- Comfortable design for training time
- Removable basin for easy cleaning
- Built-in splash guard for oopsie-daisy aim
- Slip-resistant base
- Lightweight and compact for easy storage; 18 m+
- Comfortable design for training time
- Removable basin for easy cleaning
- Built-in splash guard for oopsie-daisy aim
- Slip-resistant base
- Lightweight and compact for easy storage; 18 m+
There are definite pros and cons for this potty, but it’s not a good fit for my toddler. I really do appreciate that there is a pee splash guard and that it has a simple design (and no cartoon characters praise the lord!) but that’s about it for me.The potty is really lightweight and compact, and I would use it after my daughter is partially potty trained (i.e when she knows what to do on the potty but not ready for the toilet yet).I don’t recommend it when you are now starting the process. For one, it’s so light and tiny, that when my toddler (25 lbs,32 inches) sits on it, she ends up bowling the entire thing over. Which then makes the inner cup (the white part that the waste goes in) come slightly undone, and wheeeeeee! new toy to explore. I feel like the back part needs to be bigger, and that the inner part should snap on in a sturdier manner. Or my toddler could just be a hoyden who can’t have dainty things, I don’t know.All in all, I think that this is a better potty for the parent (chic color, compact size, easy to clean) but may not be the best for actually potty training.Edit: So I have a plain Baby bjorn potty that’s actually the same size as this one, however I see what the issue is. The ‘bowl’ part for this potty doesn’t snap and stay in securely enough.Edited again to add that we have converted to the Pourty potty! 7/2014
Prince Lionheart royally screws up the design of a simple potty
The first negative is that this potty is cheaply made in China using low grade plastic. Ours came with cracks already in the plastic where the two halves join. Not enough to ruin the potty, but enough to suggest it won’t last long and wasn’t made with quality in mind.By far the worst thing about this, however, is the extremely poor design choice to join the two halves (the colored top and white bottom piece) with the seam open UPWARDS. (Look closely at the piectures and you’ll see what I mean.) Think about it: you’ve got a potty made for kids who are just learning to use one, and you design it so that any liquid that spills on the outside will get trapped in a tiny seam that you can’t separate? Brilliant. The two halves aren’t designed to come apart to clean it. Good luck getting urine completely out of this unless your kid is some sort of urinary genius that never has a miss. You’ll need to spray it down in the bathtub to get everything out of the joint between the two plastic parts. We’ve had two other pottys, and neither was so poorly designed as to have that problem. I recommend the Baby Bjorn, the potty we used with our first-born, but pretty much any other company you choose will probably sell a better one than this. The Bjorn, for example, is made with a one base piece, and no parts have difficult to clean crevices.I’d think you would have to try hard to screw up the engineering of a piece of plastic to pee in, and yet Prince Lionheart has managed to. Royally.
Decent potty-better options out there
Maybe I will like this better when my son actually trains, but even now he seems big for it.My 14 month old is not even close to training, but we have 3 potties, this, the Baby Bjorn little potty, and the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair. I am just starting to bring out the potties in an attempt to allow him to sit on them and get comfortable with them. He sat on all 3 and was VERY interested in them. I’m not saying he’s interested in peeing in them, but he is definitely thrilled when we make a big deal about him sitting on them, and when we put his stuffed animals on them. My goal in the next 4-6 months is to begin to seat him before baths and maybe catch a potty or too. Then make a huge deal out of it and move on. I don’t expect him to train for another year or more. But I feel like making him comfortable with the process in the meantime can’t hurt.Back to the potties. The BB Potty Chair is larger than the Potty Pod, and my son is tall. He is 32″ and 24 lbs. While he can get on and off all 3 potties, the Pod and the little potty seem like they will be outgrown long before he trains.The Potty Chair is made in the USA. The Potty Pod is made in China. This is not a deal breaker to me but to some it might be.The bowl of the Potty Chair covers the entire top surface of the potty, making it less likely to have to rise the entire thing. The Potty Pod has a smaller bowl. Both have non-slip bottoms and removable bowls.The PC has a higher back making it seem comfier. It has a higher pee spray guard. The plastic seems more durable.The PP is cheaper (cost). I got my Baby Bjorn potties as shower gifts, but some people don’t want to shell out so much for a potty.I’m sure in the end we will use both potties and it’s nice to have the option. I still prefer this simple design to something fancier with a book rack and sound effects.
Basic and Simple…As it Should be
This little potty is basic and simple without a lot of moving parts, attachments, or design elements. And for a potty, I think this is as it should be because I think too many bells and whistles makes it hard to keep clean and less sanitary.There’s not a whole lot to this potty but it does the job fine. Made of durable materials. No rough edges. The seat of this potty is contoured and appears to be comfortable. The cup is removable for convenient/easy emptying and cleaning. And it comes in several colors so your little ones can pick his/her favorite shade.I’d recommend!
