Potette Plus travel potty review

The Potette Plus travel potty system is something I want to shout about simply because I think it’s fantastic – not because I’ve been asked to write a review. I would recommend it without reservation to anyone about to start potty training, or who has recently finished potty training.

We bought one way before we started potty training the twins, but totally forgot about it at the beginning of potty training so I was lugging about a normal potty and a trainer toilet seat whenever we left the house. That, together with spare clothes for both kids meant that I was always laden down like a packhorse.

I remembered the Potette Plus and packed it for a long day trip to the zoo with a friend, who luckily had her own and was able to show me how to use it when Fonz suddenly declared next to the leopards that he needed a wee.

Potette Plus when folded up

The Potette Plus has a clever multifunctional design that means it can be used as a potty or a toilet trainer seat when you’re out and about.

Potette Plus with liner

To use it as a potty you simply click the legs into place and attach one of the bags which have an absorbent pad on the bottom so that it soaks up all the wee just like a nappy. Once used, you just take the bag off, tie the handles together and pop it in the nearest bin. We’ve had no leaks at all with these bags, even when I *may* have forgotten about them and left them in my rucksack for a day or two.

Potette Plus as a toilet trainer seat

To use as a trainer seat, the legs flip out to sit on the edge of an adult toilet seat. Ez and Fonz flatly refuse to sit on a standard toilet without a trainer seat so this has been invaluable when we’re out and about.

Potette Plus in its bag

The Potette Plus is light and compact, comes in its own plastic bag and easily fits into a rucksack.

The only negative I can possibly think of is that you do have to buy new bags – these cost around £11.99 for 30 and I usually buy them on Amazon.

Our Potette Plus cost around £14.99 from Amazon.

Get one. They’re blooming great.

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6 Comments

  1. Tara
    April 10, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    We also had one of these and found it fab! I was too tight to buy the proper potette liners, so I bought some cheaper ones on ebay, then realised I could make my own with large freezer bags and toilet roll. Not as elegant, but certainly frugal and they did the job!

  2. Helen
    April 11, 2012 / 11:22 am

    We got one because you had one and it has been an essential part of potty training H and S. We also were too tight to buy the actual liners, and in fact use some little nappies too small for the girls, cut them up and shove them in the bottom of a carrier. H will only pee into orange Sainsbury’s bags!

  3. April 11, 2012 / 8:53 pm

    These are great – I was given it by my sister in law who used it for her 2 kids….and I’ve used it with my 3 so it really does lasts and work. You can cheat the liners with any plastic bag that fits (but check for holes – whoops) and can use an ordinary sanitary pad/Tena lady in the bottom! Honest it works 🙂

    • Heather
      May 11, 2012 / 5:17 am

      So inventive!

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