“ Manufacturer: Potette / Pink or Blue / Fold-away / Suitable from 12 months „
My son started potty training with a potty at home. While in Kiddicare I noticed the Potette and thought it seemed invaluable. To me the cost of around £13 seemed reasonable. I didn't buy the liners to go with the potty. To me they were expensive. The potette comes with 3 liners. I have decided to use plastic bags with a piece of kitchen roll positioned to catch anything falling in to the potette.
The first time we used the potette, while in the park, as soon as my son sat on it it collapsed. It didn't seem sturdy. He immediately panicked and now won't use it as a potty.
However we love it as a toilet seat when we are away from home. It clicks onto toilet seats easily and is secure. We always carry the potette for public toilets and a normal potty if no toilets are available. This is a lot to carry but I can't trust the potette to stand as as sturdy potty.
I bought this item from Boots as decided I needed something for out and about and as I don't always have the pushchair I wanted something small that would fit in my bag.
This item has been invaluable. It has just made me feel so much less stressed as I know that wherever I am, I have a potty, so my son doesn't need to be caught short, or stressed as I will have a receptacle to hand for him!
I bought it on three for 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 slightly bigger circumference if I am honest as for boys, they need a little extra room, but it has worked ok.
Basically you stretch the liner over the frame, the liner is a plastic bag with absorbent pad. You can attach three liners at a time, so enough for most trips out. The liners are easy to attach.
The liners work out at about 30p each but for me and peace of mind, I would pay more.
When you need to use it, you fold the legs out, and press them to secure into place. I have read other reviews that state this is hard and the legs are stiff but I have not found any problems with this process, it is easy to secure the legs in place.
The potette is quite low off the ground, but my son is very tall for his age and we haven't found this an issue. He happily sits on it and does his business.
The great advantage of this over other portable pottys is that the urine is absorbed and in a bag so can easily be disposed of if you don't happen to be in a toilet.
The potette can also fold out and be put on a toilet as a trainer seat, We have used this functionality at home but not out and about yet, I did think it slid a bit on our toilet at home, so I think this is really its secondary use.
It comes in a draw string bag which could be better quality as it is just a carrier bag and something more durable would be beneficial.
I got this when potty training my son as I had heard it recommended a lot by people saying they needed to whip a potty out quickly for their child whilst out and about, and that they could not live without this product. However I never really had any use for it in that regard as my son was able to hold on fairly well and also he was not keen at all to use this as a potty. In fact I don't think he ever did use it for that at all! If he said he needed the toilet and none was available, when I ever suggested this he said no he will wait til he goes home.
It did come in quite handy in its toilet seat format though, as public toilets when out and about can be very large for a toddler so this saves them being scared of falling in, and also seems more hygienic to sit them on their own seat than straight onto the public toilet. Although I would not say it is absolutely essential, as you can just hold them over the toilet.
It folds down very nice and compact and comes with a storage bag so easy and convenient to keep under the buggy, so not too much trouble to take out and about. It was only for a few months I even took it in case of my toddler needing to use it as a seat for a public toilet when out and about, so I felt its use was quite limited.
It kept it good condition and very clean, even though it is a toilet seat it does not get dirty and can easily be washed, wiped down and disinfected if you need to do so, as it is all made of easily wipeable plastic. This means it can be kept and used again for siblings when necessary.
I found the fold out legs quite stiff at first, but once you open and flatten it back down a few times, then it becomes okay. But this is something to bear in mind if the first time you start to open it out is an emergency situation with a child desperate for the toilet, so better open and close it a few times at your leisure just to get it working well and un-stiffened.
The bags to use inside this are quite expensive but if you are mainly using it as a toilet seat for the public toilets then you would not need that at all. I have heard people saying that they used nappy sacks with a nappy laid inside it, as a cheaper alternative to buying the branded ones which are designed for this potty.
If I went back in time, to be honest I don't think I would have bought this but I was quite anxious about toilet training my son as he was my first so I just bought all the kit that everyone recommends, and it did come in handy from time to time but not in the potty format. I am actually glad he did not want to use it like that, as I don't think its a good habit to get children used to using the toilet immediately without waiting, and also not to want to just use a potty anywhere!
