Mommy's Helper Cushie Traveler Potty Seat review

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
User rating
£9.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

Portable and compact, perfect for travelling or when you're out, but position it carefully so that it won't fold when your child sits on it.
Ease of use
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Effectiveness
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Ease of cleaning
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Design
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Durability
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Folds, padded, portable, suitable for travelling, comes with carry bag
Cons: Need to position carefully so that it won't fold when your child sits on it, more expensive than some other toilet training seats
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For toilet training on the go the Cushie Traveler Potty Seat is ideal – whether you’re at home or away!

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Shortly after we had successfully toilet trained our son, we decided to book a family holiday in the sun. No more overloading the suitcase with nappies meant more shoe space for me (yay!). However, since our son hadn’t quite mastered the art of standing to wee and he still needed support when he sat on the loo, we needed a portable and, preferably, compact, alternative to our current toilet training seat. We ended up buying the Cushie Traveler (sic) Potty Seat

I was really pleased when I discovered the Cushie Traveler Potty Seat. This nifty padded, folding seat is made by the American company, Mommy’s Helper (who produce a range of safety and practical products for kids). It’s suitable to use from 12 months and is available to buy in the UK from Mothercare, Jojo Maman Bebe and Blooming Marvellous, from £9.99.

What we love

The Cushie Traveler Potty Seat is perfect for taking on holiday or, if you’re not keen on public loos it’s ideal for when you’re out and about.

It doesn’t have handles to hold on to but it’s padded, so it’s really comfy to use. It has a solid plastic base with two sturdy tabs that secure against the inside of the toilet seat to ensure that it stays put when your little one is using it.

It’s hinged in three places so it folds up to a quarter of its size – 18cm(h) x 15cm(w) x 8cm(d) – and can be stored in the carry bag that comes with it, which is also big enough for a pack of wipes. Pop it into a mummy-sized or buggy bag and you’re good to go! It’s really discrete too – I carry it everywhere with me!

A simple wipe down will keep the Cushie Traveler Potty Seat clean and the nylon carry bag can be hand washed.

What to look out for

Take care when you’re positioning the Cushie Traveler Potty Seat on the toilet seat. If the toilet is a standard size, the Cushie Traveler is fairly secure, but if it’s slightly larger than average or elongated (common if you’re abroad) you need to make sure that it’s positioned at the back of the toilet so that it won’t fold when your child sits on it. There is a label on the bottom of the Cushie Traveler, with diagrams showing the correct way to position it.

There are cheaper toilet seats on the market, but it’s worth it for the convenience of being able to fold it up.

The Cushie Traveler Potty Seat doesn’t have handles to hold on to, so if your toddler is used to using one that does, practice using it at home before you take it out with you.

Who is the Cushie Traveler Potty Seat best for?

Parents after a clean and secure step up from potties when out or on holidays.

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MadeForMums verdict

Portable and compact, the Cushie Traveler Potty Seat is a comfy travel companion for your little one. Just take care when you’re positioning the seat and make sure it’s secure before your child sits on it.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Mommy's Helper
Model Cushie Traveler Potty Seat
Price £9.99

Suitable for

Child age (approx) From 12 months

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions H:30cm W:30cm

Features

Features Folded and padded travel toilet seat with carry bag