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After trying several types of other potty's and having no luck with my little girl using them as she did not like the look or feel of them i was desperate to try anything lol, So i looked in the argos and i came across this smart rewards potty which looked really great as it looked exactly like a real toilet lol, it was more expensive than normally potty's at £21.99 but as i was so desperate i did not care.
When i returned home with the potty and took it out the box my little girls face lit up as it looked so like mummy's toilet and she wanted to sit on it right away which for me was great as we had struggled so much. It was not hard to put together all you have to do is attach the back piece of the toilet to the base of the toilet and away you go.
The smart rewards potty is so good and here is why:
As soon as you switch it on it has 3 stars that light up.
As soon as your child sits on it it starts to sing a tune to them which goes " are you ready to try, hey there big kid welcome back your so great your right on track,going potty is just so great"
If your little one then does a wee wee it then goes " you did it" and reminds your child to take a sticker for there chart.
As i mentioned it also comes with 2 charts and 2 sticker rolls which are in the shape of stars and have smilely faces and you can add your childs name to the back of the chart.
The potty is also comes with a splash guard for boys and is so easy to clean all you do is lift the seat and there is a blue bowl which you then take out and empty.
I think this potty is a must have and although it is more pricey than some others its well worth it.
This is a review of the musical potty we bought to introduce our daughter to potty training.
I bought it far too early as DD was not even one but it was in the ASDA baby event and I knew we'd need one eventually.
We noticed that our daughter (who will only have her nappy changed standing up) was having a wee as soon as we started changing her nappy, whether it was the fresh air that set her off, I don't know, but it was handy to sit her on the potty for a minute or two before attempting to put the fresh nappy on. We caught a few early wees this way although I can't say it was deliberate on her behalf. It saved a lot of mess anyway.
As you can see from the picture there's a lot going on with this potty. It is all plastic, shaped like a mini toilet and has an on off switch at the back so you can use it mute (which I do when hubby is on nights and trying to sleep during the day) if you like. Most often though, we have it in full 'singing and dancing mode' which I will go on to describe under sounds. Other than the noisy bits, there are three stars on the cistern bit that flash when you switch on and there is a (fake) flush handle, the potty bowl removes so you can get rid of any contents and a secret slot on the side for the reward stickers. You also get an extra guard to fit if you are using the potty for a boy but we haven't used that so I don't know how good it is but suppose it deflects splashes!
When you first switch on, the potty asks in an American woman's voice "Hey there! Are you ready to try?" then plays some music to pee or poo to whilst you wait. If the bum leaves the seat, the potty recognises this and says "That's OK, we'll try again later" and then if the sensor senses that your child has peed or pooped, it has a special drum roll, fanfare and song about what a big kid they are and well done! It then says "Don't forget to flush!" and does a flushing noise then says to get a sticker for your chart (stickers and chart come with the potty).
It is available from Amazon for £30.71 but we paid £25 in the ASDA baby event which sounds a lot but I can't tell you how much fun we've had out of this potty. Everyone that visits gets a demo and it always gets a laugh!
This is a potty that's fun to use and encourages children to use it. I still think our daughter is a little young for it at 14 months but it doesn't hurt to get her used to it and we always make a big fuss clapping her and dancing around when she manages to get one in the pot. We've never had a poo yet but I suppose they are harder to get. We have used this loads now and the batteries are still going strong.
- Definitely not a travel potty and my mum advises we get a small one for when we are 'on the go' when we get properly into potty training.
- We had to stop doing the sticker bit for now, as my daughter got obsessed about the slot where they come out and was constantly trying to get at the stickers so she could eat them! Once you pull on the end, a load will come out and I am trying to save them for when she really gets into the training and understands about them being a reward!
- I am not sure where you would get the replacement stickers for when they run out. You could just use your own but the fun is in the reel which fits in the machine and slides out a sticker when you turn the handle.
A loo with a view
So far so good! My daughter doesn't mind sitting on the potty as long as the blinds are open and she can watch the action on the street outside! A born flasher I think...
This is a great novelty item and functional too. But what I really like to do with it is take it out at any opportunity and show visitors our singing loo. At first I wondered if the singing American lady may get a bit irritating but we still find it funny six months later. They say that you should let your children see you going to the toilet to help them understand about potty training which is a bit gross but I can see how it works. Although we started using this musical loo early, it doesn't do any harm to try and it even can help in the getting dressed stakes, getting her to sit on the potty (on the changing table) whilst I pull her trousers and socks on is good.
I have just recently purchased this potty for my daughter and cannot recommend it highly enough! We decided to start potty training our daughter a few weeks ago and originally purchased the Mamas and Papas Squeek A Duck Potty as it was cute and fun. However we soon discovered that she did not like the potty at all and completely refused to sit on it. So after lots of failed attempts we decided to ditch this potty and try a new one. This is when we stumbled across the Safety 1st Smart Rewards Potty in Toys R Us.
The first thing that appealed to me was it's appearance - I loved the fact that it looked like a proper little toilet and thought it might help my daughter when making the transition to the big toilet. The second thing that jumped out at me was the price - very reasonable at £21.99 and Fisher Price make a very similar potty for a lot bigger price of £34.99.
When we got the potty home, I found it very easy to put together (just need to slot the back onto the potty and that's it - although there is also a splash guard for little boys that can also be attached. As soon as it was ready to go my daughter was very excited as it was like a "big girl toilet" and sat straight on it without taking her nappy off. As soon as she sat on it the potty started singing a little song to encourage her to do wee wees which she didn't like at first but soon got used to it after a few tries. It took a bit of encouragement to get her to sit on it without her nappy on but she eventually did and sat there swaying to the tune. Eventually she managed to do a little tinkle on her potty and as soon as she did the potty played a drum roll and said "you did it, don't forget to flush". This really pleased my little girl and she got off her potty and pressed the handle on the side which first made a realistic flushing noise and then sang another song which praised her and then told her she could get a sticker and then wash her hands.
My favourite part of the potty is the little sticker roll which can be pulled out of the side of the toilet and has lots of little stars to reward your child. The potty also comes with two reward charts with certificates on the back and a sticker refill. My daughter lovced this so much and it took her a little while to understand that she only got a sticker when she uses her potty but she now loves the fact that she gets a little treat everytime she goes to the toilet! To clean the toilet, you just need to lift the lid and remove the pan inside which is very easy to wash and very convenient as you don't have to take the whole potty upstairs.
I have not found any bad points so far with this potty but the tune does get a little annoying when my daughter decides to sit on it every 2 minutes, but at least she likes sitting on it and it is encouraging her to do so.
Overall an absolutely brilliant potty well worth the money!
The Smart Rewards Potty provides rewarding features for each successful milestone making potty training fun for you and your child.