Just right for a 27 month old
I had another potty chair for my grandson but it wasn’t working for us because he sat up too high for the deflector to actually deflect anything.This potty works perfect for the little guy. It’s very low to the floor but that seems to be good because he feels comfortable on it and it keeps it very stable. The front deflector is in the right spot and does direct the urine down to where it’s supposed to go.The whole unit is light weight so I think it would be easy to take along anywhere for travels but still has nice a solid feel and isn’t at all flimsy. It comes apart easily for emptying and washing.It’s a winner and hopefully will give the confidence that’s needed to move on to the real thing!
Great for babies and portable use
The pottyPod is really good (compared to other such potties) for two types of uses.One, it’s great for babies. It’s limited in size compared to other potties which allows you to easily hold the baby. My partner and I are in agreement that babies do best when they don’t get accustomed to wearing dirty diapers. Our goal is change frequently and use this potty as much as possible when the opportunity arises. That means we need something fairly small. Actually, this doesn’t look that portable, but it is smaller than many of the other models out there.All that said, I would not buy this for a toddler. I certainly wouldn’t use it with a child that is (occasionally) capable of knowing when they need to use the potty and the physical ability to actually do it. For that I’d rather have something bigger and sturdier like the BABYBJORN Potty Chair which has a higher and more supportive back – more like a real toilet.There’s not going to be a perfect potty chair for the entire spectrum of ages. What works well with a baby is not going to work well for an older toddler. This one is a great choice of babies (holding them while they go), for younger toddlers, and it’s for “portable” use. If you’re buying for an older toddler I would say there are better choices than this.
Sturdy, non-tip, easy to use!
I like everything about this potty chair, except one thing.I like the look of this potty chair, with the stream-lined, ergonomic shape. I like its two-tone color and design. I like that the pot lifts out of the top without having to lift a lid first. I like that it has a built-in guard in the front to prevent peeing out onto the floor. I like that it is stable and not prone to tipping. It’s affordably priced, and a nice basic potty chair – no bells and whistles.The one thing I don’t like about this potty chair is that it’s very low to the ground. This is great if you’re training a 1 year old or petite 2 year old. But I’m training a nearly 3 year old sturdy girl. This chair puts her into a semi-squat with her knees above her hips a bit. She hasn’t complained but when I look at her, I imagine it’s not the most comfortable seat height. It still works for her, but she may not be able to complete training on this same chair.It’s a great potty chair, but if you have a large child or a very late trainer, this potty seat may not be the best option.
The Prince Lionheart potty is just a basic standard potty without the bells and whistles of more expensive ones. It works just fine especially for a backup one. We have an upstairs and downstairs and this one stays upstairs while the other potty we own stays downstairs. Good for what it is just don’t expect anything more.
Good Training Toilet
This is a really good starter toilet for the newly continent and about to become continent. The urine blocker is quite effective and helps you dodge less than accurate aims. You can easily take the cup out and clean it. It is light and very portable.
For soon to potty train baby
Baby is not ready to be potty trained yet, but we sat him down on the pottyPOD and it feels very sturdy. The bowl inside the potty comes off easily, I am not sure if that’s good or bad, but I can see our baby playing with that. I’ve seen other potty with lids, cartoon potty, kings throne potty, there are plenty of options out there, but if you want a simple potty for a smaller bathroom area, give this a try.
Great Starter Potty
I think that long term it is nice to teach kids to use the regular toilet. But, our little girl is small and can’t easily get onto the toilet. This is a great starter. It cleans really easy and is comfortable for a tiny butt.
Simple, basic and well made
I already have a BabyBjorn toilet for my older child, and this Prince Lionheart will be used by my little guy. The unit itself has a wide, stable base and a smaller bowl in comparison to the BabyBjorn. It has all smooth edges and a rubber lip on the bottom to prevent slipping on tile. The turqoise color is gender neutral and overall it looks contemporary and is not an eyesore in the bathroom.My only complaint is that the green top sits inside the white base and there is a little void between where they connect. This means if any pee runs down the outside edge, it will run into the body of the toilet where it is much harder to clean. It also seems small, and feel it might be best for a younger, smaller child. Overall, I think the Babybjorn is easier to keep clean, is bigger and has a backrest, however this one looks more comfortable for the child to sit on and has a nice stable feel to it. Its also a good price.
Great no Butts!
