Best Toddler Potty Seats Available on the Market

Best Toddler Potty Seats

When you decide to start that adventure of potty training with your little one, picking the best potty is important.  Small potties are the perfect size for your toddler and are less intimidating than the traditional potty.  Many small potties come in a variety of colors, make sounds, light up or are your child’s favorite character.  Picking a potty in a color or theme that your child is familiar with, can help take away some of the fears they have with using the potty. Comfort is just as important.  Let’s face it, you will be sitting in the bathroom with your toddler on that seat for a long time.  It will be much easier for them (and you) if they are comfortable while they are waiting to go.  With so many factors involved, we at www.kidaplyandcreate.com composed a list of the best potties on the market based on product reviews, price and personal experiences.  Check out our top picks for the best toddler potty seats on the market.

Fisher Price Learn to Flush Potty

Fisher-Price Learn-to-Flush Potty

Potty training is easy and fun with this Fisher Price Learn to Flush Potty. This colorful potty has a cute design and has a handle to flush just like a real potty. Each time your child pees the potty rewards them with a little tune. Your toddler will love to hear that tune, which will encourage them to use the bathroom.  When your child finishes going to the bathroom they can use the handle to pretend flush.  Once they flush, the lights on the potty will start to twinkle.  This potty even has a water twirling action sound just like the real potty. It also comes with a removable seat that sits on the regular potty.  This is a great feature to have when transitioning to the regular potty. Just remember that this potty does play music and lights up.  If your child does not like likes or music, this is not the potty for you.

Features:

  • Lights and sounds when a child flushes the potty.
  • Removable seat that sits on top of the regular potty.
  • Built in splash guard to prevent messes.
  • Smooth contours make it easy to clean.

Item weight: 5 pounds
Dimensions: 14 x 11.8 x 14 inches
Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)

Summer Infant My Size Potty

Summer Infant My Size Potty

Summer Infant’s My Size Potty is designed to look just like the regular potty only smaller.  This small version of the regular toilet may help familiarize your child with the potty and  take away some of the fears they have with using the big toilet.  Because it’s a smaller version of the real thing it may help with the transition from the little potty to the regular one.  This potty not only looks like the real thing, but it has similar features as well.  The toilet handle has realistic flushing sound.  The lip flips up just like the regular potty. This is a great feature to have if you are training little boys.  They will be used to the routine when transitioning to the real potty.  This potty also comes with a wipe dispenser with a removable lid to store flushable wipes.  If you are not going to use flushable wipes use can use it for storage.  The lid of the “water tank” actually comes off which is great for storing potty books.

Features:

  • Clip on splash guard for less mess
  • Wipe dispenser with removable lid
  • Storage for potty books
  • Removable pot for easy clean up
  • Flip up seat like a real potty
  • Realistic design
  • Flushing sound

Item Weight: 2.9 pounds
Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 15 inches
Requires 2 AA batteries (included)

 

BabyBjorn Potty Chair


BABYBJORN Potty Chair, Gray
The BabyBjorn Potty Chair is popular among parents and is highly recommended.  It is very sturdy and rests firmly on the floor. It has rubber edging along the bottom, this is great because it won’t tip over or scrape across the floor.  This potty is designed to have a high backrest and arms rest for comfort.  It has a sleek design with rounded edges add to the comfort and won’t pinch your child’s skin.  The potty has lots of leg-room to make it way for your child stand up and sit down.This is also a great potty chair if your child has a disability in which they need more support sitting on the potty (always consult with a doctor is your child has a disability and may need extra support). The BabyBjorn has a splash guard to prevent messes.  The inner potty removes for easy clean up.  The potty’s smooth plastic design has no corners or groves which is great in preventing dirt and grime build up.

Features:

  • High backrest and armrest for maximum comfort.
  • Made with a sturdy plastic that is BPA free.
  • Removable inner potty for easy clean up.
  • Splash guard to help prevent messes.
  • Smooth contours for easy cleaning
  • Rubber edging to prevent tipping over or moving across the floor.

Item Weight: 1.8 pounds
Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 13 inches
Does not make noise, no batteries needed.

 

Sesame Street Elmo Adventure Potty Chair

Sesame Street Elmo Adventure Potty Chair with Potty Training Rewards Kit

If you have an Elmo fan at home then this is the potty for you.  The Sesame Street Elmo Adventure Potty Chair resembles a real toilet, Elmo style!  This adorable potty comes with a removable seat that can be placed on the regular toilet.  This is great when transitioning to the regular toilet. The potty comes with a pretend handle just like a real toilet.  Once your child goes to the bathroom, they can flush and hear encouraging phrases from Elmo along with real flushing sounds.  The inside cup can be removed easily for cleaning. This potty won 2015 Mom’s Pick. This one shown on the site and available on Amazon comes with a sticker reward chart.

