy to clean and simple in design. DD has used the Little Potty for a long time (we now keep it in the trunk for when on the go). And, the Baby Bjorn Potty Seat (an insert for a regular toilet) is used at home along with the Baby Bjorn Safe Step Stool.

Libby blahblah.gif, momma to my precious little girl (6/29/07) 
                        and wonderful little man (12/1/10)

Ruthie's momma is offline  
#4 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 03:19 PM
 
PaisleyStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Baby Bjorn for the reasons listed above.
..Between my kids & friends, I've supervised toddler/preschooler potty-going on at least 7 different kinds of kiddo potties, and the BB is my fave hands down. If you have a boy, essp, because there is no place for them to accidentally pee through the cracks and would be very very difficult (prob involving gymnastics of some sort ) to pee over the front edge by accident.
PaisleyStar is offline  
#5 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 03:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
beautifulboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks! I just bought this one

the baby bjorn potty chair in red

Mommy to one beautiful boy, born 9/28/08
beautifulboy is offline  
#6 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Peony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Definitely the Baby Bjorn.

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Peony is online now  
#7 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Snowflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Portland,OR.
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i don't know a good one yet but i can tell you the one i got at target, safety first brand, sucks. it has some kind of step stool feature that makes it impossible to close and hurts dd's little legs when she sits on it....not helping!
good luck!
Snowflower is offline  
#8 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 11:48 PM
 
SparklingGemini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Baby Bjorn!!!!

All of them; little potty, one with bowl insert and insert to put on the bit toilet are great!!!

R~Mama to my sweet A 7//07 & bubbly Z 3/12

AND belly.gif due 9/13

SparklingGemini is offline  
#9 of 18 Old 11-27-2009, 11:48 PM
 
SparklingGemini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowflower View Post
safety first brand, sucks.
OMG! Ditto, ditto, ditto!

R~Mama to my sweet A 7//07 & bubbly Z 3/12

AND belly.gif due 9/13

SparklingGemini is offline  
#10 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 12:00 AM
 
ShyDaisi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Choo-Choo Town, TN
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowflower View Post
i don't know a good one yet but i can tell you the one i got at target, safety first brand, sucks. it has some kind of step stool feature that makes it impossible to close and hurts dd's little legs when she sits on it....not helping!
good luck!
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparklingGemini View Post
OMG! Ditto, ditto, ditto!
EXACTLY. Do NOT even slightly consider this one.

Rebekah , single working mom to Micah (04.12.2007)
ShyDaisi is offline  
#11 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Shannie77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,029
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like our baby bjorn little potty and the ikea ones equally. The baby bjorn was about $20.. the ikea $3.

Me: Shannon (33) mom to DD Everly born May 9, 2007 and Maisie born May 26
: : :
Shannie77 is offline  
#12 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Pumpkin_Pie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 4,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OMG, I completely agree with the "Safety 1st" stinks rant. A good friend has that one and it is HORRID. The seat always is damp, and stinky, and the lid always comes crashing down on DS's back when he sits down because the potty bumps against the wall behind him and the lid isn't flush against the wall when it is up. It also just has too many parts to it to possibly keep clean.

The Baby Bjorn with the insert is fabulous. My son will pick that one every time if given the choice.

Formerly single Mama to the zaniest boy on the block, born on my birthday on 3/28/07. Soon to be Mama to a new little and can't wait to bfinfant.gif and femalesling.GIF and familybed1.gif again! 
Pumpkin_Pie is offline  
#13 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 02:29 AM
 
FreeRangeMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have the little Ikea potty. Super cheap and dd loves it. She carries it around the house with her so it is close by. I should have bought a bunch of them just to have around, but I didn't think we would be potty training already!

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70141228


 

FreeRangeMama is offline  
#14 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 11:08 AM
 
IowaAngela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another vote for Baby Bjorn!! They are perfection. LOL!

But, like someone else said, the best potty is the one your toddler is comfortable using. Perhaps you could pick it out together?
IowaAngela is offline  
#15 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Artichokie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
when she isn't using the toilet, my 23 mo old likes this one: http://www.babybjorn.com/en/American...N-Potty-Chair/
and i like that it has an insert for easier poop clean up.

Mama to E (12/07) and M (01/11). homebirth.jpg
Artichokie is offline  
#16 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Stitches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Alberta
Posts: 850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We like the Ikea potty, and they are cheap enough to have one upstairs and one downstairs

Laura mummy to my two sweet little girls (April 08) and (Nov 10)
Stitches is offline  
#17 of 18 Old 11-28-2009, 09:42 PM
 
kittykat2481's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have this potty and love it. It's great for a boy or girl (almost impossible to pee over the eyes) and DS loves it!

http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-P.../dp/B001GQ2RW6

Kat, wife to and mommy to (Dec 07).
kittykat2481 is offline  
#18 of 18 Old 11-29-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Boot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 702
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really wanted to steer away from the ones with multiple parts as I KNEW ds would take it apart and strew it around the house. I got one baby bjorn little potty and one Ikea potty. He likes them both and so do I. He is a tall 2 1/2 year old and doesn't find them too short for him. I would recommend either although the Ikea one is much cheaper. I also bought a toilet seat insert which he doesn't use. He prefers to just hoist himself onto the big toilet and hang on. He likes the 'I do it myself' factor.
Boot is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off