In a nutshell

Great novelty value to help entice reluctant toddlers into using the potty

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.0 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 3.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.


  • Looks impressive, plays tunes for encouragement, can be used as a step stool


  • Takes up a lot of space, isn't suitable to travel with

Fisher-Price Royal Step Stool Potty is undoubtedly royalty among potties and is guaranteed to bring a smile to any toddler’s face when it’s presented to them.


Fisher-Price was founded in 1930 when Herman Fisher, Irving Price and Helen Schelle combined their manufacturing and retailing experience to create the toy company. Those first toys quickly caught on and have become the hallmarks of Fisher-Price ever since.

You might think a potty is a potty and why pay out around £25 for such an elaborate one. But for some mums, the trials of potty training can mean a top of the range potty that plays music and has an element of excitement could be the tool needed to entice their toddler into potty training.

My nephew, Max, is almost 2, and has been showing the telltale signs that he’s ready for potty training but has shown little interest in the standard potties. When I took the Fisher Price Royal Step Stool Potty to him, his face lit up. He was fascinated - and so began his journey into potty training!

What we love

We love the magic sensor that knows just when to reward your child’s success with a royal tune. Max was absolutely delighted when he did his first wee on the potty and got claps from mum and auntie in addition to very special tune from his potty.

The potty has a removable bowl, which is great for quick and efficient cleaning. It also has a flip up shield for use with boys.

The step stool potty is just that, it can be a potty and can be conveniently used as a step stool for toddlers to reach the sink or to step up to the toilet. You can use it as a freestanding potty with base or remove it from the base and attach it to a standard toilet seat.

What to watch out for

These potties are quite big and can take up quite a bit of room in your bathroom. It is not feasible to travel with this potty. Also, it requires 3 AA alkaline batteries.

Who is Fisher-Price Royal Step Stool Potty best for?

Toddlers daunted by the prospect of potty training that need extra encouragement.


MadeForMums verdict

This is an all-singing potty and has a hefty price tag to boot, but if it gives your toddler the confidence he needs to succeed at potty training, than you might find it’s a great investment. It’s definitely one to keep for use at home, as it’s not compact enough to travel well.

Product Specifications

ModelRoyal Step Stool Potty
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 12 months
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:46cm W:34cm D:33.5cm
  • Plays music
  • Can also be used as a step stool