Parents who want an easy-to-use, less-expensive potty should look at the Fisher-Price Froggy Potty. Reviewers say this potty, with its simple, kid-friendly design, gets the job done for half the price of some of its competitors. A high, integrated splashguard makes this an especially good pick for boys, say parents. Some minor qualms: There are no color choices, and the potty lacks a nonskid bottom.
Simple clean up. Reviewers say the Fisher-Price Froggy Potty is easy to clean. The removable inner bowl has a high splashguard that parents of boys say is good for containing messes, though some complain that older models with higher guards were more effective. The potty also has side handles that make it easy to tote around the house, reviewers note. Most parents say the potty seems comfortable and easy to use for their kids. The potty does not convert to any kind of seat or stool.
Cute design without distractions. The Fisher-Price Froggy Potty's frog design has plenty of kid appeal, parents say, but none of the distracting lights and sounds that some other potties employ. The potty is available in just one color -- green with an orange insert -- though it appears some older, bigger models with blue or pink inserts may still be on the market. The base is wide enough to prevent tipping, but the potty is still prone to skidding because it lacks a rubber bottom, some say.
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 Fisher-Price Froggy Potty is a runner up in BabyCenter.com's 2012 Product Awards for its kid-friendly, motivating design and affordable price. Editors and moms also like the big splashguard for containing boys' pee and say the potty is easy to carry and clean. However, it's big, which can be intimidating for smaller kids, they say.
Review: Potty Training Chairs & More, Editors of BabyCenter.com, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good The Fisher-Price Froggy Potty receives 4.5 out of 5 stars in more than 370 reviews on Amazon.com. Reviewers say the potty is simple and easy to clean, and the frog design appeals to kids. However, some say it's not the most comfortable potty, and others note that a redesigned splashguard, while still taller than most, isn't as good at catching boys' messes as the one on older models. Others wish for a nonskid bottom.
Review: Fisher-Price Precious Planet Potty, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The Fisher-Price Froggy Potty is one of Bestcovery.com's top picks, earning a rating of 4.75 out of 5. The review praises the potty's affordability and "adorable" design. It also says the potty is easy to empty and keep clean, and it praises the potty's comfort and high, built-in splashguard for containing boys' messes. The review does not note any cons or compare the potty to others.
Review: Best Potty Chair, "Mamie C.", April 3, 2013
Review Credibility: Good Heather Corley praises the Fisher-Price Froggy Potty's "cute and engaging" frog design, and she says the large, integrated splashguard is excellent for boys. The price is also right, she says. Her short review does not note any cons or compare the potty to other specific models.
Review: 8 Great Potty Chairs for Toddlers, Heather Corley, Not dated