Eco-friendly Potty Training Gear

After Joy’s recent posts about The History of Potty Training in America and Training Pants for Babies and Toddlers, I’m sure you’re left wondering, “What’s new in eco-friendly potty training gear?” Well, we’re here to satisfy your curiosity.

Safety 1st Nature Next 3-in-1 Potty

($9.99)

According to the product description: The Safety 1st Nature Next potty is made of 50% bio-plastic in a zero landfill factory. Besides being eco-friendly, it’s also one of the most versatile potties available: a potty, trainer seat, and step stool, all in 1. Removable bowl for easy cleanup.

TrendyKid becoPotty

($12.10)

  • Made from natural plant fibers
  • Ethical manufacturing
  • Biodegradable
  • High back offers extra support
  • Large splashguard helps keep potty training hygienic

Growing Up Green Bamboo Potty Seat

($17.81)

  • Fits most standard and elongated toilets
  • 100% bamboo
  • Wash with mild soap
  • Pesticide-free
  • Eco-friendly

Growing Up Green Bamboo Wood Step Stool

($30.57)

  • Multi-purpose
  • 100% bamboo
  • Wash with mild soap
  • pesticide-free
  • Eco-friendly

Do you own any of these eco-friendly potties, potty rings, or step stools? Please chime in with your reviews!

Comments

  1. I haven’t tried the Safety 1st Nature 3-in-1, but I tried another 3-in-1 by Safety 1st (and hated it). I’m guessing it’s similar. You can read more about that hatred here:
    http://www.eco-novice.com/2010/05/favorite-potty-training-stuff.html

    I really believe in simple designs for potties, like Baby Bjorn — 1 or 2 pieces of plastic tops. I also like potty chairs much more than potty seats now, but I like the idea of stuff made of bamboo.

  2. I looked at the 3-in-1 potty from Safety 1st when we were potty shopping and it looked like it would be uncomfortable. We went with the Baby Bjorn one, becase the insert would be one piece, making les mess (as opposed to the kind with several pieces, which I had heard trap pee all over and are a pain to clean after each use). We also bought an inexpensive potty seat. I went with gender-neutral colors so we can reuse them with futire kids and I will try to pass them down.

    I think the most eco-friendly way to potty train is to not buy all the extra things that stores sell. We bought a step stool from IKEA that will work for many other uses way after our potty training days are past. We skipped the training pants, too, and he went straight into undies 10 days ago. We use cloth for naps and night but the rest of the time is undies or bust and he is doing extrememly well. Very few accidents, and he tells me when he needs to go. All the potty watches, pull-ups (cloth or otherwise) and singing potties are overkill and meant to convince parents to spend more money on things thye don’t need. I think companies are sort of knowing that many parents are ready to buy whatever they have to to get their child trained, but all they need is what they can have without spending money – time, patience, and a stack of towels for cleaning up messes :)

  3. You know, I think we may have had the Safety 1st potty as well. We got it used and now I don’t remember. I do remember buying it in hopes that it would be less scary than using the big toilet. She didn’t get much use out of it at all. I will say, however, that she used a potty ring for about two or even three years. She’ll be 5 tomorrow and she still uses it sometimes. She’s very small and not very coordinated, so it’s easier/safer for her to use the ring rather than balancing herself on the big toilet (though she is capable of doing it). She also uses a step stool every time she washes her hands, so that is pretty necessary.

    Other than that, I agree with the idea of going as minimalist as possible with the potty training gear! I would have skipped the little potty altogether, and I never did use training pants. (Like Jennifer, we simply went from diapers to underwear.)

  4. Thanks for posting (and all the great comments). I am just starting to think about potty training so this has come in handy.

  5. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET THE BAMBOO TOILET SEAT??? IVE BEEN LOOKIN EVERYWHERRRRRE

  6. Unfortunately, it looks like the Bamboo Potty Seat is no longer being produced. I wasn’t able to find a comparable product, either. What a disappointment!

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