In a nutshell

A complete, affordable toilet training set for the early stages of potty training

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 4.0 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 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.


  • Complete set, available in two colours, affordable, easy to clean


  • Toilet training seat isn't cushioned and doesn't lock onto toilet, seat bulky to store unless hung, potty is on the small size

The Ladybird Button Tree Meadow 3-piece toilet training set includes all you need make the transition from nappies to toilet for an incredibly low price.


Ladybird Button Tree Meadow 3-piece toilet training set, available in blue and pink, includes a potty, step stool and toilet training seat. I got the set from Woolworths online. Here it’s sold for £12 - great news for fans of the value-for-money Ladybird range of children’s products.

Ladybird has been around since 1938. It does a range of affordable baby and children’s fashion, along baby gear such as a baby walker, highchair, bouncer, play mat, bath set and home safety start kit.

What we love

The Ladybird Button Tree Meadow 3-piece toilet training set co-ordinates with the other Button Tree Meadow nursery and bath products. Michela loved the candy colour of her set - like most little girls she goes for pink in a big way!

The set is very versatile – the step comes in handy for washing hands and reaching the toilet when the toilet seat is in place. Unlike other seats on the market, the training seat of this set is shaped like a potty with a tall back.

The potty is small, yet stable and easy to empty and clean. Its size means it’s portable and will fit in small bathrooms.

The step feels stable enough - Michela weighs over 14kgs now so it needs to be! The set is suitable from 18 months, so at 2½ Michela is a ‘belated trainee’, but it does show older toddlers can use the set.

I tried the toilet training seat on two different toilets and it fitted on both, so it seems to be of a standard size.

What to watch out for

The toilet training seat is made of uncushioned plastic and only sits on the top of the toilet bowl, unlike other models that lock into it. Because it is shaped like a potty, the weight of a toddler sitting on it holds it down, at least it did with Michela perched on it, although she is not a lightweight.

The toilet training seat is bulky, in the shape of a big sombrero hat, so a bit awkward to store away, unless you hang it using the hole in its rim.

The potty is quite small - it was a snug fit when Michela sat on it – so is most appropriate for toddlers in the first stages of toilet training, however the trainer seat is a bit wider.

Who is Ladybird Button Tree Meadow 3-piece toilet training set best for?

Parents after something that may not be flash design-wise, but does the job.


MadeForMums verdict

Versatile and affordable, the Ladybird Button Tree Meadow 3-piece toilet training set comes in classic colours for boys and girls. While not flashy or packed with hi-tech features, all three pieces do their job, and will span the move from nappy, to potty, to toilet for a minimal cost.

Product Specifications

ModelButton Tree Meadow 3-piece toilet training set
Suitable for
Child age (approx)From 2 years
Dimensions & Weight
DimensionsH:19cm W:25.5cm D:25.5cm
  • Made of Polypropylene
  • Conforms to EN71 Part 1 and EN71 Part 3
  • Set includes potty plus toilet training seat and a stool
  • Potty height 19cm back (14cm front)
  • Seat height 17cm back width 36.5cm
  • Stool height 15cm width 22.5cm
Optional extrasCo-ordinates with other products in the Button Tree Meadow range by Ladybird