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After weeks of trying to convince my little princess to sit and do a tiny weenie wee-wee on an ordinary potty bought from Asda's for next to nothing, I realized that it was not going to happen unless I found a way of convincing her it would be worth it. Bribing her with biscuits, cakes or sweets was not working, in fact bribing her with anything was having no effect whatsoever. Then I heard about the Fisher Price Royal Princess Potty, which many mums from the toddler group swore by, and so reluctantly I got my debit card out and ordered one online. I paid £32 including delivery, which I think is extortionate, but if it means my little girl sitting on it and using it it would be worth it (plus quicker potty training would mean she would be out of nappies quicker, so that would save me money anyway).
You can buy the Royal potty in blue for your prince or pink for your princess, I went for the pink one. As soon as my daughter saw it out of the box and put together she sat on it (she still had her nappy and leggings on mind you). Needless to say that within the hour, nappy and leggings round her ankles, she was sat on it wanting to do a wee-wee. The potty itself looks very comfortable (obviously I cannot vouch for that as my butt is far too wide to have a go at trying it out), but my daughter would sit on it for ages every time, sometimes even forgetting what she was really there for, sitting there watching telly. She would lean back as there is a back rest (which I think is a wonderful idea) and which also acts as a lid and can be put down when the potty is not being used. This also converts the potty into a step stool for further use as you wish. Within days my daughter was doing both wees and poos in it, encouraged by the royal tunes played to her every time she was a brave and good little girl!
If you lift the seat up, you can then remove the bowl for easy cleaning, meaning you don't have to carry the whole of the potty around the house with you. As a reward for using it, the potty starts playing a tune whenever anything goes in it. A word of warning though, explain this to your little one before they first use it as they may be startled and throw themselves off the potty whilst still relieving themselves! Also, I don't know if mine was faulty or they all do the same but I found that the tunes will keep on playing until you empty it. Alfter washing the bowl out, make sure to completely dry it as a few drops of water left in it will trigger the music on and drive you up the wall, it seems to be quite sensitive. The batteries seem to last forever, I used the same ones and never had to change them.
This potty can also be used with an adult toilet seat, but I never did as my daughter went straight on it from stopping using the potty.
I would definitely recommend it to you as if it means getting your little one out of nappies, it is worth spending that little bit extra, and anyway you can then flog it off on Ebay (yes believe it or not people do buy potties second hand), I sold mine on and got £20 back for it, so all in all it was a very good buy.
I purchased the Pink Princess version of this potty to get started potty training my daughter and I have to say I couldn't be happier with it. It is taller than most cheaper pottys which is great because it means her legs aren't up in her face and she is much more comfortable. The tunes it plays when we have 'success' really encourage her to try and use it - which makes me happy! the potty part is easy to take out and clean - the only downside to it is that it is a bit shallow so you have to be careful! I have also used it as a stepstool in the bathroom for her to wash her hands afterwards and it is great because the design of it means she feels very secure and doesn't worry about slipping. All in all I would say this is an excellent potty and although you may have doubts because it is quite expensive I would say it is a great product.
I bought this one as replacement for the older version once my son thrown to the toilet one of the necessary parts and I flushed without realising...the older version was great, but this one is absolutelly fab!I mean mega fab!It comes to pieces so you can was it in the diswasher, can be used as a stepstool and looks a bit better as well.My older son used it for few months until he finished using potty and I am sure his younger brother will appreciate it in year or so as well.I would definitelly buy this one again, its well worth the money!Baby doesnt have to have his knees in the face as with most of the cheap one.
i brought this one for £19.99 in argos. yes its alot for a potty but its been a god send. the potty plays a tune when the little one has done his/her businness in it. its a lovely comfy seat that does not pinch like some cheap pottys do.the potty also acts as a step stool. my son was potty trained in a week with this one, worth its weight in gold.
A musical training potty for toddlers that converts to a stepstool. Can be attached to a regular toilet seat. Includes a base, removable bowl for easy cleaning, seat top and hinged stepstool lid.