A while ago I was sent an OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty to review. At that time, Noah was totally up for potty training. He was asking to wear pants, running to sit on the potty, and managed whole days without accidents.
I don’t know what happened. I suspect too much fuss was being made when he did a wee. But whatever it was; he’s stopped. He doesn’t ask for his nappy changed anymore. He says “no” if you ask him if he’s doing a poop, when he’s said for a long time whether or not he is.
So, we are where we are. He’s not ready for potty training yet. However, we’ve still got this potty to review.
So let me tell you all about the OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty, and we’ll just have to accept that I can’t judge it on the actually-being-used-the-way-it-was-intended part for a while.
The OXO Tot company is one I’m familiar with, having used several of their products while we were weaning James, and they’re still in use now for Noah. They’re now 4 years old, and doing well. So that tells me that OXO Tot produce good quality stuff. I expected nothing less from the travel potty; I am pleased to report that’s the case with this too.
The OXO Tot 2-in-1 travel potty is designed for use out of the house, mostly. As a potty it’s completely redundant in the house, because it doesn’t have a reusable pot. You can use it while you’re at home as a toilet-topper.
The potty is designed to fold flat. It’s quite lightweight, and I’m sure that it would be handy to pop into a rucksack for your day out with your toddler. It would also really work well as an in-the-car emergency potty. You can store it in the plastic drawstring bag provided.
To use it as a potty, you squeeze the little buttons on either side, and one at a time, you unfold the legs. Then you simply push the plastic bag into the rubbery holders on the top of the potty, and the child will sit on top of the bag to do their thing. Then, as the bag has a little absorbent pad inside, you can simply pull it off the potty and carry it to the nearest bin. Hopefully, a mess-free way of helping a toddler to use the potty wherever you are, even if there’s no toilet nearby. It doesn’t come with many bags (just 3), so you either need to use normal carrier bags (but who has many of those left these days?) or buy refills. The eco-conscious side of me doesn’t like this element of the potty!
To use it as a toilet-topper you simply squeeze the button on the legs and pull them further so that they’re parallel to the seat. Then you can pop it on the toilet seat, lift your toddler on, and they can use the toilet without falling in.
Something I really like about this OXO Tot 2-in-1 travel potty is that it’s really sturdy. The legs come down and don’t wobble when the child is sat on it. It has non-slip feet. Not only that – and this is why I’m sad that it doesn’t come with a reusable pot – there’s nothing on the seat to nip your child’s skin when they’re sitting on the potty. The seat is one piece without joins.
My kids have really, thoroughly, loved having this OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty in their lives. They wear it as a hat. They mostly use it as a seat in the dens they build, or the driver’s chair when they make a car out of cushions or pillows. Occasionally it is a pan for cooking stews in, or a magic pot for making robot parts.
Now we just have to wait until Noah is ready to use it as it was intended!
The OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty is BPA and PVC free, comes in 3 colours (raspberry, green, and aqua), and costs around £20.