How to select the best potty chair?

When on the search for the best potty chair you will come across a multitude of options, styles, designs and sizes. This includes potty chairs that are one piece designs or multifunctional potty chairs that are able to be used for multiple reasons and even travel potty chair & seats, for when traveling with toddlers.

5 Key Different Potty Chair Designs:

  1. One Piece Potty Chair
  2. Removable Chamber
  3. Multi-function Potty Chairs
  4. Potty Seats
  5. Travel Potty Chairs & Seats

Potty Scotty Potty Chair

One Piece Design


  • Simple and portable
  • Low profile - makes it easy for toddler to get on and off and encourages the more natural squatting position for toileting
  • Lightweight and compact inexpensive
  • No pinching and no sharp edges


  • Have to tip the entire potty chair into the toilet to empty
  • Because of low profile and light weight, toddler may ride it like a toy across the floor.
  • Too small for larger children

Our most popular in this design:
Potty Scotty & Potty Patty Potty Chairs: Regular, Musical and Riding Chairs, Tinkle Toonz Musical Potty Chair, and Primo Musical Potty Chair

Cheer for Me Potty Chair

Removable Chamber Pot


  • Cup makes clean up easy
  • Some models come with lids
  • Smaller version can be portable
  • Most common type of potty chairs


  • Cup could cause pinching to child's bottom or thighs.
  • Most model are not very portable.

Our most popular in this design:
Baby Bjorn Potty Chairs, Thomas Potty Chair, Dora the Explorer Potty Chair and Elmo Potty Chair.

Dora the Explorer 3 in 1 Potty Chair Multi Function Potties

Dora the Explorer Potty Chair

Multifunction Potty Chairs


  • 2-in-1 Design offers not only a potty chair but a removable potty seat
  • 3-in-1 Design offers a potty chair, potty seat and step stool design
  • 4-in-1 Design offers potty chair, potty seat, step stool and storage compartments for toys, books, and other rewards.
  • Easy transitioning to adult toilet
  • All in one purchase
  • Similar theme and familiar items (can lessen confusion)


  • Large and bulky
  • Not easily portable
  • More expensive than traditional potty chairs
  • Limited character designs

Our most popular in this design:
Thomas Potty Chair, Dora the Explorer Potty Chair,Elmo Potty Chair and 4-in-1 Potty Chair.

Potty Seats

Potty Seats


  • No clean up!!
  • Using the real potty


  • Toilet can be too high for some toddler - makes it hard to relax when feet are dangling.
  • May hinder independence if child has to be assisted on and off.
  • Needs to be removed for adult use.

Check out our entire inventory of Potty Seats including soft potty seats and folding potty seats!


Travel Potty Chairs

Travel Potty Chairs & Travel Potty Seats


  • Convenience
  • Safety and child's comfort
  • Sanitary
  • Life saver! When you are out in the road you can not plan bathroom breaks for toddlers.


  • Not designed for every day use
  • Additional expense

Our most popular in this design:
Cushie Travel Potty Seat, 2-in-1 Travel Potty Seat & Chair, and Dora the Explorer Folding Potty Seat.


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