Babble Best Picks: Training PottiesWhen the time comes to potty train - whether that's at 12 months or 3 years - there are dozens and dozens of potty seats to choose from. And while we wish we could tell you what the unequivocal best is, a lot has to do with your child's age, your personal preference, and simple trial and error. Some toddlers prefer the security of a tiny potty seat, while others will step up to the big toilet from the get-go. Some parents don't mind cleaning out a plastic potty, while others gag at the mere thought. That said, we did find top contenders in various categories, whether your main concern is price, aesthetics, or overall performance. Read through to find our favorite potty seats on the market - and don't forget to check out close runners-up in our Readers' Choice section. Don't see your favorite on the list? Nominate your favorite training potty here. - Michelle Horton
BEST FOR TRAVEL | PRI Folding Potty with Handles
When parents are traveling out and about, they tend to bring along whatever they typically use at home, whether it’s a Boon Potty Bench that’s kept in the trunk or the Baby Bjorn Potty Ring stashed under the seat. But when flying across the country, taking long day trips, and/or using multiple public restrooms, some parents like to keep a portable potty on them – and it’s not so easy to fit a plastic potty in a stroller basket. So if you’re looking for something to fold up and stick in your bag, the PRI Folding Potty does the trick.
While there is a learning curve on how to use the seat (it sits further toward the front than a traditional potty ring), we haven’t had any major leaks, pinches or malfunctions through the various public restrooms we’ve used. And the folding convenience is perfect for on-the-go travels. (Keep in mind that there’s no splashguard, which is the case with all other travel seats we’ve come across.)
Of course you can just use disposable seat covers for public bathrooms, but the PRI potty is convenient and affordable for families on the move.
Get it from Amazon, $8.57