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!
This was reccommended to me by my friend as she had recently potty trained her son and said it was a must have so as i was training my son i decided that i would go and purchase one.I have only actually seen them in two retailers (mothercare & boots) they were about the same price wise so i decided to go to boots for the added benefits of boots points.The price for it is £12.99 which initially sounded like alot but for all the use it has had/still having i am really pleased with it.The potette comes with some disposable liners,a bag to carry it in and the actual seat.The seat can be used as either a travel potty or a very handy seat for when your child is ready to go on the toilet but still too small to use the proper toilet seat.
To use the potette in the potty function you simply put on one of the disposable liners and fold the blue legs down and it stands like a normal potty.Then once the business is done you simply take off the bag and dispose of.The legs then fold down and the potette is flat and can be placed back in the bag.Great for when you are on the go as it is soo quick & convenient and to top it all alot more hygenic than most public toilets out there !!
Having had this now i dont know how i would have got along without it now as when you are out and about with a youngster that needs to go there is nothing worst than not knowing or being able to get to a toliet for them and them then having an accident. With this you will never have that problem.
The only down side i can think of is the bags that you use on the potty can be quite dear for replacements but we found a way round it, it might not be glamourus but we simply use a carrier bag and place some toliet roll inside it performing the same function just alot cheaper....
I bought one of these about six months ago when I was starting to potty train my little girl, and it is so handy!
Retailing at approximately £13.00 for the potty, and £10.00 for the extra packet of bags this is an absolute must for parents. It is incredibly useful for when you are out and about and your kids turns to you and say they need a wee. Obviously, it seems that they always pick a time in a park with no toilets or when you have just got on the motorway. This travel potty is a saviour for these awkward moments.
The potty come in an easy carry plastic bag, which is also large enough to get your spare bags in and a packet of wipes. It collapses when not in use, and to build it you just flip out the legs and push them to the "click" position to make it stable. You then wrap the handles of the bag around the legs and sit yout little lady/gent on it. There is an absorbent pad inside so that wee does not swish about when you remove the bag. And voila, just take out the bag and throw it in the bin!
A legendary design that all potty training mums should have under their buggy or in their car!
I bought this Potette Plus travel potty from Ebay after realising that because my child was potty training I would need a travel potty to use whilst out of the house that we would have immediate access too, because toddlers can't wait in line for a toilet and because all too often toilets are not nice or clean enough to use.
I needed something that was going to be easy to travel with round town, useful on the beach, hygienic and a product that my child was going to confident and happy to use (if you have small children you know how fussy they can be about things).
Potette Plus fills that bill perfectly. The idea is that it doubles up as a travel potty with liners and folds out to form a training seat and folds flat when not in use and fits inside the carry bag provided. It is sturdy and well built with rubberized surfaces on any area where it is going to come into contact with toilet seat or floor. When the Potette Plus is folded up to form a potty it is just as stable as the potty your child would use at home, the liner insert can then be detached and thrown away just like a nappy in a nappy sack. These liners have to be bought separately.
I have used the Potette Plus as a potty for my 2 year old in the back of my people carrier, on the beach, in nappy changing rooms and as a training seat at family homes and I wouldn't be without it, this travel potty takes the pain out of outside potty training.
i recently got one of these for my little girl from boots as it was the only pace i had seen one.
i think it cost me around £13 for the pottete and £4 for an extra pack of liners to go with it.
The pottete is a really good idea and my little girl loves it although we did end up with a blue and green one instead of pink as they didnt have a pink in stock :o( o well never mind you only sit on it anyway.
i like the way it folds up and the fact that it can be used as a toilet seat too so saves on extra cost of buying a toilet seat separately.
The little travel bag that comes with it isnt very good really a proper bag with popper fastenings would have been better as it just falls out of the little slip bag.
the liners are really cool, the little green frogs encourage my little girl to sit down and of course they have there brollys to keep them dry when she does a wee wee so there fine with her sitting on there(insert that crazy look here)
The only thing i didnt get on with was folding the legs away, dont get me wrong i love the way it folds up as its very compact and has rubber grips on the bottom of the legs to stop it slipping. But i found it hard to fold the legs away.