This little potty chair is great for little butts! It’s sturdy and comfortable, no hard surfaces to make the toddler want to get off. I REALLY appreciate the shield to prevent”spraying” of urine. It’s also just the right size so they can get on and off easily.
The sparkly green/blue of this potty chair reminds me a car…my niece enjoys it…she said she can speed like her mom…lol…it is well made and easy to clean…the chair arrived well packed and in good condition
Bare Bones Potty at Less Than Bare Bones Price
The Pince Lionheart PottyPOD Basix is about as bare bones as you’re going to get with a modern children’s potty. My wife and I own another one that looks like a froggy, which is fun for my daughter but this one is frills free despite it’s rather extravagant name. I guess the operative word in the name is Basix (basic). Like other child potty’s you can remove the bowl for easy washing and as the item advertised its compact design makes it good for travel. That is perhaps its one strength. I do think the current price of $17 is a bit high based on the price of similar children’s potty’s. I think most potty training would be done at home so I’m not sure that a travel potty is much use and the current price seems high for such a limited product. I ended up giving this one to my mother for when my daughter is at her house and kept the froggy potty which I prefer.
A useful tool
If you are reading this review you probably have children and/or know people who do so you probably already know that potty training is hit or miss and what works for one child may not work for the next. With that in mind, we found the Prince Lionheart pottyPOD a useful tool for our child. First- it is well made, study, and easy to clean (there is a small container that can be removed and cleaned after use). Our son liked it because it was not high off the ground (the toilet was too high for him at first) so it was handy to get him used to the idea of going to the bathroom in a toilet shaped object before he was ready to sit higher up. Having said that, it is still iffy if he signals to us that he needs to go instead of just going in his diaper. He does not "enjoy" the pottyPOD per se and although it may seem mobile, it is not really ideal to be moved from place to place. Theoretically the pottyPod could be moved onto the toilet to help them adjust but we are not there yet. Overall, it is a good design and well made and can be recommended on those points. If you are looking for another potty training tool this product might be helpful but probably won’t get the job done by itself.
OK, but marketing trumped common sense.
I really, really, really like the simplicity and relatively low cost of this unit. Unfortunately, what I don’t like about it is that it could have been made still more simple and still more low cost, while actually being made BETTER at the same time.As soon as I took it out of the box, my eyes were drawn to the joint between the white and colored sections of the base. Unlike some toothbrush handles and things we see nowadays, they did not mold the two colors of plastic into one solid piece. There is a joint where urine or poopy slop can drip into. To make matters even worse, the upper section fits INTO the lower section, forming a scoop-like effect instead of an overlapping-shingle-like effect. The two sections are snapped together in such a way it looks both difficult and damaging to ever get them apart for cleaning.I suppose our girl will not be peeing all over the unit every day, yet it seems inevitable that some accident will occur at some point. I would never ever purchase a potty with built-in radios or toys or flashing lights, but it seems to me the designers here came very close to an excellent thing, then ultimately snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Would it have been so unappealing to the marketing department if the whole base had been green?
The Potty POD is easy to clean, the accessories aren’t expensive, so you can have an extra lining while of them while one is being cleaned out. The pee blocker is great for little boys even when they try to aim. Pee time is supposed to be fun for them, but not a mess for parents and prince lionheart got it right.
Great for training and very simple to use!
This little potty is perfect for training your child to use a toilet and it’s very easy to use. There’s no moving parts, no batteries, just the plastic cup out and dump the contents into the toilet and clean out. There is a little lip on the front of the cup to prevent boys from shooting their urine everywhere and it works pretty well. Overall I would highly recommend this potty!
Straight-forward, uncomplicated potty is a great buy
“Prince Lionheart pottyPOD Basix, Gumball Green” is a straightforward,very basic potty trainer that really is all one needs for a potty training device. It’s comfortable, easy to clean, easy to store and cheap. What more do you need in a potty trainer? Pick up some wipes, and you’re good to go. Highly recommended.
Easy to clean…which frankly is the most important part of a potty
This is the easiest potty to clean which is my top priority with a potty. There is nothing more disgusting than a potty with lots of crevices and nooks and crannies, and this one is very simple.
nice portable potty chair
Very nice portable potty seat. well made, cleans easily and completely. my grandson loves it and its nice that he can take his own “potty” with him, traveling between home and my house.
For smaller sized kids, not tall ones.
