In my efforts to be more organized (a goal of mine with the new year), I have started looking for ways to keep the clutter to a minimum in our household. That's why I greatly appreciate children's products and gear that are made to grow with a child and save space. I came to the realization that we needed to do something different in our bathroom when I looked and saw a potty chair on the floor, a potty seat on the toilet and a step stool by the sink. Yes, these are all products we need and use on a daily basis with Kaelyn...but they do take up space and I'd love to have something all-in-one. I was hoping to find a practical solution, and thanks to Summer Infant, I have.
With the mission of making this 'the best time of your life' and putting their heart and soul into everything they design, Summer Infant is dedicated to bringing parents a large selection of products that are both safe and sensible for little ones. Between their high quality baby products and excellent customer service, they have become a name parents know and trust. Whether you're looking for baby monitors, bedding, bath accessories, or something else...they have it all!
We own several Summer Infant products and are continually impressed with the quality and user-friendly design of each. That's why I was excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review the Summer Infant Step by Step Potty Trainer & Step Stool in pink (there is also a neutral/blue available).
- Recommended for ages 18 months - 5 years
- Potty Training Guide included
- Flushable wipes dispenser
- Soft Seat and toilet topper
- Removable cup
- Step stool
- Toilet tissue dispenser
The seat is not only cute and attractive to little ones, but it's also very soft. Kaelyn loves to use it, and I love that it removes easily for cleaning.
The removable cup is also very easy to clean. Once the soft seat is lifted, I simply grab the cup to dump it and clean it. It's a really nice size, and even small enough so Kaelyn can help dump it out.
It works great as a potty chair for little ones, but as Kaelyn gets older she prefers the big potty (with her long legs it's more comfortable for her too). That's why I was happy to see that this Step by Step Potty Trainer can quickly be transformed into a potty seat with step stool.
To use it in this way, simply snap off the toilet topper and place on toilet seat. It fits perfectly on the toilet, and best of all...the base of the potty can be used as a step stool and makes getting up on the potty a piece of cake for Kaelyn. I love that it has a lid which encourages her to put it down when she's done. The handles are another great feature I really appreciate. Whether you have a little one who is just starting out and using the potty independently or using it as a potty seat on the big toilet...the handles are a great way to give the child confidence and make them feel comfortable.
Of course, one of the neatest things about this potty is the toilet paper dispenser right on the side. When Kaelyn is on a potty chair or sitting on the big potty...it's always been difficult for her to reach the toilet paper located on the wall. Thankfully, this toilet paper dispenser is right on the potty seat. No matter if it's being used as a potty chair or a potty seat...it's perfect! She loves being able to grab the toilet paper on her own, and I really appreciate that it's helping to encourage good hygiene.
There is also a flushable wipes dispenser along the backside. This is very handy for parents, however not something that is easily accessible for the child. I really think it's a great addition to the potty, but I do wish that the compartment were a bit larger. The travel wipe packages we buy are too large to slide in, so I've been taking them out of the package and put them in that way. It seems to work pretty well, and with the lid closed, they seem to stay moist.
As I mentioned, when used as a potty seat on the big toilet...the base of the potty can be used as a step stool. This is not only great for allowing Kaelyn to get up on the potty all by herself, but she also likes to push it over to the sink when she's done so she can wash her hands by herself too. It's very sturdy, and with non slip rubber feet on the bottom seems very safe for her to use.
Overall I've been very happy with the Step by Step Potty Trainer & Step Stool from Summer Infant. It's a great little potty that grows with children from the very beginning stages of potty training to the more independent stage of using the potty on their own. It's a terrific way to encourage little ones to use the potty and builds their confidence in doing so. Kaelyn has been really happy with it...and so have I!
For those who have a boy, or would like something more neutral...the Step by Step Potty Trainer & Step Stool also comes in blue. This one comes with a deflector shield for boys.
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