Potette Plus Potty | Review
Over the years I’ve bought a lot of baby and toddler related things that seemed like a fab idea at the time, then turned out to be damp squibs. Special bowls and spoons for taking out and about when weaning quickly got dumped in the back of the cupboard replaced by cheaper alternatives, buggy toys got ignored, bulky changing bags got left at home when toddler backpacks took over.
But a few weeks ago, when X decided he wanted to stop wearing nappies (at last!) I had a panic – what were we going to do when we had to go out?! I don’t drive, so I don’t have the luxury of lugging his potty everywhere with us. That’s when I was recommended the Potette Plus Potty – a fold up potty.
I was a little sceptical – it felt an awful lot like one of those faddy things that wouldn’t prove as useful as it first looked. Turns out, it is EXACTLY as useful as it looks, perhaps even more so!
Potette Plus Potty | Review
The Potette Plus is a fold away potty that comes with nappy bags with absorbent liners which means you’re not running around looking for somewhere to empty out a potty when you’re no where near a toilet. The official liners are quite dear, but there are plenty of compatible ones available.
Apparently you can also get a re-useable plastic liner to put in too, but I’m not sure how useful that would be on a road trip or when you’re out and about, as you’d still need to empty it.
And it’s so small but perfectly formed!! It fits perfectly under the buggy set up with a liner ready in case of extreme toilet emergencies! But it also fits in X’s backpack when it’s legs are folded in, plus it weighs next to nothing so he’s quite happy to carry it around for me – he’s very proud of it.
Not only is it a potty, but also a potty seat to use on toilets. The legs fold out sideways and stretch across the toilet seat to make a safe smaller seat for your child to sit on. It feels strong and safe, and X hasn’t had any problems using it even though he’s a little scared of falling in.
I’ve even managed to fold the legs out with one hand – helpful if you’ve got a clingy toddler holding the other one.
I genuinely can’t recommend this enough – it’s been a life saver a few times already, and I image it’s going to get a lot more use in the future too! We bought ours through Amazon, but they’re available at places like Mothercare, John Lewis and Kiddicare too.
If you’re on the cusp of potty training and wondering how on earth you’re going to manage to leave the house, this is just the thing for you.
Disclaimer: This wasn’t a sponsored review – we purchased this potty and wanted to share just how much we love it! We paid around £12 for the potty, and £8 for a pack of 30 compatible liners.