One thing every parent has to go through is potty training. And, if you’ve done it before, you know that potty training happens in stages, with the 2-in-1 toilet seat being a big one. Each child is different, so you never know when yours will be ready to move from one stage to another. At some point, kids reach the stage where they no longer need the potty chair, but moving up to the toilet seems scary, as the toilet opening is much bigger than they are, and they can easily fall in.

This situation is where 2-in-1 toilet seats come in handy. These seats have an adult seat, a child seat, and a cover. It is a perfect solution for toddlers who are a little leery about moving from a potty to a toilet. We looked at five of the best 2-in-1 toilet seats for parents who are looking to move their little ones up to the toilet phase of potty training.

1. Bath Royale BR631B-01 Adult Child Toilet Seat

bath royale br631b-01 adult child toilet seat

Pros

  • Fits all toilet brands (in the elongated format only; seat only available in elongated)
  • Lid, child seat, and adult seat all soft closing to prevent slamming and pinched fingers
  • Made of 100% plastic, so it’s more sanitary and lasts longer
  • Slip-resistant bumpers provide stability and durability
  • Tested up to 400lbs

Cons

  • Seat does not come with magnets, so the child’s seat does not lift with the lid
  • Opening of both child’s and adult’s seats are too big

What Recent Buyers Report

People feel mixed emotions with this 2-in-1 toilet seat. There is a lot of love out there for it. Some are disappointed that it doesn’t come with magnets, so they bought their own. A few also feel let down by the hardware included with the setup. However, once getting past the initial construction, those who were initially disappointed seem to go on to enjoy it as well. One of the top comments says that with the seats made of plastic, they are more comfortable and look better than those made of wood.

Why This 2-in-1 Toilet Seat Stands Out to Us

At first, we thought that the fact it didn’t have magnets was positive, since other seats with magnets saw having them as negative. But we can see how in this case, it can be a problem. Bath Royale has been around for over 30 years and takes pride in its products, ensuring that only premium quality leaves its factories. Testing its toilet seats at over 400 pounds goes above and beyond most other producers.

The Bottom Line

When looking to see what people had to say, it took us a while to find some cons. And when the people are happy, you know the product is good. With most problems, parents devised workarounds for the issues instead of returning the seat, so, ultimately, it ended up being okay. There are so many reasons for liking this seat, we didn’t even get to speak of them all.

2. Mayfair 888SLOW 000 NextStep2 Toilet Seat with Built-in Potty Training Seat

mayfair 888slow 000 nextstep2 toilet seat with built-in potty training seat

Pros

  • Adult seat closes slowly and quietly with a tap
  • No more wiggle with the STA-TITE fastening system
  • Resists chipping and scratching with durable enameled wood that provides a superior high-gloss finish
  • Installs quickly and easily with just a wrench
  • Tested up to 300lbs

Cons

  • Magnet in child’s seat is strong and may cause problems with some toddlers
  • Need to use warm water and mild soap to clean as other bathroom cleaners can cause discolorations of the seat as they are too harsh

What Recent Buyers Report

Many buyers of this 2-in-1 toilet seat combination are genuinely happy with the product. Despite those experiencing the issues listed in the cons section, many more raved about the ease of pulling the toilet seat down as one of the benefits many spoke positively about.

This toilet seat may not be one that you will want to keep once your kids are past the potty-training phase. Many buyers report that the adult seat isn’t very comfortable as it is flat without any contours.

Why This 2-in-1 Toilet Seat Stands Out to Us

The 888SLOW 000 NextStep2 toilet seat stood out to us for a few reasons. One is that the child seat is available in a round version and an elongated version, which could come in handy, depending on your child. We also appreciate that it can give toddlers the confidence to use the toilet without worrying about the toilet seat shifting underneath them, causing a scare.

The Bottom Line

The NextStep2 system is great for families looking to save room in their bathrooms and perhaps want to skip the potty portion of training altogether. The seats come off easily for cleaning, and you can remove the child’s seat, leaving the adult seat once your children are big enough to use it. If you are worried that your toddler might not be strong enough to pull the seat down from the lid, we suggest having their seat down through the night in case they get up to use the bathroom, and there is no one around for help. Other than that, we like this seat and find that it was one of the favorites from other purchasers, too.

3. Delta Faucet 823902-N-WH Sanborne Potty Training Nightlight Toilet Seat

delta faucet 823902 n wh sanborne potty training nightlight toilet seat

Pros

  • Delta nightlight provides a soft glow for helping kids see in the dark
  • Soft-close system for both adult and child seats help prevent slamming
  • Seats are made of plastic which makes them more sanitary and durable
  • Nonslip seat bumpers prevent the seat from moving, providing stability and comfort
  • Easy release for cleaning, allowing you to access the hard-to-reach areas

Cons

  • Adult toilet opening is not large enough, could do with just another couple of inches
  • There are no magnets in the lid, requiring you to lift the child’s seat to access the adult seat

What Recent Buyers Report

Aside from the pros and cons listed above, two other topics came up from buyers that ended up being easy to circumvent and therefore didn’t affect their love for this 2-in-1 toilet seat combination. One complaint reported that installation instructions were not included with their delivery for a not-so-simple or straightforward install. Some were able to figure it out, while others turned to the internet. The other thing was about the nightlight. Many reported that it wasn’t as bright as advertised and that you needed to be at an awkward angle to see it much at all. Most weren’t even bothered to use it as it wasn’t an original selling point for them anyway.

