Top 7 Training Potties

Finding the right training potty can feel a bit overwhelming, considering there are so many different potties (A small seat? A toilet ring? Portable?) at a wide variety of price points. What’s the best one?

I recently tested dozens of different potties (or, rather, my toddler did) and here’s what we found:

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  • BEST VALUE/the smartest choice: IKEA LÄTTSAM 1 of 7
    BEST VALUE/the smartest choice: IKEA LÄTTSAM
    This is, without a doubt, the smartest potty seat to try for one very big (or rather, small) reason: It's $5. So if your kid doesn't like it (which could happen with pretty much any seat), you wasted a few bucks. But we don't think you'll have a problem. See why we like the IKEA LÄTTSAM potty seat.
  • BEST LOOKING/coolest potty seat ever: Boon Potty Bench 2 of 7
    BEST LOOKING/coolest potty seat ever: Boon Potty Bench
    Not only does this bench have a spot for toilet paper and potty books, but it closes into a step stool! See why the Boon Potty Bench is one of my son's very favorite potties.
  • BEST POTTY RING/easiest choice: BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer 3 of 7
    BEST POTTY RING/easiest choice: BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer
    If you gag at the mere thought of cleaning out a poop-smeared piece of plastic, you might want to encourage your toddler to climb up to the big boy toilet. For which we recommend the BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer for several reasons.
  • BEST FOR EARLY LEARNERS/cutest teeny tiny toilet: BabyBjorn Little Potty 4 of 7
    BEST FOR EARLY LEARNERS/cutest teeny tiny toilet: BabyBjorn Little Potty
    If your motto is sooner rather than later, read why we love the BabyBjorn Little Potty.
  • BEST FOR BIG TODDLERS/when the big toilet won’t do: Prince Lionheart PottyPOD 5 of 7
    BEST FOR BIG TODDLERS/when the big toilet won't do: Prince Lionheart PottyPOD
    In an ideal world, older toddlers would go straight to the big-kid toilet and save you the mess. Yet some kids are just more comfortable with a pint-sized potty -- which is where the PottyPOD comes in.
  • BEST FOR GREEN FAMILIES/the least guilty approach: TrendyKid Beco Potty 6 of 7
    BEST FOR GREEN FAMILIES/the least guilty approach: TrendyKid Beco Potty
    If you're having a hard time buying a hunk of plastic that will one day be disposed of, allow me to introduce you to the Beco Potty.
  • BEST FOR TRAVEL/public bathroom savior: PRI Folding Potty with Handles 7 of 7
    BEST FOR TRAVEL/public bathroom savior: PRI Folding Potty with Handles
    If you'd rather use something easier (and more sane) than the Tinkle Tubes, this travel potty seat will fit right in your bag.

If you’d rather use something easier (and more sane) than the Tinkle Tubes, this travel potty seat will fit right in your bag.

We also reviewed 8 more potty seats in our “Readers’ Choice” section (including a few that we LOVE) — so go check out them all! And then for a good laugh, check out the Top 7 Most Ridiculous Potty Training Products.

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