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I'm thinking of introducing a potty chair to my DS and it looks like there are a ton of choices. My son really likes Elmo so I'm considering that one and then the BabyBjorn chair looks good too. I'll need two chairs (upstairs and downstairs). I have 3 bathrooms though...should I get a 3rd?

What Potty Chair do you use?
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I have two potties. One, the baby bjorn little potty http://www.babybjorn.com/American/pr...-Little-Potty/ stays in my car and I have the bigger bjorn potty that I kept downstairs (our bathrooms are upstairs). For the bathrooms I just bought little seats that go over the toilet seat so that the kids wouldn't fall in. I much preferred to potty learn on the toilet as opposed to a potty seat and then toilet. I did a potty seat with DS and then had to reteach him to go on the actual toilet.

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We have a Baby Bjorn little potty. Never used it. We have one of those fold up potty seats that can be used as a potty or a topper {forget what it is called right this minute} for the car. But we use the Bjorn topper for the upstair and downstair bathrooms. And a step stool. But DS is really tall and lanky...might be harder for a petite child to climb up. And you also have to take in account the fear of falling. Would your DC be comfortable sitting up so high? I didn't like the idea of having to clean out the potty. Silly considering I was okay with cleaning up a poopy diaper! Oh and the splattering! Ewww. So if someone wants to use the bathroom after him they have to wipe the seat down first. Downside all around no matter what you choose.

OH and since you have a boy you get a bonus. You don't need a topper when at a store {unless he needs to poop}. All you do is pull his pants as far down as they go and stand him on the toilet seat faceing the wall. Use the handi-cap bathroom so he can lean forward and hold the bar begind the toilet. Help him aim. So much easier and my son thinks it is lots of fun.

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Baby Bjorn.

Like the PP we have the little one in the car.

Then we keep the bigger one in the house. I have one in each bathroom.

DD is 2.5 and is finally able to pull herself up onto the adult toilet, so the potties are getting less and less use now.

I'm not into the inserts. I liked the access to be very easy since DD was so small when she started PLing. Plus, if you use them at home, LOs become attached to them and have to use them when you're out too. Not really all that ideal.

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We have a fisher price potty that looks like a frog. DS loves it and was very motivated to sit on it at a young age because it was cute. We have 3 - 2 in the house and one in the car. When he started sitting on the potty he was too small and too afraid to sit on the toilet, and now that he's getting bigger, he's starting to use the toilet more often, and he has no problems using the toilets in public bathrooms.

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

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DD uses a Baby Bjorn Little Potty (and the BB Safe Step for the regular toilet). Both of these items were nice and cheap..., comfy for the LO, and easy to clean.

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We have 3 BabyBjorn potties in our house and they work perfectly well.

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Baby Bjorn.

Like the PP we have the little one in the car.

Then we keep the bigger one in the house. I have one in each bathroom.

DD is 2.5 and is finally able to pull herself up onto the adult toilet, so the potties are getting less and less use now.

I'm not into the inserts. I liked the access to be very easy since DD was so small when she started PLing. Plus, if you use them at home, LOs become attached to them and have to use them when you're out too. Not really all that ideal.
We love our Baby Bjorn potties

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We have the bb little potty and and ikea potty. Both work well, even with my tall almost 3 year old. He mostly uses the toilet though.

I didn't want to get a potty chair because of all the pieces. I just knew my son would want to constantly take it apart and strew it around. I know they work for a lot of people though.
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We have the bigger Baby Bjorn, a family toilet seat, and the Fisher Price frog.

DS prefers the toilet seat and the frog. I like the frog because the way it's designed keeps the legs spread nicely apart making pooing easier.

The Baby Bjorn is the only one that doesn't leave red leg marks on him, though.
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We've used the Baby Bjorn little potty since DS was 5 months. He also likes the seat reducer that we have on the toilet.

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The Bjorn is great, both the regular potty and the seat reducer version. He generally chooses the small potty and we have it next to his play area. He'll hang out there for a long time with stories. We often take the reducer with us and when we are out and about. Really helped him to figure out poop; we worked on standing up to pee much later.
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We have a fisher price potty that looks like a frog. DS loves it and was very motivated to sit on it at a young age because it was cute. We have 3 - 2 in the house and one in the car. When he started sitting on the potty he was too small and too afraid to sit on the toilet, and now that he's getting bigger, he's starting to use the toilet more often, and he has no problems using the toilets in public bathrooms.

http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-P.../dp/B001GQ2RW6
We have 2 of those same froggy potties and I love them. Splash guard, handles, cute, and easy to clean

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