I already had a potty chair, it didn’t have a really good “splash guard” on the front and having a boy- I thought this Prince Lionheart chair would be better for avoiding spills.My son won’t go near this potty because he only likes his “old potty”. So note to parents: Kids are creatures of habit.So I am reviewing just on what I observe. This chair sits MUCH lower than my current potty training chair. My 2 year old is very tall for his age and gets mistaken for a 3-4 year old because of it sometimes. This chair although I like the shape of it with the built in splash guard, is really small and low to the ground. I think that it would be uncomfortable to sit in for a taller child. For a smaller kid this would be a dream I think.It is small enough that it can all go in my dishwasher, so I’d not be concerned about clean-up as some reviewers have noted.It’s a pretty simple design. Two pieces… that’s it. My current chair has the top part, a bottom part, a lid, an insert etc… So it really would be easier to travel with if you need that option.It’s very durable, it’s not going to break… ever.
great and compact
My LO is 19 months and we have been using this casually for the past couple months. We aren’t pushing potty training yet, but want her to be familiar with everything. Since we only have one (small) bathroom and didn’t want to mess with taking a seat on and off our toilet, we opted for this style. It works great, doesn’t look awful, and is very compact. Definitely small enough that if necessary, you could toss it in your car for a trip to the park or whatever if you’re in the thick of training. The only bad thing about the sit alone style is that she won’t keep her darn hiney on the thing! Whereas if it was on the large toilet, I think she’d need our help to get both up and down. So that’s something we have to work on. I also wonder if it might be a bit small and uncomfortable to sit on if your LO is training when older.The design is great and the cup is easy to empty into a toilet and rinse in the tub or even sink. The only thing I don’t like is that the outer part isn’t one piece, so gunk can get trapped in the part between the colored section and white section. It all comes apart and is easy to rinse, but it would be even easier if there were only 2 parts – the dumpable tray and the outer portion. But that’s not a huge deal.We’re happy with this and hope to have a potty trained LO before too long. Fingers crossed!
nice, simple, & portable
This is a great potty. It is simple, light, and the pee blocker is great. No more getting hit with urine!! The design is nice and the cup is easy to remove to dump the urine out. My son enjoys sitting on it although I wonder if he misses the lid that his other potty had. That is one downfall is that this cannot be used as a step stool and he cannot lean back because there is no lid. That being said it is less bulky so we can transport it easily. We also plan to take this on road trips. Would recommend to anyone unless they want a dual function with a step stool.
Just the right size to use in the car for those just in case moments!
This is a great way to begin training your child to use an average toilet. With gentle reminders, they will understand this very important concept for them to learn early in life.We use it for our grandchildren and it works perfectly. It is easy to clean, has simple parts, and they like the color. No matter what goes in, it is easy to re-clean and sanitize. It is also comfortable for small children to sit in, nonetheless, when your child is bigger, it becomes time to move them to the real thing. In the learning stages, this potty is just the right size.It just works!
There are better options
I have a toddler who is at the beginning stages of potty training. In the past I have used Fisher Price potties for potty training my older children. I thought perhaps this no frills potty would be good to try, but I have found a few things about it that I don’t like. For one, the collection container is very easy for a little one to pull out. The moulded in pee blocker is a major drawback when potty training girls. It’s not necessary. Because of the wide base on this potty, my daughter has a hard time sitting down on it without losing her balance. She has a much easier time using theFisher-Price Pink Princess Stepstool Potty, Pink Princessand there’s no splash guard for her to hurt herself on.I’d recommend looking for a different potty seat. I just don’t see this pottyPOd as being ideal for potty training.
This is a sleek, modern-looking potty trainer. (I remember that the ones we were trained on were made of wood, and had a metal bowl underneath. This one looks like it is made by Apple.)It is absolutely basic, as its name indicates. It does not have fancy designs, or play music. But it gets the job done.It is relatively small, as one my friends has a 3-year-old who is still potty training, and he couldn’t use this while visiting our house.They advertise using it while traveling, but I can’t imagine carrying this along with us in the car. It’s certainly lightweight, but still a bit bulky.Easy to clean. And if your child will use it to potty train, there’s really no need for all the “extras” on the other potties.
Simple, Easy to Clean, But not Perfect
This is a very simple toddler’s potty with a lift out bowl.PROS: Smooth surface all around – nothing to get cut on or hurt. Non-slip bottom. Easy to clean bowl – smooth inside, no corners to clean. Very low to the ground. A little child can easily get onto this potty him/herself. Easy to move around the house or take in the car.CONS: The cup for a little boy is not actually a CUP, it is just a higher vertical surface. Urine aimed at the surface will splash back on the baby. I would not buy this for a boy. The seat does not convert to fit on a full -size toilet. The bowl is SO easy to lift out (no lock or click) that certainly my toddlers would have been tempted to carry it around, full or empty. So it will need complete supervision of really small children.Made in China.Would recommend as a cheap starter potty for a girl.