The time has come to introduce potty training into our home. We have been letting the kiddo watch his Potty Time and Elmo DVDs, just to get him used to the idea. We decided to also get a potty chair, so he can become familiar with the idea of using it. When Summer Infant sent me the Story Time Potty, I knew it would be perfect for my son.
Setting up the potty chair was very simple. There were a few instructions which were easy to follow. My husband took it from the box and put the pieces together and then I placed the eyes and mouth stickers on the back of the chair. It was ready to use in about 3 minutes!
We placed the potty in the guest bathroom and decided to just let the kiddo discover it. It didn’t take long from him to wake up from his nap to find something new in the bathroom. From his videos, he knew it was a ‘potty’ and immediately started calling it that. We showed him how to sit down on it and allow it to read to him.
I was worried that he wouldn’t want to have anything to do with the Story Time Potty, but I was wrong! He walked over to it, grabbed the book, and sat down (still clothed, but hey, it’s a start!). The buttons are easy to find and for a toddler to push when he wants to potty and look at the book. The story about Freddy Frog is a couple minutes long, enough time to hold the kid’s attention while they go potty.
The fish also has a button that says “hip hop hooray!” We have been telling the kiddo that the fish button is for AFTER he potties, but it usually gets pushed midway through the story!
The bucket that captures the ‘mess’ from potty time can be easily lifted out for disposal and cleaning. There is a little lip built in at the front that helps prevent a mess when little boys use the potty. The top of the potty chair can be used on a regular toilet to help with transitioning. Also, the base flips over to make a helpful step stool for hand washing and teeth brushing!
BUY IT: Visit Summer Instant’s website to purchase the Story Time Potty and other products at www.summerinfant.com
I would like to thank Summer Infant for providing us with the review item as well as for sponsoring Southern Girl Ramblings in the upcoming event, “Summer Solstice”. If you would like to win a Story Time Potty for your toddler, be sure to check back on Monday, June 18 to enter!!