Fisher-Price Royal Potty

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PRODUCT: Fisher-Price Royal Potty ( Royal Potty

DESCRIPTION: A plastic 3-in-1 potty training aid for toddlers, which can be used as a potty chair, grown-up toilet seat and stepstool, with four rewarding musical tunes. Features include removable seat ring with handles, lift-out easy-clean bucket, lid and non-skid feet. Holds up to 200lbs. Requires 1 x AA battery (included). Available in blue and pink colour schemes.

GOOD POINTS: If the time has come to toilet train your toddler, then the plastic Royal Potty from Fisher-Price offers a brilliantly practical and adaptable design which caters for all their bathroom needs.

Available in a choice of two attractive colour schemes to suit boys and girls (blue/green and pink), the potty has a fun regal theme to make your child feel like they're sitting on their own royal throne, and its clever 3-in-1 design makes the transition from nappy to potty to toilet a very manageable and rewarding process for both parent and child.

The potty is well thought-out, and has a generous sturdy base comprising four large curved feet, each with a rubber fitting to prevent sliding and slipping. A thick hinged lid (with fun 'crown' design on the inside) lifts up into a secure vertical position to reveal a chunky removable toilet seat for your little one to sit on, complete with splash guard to help contain and direct fluid into the bucket below.

The 'bucket' is a deep sided bowl which is separate from the base and can be conveniently lifted out (via a handle at the front) for easy disposal and clean-up of waste. The added feature of this bucket is that it contains a clever integrated reward system, whereby a built-in sensor in the bottom of the bowl is activated by a 'success' on the potty to play one of four fanfare tunes...a great Fisher-Price Royal Potty2way to praise and encourage young children to use it.

Note that the accompanying sound unit for this needs to be connected to the underside of the potty prior to use - this simply snaps into place and has a handy on/off switch and secure battery compartment (screwdriver required for access).

Once your child has become accomplished on the potty, the potty seat can be used independently to introduce them to using a grown-up toilet - the seat simply sits inside a standard toilet seat and has a handle on each side to help your child to feel safe and secure. Furthermore, the outer shell of the potty (with the lid lowered) makes a great footstall, either for helping to balance your child on the toilet, or for assisting them in reaching the sink for washing hands or cleaning teeth!

In our opinion, this is a really effective training potty with an impressively sturdy, hygienic and multi-functional design that helps to make a potentially daunting process a far more manageable and enjoyable process for all concerned.

BAD POINTS: The potty is quite pricey and is not really designed to be taken out and about with you.

PRICE: Approx. £30

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