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Potty seats come in two flavors: floor models and inserts. Inserts are molded (and sometimes padded) seats made for smaller bottoms. They are installed on top of the regular toilet seat. Floor models are traditional self-contained units with a base and seat.
Best (Seat Insert). The Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer ($26 to $31; right) has an adjustment dial to fit most toilet seats and an angled splashguard. The contoured seat works well, say readers.
Best (Potty Chair). The Fisher Price Froggy Potty($13; pictured) is shaped like a frog and is very simple. Does the trick at an affordable price. A closer runner-up is Baby Bjorn’s Potty Chair at $29 (not pictured). Very good as well.
Some potty seats start out as floor models and then the seat can be removed and used as an insert on the regular toilet. Our advice: go for the insert. Yes, you’ll need a step stool for your little one to climb up, but it’s much easier to transition to a regular toilet if your child is already using one. And think about how excited your child will be to use the same toilet as his parents (trust us, it is a big deal).
See the "Recommended" tab above for our top recommended potty seats.
A EXCELLENT-our top pick!
B GOOD-above average quality, prices, and creativity.
C FAIR-could stand some improvement.
D POOR-yuck! Could stand some major improvement.