One thing that’s helped, is the Little Looster. And, it’s made by a mom, too! So, it’s really been tested.
It is much more stable than a typical step-stool, which she has fallen off of. It surrounds the toilet creating a much sturdier base for them to stand on, and much less likely to tip over.
It is also much taller than the typical step stool, which means her feet aren’t dangling when she gets on the potty. This allows her much more freedom and independence using the potty.
Provides total comfort & leg support for years of use. (I would say that this is good for 1-3, unless your kids aren’t tall, then maybe 4-5 also).
Promotes complete certainty…no feelings of falling in.
Allows children to have their hands free at all times. (This one was a stretch for us. Maybe she didn’t feel secure, or maybe she’s used to other pottys, but she still puts her hands on the back to hold herself up).
To make it more sturdy, it is a lot bigger than a step stool. In theory, adults shouldn’t have to move it to use the bathroom. However, it is awkward to me to put my legs around it (in those grooves). Additionally, our four year old isn’t really comfortable with it, as her knees end up in her chest. And while she does have really long legs, they aren’t long enough to reach the floor around the potty booster.
Does it work well for a 1-3 year old? I would say yes. I really like how sturdy it is and how they can sit sideways if they’d like. It also is taller, thus their feet can fit on it when sitting on the potty.
However, yes, we do move it around depending on who is using the restroom and it is big, which makes it difficult to find a place to move it to.
I think it’s definitely a better solution for a kid potty training then a traditional step stool, and much more comfortable for them.
I was provided a sample of the Little Looster to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.