Why This 2-in-1 Toilet Seat Stands Out to Us

It originally caught our eye because it was a Delta Faucet toilet seat. We didn’t know that Delta Faucet was into manufacturing potty training seats. The next thing that caught our eye was the nightlight. We thought it was going to be a lot cooler than it was and that the nightlight feature would stand out among the rest since this seat combination was the only set we looked at that had one. It turns out that there’s not much of a market for it, or maybe there would be if it was designed differently.

The Bottom Line

Delta Faucet’s 823902-NWH is another great selection when it comes to 2-in-1 toilet seats. There are not a lot of negative things to say about this toilet seat combination. Funny enough, those who brought up issues also felt the need to defend them — with some going so far as to provide solutions on how they fixed them or mention that they were no longer bothered by them. Early in our research, we thought this might be our favorite one. And while it didn’t make number one on our list of 2-in-1 toilet seats, that’s not to say it still isn’t a great choice when you are shopping for your family.

4. Topseat TinyHiney Potty Toilet Seat

topseat tinyhiney potty toilet seat isolated on white background

Pros

  • Child’s seat secured magnetically to lid when not in use
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty
  • Bumpers under the child’s seat prevent moving and fingers from getting pinched
  • Child’s seat won’t pull off, providing safety and security
  • Seats are hand-sanded durable wood construction with a flawless high gloss painted finish

Cons

  • Several issues with hardware and hinges
  • Does not have soft closing on any portion of the combination

What Recent Buyers Report

The biggest issue that recent buyers reported is that the hardware and hinges appear to be made of plastic with a chrome finish, which can lead to easy wear and tear and possibly other issues. Many are thankful for the three-year warranty, and others are just purchasing better hardware off the bat to prevent these issues from occurring in the first place. This toilet seat is the only one on our list that is not a slow close. Many comments said that they expected their 2-in-1 to have a slow close feature. They weren’t sure how they felt about that.

Why This 2-in-1 Toilet Seat Stands Out to Us

Right off the bat, the three-year warranty on this choice is impressive. Topseat was the only company to stand behind its product, and not just for one year as many other companies do for other products. The fact that the company takes pride in its work is evident knowing that each seat is hand-sanded as part of their manufacturing process. The chromed metal hinges stood out to us because they looked out of place. We would’ve preferred for them to be white and fit in with the toilet and the seats.

The Bottom Line

While it might not be at the top of the list, this 2-in-1 toilet seat still has a lot of great reviews and a company that is willing to stand behind their product, which we believe is a good enough reason to stand behind them as well.

5. Little2Big 81SLOW 000 Toilet Seat with Built-In Potty Training Seat

little2big 81slow 000 toilet seat with built in potty training seat

Pros

  • Seat has whisper-close technology so that it closes slowly and quietly with a tap, preventing kids from getting startled or having their fingers pinched
  • Includes STA-TITE fastening system technology to prevent the seats from moving, to give your child the feeling of safety and comfort while they are on the toilet
  • Fits all standard brand toilets
  • Made in the U.S.A. with earth-friendly materials and processes
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Two-step process to release the child’s seat from the lid, which is ok for older kids, but not for those just learning to potty train and have to go to the bathroom immediately
  • Entire combination of seats and lid are made with less-than-sturdy plastic

What Recent Buyers Report

It seems that buyers with older kids, between 4 and 6, have no issues with this toilet seat and releasing it from the lid. Younger toddlers who are still learning motor dexterity are having the most issues. This toilet seat is another one that needs cleaning with warm water and mild detergent, which some may not appreciate. Even saying all that, though, there are still a lot of buyers who are happy with their purchase.

Why This 2-in-1 Toilet Seat Stands Out to Us

We are impressed that the Little2Big 81SLOW toilet seat uses sustainable materials and processes and even needs cleaning with gentle cleaners. The way the child’s seat attached to the lid was also something that intrigued us until we heard what parents of young toddlers had to say.

The Bottom Line

What we think of as neat might not work practically. This idea is why we continue to do our research. We think older kids will have no issue with this child’s seat, and some parents said that their younger kids had no issues either. So, you’ll have to decide for your child. Unfortunately, sometimes when sustainable materials can have a cheaper feel to them. At least, that seems to be the case here for some. Just remember, in most cases, a 2-in-1 toilet seat is temporary, and you can switch back once your children have grown enough to use a regular toilet seat.

In Closing

Just like we did, do your research when purchasing a 2-in-1 toilet seat. We gave you our best selections for them, and it’s a great place to start. We’re sure you can find one from this list to fit your family.

All of the seats listed here are for both boys and girls. If you find that your boys are making a mess on their clothes or the floor, there are cups that you can purchase separately to help with that.

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