Features:

  • Fun aquarium theme with 3D image of Elm0
  • Sticker reward chart
  • Removable seat to use on the real toilet.
  • Encouraging phrases from Elmo after flushing.
  • Inside cup can be removed easily for clean up.
  • Comfortable design for sitting.
  • Maximum weight 40 pounds.

Item Weight 3.2 pounds
Dimensions: 14.1 x 13.9 x 9.5 inches

Summer Infant Lil Loo Potty

Summer Infant Lil’ Loo Potty, White and Teal

This Summer Infant Lil Loo Potty is designed with a very durable plastic and has a high backrest for comfort.  This potty also comes with no slip rubber pads on the bottom, to prevent moving or scratching up the floors.  This potty is designed with a high splash guard, which is a great feature if you have a little sprayer.  This potty is available is 5 colors including: Pink, Raspberry (bright pink), teal, white and white with green.

Features:

  • High backrest for maximum comfort.
  • High splash guard to help prevent messes.
  • Durable plastic with rubber pads on the bottom to prevent tipping for scratching floors.
  • Comes is a variety of colors.

Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 11 inches

Does not make sounds and does not require batteries.

There is more to preparing for potty training then just picking out the best potty.  Now, you have to convince your child to use the potty, which can be tricky and can take a lot of time.  Let’s say that your child has started using the potty and has to go in public.  Now you have to think about the scary reality of using public bathrooms.  What about reaching the sink to wash hands or when it’s time to transition from the little potty to the regular toilet? How can they reach it or what can use you so they don’t fall in?  Have no fear, here are some essential potty training accessories.

BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer

BABYBJORN Toilet Trainer – White/Black

A child is more likely to use the regular toilet when they feel comfortable and don’t have the fear of falling in.  The BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer is designed to do just that.  The  seat easily adjusts to toilet seats.  After the initial adjustment you will never have to adjust it again.  It is light weight easy enough for your child to put on and take of by themselves.  It has an inward sloping splash guard to prevent messes.  This potty seat has a practical handle which can be used to hang the seat when not in use.  This seat is recommended for children ages 2-6.

PottyCover Disposable Toilet Seat Covers

PottyCover Disposable Toilet Seat Covers
Weather your child just started using the potty or has been trained for a while but is still young, the thought of using public bathrooms can be scary.  To take some of the fears of germs and bacteria away try using potty covers. Potty covers provide a waterproof barrier between the toilet and your child.  This potty cover is made with an oversized design that covers the seat, sides and front of the toilet for maximum protection.  The soft non-woven fabric is covered in a layer of plastic to help keeps germs and wetness away.

Features:

  • Oversized design for maximum protection.
  • 6 individually wrapped covers.
  • Lightweight, easy to carry

One of the best things to do before you start potty training your child is to read to your child about the potty so they know what to expect.  Reading is also a great activity to do with your child while they are sitting on the potty.  Here is our top pick for a potty training book.

Potty

Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books)
Potty by Leslie Patricelli is an adorable easy to read book and our top pick when picking a potty training book.  This book is about an adorable bald-headed baby who has to go potty.  He is trying to decide should I go in my diaper or should I go somewhere else. In the book there is a part where he sees where a dog goes potty and where a cat goes potty.  Ultimately he decides to give his toddler potty a try.  At the end of the book he is running with toilet paper to celebrate using the potty.  Then shows different kinds of underwear to pick out.  It’s a great book, it’s funny and is written in simple short sentences which is great for toddler who may not have a long attention span.  This book is recommended for toddlers ages 1-3. This book is available for the Kindle, in hardcover or as a board book.

Mommy’s Helper Contoured Cushie Step Up

Mommy’s Helper Contoured Cushie Step Up, 1 Count
Give your child the comfort and confidence they need when transitioning to the big toilet with Mommy’s Helper Contoured Cushie Step Up. This handy helper allows toddler to climb on the padded step holding onto the handles,  giving them support and confidence while getting on and off the potty. The thick cushioned seat provides comfort while the are waiting to go.  It has extra wide non slip floor pads and non slips handles. The great design allows you to fold it u and store almost anywhere in between uses. Make sure you practice using this with your child before you allow them to use it by themselves.

Features:

  • Easy assembly, no tools required.
  • Fold up for easy storage.
  • Extra wide non slip floor pads
  • Non slip handles
  • Fits all standard and most elongated toilet seats.

