Kids who are potty-training still need to go while they're on the go, and parents say the Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus is a versatile, travel-friendly solution. It can be used as a standalone potty chair or as a potty seat on adult toilets, but it still folds compactly. However, some reviewers complain that the potty is too small, and others say directions are unclear on how to stabilize the legs in potty-chair mode.
Easy to clean. Reviewers say the hard plastic on the Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus is easy to clean, even with a simple anti-bacterial wipe, while on the go. The potty can be used as either a potty seat on adult toilets or a standalone potty chair with Kalencom's scented liners, but many parents say plastic shopping bags work just as well. However, the potty is small, and some say larger kids just don't seem comfortable on it. Parents of boys dislike the lack of a splashguard for containing messes.
Not the most stable. The Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus folds up compactly for travel. Some reviewers say it's still a bit large to tote in diaper bags, but it's ideal for road trips. Parents are divided on the product's stability as a standalone potty. Many say it collapsed when their children used it, sometimes even resulting in pinched fingers. However, others say that if the legs are properly locked into place, the potty is stable. Several reviewers say the instructions on locking the legs are unclear, contributing to the confusion. The potty is available in blue, green, red and pink.
Review Credibility: Very Good Staci Smith's thorough review praises the Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus for its compact size and fold, ability to double as a potty chair and seat, and ability to use normal shopping bags for mess disposal. She notes that the opening is too small for some, and the potty isn't as sturdy as others, however. She also discusses the Travel Potty by Cool Gear and Fisher-Price On-the-Go Potty, ranking the Potette Plus first among them.
Review: What are the 3 Best Travel Training Potties?, Staci Smith, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good The Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus receives 4.4 out of 5 stars in nearly 350 reviews on Amazon.com. Reviewers praise the potty's compact fold and versatility, and they say it works well with regular shopping bags. However, some say the potty is simply too small, and there is no splashguard for boys. Many negative reviews say the potty easily collapses in free-standing mode, though others say those users didn't lock the legs properly before use. Most agree the instructions are unclear on this point.
Review: Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
3. Apartment Therapy.com
Review Credibility: Good ApartmentTherapy.com's Elisabeth Wilborn praises the versatility of the Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus, saying it's easy to take in the car, use with or without disposable bags, or fit over adult toilets in public restrooms. 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 Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus the best travel potty in her roundup, praising the potty's versatility and disposable liners for making messes easier to deal with. 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: Fair Editors of PottyTrainingConcepts.com say the Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus is one of their most popular travel potties. A linked review praises the contoured seat, sturdy base, flat fold and disposable scented liners, but it does not compare the potty to other potties or note any cons.
Review: How to Select the Best Potty Chair?, Editors of PottyTrainingConcepts.com, Not dated