Product Type: Potette baby products
Newest Review: ... two with two packs of the liners. The potette itself is quite small, but then it needs to be to be portable. I would like it to have a ... more
A must have for potty training!
Pottete Fold-away Travel Potty
Member Name: martinelucy1981
Pottete Fold-away Travel Potty
Advantages: Folds up small so easy to carry around with you
Disadvantages: Potty liners are expensive
We recently bought one of the pottettes for my daughter when she started learning how to use her potty. We got ours from Mothercare for £12.99 and they also had an offer on at the time so we got a pack of the potty liners for half price too. We decided to buy the potty in pink as we have a little girl who loves everything pink but I think it is also available in blue and green too.
The pottette can be used in two ways, firstly as a travel potty, and second as a toilet training seat when your little one is brave enough to try the big toilet. We started using the pottette as a travel potty and found it very easy to use. It has two legs which unfold and then need to be clicked into place. You then need to place one of the special liners over the seat and hook the handles over both of the legs, making sure that the absorbent pad is facing upwards. At first my daughter was a little skeptical about using the potty as she was rather attached to her regular potty at home, so we decided to make up a game and see if she could try and get the froggies wet (pictures on the absorbent pad). After a couple of attempts my daughter was completely happy with using the potty while we were out and about.
It is possible to put the potty liners on in advance and the potty can be folded up whilst the liners are in place. You can also place 3 liners on the potty together at one time so that it is ready to go whenever your little one needs it. I would definitely recommend doing this as I forgot to once and my little girl wet her knickers whilst I was trying to get the liner on the potty as it can be time consuming when your child is desperate for the toilet!
Eventually my daughter decided that she liked using the big girl toilet so we started using the pottette as a trainer seat. This works by just unfolding the legs so they are horizontal with the potty seat and just placing it on top of the toilet. The legs have non slip rubber underneath them so that it doesn't move about on the toilet and they also make perfect little handles for your little one to hold on to so that they don't have to touch dirty public toilet seats. I definitely prefer to use the pottette in this way as it saves fiddling about with carrying extra liners and fitting them to the potty.
The only down side of the pottette is that I find the potty liners to be rather expensive - £3.99 for a pack of 10 or £10.99 for a pack of 30! As you can imagine this can become rather costly when your child is going through a stage of wanting to go to the toilet every 10 minutes while out and about! Luckily though, my daughter went on to using it as a toilet seat rather quickly so I was glad to be able to stop buying the liners!
The pottette comes with a little travel bag, but I did find this a little disappointing as it is just like a thick carrier bag with a drawstring so we have started taking it out and about in one of our own bags.
Overall though, I would say that this is an excellent piece of toilet training equipment for people who are out and about a lot and I don't know what we would do without ours. Certainly beats carrying a fulll size potty everywhere with us!
Summary: Excellent product, would definitely recommend! Only marked down due to price of the liners
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