Item weight: 2.5 pounds
Dimensions 22 x 12 x 3 inches

Potty Training Tips

  1. Don’t Force them:  Just because you’re ready for your child to use the potty doesn’t mean they are.  If they are screaming and crying every time you mention the potty, they are not ready. It will be more difficult for you to force them and it will be traumatic for them.  Don’t worry, no child goes to kindergarten in diapers. They will be ready before you know it, and then when they are finally trained, part of you will be sad that your baby’s growing up.
  2. Aim: This tip is for all the parents with little boys.  If you have a sprayer and he is making a mess, try using Cheerios.  Place 5 or 6 Cheerios in the potty and ask your little one to aim for the holes.  When he tries, reward him with a prize.
  3. Don’t Switch Back and Forth:  Don’t switch from diapers or pull-ups to underwear and back again.  Once you choose underwear, stick to it.
  4. Role Model: Moms take your daughter with you when you use the bathroom, dads do the same.  Explain to your child what you are doing. If they see you do it, they may feel more comfortable doing it.
  5. Read, Read, Read: Potty books are great and ease the fear of going. Children can relate to the characters in the story.
  6. Let them Pick Out their Underwear: Letting them pick out the underwear they like will make them excited about wearing them.  I learned this first hand.  My daughter was giving me a really hard time about using the potty.  She straight up refused.  One day we were in the store and I decided to let her pick out panties.  She picked out Minnie Mouse panties and wanted to put them on when we got home.  She still gave me a hard time about going to the potty, but she still wore the panties and it definitely helped in the training process.
  7. Bribery: We all do it.  Tell your child if they use the potty, they can get a lollipop, small toy or whatever they are interested in. It’s OK, like I said we all do it.
  8. Reward Chart:  Tape a chart next to the potty and keep stickers in the bathroom.  Every time your child uses the potty, give them a sticker.  One they get 5 stickers reward them with a small prize.  I did this, it worked.

Potty Training Songs

Kids respond well to music.  Singing some potty training songs with your toddler may help you along the way on you potty training adventure.  Here a some easy to learn potty training songs.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Pee

Twinkle, Twinkle little pee

In the potty you will be
Poopy, Poopy Stink-o
In the potty you will go.

Where Do We Make Out Poop and Pee

Where do we make our poops and pee
Our poops and pee, our poops and pee
Where do we make our poops and pee
We make them in the potty!

Old MacDonald Had a Potty

Old MacDonald had a potty
E-I-E-I-O
And in his potty he had to pee
E-I-E-I-O
With a pee, pee here
And a pee, pee there
Here a pee, there a pee
Everywhere a pee, pee

Old MacDonald had a potty
E-I-E-I-O
And in his potty he went poo
E-I-E-I-O
With a poo, poo here
And a poo, poo there
Here a poo, there a poo
Everywhere a poo, poo

Old MacDonald had a potty
E-I-E-I-O
Now it’s time to wash my hands
E-I-E-I-O
With a soap, soap here
And a soap, soap there
Here a soap, there a soap
Everywhere a soap, soap

Old MacDonald had a potty
and in it he went pee and poo, horary!

I Go Potty!

I can pee and poop in the potty
Yes, I can pee and poop in the potty
Yes, I can

I will wash my hands after I go
Yes, I will wash my hands after I go
And use lots of soap!

I’m a big kid now, I go to the potty
Yes, I am
Oh, I’m a big kid now
Yes, I am!

Snowman in a Snow Globe Handprint Craft for Kids

Snowman in a Snow Globe Handprint Craft

 

This snowman craft is a cute memorable winter keepsake.  It’s the perfect craft to do with that special baby or toddler in your life.  This craft is a great activity to do in a day care, pre school or Kindergarten class.  It’s so cute that you will want to keep it for years.   Follow the directions below to make a snowman is a snow globe handprint craft.

Materials: blue and brown construction paper, white paint, glitter, black sharpie, glue, scissors

 

Step 1: Draw a large circle on a piece of blue construction paper.  It should take up half the page of a 9X12 (standard size) construction paper.  Cut out the circle.  I am not good a drawing circles free hand so I cheated a little bit.  I googled snow globe template, printed it out.  Cut the circle and the bottom out separately and traced them.

Step 2:  Next you are either going to draw the bottom of your snow globe on the brown piece of construction paper or use the tracer to draw one like I did.  After you draw the bottom of the snow globe, cut it out.

Step 3: Glue the circle onto the bottom of the snow globe as shown in the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: The next thing you are going to do is paint the fingers, thumb and top part of your child’s hand with the white paint.  You only need to use a little bit of paint.  You should still be able to see their fingerprints through the paint.  Stamp their hand onto the bottom of the blue circle.  Let dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:  Help your child make little snowflakes around the globe.  To do this, place small drops of glue around the inside of the blue globe.  Have the child sprinkle glitter on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Draw faces, buttons and hats on the handprint snowman.  Each finger will be a separate snowman.  You can also add scarves to your snowman.

