The Problems With The Mickey Mouse Potty Chair And What You Can Do

One of the joys of parenting, as a working mom, is getting your kid potty trained on time. Attempts to speed up the training process have led to frustration for many moms. The initial hurdle is getting your diaper-loving baby accustomed to the potty training toilet. A common way to overcome this is buying a musical potty, like the Mickey Mouse toilet training seat and stepstool.

Mickey Potty Seat

Mickey Mouse Potty Chair – Image: TheFirstYears.

The First Years 3-In-1 Mickey Mouse Potty Chair has a very cute design. It is a potty trainer many moms would love to have in their bathrooms.

It easily converts to a step-stool for your child, with a detachable seat laid with soft cushion for comfort. Its Disney themed design and kids-encouraging fun sounds help to eliminate fear factor from toilet training. The collecting pot is easy to remove for emptying and cleaning, and the design makes the potty highly attractive to toddlers.

The Mickey Mouse training potty is designed with 3 functions in mind. It’s to be used mainly as an independent potty. Then, when your child is ready for the family toilet the training seat can be removed and placed on any adult toilet for an easy transition. Another function inbuilt function of this potty seat is using it as a step-stool when the lid is closed.

But there’s a major problem…


The Mickey Mouse Potty Chair leaks. All the good feelings you might have had buying this can be canceled out in a second by the disappointment that hits after the first use.

How can a product be so cute and, at the same time, so disappointing?

If you are potty training a boy, the Mickey Potty might not be for you. The splash guard is not high enough and comes off easily. I can’t imagine cleaning an entire potty set and the floor each time my child goes. You will need to manually press his ‘thing’ down during no. 1 so that pee will not spread all over the potty.

Unlike the Babybjorn, this baby potty has no back support. The lid (as seen in the top image) cannot act as a backrest. Kids may trip over when leaning on it.

Then the opening for the removable bowl is way too small. It’s like it’s designed for smaller-than-average kids.

This is a no-no for boys. It is more like a girl’s potty. But even at that, many moms using it for girls have complained of one or two unpleasant issues arising from the use of this potty.

The Solution:

Since toilet training sometimes requires having more than one potty, you can buy this as a second potty to be placed in the toilet to minimize the negative effect of leaking on your carpet.

Even if it will not get the job done satisfactorily as a main potty, it is still a viable tool to get your child interested in potty training due to its cute design and funny sounds. Plus, you have other features working perfectly.

The 3-in-1 feature:

All the complaints about this potty come mainly from using it as standalone toilet chair. The two other features, using it as a seat reducer or a stepstool, work fine.

The Mickey Mouse Toilet Seat has a comfy ring made of foam, your kid can sit for longer periods with no problem. The stepstool has a sturdy base.


At Young Moms’ World, we recommend this potty for girls. You can check out this post for potties that have the same features but do not leak.