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Potty training H during the last few weeks of my pregnancy was great because every time I went to the bathroom (which was often) I would bring H with me. However, potty training H with a newborn at home was not so easy, H still needed help and reminding, and I was functioning on little sleep, so a few accidents happened. Now that we have been at it for a few months I can start to rejoice in H’s success.


We started the training process using the BabyBjorn potty chair, it is sturdy and sets firmly on the floor. The high backrest makes sitting comfortable and the inner potty is easy to empty and clean. However when we were out and about or traveling H was still scared to sit on the adult toilets. To assist in this issue we purchased a Potette Plus Travel Potty, this potty folds flat so it can fit in a purse or diaper bag. It can either be placed on an adult toilet or placed on the ground with a disposable liner (trash bag). The travel potty was such a life saver during those crucial potty training weeks, and allowed us to be able to leave the house. However, it is not the perfect trainer to use all of the time at home, so we needed something that would be for use only at home. So our third and final potty training purchase was made to get a Bumbo Toilet Trainer.

Bumbo Toilet Trainer

The Bumbo Toilet Trainer is a unique one-piece design that provides secure and comfortable seating for H. It simply sits on top of the adult toilet seat with nothing to attach or remove. The Bumbo Toilet Trainer is made of the same soft, durable low-density foam as the Bumbo Floor Seat and is easy to clean. Plus he can place it onto the toilet by himself and using the Bumbo Step Stool he can almost do everything with out assistance. Giving him a sense of confidence that is very important when potty training.

Bumbo toilet trainer in use

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