Finding a travel potty for toddlers is not as daunting as you may think at first. There are several really good, practical options for going out with little ones. Whether you are planning a camping trip, a road trip or out on a day trip, this guide to the best travel potty for toddlers will help. We’ve also included some foldable toilet training seats too.
How do you travel with a potty trained toddler?
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We have gone on long car journeys and even plane journeys with a new in training toddler. In fact, her very first number two was in an airplane toilet – a surprise for all of us, considering how unfamiliar and noisy they can be!
But first things, first. Accidents can and will likely happen, but plan ahead and travel with a potty training toddler will be a breeze.
Tips for traveling with a potty training toddler
Encourage your toddler to use the potty or toilet before going out.
If on a road trip, break up the journey every hour, so everyone can try to go.
Please don’t worry if your child isn’t potty trained at two! Some may well be ready, but more often than not, around three is a general average age. However, it’s not age but physical, developmental and behavioural milestones that can mean your child is ready to potty train.
What is a travel potty?
There are two main styles which normally take up less space than a regular potty you would use at home. A travel potty needs to be small and easy to carry.
Normal potty but with travel features like a case, or handles, with collapsable parts.
Toilet training seat – these are used on top of a normal toilet seat and often have hinges so they can be even more compact.
Do you need a travel potty? You can get by without for some places, but in a park, long car journey, camping in the middle of the night etc the next stop may not have facilities, so a familiar potty may help keep the confidence to go when needed.
In a hurry? Here are our top picks!
Top recommended travel potty is the Potette Plus. It’s easy to use, can be used as a standalone potty or can fix to a toilet seat. Easy to pack and take abroad. It comes equipped with a carry bag and super-absorbent, disposable liners with carry handles.
If you haven’t any sort of potty at home, then consider the Potette Plus Max 3 in one, which has a reusable hard liner option for regular use. The OXO-Tot is also a very good option and My Carry Potty if you want to have one stay in the car for road trips.
Comes with a carry handle and the only potty with a leak-proof seal, so there’s never any mess. Kids can take it to nursery, on summer holidays and for days out. Easily portable, it also hangs from your pushchair handle.
The Potette Plus easily converts to a folding trainer set and is contoured for your little one's comfort. It can be used on all toilet seats and comes with 3 absorbent disposable liners. This 2-in-1 Travel Potty Trainer Seat is suitable for ages 15 months and up to 50lbs. Other features include Lock-in-Place legs, built-in splash guard, and fold-in legs for travel or storage
OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty opens easily and quickly and can be used as a standalone potty or a potty seat. When using it as a standalone potty you have to make sure that the legs are locked securely in place then put a disposable bag on the flexible flaps. The potty includes three disposable bags with absorbent pads but it can also accommodate standard plastic bags. When using it as a potty seat, the potty legs fold all the way out and the non-slip grips will keep it stable. The higher pee guide is a great additional feature too.
Comes with a carry handle and the only potty with a leak-proof seal, so there's never any mess. Kids can take it to nursery, on summer holidays and for days out. Easily portable, it also hangs from pushchair handle. Suitable for ages 15 months to 3+ years,
MCGMITT Portable Potty Seat can be used not only as a stand-alone potty but also as a little toilet seat cover in combination with most toilets. The seat has a three-point fixing structure with rubber non-slip foot pads, and the legs can be securely locked by the groove to ensure the stability of the toilet seat. Aside from the travel bag, 20 packs of disposable drawstring potty bags are included in the package.
This toddler toilet seat folds into a banana shape with a small size of 8.7 x 4.7 x 4.3 inches. It is lightweight, comes with its own bag and can also fit in a standard diaper bag so it's perfect for travelling. The travel potty's bottom is rubberized and the body is secured by two screws to ensure your child's safety.
Jool Baby Folding training seat is unlike the bulky potties on the market because of its minimalist design with its stylish aqua color that is perfect for both young boys and girls. This training seat is lightweight, folds up in seconds, fits standard-sized toilets, is super easy to clean and fits compactly into the included travel bag. It is made with 8 suction cups underneath allowing your child to gain confidence when using the bathroom as a beginner.
Munchkin's Sturdy Potty Seat is an easy to clean potty seat that fits most standard toilets and is contoured to hold your child securely in place. Security features include easy-grip handles that add stability and a nonskid edge that will prevent the seat from moving around. Also included are a built-in pee guard and a built-in-'feet' for easy stand-up storage. You can also buy the Munchkin's Hooked Potty Ring so you can hang it on the side of the toilet for easy access.
This portable potty by GuGu Tots is dual purpose - it can either be a standalone potty or a training seat that is compatible with standard-sized toilets. It has rubber-coated legs so your little ones won't slip around sitting on the potty or when using it on top of the toilet. It has a removable pot and the legs can be adjusted easily when transforming it to either a standalone potty or a training seat. It also comes with a free travel bag.
ONEDONE Portable Potty is a small portable potty that's easy to carry and store, providing a clean and convenient potty option for toddlers at any time and any place. This potty is made from Eco-friendly PP material and is suitable for babies under 2 years old.
This multi-function Travel Potty is very suitable for indoor and outdoor and outdoor use. It is suitable for babies over 12 months old and because of its high-quality materials, it can bear the weight of an adult. It comes with a splash-proof tongue to prevent urine from spilling and keep liquid in and off the floor, which is very suitable for young children. This travel potty does not come with a travel bag but it folds into a small size of 9x8.6x2.16 inches so you can put it in your own bag. Its one-step folding design makes it easy to use and store.
Similar to the Potette Plus above, this travel potty comes with a hard insert. ( once opened, it cannot be retracted.) This makes it perfect for regular home use, without the need to buy the inserts. If you haven't bought a potty already - this is a good option to cover both potty training at home and on the go. This full-size training potty easily converts to a potty training ring that securely fits most standard toilet seats. Simply fold the legs out and you’re good to go.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 8 x 2 inches
Weight: 1.1 lbs
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