Product Type: Summer baby products
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Member Name: pinkprincess24
Summer Infant All In One Potty And Step Stool
Advantages: good price, 3 in 1
Disadvantages: depends if you find the 3 in 1 being a hassle!
My daughter was potty trained very early - by eighteen months and she adored her Fisher Price Royal Potty. When she turned two she decided she wanted to train at night time, so a few months later we began the hunt for another potty to keep in her bedroom.
I didn't want to spend another £35 on a potty like her Fisher Price one for two reasons. Firstly, it seemed like such a waste for what is essentially just a spare, and secondly, it would be kept in her bedroom so it's not like it was on display! I still wanted a good brand and I still wanted a pink one though! We found the Summer Infant All In One on eBay for £10 new which was a good price, as it is around £15.99 new in the shops and is stocked in places like Tesco, occasionally Asda but rarely, Boots and Babies R Us.
The potty comes in pink and white, or pink and blue. We bought the pink and white version. It is a good size, I found that my daughter preferred the seat-type potty to the traditional style as it was easier to sit on rather than hunkering down to the floor. The potty has rubber on the bottom to stop it sliding about which is good for potty training at the beginning or even after when they're in a rush! The potty, like most chair types, has a removable bowl which makes emptying and cleaning much easier. The downside to this particular potty is that there isn't a decent splash guard so there have been a few occasions where wee has trickled down the front. It is all wipe clean though so easy enough to clean.
When your child progresses to only using the toilet, the seat from the potty is easily removed and placed on the adult toilet seat. When you close the lid of the potty, the potty becomes a step stool - ideal for getting onto the toilet or reaching the sink.
All in all, this potty does exactly the same as the other "all in ones". Whilst it might seem expensive when you can pick up a normal potty for a third of the price, it is actually quite cheap when you consider the fact that it is also a trainer seat and step stool. Having said that, if you potty train your child on the potty and the toilet at the same time as we did, it would be a nightmare having to run and fetch the potty, make it into a stool and seat etc. all before the child needed to go. For this reason we had already bought a separate trainer seat which we keep by the toilet and a different step stool, as my daughter is small for her age and the potty wouldn't be high enough for her to reach the sink as she needed the two-step stool variety.
Still, a good price and a good potty, well worth it.
Summary: a good bargain potty chair
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