Toddler Potty Training

Potty Training Tools

Potty Training Tools and Essentials

When getting ready for potty training it is a good idea to have the right potty training tools and essentials. A few decisions need to be made upfront, like will you use a potty or go straight to the toilet. Will you use pull ups or training pants or go straight to underwear. Depending on your decision, will depend on what tools you need to buy. Regardless of what you choose, below is a list of bestsellers in their respective categories. Ones I have used myself or seen used. Do your own research to find the products that suit your needs but hopefully this is a helpful guide.

Potties or Potty Chairs

The potty chair or a potty is a smaller version of the toilet or moulded plastic that you can take anywhere. They are light, transportable and low to the ground. Once you child has done their business, you will need to empty it into the toilet and clean it though. They are available in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Choose the best one that your child will be more likely to use. Make sure that your child’s feet will be flat on the floor while sitting down on the potty chair. Click here to read my article on the 5 Best Potty Training Chairs.

Summer Step by Step Potty

infant potty pink


3-STAGE POTTY: The Summer Step by Step toddler toilet and stepstool is a complete 3-stage potty-training system. Designed to grow with your child, it makes transitioning to an adult toilet easier.

Real Feel Potty with Wipes Storage

This real-feel potty imitates a real flushing sound and cheers for your kiddo too! The cushioned seat and soft aqua color make this seat inviting for both boys and girls, and the built-in splash guard ensures cleanliness.


OXO Tot Potty Chair


  • Seamless seat design is comfortable and won’t leave marks on tiny tushies
  • Side handles for easily removing inner bowl for cleaning
  • Splash guard minimizes mess. BPA free

711TEK Realistic Potty Training Toilet for Kids

 This toilet mimics the functionality and appearance of an adult toilet, including flushing sounds, so potty training doesn’t become a parental battle. Instead, let your toddler have their very own potty that’s specially built for their height and size. 

Potty Seats

If you have a small floor area, a toilet seat is a good option. It’s a seat reducer for the toilet so that your child can do potty training on the real deal. It has the added benefit of no cleaning up as it is done straight into the toilet. This was my preferred method. It also meant when out and about your child will be used to using the toilet. Click here to read my article on the 6 Best Potty Training Seats

Munchkin Sturdy Potty Seat

  • Portable toddler potty seat perfect for potty training boys and girls
  • Contoured to hold child securely in place. The easy-to clean potty seat fits most standard toilets

Jool Potty Training Seat for Boys And Girls

Jool Baby Potty Training Seat is so simple for your child to use. It’s light weight so your child can place the potty on the toilet seat. When your child is done, they simply place it back on the hook! Perfect for travel as well!

Angelbliss Baby Potty Training Toilet Seat with Soft Cushion Handles

Stable and Patent Design – Adjustable snap and front anti-slip bezel keep the toilet training seat securely in place, the grip handles offer additional security which makes your kid feel safe while sitting on it.

Little Chicks Toilet Training Potty Topper for Round and Elongated Toilets

Little Chicks toilet trainer features a soft touch seat for maximum comfort and contoured shape to help your child feel secure while on the big potty.

Potty Seats with Ladders

This is the same as a potty seat but they have a ladder attached so your child can easily step up to the toilet and sit on it. Click here to read my article on the 6 Best Potty Training Seats

711TEK Potty Training Seat Toddler Toilet Seat

Let the potty training seat free you from the tyranny of diapers! This unique potty training seat features a ladder, so that your baby can safely climb up, grab the handle and turn around with ease!

Potty Training Toilet Seat with Step Stool Ladder

Our potty trainer is made of high quality PP, can hold 75kg (165lb) mostly, sturdy enough when your toddler climbs up/down. padding on the potty seat makes it comfortable

Potty Training Seat for Kids with Step Stool Ladder

Perfect Potty Training Seat: The potty training seat is awesome, big enough potty chair for your kids to step on and turn around to pull down the pants and easy to get on to potty. 

Spuddies Potty
with Ladder

  • This potty training with ladder allows your child to use the bathroom with independence
  • Foldable feature for easier storage

Toilet Training Pants

Are pants specifically designed to have extra padding to absorb leakages but still give the feeling of being a little wet so the child knows when they have gone. They come in disposable and washable varieties.

Pull-Ups New Leaf Girls' Potty Training Pants

Cottony-soft, gentle & breathable pant material with high absorbency and up to 12 hours of Pull-Ups’ trusted leak protection.

Softest training underwear crafted with plant-based ingredients for healthy skin 

Paw Patrol Baby Potty Training Pants Multipack

Super soft combed cotton outer shell surrounds the polyester mesh intended to teach you child to acknowledge and act upon small leaks.

BIG ELEPHANT Toddler Potty Training Pants

A learning liner gives the sensation of wetness to alert toddlers to use the potty. Big Elephant toilet potty training pants are the perfect step away from nappies towards big-kid pants! 

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants Boys and Girls

  • Potty-train like a hero with PJ Masks Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants
  • Soft and comfy, underwear-like fit
  • Easy changing with Easy-Tear Sides

Toilet Training Books For Kids

A range of books that are great for kids who are learning to go to the toilet. I especially like the ones by Janelle McGuinness. They are colorful, fun and simple to understand. Great to read whilst on the toilet or to get them comfortable with the toilet training process.

Potty Time for Boys

Simple, effective and fun potty training book that goes through the process of toilet  training for a boy.

