For many years of my life, I was a slave to potty training with the little kiddy chairs. We’d tote them around the house, dutifully emptying out the little chamber underneath the plastic seat multiple times a day, even for the tiniest drops of pee (for which we’d clapped and cheered, like the good potty-training parents we were). Then we’d stash them away in the garage where they’d fade and gather spiderwebs until the next go-round.
No. Now, my young potty-training son is using the adult potty, just like the rest of us. We don’t have a little bucket to empty out, and we won’t have to offer M&M-induced bribery to get him to transition to the bigger toilet. It’s all because of this miraculous toilet seat.
I am such a fan of this mom-friendly toilet seat that I want to tell you guys 7 reasons I love it.
- It’s a slow-close seat. Which means… no banging that wakes babies up from their naps or mommies up from sweet sleep in the middle of the night. It doesn’t bang, y’all. It slowly lowers down. (And all the mothers rejoiced.)
- It has a built-in potty-training seat. So, yay! I get to potty train without any other equipment required. No more digging out the old potty seat, or trudging to the store for another colorful little plastic pee-and-poo-catcher. AND? Any friends with kids who are potty-training can come to our house and use it, anytime, without me having to dig out a piece of equipment. It’s a hidden little gift you can offer to your friends to make their hearts sing.
- The smaller potty-training seat is magnetically connected to the lid. So you don’t have to mess with it, ever, unless you’re in that potty-training phase. In our house, that comes around about every 2 years. (You can also easily detach it, with just a click, to store it away, if you want to.)
- There is no fall-through of tiny bottoms. This is the bane of potty-training parents everywhere– their tiny little bottoms fall through the large hole of the toilet seat. But not with this seat! They can sit with confidence and focus on the main event: pottying.
- It’s really sturdy, and the connectors/bolts are super-strong. This is a big selling point for ANY toilet seat for me… maybe it’s because we have so many bottoms using them all day long, or maybe because we had a lot of weak/breaking toilet seats in our time overseas, but easily-broken toilet seats drive me bananas. This seat not only has strong connectors, but after a year’s use (we now have this awesome seat installed on two different toilets in our home) neither of them has budged or started wiggling to one side or weakening the way other toilet seats do.
- He has had ZERO fear about sitting up on different potties in other places. If you’ve used other seats and then had to make the transition you know what I’m talking about. Many of our other 6 kids have had tears, fits, and terrified expressions on their faces as we made them start transitioning to using normal toilets.
- It’s comparably priced to other non-potty-training-friendly toilet seats. Seriously, if you need to replace your toilet seat anyway, why not get this one and save yourself the purchase cost later, for an additional piece of potty-training equipment? (That was my logic when I purchased two of these about a year ago, and now that I’m potty training, I couldn’t be more pleased with that decision!)
IN THE COMMENTS, PLEASE SHARE: Have you ever seen a seat like this in person? Would you buy one?
Note: this is NOT a paid post. I am just in the throes of potty training and REALLY like this seat and decided to tell you about it. Have a nice weekend!