Pros:Lightweight and transportable; easy to use and clean; adjustable to most toilet seats.
Cons:Sometimes leaves a mess on the seat underneath; might be a little pricey for some
The Bottom Line: If your child is ready for the next step in toilet training, the Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer is just the thing to give them a sense of confidence and self-sufficiency!
When we set about the task of potty-training our son about eight months ago, we of course went right to the stand-alone trainers with the removable bucket (for lack of a better term). We had one upstairs in his bathroom and one in the bathroom on the main floor. They were perfect for getting our son to get used to the concept of sitting on the potty, but they were terribly gross to dump and sanitize. And God forbid our son used the potty upstairs (which he rarely used) without us knowing it -- whatever he did might sit for days and turn into a nasty surprise the next time we went to use it(sorry for the gross details)!
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As our son mastered the art of going on the potty, I decided that I had had enough of the grossness. I searched the Internet for something that I could put right onto the regular toilet seat that would keep our son from falling in (he's 3 and very small for his size). Thankfully I found the Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer!
With the Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer, you simply place it on top of the regular toilet seat and use the adjustable dial at the top/back to ensure a snug fit on the seat. With this ingenious dial, you can use this Toilet Trainer interchangeably on any number of different toilets. The Toilet Trainer also has a rubber loop at the top so that you can hang it from a hook when it's not in use. It has a shield at the front to help with the boys, and the edging comes in a variety of colors (my son likes blue, so we went with blue). The instructions also say that the seat is dishwasher safe, although if I do run it through, it's going by itself!
Bottom line -- my son can sit on the toilet (with the aid of a step stool), do his business, and then flush it away without being scared of falling in. I paid $24.99 from an on-line retailer, which some may find expensive, but to me this is a small price to pay for the freedom from dumping toilet training buckets!!