How it works
There is no right or wrong age to start potty training, but most experts agree that parents should introduce a potty chair when they get the feeling that their child is ready for that. Thus, making the big switch from diaper use to potty chair is usually preceded by potty training which normally includes long periods of sitting on a potty chair. The BabyBjorn potty chair, which we are reviewing today, has proven to be comfortable for children because it is made of child-friendly material shaped into ergonomic “chair” with high backrest that supports the back of the child and armrests styled with an ergonomic design with round and soft lines so children can sit comfortably on it. In addition, toddlers can sit down and stand up by themselves easily due to a spacious room for the legs of the child without the risk of sliding because of the rubber edges at the bottom of the potty chair that sticks firmly on the floor. This also seems to be a very popular product among the majority of the parents because of its small size that can fit almost everywhere so you do not need big storage space for it and its lift-out inner potty which can easily be lifted, emptied and cleaned. Furthermore, the spills are prevented by a splash guard which is especially useful when potty training a boy. If you want to move the potty from one room to another, this can be simply done by holding the handle on the back of the potty chair. Parents all over the world claim that this product has been a really handy tool in their children’s potty training and that alone makes it worth reviewing.
All BabyBjorn products are well-known for their quality, safety, and ergonomic design. This particular product is especially valued by parents because of its comfort for a toddler who can sit longer time periods on it. The design itself contributes to the maximum comfort of use with its round forms and smooth edges. One of the main features of this potty chair is the high backrest that provides solid but comfortable support for the back of the child with a wide seat so the toddler’s bottom fits comfortably on the seat. In addition to the sturdy construction of the potty chair, there are comfy armrests, which mean that the children can sit, lay back and relax. The three features: high back, armrests, and ergonomic rounded contours make the use of this potty chair very practical for toddlers of various sizes –from small to large toddlers and we can declare this product as kid-friendly size. The comfort is enhanced with sufficient legroom for the children so they can put their legs on the floor and can easily stand up or sit down by themselves.
The BabyBjorn Potty Chair consists of two parts. There is one removable inner potty that can be easily removed by holding and lifting out the practical handle placed underneath the splash guard. It is extremely convenient because this inner potty can be wipe-cleaned or risen underwater. When you remove the bowl one has access to the area underneath for more detailed cleaning. The potty chair itself is contoured with smooth design with no corners or sharp edges so this also prevents dirt to be collected. The plastic of the potty chair is durable and very practical for cleaning
. This product is much loved and parents’ favorite especially because of this characteristic –a comfortable wide seat for the children to sit on, nice splash guard that prevents spilling and guarantees no making of a huge mess accompanied with the ease of cleaning. Just lift up, empty and wash out.
Ease of Use
The inner potty is of a good size meaning that the bowl is large and deep enough and can hold a lot of urine. Lots of parents also say that their children like to help out in emptying the inner potty and this can be done by simply lifting up the practical handle and thus removing the inner potty to empty the content into the toilet. The inner potty is also light for a child to lift up, damp the waste and wash out.
Although there is no such thing as a guarantee for mess-proof in such cases the majority of the parents claim that not much mess is made since there is the non-slip handle fit into the inner potty and this, in a great amount, reduces the risk of spills. It is definitely easier to clean this BabyBjorn two-piece Potty Chair than the single piece potty chairs because in that case, you will have to carry the entire potty chair to the toilet in order to empty it, unlike this two-piece potty where you just take the inner plastic bowl, remove it and clean it.
Parents are always afraid that the potty chair can overturn when the child leans on one or the other side or maybe moves around or even jumps up from the seat and spill the content all over the place. This potty chair although is light to carry around still it is hard to topple over because of the rubber edges that are lined along the base of the potty chair that makes it stable and much harder to overturn. The rubber bottom sticks to the floor, and especially if you have a wooden floor or tiles it will be much appreciated, and keeps the potty chair firmly on the ground that also prevents sliding when the children are trying to sit down or stand up. The stability is also ensured with the proper legs space on the left and right side of the splash guard and the height of the chair which is not too low for the content to spill but not too high for the child to sit down.
