Is it better to get a toddler potty or an adaptor for the big toilet?

Sherrel - posted on 04/04/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )




I have a 18month old and would love to have her potty trained by her 2nd birthday. I bought a adaptor toilet seat for the big toilet but i dont think she really likes sitting on it. I was trying to steer away from buying a toddler toilet bc i was trying to avoid the clean up that comes alone with it. Should i stick with the adaptor or buy a toddler toilet


September - posted on 04/05/2012




I think it's better to get the insert for the toilet. One less transition you have to deal with once she starts using the toilet on its own. If I were you I'd continue to encourage the use of the insert. Since she's only 18 months old it may just be that she's not ready. Good luck!

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I've found a little potty to be easier. My daughter can run to the bathroom and completely go on her own. Where as with the potty seat I'd have to lift her up each time. With a newborn, it just isn't always an option to stop feeding one so the other can be lifted on to the potty.


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Liz - posted on 04/24/2012




So far, I have only potty trained 2 boys, and I didn't use a potty chair or insert. They just face backwards on the toilet, so they can hold onto the back of it if they need. Also made for less of a mess. Of course, I don't know if this would work for a girl...

Sara - posted on 04/11/2012




I got a potty chair that also had the part that could attach to the toilet and the potty chair would then be a stool so she could climb and go potty on her own.. she was doing great like that for quite a while then one day I was sterilizing her potty chair and so the ring wasn't on the big potty and I picked her up and turned away for one second to get her some toilet paper and she fell in.. she freaked out and for about a month refused to even go near the big potty. so that's when the training potty still came in handy.. she started to learn on the training chair but immediately as soon as she got the hang of it didn't want the potty chair and wanted the big potty.. so i suggest you should try the interchangeable potty chair... but good luck with whatever you do end up choosing.

Monica - posted on 04/07/2012




uh i have four kids and i bought a toddler toilet for all of them bc i find it is a lot easier for them to go bc they feel more comfort.

Vicki - posted on 04/05/2012




We got both - the potty was only $1. It was great to have both options. Sometimes he's just so interested in whatever he's playing with that he WON'T go to the toilet, but he'll sit on the potty there and then. It was also great to take camping with us so we didn't have to go to the ablution block in the middle of the night. He learnt both at the same time so there wasn't any transition issues.

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