Baby Weavers Premium Potty Silver Lining

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  • Baby Weavers Premium Potty Silver Lining

In a nutshell

This is a great, no-frills potty at a good price.

  • Pros

    Easy to clean, great value, lightweight

  • Cons

    Splash guard a bit small for bigger boys, could do with a hand hold to make lifting potty easier when it's full

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Our review

The Baby Weavers Premium Potty Silver Lining is cheap, but does the job. While it doesn’t boast masses of features, its compact size and low weight mean it could work well as a second or holiday potty.

Potties and that whole potty training business could be one of the least enticing aspects to parenthood. Or at least in my house it is. I’m hoping that Cormac, 2 and three quarters, will one day wake up and announce that he’s done with nappies and is using the toilet. However, it’s becoming apparent that this is never going to happen. So we need a potty upon which Cormac can sit – possibly for lengthy periods – until he gets the idea.

With an RRP of just £5.99 (and being sold at just £3.99 at the time of writing), the Baby Weavers Premium Potty is basic, but for more features you could opt for the Baby Weavers Premium Potty Chair.

What we love

The Baby Weavers Premium Potty Silver Lining is really easy to use and easy to clean. The smooth shape means there’s nowhere for anything to lurk. The round bowl means there are no difficult-to-clean corners.

The wide base – with a double-width rim – ensures that this potty is likely to stay put and not get accidentally knocked over.

The silver handle trim does improve the look of the potty slightly, although its gentle curves mean it’s quite an attractive piece of equipment.

The support shape at the back of the potty is quite comfortable for a child to rest their lower back against if they seem to be in for a long sit.

It’s a very lightweight potty and one of the least bulky on the market making it ideal for moving around or taking out and about.

What to watch for

Cormac is approaching 3 and quite a big lad. The potty looked quite small for him, although actually it doesn’t measure much smaller than comparable ones. Where it is too small for him is in the depth of the splashguard at the front. It was fine if he was “positioned” on the potty and tucked in, but if he moved around and leaned back against the rest at the rear, the splashguard didn’t work for him.

Without a hand hole or somewhere to easily grip the potty, once it is full it could be quite hard to pick up to empty.

Cormac also complained that it wasn’t very comfy, but I think that was more of a general protest at potty training. However, there are no added features to really boost the comfort for a child who is using it for quite a long stretch.

Who is the Baby Weavers Premium Potty Silver Lining best for?

Grandparents after a good-value option for visiting potty-training tots, or parents after a potty to take away with them.

MadeForMums verdict

A basic potty that does exactly what it needs to but nothing more. Ideal as a second potty or for out and about, although not the best for bigger boys.