They were very stiff,hard to get a good grip on and got stuck several times in the first week or so of having this.
A really good ideal though if you have a bit more strength than me you'll be fine
Brilliant product! Used intensively during the first couple of months of potty training where my little girl didn't feel very safe sitting on a normal toilet and you never quite know how clean the potty available at playgroup is!! You can obviously take this potty absolutely anywhere and it folds down inside its own bag. The liners aren't too expensive but I did find that the pad inside the liner didn't really hold much liquid so I ended up with a bag of wee sometimes!! My model can also be folded flat and used on top of a normal toilet as a toddler seat, once in place its pretty sturdy and non slip. Now six months on from potty training I still sometimes take the Potette out if I am not sure what the state of the toilets will be... or even if there is a toilet. If we go on long walks I usually slip it in the back of the pushchair as my little girl hasn't quite mastered the art of 'going behind a bush and not getting wet feet'! I would definitely recommend, it certainly helped me cope with potty training!!
I bought this online from Mothercare whilst getting prepared for potty training my 2-year old, (although I'm not sure how prepared you can both be for this somewhat challenging stage!).
The Pottete is an ingenious fold away travel potty, which can also be used as a trainer toilet seat. Made in light weight plastic (pink or blue) it folds flat for easy storage in your buggy or nappy bag (yes, hopes of getting my handbag back have not yet materialised!). I paid £12.99 for mine, which included 3 disposable liners, but also bought a 10-pack of extra liners for a further £3.75. Ok, not cheap, given I only paid £3.99 for my son's actual potty (Tommee Tippee from Amazon - will also review), but I was really taken with the idea.
My first impression whilst unpacking it was a rather pleasant smell from the liners - it actually reminds me of my mum's perfume (which for obvious reasons I haven't mentioned to her!) - not the usual chemical sickly smell I have come to expect from such things. The liners easily loop round the legs, which fold down and give a solid 'click' into place. The liners contain an absorbent pad which soak up most, if not all, pee which is rather clever and then the whole thing can be removed, tied and thrown in a big, or the faithful nappy bag, in a flash - fab!
I have to say I was dreading the first time we needed to use this, but by day 3 of potty training we both desperately needed out of the house. When the words 'big pee pee' were cried (sending me into the usual whirl of panic trying to get trousers, pants down etc. and bum on potty before the inevitable flood) I was amazed and how easily I was able to lift out the potty, fold and click in the legs and plonk him on it, in what felt like one swift movement. I have to say I felt rather smug as I quickly whipped it away again, even remembering to replace with a new liner ready for next time. Quite an uncharacteristic moment of well-prepared mumdom...
This clever little invention (it must have been designed by a parent surely!) has given us such freedom, during what can be a trying time all round. Once clicked in place it is sturdy and my son is very comfortable using it virtually anywhere. I haven't used the trainer seat function yet, but might perhaps when the liners run out.
Altogether fab little gadget that gives me the confidence to go out for the day without the worry of accidents.
I was given one of these when I was about to potty train my daughter.
In theory, it is a fabulous idea - when you're out and about, and your child suddenly announces that they need a wee NOW, you can wip the pottete off the bottom of the pram.
The pottete is a plastic ring like the top of a potty, with two legs that fold inwards. Then you have a disposable plastic liner with an absorbant pad in it to line the pottete with.
Firstly, if you're out and about with a pushchair, which you probably are, then the pottete doesn't take up that much less space than a potty. You could sling the potty into the pushchair basket, and just empty it in a bush.
Secondly, its not needed much for boys - they can wee in a plastic bottle or up a tree. I haven't bothered getting the pottete out for my son. And girls can, quite often, hang on long enough for you to find a toilet. My daughter refused to sit on the pottete, and so had to hold on while we got to a toilet. This was when I discovered that she has a bladder made in Scotland from girders!
I can see that the pottete might be handy if your children tend to suddenly and urgently need a poo. You can't do that behind a bush, really. But it's easier to carry a nappy to put on them, or for them to squat over, than to carry the pottete.
The pottete is quite expensive, and the disposable liners are another cost. It just doesn't seem worth it, really.