Potty Time for Girls

Simple, effective and fun potty training book that goes through the process of toilet  training for a girl.

Come Out Mr Poo!

Fun, colorful and doesn’t take itself too seriously. This book has helped countless children who struggle to do a poop in the potty or toilet.

P is for Potty!

P is for Potty is the perfect mix of fun and learning for potty-training toddlers.  Sturdy flaps will hold up to hours of repeat lifting and peeking..

Toilet Training Books For Parents

Books for parents that go through different methods and steps for toilet training.

Potty Training in 3 Days

This guide covers everything you need to know, from prepping for your potty training weekend to supporting and encouraging your child once they’ve made it through the three days.

Oh Crap! Potty Training

Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents.

The First-Time Parent's Guide to Potty Training

By approaching potty training with a proven program, first-time tips and tricks, the right tools, and a confident mindset, you can cross dirty diapers off your endless to-do list and celebrate your child’s transition to the toilet.

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues

Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer over 200 do’s and don’ts presented, along with more than fifty real-life examples. 

Step Stools

Step stools are a small step that is placed in the bathroom that can help your child reach the toilet seat or reach the basin to wash their hands. It is handy to have one in each bathroom.

BlueSnail Double up Step Stool for Kids

  • Two stools in one-use together or separately, Interlocking design keeps stools securely attached when used together.
  • Wide sturdy standing platforms, non-slip bases can help toddlers stand firmly.

Utopia Home Foldable Step Stool for Kids

  • HIGHLY DURABLE – This highly durable foldable stool is made for kids and can hold up to 300 pounds.
  • SPACE EFFICIENT – The stool is designed in a way to conserve space after it is folded up. 

Step Stool for Kids (2 Pack)

With non-slip rubber strip inserts under four sides of our step stool to ensure that when your children step onto the stool it won’t budge. With pink rubber dots on the surface to maximize grip and safety.

Holds up to 170lb, don’t worry the step stool will not be damaged.

KidKraft Wooden Two-Step Children's Stool with Handles

  • The KidKraft wooden two step stool brings kids two steps closer to independence.
  • Sturdy wood construction makes this ideal for kids who like to do things on their own.

Travel Potties and Seats

Travel potties and seats are as stated. They are potties and seats that are smaller, lighter and generally fold up for easy carry and storage. Click here for my article on the best travel potty and seats.

Folding Travel Potty Seat for Boys and Girls

Our Folding Travel Toilet Seat fits most standard and public toilets securely, and works great for boys & girls. Small, lightweight, and includes a free travel bag that makes it easy to take around.

Portable Potty Training Seat for Toddler Kids

MCGMITT’s potty training seat is a good helper to train toddler to use the toilet. It can be used not only as a stand-alone bedpan, but also as a little toilet seat cover in combination with most toilets.

Portable Potty Training Seat for Toddler Kids

Our portable potty for toddler travel is perfect for on the go. You won’t need to worry if there are no public bathrooms at the park, on a road trip, a hike, or even at home, we’ve got you covered with a STRONG AND EASY TO USE PORTABLE POTTY SEAT.

POKANIC Toilet Potty Training Seat

Bright Color and Carton images toddler potty seat come with nice plastic zip waterproof storage/carry bag, The toilet training ring is made by polypropylene, non-toxic material

Reward Charts

Whilst you can make your own reward chart or download and print one here. If you are looking for one that is a little more elaborate, including stickers or magnets then have a look at these.

Potty Training Chart for Toddlers, Dinosaur Design Reward Chart

dinosaur potty chart

This dinosaur potty training chart set comes with playful stickers designed as various dinosaurs, a caveman, and a volcano, with a durable weekly progress potty chart to stick them to.

Potty Training Chart for Toddlers Girls, Unicorn Design

This unicorn potty training sticker chart set comes with playful stickers designed as stars, rainbows, fairies and unicorns, with durable weekly progress potty chart to stick them to.

LIL ADVENTS Potty Time Adventures Potty Training Game

This toilet training advent game is a potty training chart & advent calendar mash-up with stickers & wood blocks to encourage your Lil One when they make a successful deposit.

Potty Training Sticker Chart Reward - Monkey Design for Toddler Girls and Boys

Potty training can be difficult without the right resources. MAKE LIFE EASIER with this all in one chart and stickers set! We kept things simple and packaged them together so you have less to worry about. 

Other Potty Training Tools

Here are some other useful but not essential potty training tools you might be interested in.

Potty Training Toilet Timer Watch for Boys & Girls

potty training watch

Our kids potty watch will remind your toddler to go to the toilet or use the potty, making it a stress-free experience for you, the parents. We make potty training fun with our potty-training watch for girls and boys.

Foryee Cute Frog Potty Training Urinal for Boys

Bright Colored Urinal Froggy Shape is Perfect for Little Boys. Adjustable height and removable bowl insert for easy to clean and hygienic.

THE POTTYS - Potty Training Reward Chart Game

Our potty training chart has a unique design that creates an engaging and positive learning environment for training potty for girls and boys. Toddlers are motivated by the funny character potty training rewards they receive when they successfully poop or pee in the toilet

MAYFAIR NextStep2 Toilet Seat with Built-In Potty Training Seat

Built-In plastic toddler potty Seat secures magnetically in cover when not in use to keep the bathroom clean and organized. Seat closes slowly and quietly with a tap to eliminate pinched fingers.