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This is a great potty training aid. This is a standard potty with a few extras! When your child successfully goes on the potty, they are rewarded with a potty song and a 'well done, you've been on the potty!' message. It also has a toilet roll holder and a pretend flush lever so they feel like they have a grown up toilet for themselves. My son wasn't interested or impressed at all, but my daughter loved it. She felt really proud of herself if the music played and loved having her own toilet roll. The insert is easy to take out to empty and clean. The main disadvantage is that if you take out the insert to clean it and leave any wetness from cleaning on the bottom of the insert then it randomly sets of the music and congratulations message. We sometimes hear this going of multiple times during the night. It is not too bulky and has lasted well through two children. Would recommend if you need any extra incentives when potty training.
My son started to take an interest in potty training shortly after his second birthday. I got my other sons old potty out and had a few successes but then it was like he'd given up trying. So i decided to try with a different potty, after looking around a few i saw this one and thought it looked fun, my son loves music so figured he would like the song that this one plays when they wee.
I didn't particularly want to spend a fortune so i looked around for the cheapest place and found it on offer for half the price.
The instant this arrived my son loved it and got very excited he loved the music and the fact that it looked like a proper 'big boy' toilet. Unfortunately this didn't help with the potty training and almost a year later my son has finally potty trained using this potty. He still loves it even though he is now almost 3 and he's never got bored of the song! (Although i cant say the same for me and my husband!)
Its very easy to empty and clean, the white seat lifts up so you can remove the purple pot and it sort of has a little handle so theres less chance of dropping it. The toilet roll holder is very handy and helps to teach them to remember to wipe. The flusher is also brilliant! Even now when my son uses the proper toilet he never forgets to flush!
It has a little green bit that attaches to the seat so that little boys don't dribble over the side but then it is also removable for little girls.
All in all this is a great little potty and is worth the money. My little boy is now toilet trained but my little girl will soon be ready for potty training and she will be using the same potty.
After trying (and failing) to potty train my little boy I decided to give this pricey potty a go. He was 3 years old and I had been trying to potty train him for almost a year!!
The potty itself is very easy to assemble. Comprising a few large pieces that easily clip together, the potty was ready to use in minutes. Once assembled the potty is very stable and sturdy. The height and design make it very easy for a small child to get on and off themselves, without worrying the potty will slide all over the place, like some cheaper potties do.
Straight away, he loved it! The potty resembles a miniature sized child friendly toilet, just like grown ups and older siblings use. From the look of it with a lift up seat to the "flush" handle and the toilet roll holder. He felt like a proper big boy rather than sitting on an uncomfortable hard potty. It is also unisex so suitable for all.
The potty sings to congratulate your child on using it, giving words of praise and encouragement and also reminding children to wash their hands afterwards. There are several songs so you won't get annoyed at hearing the same thing over and over.
It also encourages children with its friendly phases and songs, 3 AA batteries are not included. Once your child is confidently using the potty, the inner seat can be taken out of the unit and used on the normal toilet as a trainer seat so your child feels safe they won't fall down. The inner pan is removable for easy cleaning.
Yes it's a pricey potty but in my opinion is definitely worth it.
When I thought my son was ready for potty training I bought a potty, books and a DVD and eagerly got started. Only...the standard potty I got for him would slide away from under his bum if he tried to sit on it! So, I looked around for something a bit more sturdy and found the Fisher Price my potty friend (also called the Fisher Price fun to learn potty in some places).
The potty comes in a box that is large, but not huge, it's easy enough to carry if you pick it up when shopping. The box features pictures of the potty and children sitting on it. The box looks fairly eye catching and my son enjoyed looking at the pictures on it.
The bits inside the box are inside plastic bags. The packaging was sufficient, possibly even not needed as I don't the items would easily break or that anything would get lost in the box as they are all quite large pieces.
Some minimal assembly was needed. The battery pack needed 3 AA batteries (not included) and had to be inserted underneath the potty. The top part needed to be pushed onto the base and the pan (the bit that the wee goes in) needed to be put in place. It took very little time to put everything together and it was very simple to do.
The potty looks like a smaller version of an adult toilet. It has a lid to lift up, a chain to flush and a toilet roll holder. It is mainly white, like most toilets are, with a blue lid, silver chain and purple loo roll holder and a purple removable pan (the bit that the child wees in). It also features a friendly smiley face to make the design appealing to young children.
I like the look of the potty, it is essentially a toy version of an adult toilet which I think makes it easy for the child to copy, which is how young children learn.
The potty will sing when your child manages to "go" on it. The music is not too loud as to be startling or annoying, but loud enough to be heard. There are several songs, so it's not just the same one over and over. The potty says well done and reminds the child to wash their hands.
I think this is pretty rewarding for the child, it has certainly encouraged my son to want to wee on the potty to make it sing!
My son also seems to find flushing the chain afterwards quite rewarding.