Babybjorn Potty Chair has a good height which makes it practical and usable for toddlers of many sizes. The proper height and the spacious leg room for the children make it easy for the child to place his/her legs on the floor and the armrests help the children sit down or stand up independently,
without the help of the parents, which gives them a boost of the feeling that they are growing and can take care of their needs by themselves.
It is a lightweight product that is portable and easy to move around. You do not need to have a large place for storage and can easily fit in any room. It is especially convenient if you are travelling
and because of its super-size it can easily be put behind a passenger seat. It does not take up a lot of space in your bathroom but it is a simple yet stylish addition to it.
The inner potty is oval so it provides a good area for the child to sit on and the splash guard comes up at proper height and does not make the sitting of the child uncomfortable. This BabyBjorn Potty Chair has a handle on the back that helps you move it from one place or room to another which means that it can always be in close proximity when the child needs to go potty. It is a product that can have long term of use in the family because it can be used for smaller as well as bigger children.
Most of the parents simply love this potty chair because of its simple but stylish design that is presented by ergonomic shape and smooth quality plastic. It comes with no sounds or lights compared to many similar products and this is exactly why many parents also praise this potty chair because the children soon realize that this is not a toy to play with but has a function.
There are no distracting sounds or buttons but the simplicity of the design makes the children go potty and lots of parents feel that this makes the potty training much easier and faster. The high-quality BPA-free plastic
is hard and sturdy and does not bend. This product comes in a selection of a few different fun colors so your toddler can choose between much-loved turquoise for boys and pink or purple for girls. The bottom base of the potty is rimmed by rubber edges that fit into the simple design and add to the practicality of the potty chair that is firmly kept on the floor.
One of the priorities of the BabyBjorn Company is the safety of the children. This product is made of plastic that meets the plastic safety standards in Europe and the USA. The material is BPA –free plastic which means that it is a material continuously tested against harmful substances and proven to be child-friendly. The round edges and smooth surface of the potty chair prevent any potential risk for the child from getting hurt. The rubber base at the bottom of the chair also adds to the safety feature since it keeps the potty firmly on the floor and even if the children move around a lot while sitting on this potty chair, the base rubber edges ensure that the potty chair is stable and does not slide.
The seating area because of its width contributes to the stability of the chair and thus safety. The inner potty that is easily removed is also edged with soft lines that prevent pinching-out of the toddler’s skin when standing up or sitting down. The splash guard is a convenient feature that prevents the spill outs although a minority of parents who used this product feel that it can be additionally improved if the splash guard was a little higher especially when used by boys.
Although the price may seem higher compared to related products it is definitely a reasonable price for such a quality product, made of BPA-free plastic and with some many practical and functional features
. Most of the parents agree that it is worth paying for this simple but comfortable and easy to clean BabyBjorn potty chair that the children love, instead of ending up buying a few lower quality and cheaper ones.
The Bottom Line
When parents are looking for a potty they are mainly interested in three things: whether the potty is easy to clean, easy to use independently by the child and is it portable. BabyBjorn Potty Chair satisfies all of the criteria and many more. This high-quality product is appropriate for small to large toddlers because of its height additionally featured by a high backrest, wide seat area and comfy armrests that add to the comfort of using this potty chair and sitting on it for longer periods of time.
The high backrest and the armchairs besides the comfort help the toddler to stand up and sit down independently. It is a sturdy product that is stable and cannot slide on the floor because of the rubber edges along the base that stick the potty chair on the floor. BabyBjorn Potty Chair has an inner potty that is deep enough with splash guard, both preventing spillovers.
The inner potty can be removed by a practical handle under the splashguard and this makes it easy for cleaning since the bowl can be put under running water or just wipe-cleaned. The practical handle at the back of the potty chair and its perfect size are additional features that add to the ease of portability. Styled with a smooth round surface and bright fun colors this product is definitely popular among parents of toddlers who praise it for being a useful product for potty training
and independent use by toddlers.