Hi Friends, We are going to discuss the best Potty Training Tool for kids. Potty Training can be quick and smooth, or it can be a stressful time that lasts for months. Being prepared with knowledge, realistic expectations, and the right attitude increases the chances that you and your child will have a positive experience. Potty training equipment can help too.
Potty Training Tips for Success
- Wait for your child to show willingness.
- Prepare your child by telling them and showing them what is going to happen.
- Find ways to make potty training fun.
- Let your child help you choose a potty, pants, and other items.
- Be prepared for accidents.
- Don’t be angry or upset if your child urinates or poops in their pants.
1. Potty Training Tools for the Bathroom
These are the potty training tools that we’ve found helpful for the bathroom.
a) Nuby My Real Potty Training Toilet
For children who don’t want to sit on a potty, the Nuby training toilet is a great option. The nuby is still just a chamber pot; No pipes or water required. However, the indoor urinal is housed in a larger plastic frame that is shaped to resemble an adult toilet. There’s a built-in wet wipe dispenser but we didn’t use ours because inexplicably it’s on the back of the potty making it difficult to access. We love the electronic flushing sound the Nuby makes when you press the top button on the toilet, however.
b) BabyBjörn Deep Potty Chair – Potty Training tool for kids
To give a greater feeling of stability and security, the BabyBjörn Deep Potty has a higher backrest than most simple plastic urinals and also has a rubber strip around the bottom of the potty to prevent it from slipping on smooth floors.
c) Fisher-Price Perfect Fit Potty Ring
Some children do without the potty entirely and prefer to sit on the toilet like a “real adult”. If that’s the case in your home, the FisherPrice potty ring offers a comfortable seat with integrated handles on the bottom. The potty ring is adjustable for most toilets and does not have permanent fasteners, which means it can be easily put on and taken off for every member of the family.
2. Potty Training Tools for the Bedroom
a) Gorilla Grip Slip Resistant Leak Proof Mattress Pad
This four-ply bed pad can hold up to eight glasses of liquid and while not keeping the bedding dry, it prevents accidents from ruining your mattress overnight. You will be amazed at how much a mattress topper can move even when carefully placed under a tight sheet.
b) Wet-Stop3 Green Bedwetting Enuresis Alarm – Potty Training tool for kids
If your child has been dry for a long time during the day and still wets the bed regularly, an alarm can be helpful. This example from WetStop has a sensor the size of a dime. It goes on the outside of your child’s underwear and activates when they get wet. When activated, the alarm box will vibrate or sound an alarm and wake up your child so they can go to the toilet. The sensor is connected to the alarm box with a thin cable, so it is not suitable for younger children.
c) Goodnites Nighttime Bedwetting Underwear
Like thick pants, the Goodnites catches every pee at night and prevents you and your child from falling asleep. if your child is embarrassed getting the bed wet and not staying at home overnight.
3. Potty Training Tools for Your Child
a) Potty Training Sticker Chart
Sticker graphics are an easy way to motivate your child without resorting to bribery that encourages a power struggle. This particular example has magnetic “stickers” so they can be used over and over on the same frame. Space for five different steps – I asked to go to the bathroom, wash my hands, etc. so your child can get a sticker for each step. I didn’t arrive on time.
b) Potty Time Adventures Game
More of a bathing advent calendar than a game, this unique set offers motivation and a few long-term toys on top of that. Every time your child uses the potty, they will receive one of the stickers provided. For every third sticker it opens a door and you discover which wooden animal awaits you there.
c) Big Boys Use the Potty!
Reading a potty training book together before starting the process can help your child prepare for the transition. It is beneficial to know exactly what to expect and to watch other children enjoy the process. Our favorites are Big Boys / Girls Use the Potty by Dorling Kindersley Everyone had easy step-by-step instructions from a swamp or girl for their teddy bear to go to the bathroom, then they did it themselves and finished off with Rinsing and hand washing.
4) Potty Training Tools for Travel
a) OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty
This is a simple, soft, foldable, legged toilet seat that you can use anywhere on the go, with disposable trash bag refills. Alternatively, the seat can be clipped onto a regular toilet seat, which is a great option for visiting friends and family.
b) Squatty Potty Porta Traveler
Some children can do fine in a regular toilet seat, as long as they keep their feet securely on a firm surface. If it is your child, this folding step is exceptionally light and only 5 cm thick at the widest point when folded. As a tip, it fits in a carry-on bag and is great when you’re trying to balance an insecure child on an unfamiliar toilet in a small airplane bathroom.
c) Portable Potty Seat for Toddler Travel
Available as a blue frog or blue owl, this Maliton folding toilet seat not only helps your child to sit more comfortably and safely on the toilet, but also helps parents who are anxious to have their child sit on the seat of a public toilet. The feet on the underside prevent slipping when your child gets on and off and the carry bag protects everything else from the used toilet seat.
Nobody prepares you for the complexities of potty training. It’s much more than making your child hold urine until they’re on the potty. Start too early and you may have struggled and multiple accidents for months. Your child is ready, has the right tools, and remains relaxed throughout the process, but most importantly, having realistic expectations will help you and your child switch from diapers to underwear with the least amount of stress and the greatest positive attitude as possible.