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2-In-1 Portable Potty & Trainer Seat Review: A Potty That Fits in Your Diaper Bag

Young kids know that when you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. This potty makes that a manageable truism, not a terrifying threat.

2-In-1 Portable Potty & Trainer Seat Review

Price and Where to Buy 2-In-1 Portable Potty & Trainer Seat: $25 on OneStepAhead.com

Pros: 95 percent of the population is not going to see the phrase “a potty that fits in your diaper bag” as a pro, but for the five percent of people with recent and current potty-training kids, the possibility of always being ready to respond to the, ahem, needs of your young kid is a huge, liberating pro. Better still, it converts from a stand-alone potty to a toilet seat adapter. And that’s key for turning any scary toilet into a kid-friendly potty.

Cons: To make it a stand-alone potty, you’ll need bags, and though you can cheat and jury-rig a small trash bag (the cheaper, but potentially messier option), the bags to go with it sell for $7 for a 10 pack.

How i2-In-1 Portable Potty & Trainer Seat Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. A true civilizing force in the diaper-free quest, this go-anywhere, dual-purpose potty frees toddlers from dirty gas-station bathrooms, side-of-the-road squatting, and loud-flush toilet temper tantrums.
  • Value: 9/10. $25 seems like a reasonable price to pay in order to avoid totally preventable elimination accidents when you travel. Especially when you’re somewhere unfamiliar or in a place where restrooms are scarce, having an instant option can transform travel with young kids.
  • Durability: 9/10. I didn’t throw it down a hill or anything, but the potty was dragged around a lot and the potty-topper fell on hard floors more than once without any damage.

Final Verdict: Young kids know that when you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. This potty makes that a manageable truism, not a terrifying threat.

(Photo: OneStepAhead.com)

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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