I had heard only good things about Pourty around the blogosphere so I was very excited to be able to review one for Angelo. Pourty gets it name from it’s unique no-mess pouring spout that enables you to get rid of the icky business without having to touch any of it and without spills and drips everywhere. It’s also a one-piece potty so there’s no fussing with a bucket inside the potty seat which is truly a lifesaver with my busy little guy.
One thing that surprised me a bit and is actually one of my favorite features of Pourty is its size. It’s very petite which is great in our teeny tiny bathroom. I was actually wondering how we were going to fit a training potty in there but this one fits pretty well in a small space next to the toilet when we aren’t using it. Angelo seems pretty comfortable sitting on it for 10 plus minutes in a row (I let him watch his favorite show Shaun the Sheep so he sits long enough to go). It did take a few dry runs for him to figure it out as the Pourty can move around a bit when you try to sit if you’re not careful. It’s probably best if you put it on a non-skid mat or against a wall if you want your little one to be able to sit on it without help.
Tipping over was a concern of mine as Angelo doesn’t sit still for very long and sometimes ends up sitting sideways on the seat until I can get him to swivel around. I am happy to say, there haven’t been any issues with the potty tipping. Angelo has tipped himself off while fooling around, but the Pourty itself did not tip or flip over (thankfully!).
The pouring spout works as advertised and it’s super easy to spray out any solids with my diaper sprayer. There is an opening on the front of Pourty to use as a handle to pour everything into the toilet which enables you to avoid mess on your hands completely. The splash guard seems to work well as we’ve had no spillage outside the bowl. I again, really love that this training potty is one piece and so very easy to spray clean.
Parents Jonnie and Lucy Rathbone designed Pourty after becoming frustrated with how messy it was to empty their children’s training potties. They decided to make a product that would avoid that messy dribble, and I have to say, they did a most excellent job. I highly recommend the Pourty training potty. It’s an extremely easy potty to use and also one of the most affordable ones I’ve seen around. Pourty comes in 4 fun colors and retails in the US from $14.95 at several online retailers including Amazon and Walmart. They also have potty training tips and charts available for download at their website.
From Pourty’s website:
The Pourty potty won Best New Product to Market 2010/11 and is consistently rated 5/5 in potty reviews for quality, value for money and ease of use. The Pourty Potty offers the convenience of a basic potty, is as easy to empty as a two piece potty and its unique one piece design makes it more hygienic and easier to clean. Its features include:
- wider flatter seating area which boys and girls find more comfortable to sit on than normal potties
- one piece incorporating a high splash guard and deep bowl giving boys plenty of room while preventing pee escaping over the front of the potty
- unique hygienic pouring duct in the back rest so that parent or child can dump the pee and poo out of the back away from where the child sits or touches
- anti-drip lip to prevent unpleasant dribbles and mess down the outside of the potty
- sturdier plastic than most potties giving toddlers and babies more confidence that the potty will hold them.
The Pourty potty is slightly higher and wider than most one piece potties making it perfect for potty training children from 12 months to 3 1/2 years’ old.