Step 7:  Write your child’s name on the bottom of the snow globe in glue.  Sprinkle glitter over the glue.  Shake off excess glitter.

 

Valentine’s Day Activities, Crafts, Jokes, Facts for Kids

Check out these fun Valentine’s Day activities and ideas for kids from Kids Play and Create. We at kidsplayandcreate.com are adding fun and new ideas.  Don’t forget to visit our page throughout the month of February to see what’s new. If you have and activity or idea you would like to add, please contact us at kidsplayandcreate@gmail.com.

Accordion Heart Craft

Classroom Decoration

Cupcake in a jar

Cupid Facts

Cupid Milk

 Valentine’s Day Jokes  

Valentine’s Day Heart Bath Fizzies 

Hand/Footprint Keepsake

Gift Ideas for Kids

Heart in my Hand Card

Love Hand/Footprint Keepsake

How to say Happy Valentine’s Day in a foreign language 

How to say I love you in a foreign language  

Strawberries and Cream Valentine’s Day Treat

Valentine’s Day Games and Activities

Valentine’s Day Facts

Valentine’s Day Handprint Craft

Valentine’s Day Candy House

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Tier Gift for Teacher

Valentine’s Day Gift from Kids

Valentine’s Day Greeting Card Box

Cupid Milk Cute Valentine’s Day foods for Kids

Cupid Milk Valentine’s Day Themed Drink

Every since my daughter was born every holiday is extra special to me because I get to spend them with someone I love so much.  This Valentine’s Day I wanted to make my now 3-year-old a Valentine’s Day themed breakfast.  Since she loves milk and whipped cream I wanted to combine them to make her a special drink.  This is how I came up with the idea for Cupid milk.  It’s just a combination of two of her favorite things.  Cupid milk is a fast and easy to make Valentine’s Day themed drink.  Since it’s easy to make it could be a good thing to make for a classroom Valentine’s Day celebration.  Follow the steps below to make your very own Cupid milk.

Ingredients: Milk (regular or you can use strawberry), red food coloring, whipped cream, sprinkles optional garnish such as marshmallow, strawberry or cookie, cute straw

 

Step 1: Pour your milk into a clear cup.  My daughter does not like strawberry milk, but you can skip the food coloring if you use strawberry milk.

Step 2:  Put a couple of drops of red food coloring into your milk.  Again, if you used strawberry milk you can skip this step.

Step 3: Decorate your Cupid milk with red sprinkles or with Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles.  I was able to find red, pink and white heart sprinkles at Michael’s Craft stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:  Optional:  I added a pink marshmallow to the edge of her cup.  You can also add a strawberry or a Valentine’s Day cookie.

Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Wall Decoration

Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Wall Decoration

 

I saw a similar version of this cute Valentine’s Day classroom wall decoration on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make one. The idea is to make the paper on the wall look like a ruler and then the kisses are used instead of numbers to see how tall you are.  I thought it would be a great addition to our classroom.  I was right, the kids loved measuring themselves against the Hershey kisses and counting how many kisses tall they were.  It doesn’t take up too much room.  The one I made was two pieces of construction paper wide. The picture doesn’t do it justice, it really is adorable.  It would make a great decoration for a day care, preschool or young elementary school students.

Materials: construction paper (Valentine’s Day colors red, purple, pink), I also used scrapbook paper to make the letters  but you can also use construction paper, tape, scissors, glue, aluminum foil, letter tracers

Step 1: Tape construction paper to the wall to make the “ruler”.  I made two columns wide and made it 6 ft tall.  I had long construction paper.  I used 10 sheets.  I used purple paper, but you can use any color.

Step 2: Use letter tracers to make the phrase How Many Kisses Tall Are You?  If you’re good at making bubble letters you can make them free hand.  I am not, so I used tracers.  To make it more colorful, I used Valentine’s Day scrapbook sheets.  After the letters are all cut out, tape them to the top of your “ruler.”

Step 3: Now it’s time to make the kisses.  You can print out a tracker on-line by googling Hershey Kiss clip art or you can make one free hand.  After you cut them out, glue aluminum foil to one side.  You will need to make 6-8 kisses depending on the size.  Mine were the size of a 9×12 piece of construction paper and I made 6.

Step 4:  Next, you are going to tape the kisses to your “ruler”.  Try to leave an equal amount of space between each kiss.

Step 5:  To make the finishing touches, cut of hearts in different sizes and tape them to your “ruler.”

Classroom Activity Idea

Add a sheet of paper next to your “ruler” and have the kids write down how many kisses tall they were next to their name.  When everyone has been counted.  Make a chart on how tall the kids were.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day classroom decoration as much as my kids did!