In a nutshell

Easy to use and clean, this seat provides lots of support so your child feels secure on the toilet. However, it's bulky so not very easy to store.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of cleaning
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Comfortable, soft, secure, easy to attach to toilet seat, has backrest and front support, made from one piece of foam so really easy to keep clean


  • Not that cheap, big, bulky

The Bumbo Toilet Trainer provides comfortable support for your toilet training child, and is a great option for your home bathroom.


Mastering the art of toilet training is one thing, but mastering the art of not falling down the loo is quite another! Josef has been toilet trained for almost a year, but he still needs the security and support of a toddler toilet seat. We’ve tried out quite a few, but I think we’ve finally found one that ticks all the boxes – the Bumbo Toilet Trainer. My son approves too, but I’ve got a feeling that’s because it’s blue!

Following the success of the Bumbo baby seat, the Bumbo Toilet Trainer is made from the same lovely squidgy foam, which gently moulds around your toddler’s bottom to help them feel secure. And, as your child’s weight pushes the flexible foam down, the sides of the seat ‘hug’ your child so they feel comfortable and safe when they’re sitting on the toilet.

Distributed in the UK through The Gro Company (formerly The Gro Group), Bumbo is a name that has become synonymous with innovation and safety by providing fun products that support your child’s development.

What we love

The Bumbo Toilet Trainer is really easy to place on the toilet seat, with moulded ridges underneath that hold it in place. It’s designed with your child’s posture in mind, so it has a small backrest and a front support that goes in between your child’s legs – they definitely won’t be falling down the loo.

My initial reaction was that the hole in the seat looked a bit small, but everything ended up where it was supposed to, so it must be the right size! As I said before, it’s blue (and comes in pink, too), so my son was keen to jump on and give it a try, announcing it was “comfy!”

The Bumbo Toilet Trainer is made from one piece of foam, so the best thing about it is that it’s really easy to clean. Other seats we’ve tried are made of plastic with padded foam seats, which can get grubby, but I feel confident that the Bumbo Toilet Trainer will stay clean and hygienic.

What to watch out for

My main criticism is the price. At £19.99, it’s not particularly purse-friendly and there are much cheaper ones on the market. However, you are paying for a high quality, durable product, and it's by no means the only seat sold at this price.

The Bumbo Toilet Trainer is also quite big and bulky, so it’s not very easy to put away when not in use.

Who is the Bumbo Toilet Trainer best for?

Fans of the Bumbo baby seat and all parents seeking the comfiest toilet training seat around.


MadeForMums verdict

Soft, comfortable and easy to keep clean, the Bumbo Toilet Trainer provides security and support, but it’s not that cheap and is rather bulky.

Product Specifications

ModelToilet Trainer
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 2 years
  • Easy to use
  • Backrest and front support
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • Comfortable, seamless soft foam that moulds to fit
  • Secure
  • Fits most standard toilet seats