CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Boon Potty Bench Training Toilet with Side Storage,Green
- Organizes potty training supplies
- Simplifies clean up
- Easily converts to a bench or step stool that supports up to 300 pounds
- Soft flexible deflector helps guard against injury
- BPA free, Phthalate free, and PVC free
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The reason I gave the Boon Bench 4 rather than 5 stars is that it has a few shortcomings. Firstly, the sitting surface of the potty is completely flat, with no padding whatsoever. Although this does make it easy to clean up any waste that gets on the seat, it also makes the seat uncomfortable for little-ones to sit in for very long. This will likely not be a problem if your child is already potty-trained and spends only a short time on the potty, but could be an issue at the early potty training stage when little-ones often need to sit on the potty for longer stretches before doing their business. (Especially #2). In addition, if your child tends to "plop" (sit) down hard on their potty seat, the rim of the non-padded plastic hole in the center of the seat can dig into tender tushies.
The second downside of this potty is related to the splash-guard. It's a plus that the splash-guard is soft, so kids don't hurt their delicate anatomies when sitting down on the potty. But that's where the benefits end.Read more ›
It appears to have been designed for girls, with a flat seating surface. To compensate they added a pop-up flexible spoon-shaped extension for boys that slides into a slot on the drawer -- clearly an afterthought. A failed afterthought.
First, the flexible extension is tempting to play with and easily pushed aside. With frequently disastrous result.
Pressing down on the extension pops the drawer open, and leaves the extension caught under the seating surface. There is no catch on the drawer to prevent this from happening.
Further, lowering the lid often pops the drawer out in the same way. Again with nothing to prevent a baby from pulling it out the rest of the way.
Over time the flexible extension takes a "set", making it less likely to work for redirecting pee, more likely to be used to push the drawer open, and actually more likely to prop 'things' up so that pee goes further.
My experience is that about 2/3 of the time there is a pee disaster requiring significant clean-up. With enough pee on the bench surface, it ends up in the side storage compartments.
The large size might also be an issue in some rooms. We have otherwise-wasted space aside our sink, but this won't fit in most small bathrooms.
With a higher priced product like this one, you really buy into wanting it to work. But sadly it's far less functional than lower priced products.
When we bought it our daughter had demonstrated interest in grown-up potties and we took that as a sign despite she was still young. So we bought this and tried it a couple of times, the second time we tried it she pinched her finger on the lid and refused to used it for a very long time (almost a year?). We finally let enough time let go before she forgot about the finger accident> Within a few weeks the following had happened:
The lid broke off after only a month of actively using it, my daughter had leaned back as she was-ahem- exerting some effort for a bowl movement and the thing snapped back, making her fall back.
The drawers on the sides don't close completely, so when used as stepping stool (even if not stepping directly on it) it became a tripping threat ... toddlers are fidgety.
The pee stopper (the orange rubber part) does not stay properly up so it just creates a sprinkler effect
Through the drawers the seat can be opened up and gets unhinged quite easily.
Had we not bought this way too long ago, I would be returning this potty. Now I feel bad for the waste of money and the landfill trash.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This potty chair served us well, and is definitely nicer than others I've had to empty. I work at a daycare, so I have seen a few. It also doubles nicely as a stool. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Megan
Easy to clean! The drawers on the side wont lock in place unless the lid is down.Published 3 days ago by Kelli
For the price, i expected so much more. First off, this seat is hard and leaves marks all over my son's bottom. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Gabrielle
I am always an avid Boon customer, they make a great product.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was pretty big and just not practical for our small bathroom. We went with a more low-key model (Baby Bjorn and Ikea ones) and have been satisfied with those. Read morePublished 4 months ago by KZ
Love that simple design and side spaces for toilet paper & wet tissue. Would recommend all parents!Published 6 months ago by Joon
This worked great for my son. While some complain about the pee shield, it worked great for us. We didn't have any leaking issues. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Noemi