The Baby Bjorn Potty Chair is a perennial parent favorite for its simple, easy-to-clean design. Other lauded features include a hard-to-tip rubberized base and a high back that makes potty time a bit comfier for kids. However, some parents complain that the shallow bowl doesn't contain boys' messes, and others say the seat is too narrow for bigger children.
Simple, straightforward design. Reviewers say the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair is easy to clean, with a design that doesn't allow messes to hide and fester. The potty features a removable inner bowl and splashguard. Most owners say it's easy for their children to use, though some parents of boys say the bowl is too shallow to keep boys' messes under wraps. A few reviewers complain that the seat is too narrow for bigger kids, while a couple of others say the splashguard can poke kids who sit down too quickly. The potty does not convert to any kind of seat or stool.
Comfortable seat for training. The ergonomic Baby Bjorn Potty Chair earns a lot of praise for its high back and armrests, which parents say can make the seemingly endless potty-training process comfier for their kids. Reviewers also like the potty's simplicity -- there are no lights or sound effects to distract toddlers from their task -- and the six color choices. The wide base has a rubber ring, making the potty hard to tip, parents say. The potty's plastic is recyclable and PVC-free.
1. Baby Bargains
Review Credibility: Excellent "Baby Bargains," a comprehensive book by Denise and Alan Fields, reviews baby gear and common baby brands. The authors offer a brief overview of potty chairs versus potty seats and recommend a few specific potties. Their website offers up-to-date information, additional reviews, recall information and forums for parents to discuss baby products.
Review: Around the House: Monitors, Diaper Pails and Safety, Denise and Alan Fields, Tenth Edition, 2013
Review Credibility: Excellent The Baby Bjorn Potty Chair is the Moms' Pick top potty chair in the 2012 BabyCenter Product Awards. Parents say they like the potty's simplicity for keeping their kids focused. They also praise the easy-to-clean, sturdy design and comfort.
Review: Top 15 Baby Products of the Year: Moms' Picks, Editors of BabyCenter.com, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good The Baby Bjorn potty chair receives 4.5 out of 5 stars in almost 750 reviews on Amazon.com. Reviewers say the potty is simple, stable and easy to clean. They also like the splashguard, particularly for boys, and say the chair's high back makes sitting comfortable for their kids, even for long periods. A few reviewers say the seat is too narrow for bigger kids, adding that the seat sticks to them when they stand. Some parents say the splashguard doesn't contain boys' pee, and some say the splashguard can hurt a child who sits down too quickly.
Review: Baby Bjorn Potty Chair, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The Baby Bjorn Potty Chair is Bestcovery.com's top potty pick, earning a rating of 5 out of 5. The review praises the chair's high back and armrests, easy-to-clean bowl and splashguard. The potty also wins kudos for its simplicity and range of color choices. However, it is a bit pricey for a potty, the review notes.
Review: Best Potty Chair, "Mamie C.", April 3, 2013
Review Credibility: Good Heather Corley calls the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair "a perennial favorite among parents" because of its simplicity and color choices. She also praises the chair's high back and says the potty is a good pick for kids who would be overstimulated by a potty with sounds, lights or other distractions. Her short review does not note any cons or compare the potty to others.
Review: 8 Great Potty Chairs for Toddlers, Heather Corley, Not dated
6. Apartment Therapy.com
Review Credibility: Good ApartmentTherapy.com's Elisabeth Wilborn praises the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair as a good pick for slightly older children who still think the big toilet is scary, but who want a more realistic-looking potty chair. The short review does not touch on other features or mention cons. It also does not compare potties.
Review: Potty Talk: 10 Best Potties, Elisabeth Wilborn, Oct. 24, 2011
Review Credibility: Good Leah Rocketto names the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair "the most stylish potty" in her roundup, praising the minimalist design and color choices. She also likes the high back and armrests. The very short review does not note any cons or compare the potty to others.
Review: 10 Best Potties, Leah Rocketto, Not dated
Review Credibility: Good BabyGizmo.com offers a general overview of major types of potties, including important features. It also lists five editor's choice picks, including the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair, but it does not review the potties or compare them to other models.
Review: Potty Training, Editors of BabyGizmo.com, Not dated