If you buy the potty book to match this potty then you will get a reward chart with stickers. Even though this potty is quite rewarding itself I think it's still a good idea to back it up with reward stickers or something similar as the more fun potty training is for your child and the better they feel about it the more interested they will be in sitting on the potty.
My son finds this potty easy to sit on and it is a perfect size for a toddler to be comfortable on it. It is nice and light to carry about, so it's no trouble moving it from upstairs to downstairs to ensure it's near for your child to use as you go about your day.
The pan part is easy to take out and clean when needed, but it stays in place nicely the rest of the time thanks to the seat part of the potty.
When your child is ready to move from the potty to the toilet then the seat part of the potty can be used as a toddler toilet seat. I think this is very handy, especially as the seat will be already familiar to your child and some of the toddler toilet seats I have seen in the shops can be pricey.
I bought my son's potty from Argos at £36.99 which is quite pricey, but there wasn't another product on the market that had the features this one has and it is a rather fancy potty!
It is sold in various places but seems easier to track down online than in stores. Retail prices vary between £35 and £45. Some online places do list it as being cheaper, but you end up paying the same price once postage is added.
These potties do have a very good resale value on ebay, £20 (without postage charges, these seem to vary from £5 to £10 but many are listed as collection only) seems to be the average price for a used one. I'm not sure if I'd buy one used, but I can see why a good condition one might be more attractive than paying the full price of a new one and it is good to know that you can get a decent bit of your money back when you are done with needing a potty in the house.
My boyfriend calls this "the rolls royce of potties" and I would probably agree with him. It's a nice potty that I think is cute and my son loves to use. I would recommend to others, although it may be a bit pricey for some people. I would have happily given this potty 5 stars if it was a little cheaper
As many parents know, potty training is a very challenging milestone for both mother and child. I bought this potty for my son when he was 20 months after trying to get him to "go" on two other potties with no success. This potty however did the trick. It's child friendly and resembles a miniature toilet which is always good because it allows the child to feel as though they are doing as the parent is.
The potty is suitable for both boys and girls and is extremely practical and easy to clean. The purple pan section easily lifts out for easy emptying as well as cleaning. The little mock handle on the side makes a click sound as the handle is pulled down and the toilet roll holder is brilliant adding to the realistic toilet looking design of the potty. Your child will enjoy being encouraged and praised by their new potty friend as it says a number of phrases and even sings two songs to help build confidence. (3 AA batteries are required for this function). Another handy element is the seat on the potty which can also be used on a regular toilet when you feel that your child is ready to progress to that stage.
I would definitely recommend this product to anybody looking for a more fun and friendly way to potty train their child. Although it may seem pricey for a potty it is excellent value for money. Enjoy!
As a parent, potty training is possibly one of the biggest early obstacles faced, and I am right in the middle of the trying to potty train my daughter stage and to say i am struggling is a pretty big understatement!!! (Most things have seemed like a bit of a breeze compared to this - and add it to the lovely terrible two's stage......makes for not much fun!) She is showing all the signs of being ready for the potty and has been doing so for many months but will she go on the potty??? Ha not a chance!!! (Despite holding it in for nine hours!!!) I have bought four potty's in the hope i would find one she will use, even let her choose one herself but i am still hitting a brick wall. So, my final thing to try is this, the Fisher Price Fun To Learn Potty, also known as My Potty Friend
I had seen this toilet at Toys R Us but the £35 price tag put me off somewhat, so when seeing it on Amazon, having found it for £26.39 rather than the normal price so i thought i would definately give it a go. It is a brilliant little thing, it looks just like a real toilet but much smaller of course. It has the standard cute little fisher price smiley face on the back of the toilet, an extendable toilet roll holder, a shiny silver flusher and a bright blue lid. The potty takes 3 AA batteries which go in the base and as soon as you turn it on it plays a cute song about toilet paper! The flusher makes a clicking noise when pressed.
When the child goes on the little toilet, as soon as something hits the sensors in the bowl music will start to play and they child will be congratulated for going on the toilet. After a couple of minutes, the child will be asked if they have flushed the toilet. The music really encourages the child to go on the toilet, and when they hear them being congratulated it is great for boosting them up and makes them want to go more in my opinion.
It is a very sturdy toilet, as with all Fisher Price items and although we have only had it a very short time i think it will be long lasting. It is very easy to clean as the seat comes out with ease and the bowl inside is easily removed to be washed and it has a small handle to enable you to cleanly dispose of the contents down your own toilet!
After your child has been potty trained, the seat of the toilet can be removed and put onto your main toilet if you wish, so its not such a shock to go from this to the big toilet! I think thats a good idea and again makes the transition easier.
This is just a fantastic idea from Fisher Price and i think it is a great way to toilet train as it isn't like the child is sitting on a potty, its as if they are on a real toilet so it won't be as much of a shock for them to go on a big toilet if they were just using a standard potty.
Five out of five stars - just brilliant!