When my daughter began toilet training I was surprised at how well she did very quickly. One problem I had though was findinga toilet when we were out ie. at the park/shopping etc. So I found that we often has accidents whilst out.
I came across the Pottete whilst in Mothercare one day.
The Pottete is basically a small folding potty. You simply push out the legs of the potty, insert a special pottete bag and hey presto ready to use. When your child has gone to the toilet you remove the bag, put it in the bin and fold away. The Pottete comes with its own plastic drawstring bag for carrying around.
I paid £12.99 for my Pottete and it was pink, I think they are also available in blue. It came with three special liners and the draw string carry bag.
To purchase the special liners you can pay around £2.99 for 5. I found that a nappy sack and some kitchen roll did just as well.
Overall I found this to be a great product. Its very easy to use and even easier to clean.
A great gadget for potty training!!
Now then how do I start this? Its designed for children its a travel potty, but its also really useful for those festival adult campers out there (of the female variety!)
Anyone who has attended T in the Park in Scotand and has experience the toilets will know exactly where i'm coming from here. This little travel potty is quite simply fabulous, Its ok for the boys they can pee where they want & in general they do!
Ive never yet had any leaks from the supplied liner bags, however the absorbent pad at the bottom is designed for kids, so you will need to buy either some continence pads or panty liners in order for the bag to deal with morning after adult pee volume!
So how do I as an adult (which I actually cant believe I'm reviewing this!) use this?
1. Take out from bag, unfold legs
2. clip on a disposable bag
3. kneel over the potty do your pee
4. ensure you don't knock it over!
5. put in continence pad or 2, ensure all liquid soaked up
6. remove bag from potty & tie handles together
7. dispose of responsibly!
When I had my children, I used glass feeding bottles and terry towelling nappies. I didn't do this by choice, I did it because that was what was available then.
Now, I think you can buy just about anything, for a baby or toddler. When the time came for my grandaughter to be toilet trained, my daughter bought two pottys. One was a standard potty and one was a travel potette.
When she told me at first, I must admit that I laughed. I thought, "I've heard it all now". How could a child use two pottys at the same time.
However it didn't take long for me to realise what a Godsend this potette was going to be, and how much easier it would make my life, when I was looking after my grandaughter.
My daughter bought the potette, in Mothercare, and it tells you on the packaging, that it is a Fold Away Travel Potty.
It comes in either blue or pink, and has a wipe clean, white, plastic, carrying bag. It is made of hard plastic and, as it's name suggests, it folds flat.
I found it very simple to use. All I had to do was remove it from it's bag and snap the two side 'legs' into place. The 'legs' are broad and run the full length of two sides of the potty.
Then I simply, put a nappy bag inside the top of the potty and secure the handles of the nappy bag under the 'legs'. Then I put a liner into the bag and it's ready for use.
My grandaughter is more than happy to use her travel potty and it goes everywhere with her.
When she has used her potty, all I have to do is, release the handles of the bag and tie them securely. Fold the potty and put it back into it's carry bag. I can then dispose of the bag easily.
I have found lots of advatages in having one of these when I am out with my grandaughter. I have no messy potty to clean, it is extremely practical, it can be used almost anywhere, it is great when travelling on a long journey, and my grandaughter rarely has an 'accident'.
My daughter bought the potette in Mothercare and it cost her £10.99. This included the carrying bag and three liners. The liners are a thick nappy like material and are very absorbent. They have pictures, on them, of little green frogs with umbrellas.
My daughter bought extra liners from Mothercare and they cost her £2.99 for a packet containing ten. Neither she or myself have bought any more.
This is because I have since discovered that, if I use three or four sheets of absorbent Kitchen Towel and double them over, that they work just as well as the liners.
If you are not too fussy about the frogs with umbrellas, then I think this is a far more economical way to use the potty.
This potette was the, November 2007, winner in the Practical Parenting Magazine.
In my opinion this is a must have for any mum or dad who is potty training their child. You will no longer have to have a detailed map, highlighting baby change facilities and toilets, each time you go out the front door.
Ideal for travel and folds up neatly into a handy travel bag. This includes a carry bag and 3 hygienic disposable liners, and also has sturdy and robust legs with non slip rim.