Potty Training on the go with My Carry Potty – Review

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Potty training is one of those things that I dreaded – you never quite know how it’s going to go! I count ourselves very lucky that Max took to it without any problems and was so proud of himself to be a ‘big boy’ now. But one thing that we’ve still struggled with is when we’re out and about, a long way from a toilet.

We love being outdoors. A visit to a big garden, a National Trust, picnics in the summer – we love to feel the sunshine on our faces! But my experience of National Trusts and large gardens in general is that the toilets tend to be located near the entrance and it’ll be once you reach the further point that you hear that dreaded word coming from your toddler’s mouth – “weee!” Depending on the type of place you are in, this may or may not be a huge problem – in a woodland no-one’s really going to bat an eyelid at a quick wee behind a tree. But in an ornamental garden that just feels very wrong! And my son is very particular about his privacy and often can’t go just out and about. So when we were asked to review My Carry Potty I jumped at the chance.

 

About My Carry Potty

My Carry Potty completely understand the toddler dilemma of nature calling ‘now’, when you’re a long way from a toilet. Designed by mum of three, Amanda Jenner, it’s a plastic travel potty that comes in a range of child friendly designs (including the bee, which we went for, a ladybird, a cow, as well as a plain yellow design). It’s completely leakproof and odourproof, should you find you can’t empty it where you are.

 

My Carry Potty - Bee

 

Our experience

I love the colourful designs – they really appeal to children and the Bee was definitely a big hit with Max. We also have a Potette, which I bought for this same purpose, but sadly Max refused point blank to sit on it. So I was thrilled when our My Carry Potty arrived, and he was so excited by the design! He loved his little bee, and immediately picked it up and started flying it around the room! I was quite surprised when he demanded that his next wee must be in the bee potty – we hadn’t even left the house!

 

 

My Carry Potty - inside

 

Compared to the Potette, this was far more similar to Max’s usual pottys, and he was perfectly happy to sit on it and it seemed very comfortable for him. It’s not a big potty, and for an older child may be on the small side, but personally I’d take the smaller size on balance as it makes it far easier to transport around. It fits perfectly in the basket under our pushchair, so is really convenient to take around with us, as well as being pretty discrete. With the colourful design and carry aspect, I don’t think someone would look at it and instantly think ‘potty’.

 

Max holding his My Carry Potty

My Carry Potty

 

I’m happy to confirm that we found My Carry Potty to be completely leak-proof – it seals up really well, and I was totally confident in carrying it around with us without worrying.

I have to admit that looking at the potty, I did have some concerns about how easy it would be to empty, as the plastic is quite chunky. I concluded that I’d rather have it completely leak-proof than be really easy to empty. But thankfully this concern proved unfounded and there have been no spillages to date!

I love the fact that there are no fiddly bags to worry about – you just clip it back up and go, and empty when you get home. Although we’ve not had a huge number of incidents where we’ve had to use it, the peace of mind it’s given me is amazing. Before I would be slightly on edge whenever we had a visit out, or a long car journey, but knowing I have this on hand has made me so much more relaxed.

You can buy My Carry Potty from Cheeky Rascals, priced at £26.99 for the bee version*

 

*Price correct at April 2017

 

Disclosure: We were sent the My Carry Potty in exchange for an honest review. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Two Tiny Hands
12 Comments
  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    April 19, 2017

    I love the bee design! We are about to start our potty journey with Holly and going out and about really worries me. I’ve seen ones with bags and not been convinced. This looks like an ideal solution and I like that it’s easy to transport x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 19, 2017

      I think a big part of it is the reassurance for me, as well as for Max! The no bag solution is perfect, it’s just so easy to pack up and be on your way again. And it’s much more sturdy for them to sit on than the bag versions I think.

  • Angela Watling
    April 19, 2017

    I’ve been debating getting one of these. A friend has the ladybird and I initially thought it was a lunchbox. Haha! We are close to the finally stages of potty training where the nappy just needs to go. I’m definitely going to get one based on your positive experience too! #FamilyFun

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 21, 2017

      A lunchbox would have been my first thought too – I think you’d have to be in the know to realise it was a potty! Best of luck with the rest of your potty training!

  • Donna
    April 20, 2017

    wow this looks great! I remember walking to the childminders with a potty in a carry bag hanging off the pram. Luckily he was really good so that phase didn’t last long. I’m dreading potty training the girl. #familyfun

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 21, 2017

      I definitely would have been considering doing the same (or seeing if we could stash one under the pushchair seat!) But I love how discrete this is. Good luck with potty training round 2!

  • Tammymum
    April 20, 2017

    Ah we had this, although it was just yellow, it didn’t look like a bee :(. It was a godsend in the early days of potty training as my girl wouldn’t sit on a public toilet. Don’t blame her lol but it made life difficult. I literally popped into a shop and brought it on a whim when she said she needed a wee. IT was money well spent! Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 21, 2017

      Glad to hear you loved it as much as we did! Max is the same – not keen on public toilets at all! Mainly the hand driers, but they put him off in general. He’s coming round to them slowly, but this is a great solution in the meantime.

  • lifeloveanddirtydishes
    April 21, 2017

    It doesn’t look like a potty at all. I think I will have to check these out when we try with my youngest. I keep putting it off because I had it quite easy with my first, and parenting karma tells me second time round is going to be hard work!

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    April 21, 2017

    Oh wow this is such a great idea!! With Meme I had to carry a great big potty around just in a carrier bag it was a pain! I love this. It doesn’t even look like a potty!!!

  • Kristine Gibbons
    April 24, 2017

    We saw this at the weekend weve just started potty training and are on the hunt for a portable one.

  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    April 24, 2017

    Oh now you are talking! I WISH I had one of these when I was potty training. The stress of finding a toilet in less than 60 seconds before an accident would happen was too much to bare & we’d reduce to pull ups for trips out of the house. This would be much better to keep the training going well!

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