I'm often asked about recommendations for potty training gear. Generally I stay away from anything too specific because it truly depends on the child. Some might prefer sitting right on the toilet, others will want a potty on the floor. Some will love having a character themed potty, other families and children may prefer something less attention grabbing. That being said, I'm all too familiar with the hours that can be lost to reading product reviews and having done this whole potty thing a few times, I do have some favorites. If you're feeling overwhelmed and want a short list of the basics, look no further.
These are all available for purchase at The Wild, a store and community resource I am proud to be a part of. If you attend a Mindful Potty Training workshop you can pick them up on your way out! I also often see similar or these very same items being passed down in neighborhood groups, so consider reaching out to your community. Finally, while these things are nice to have and may support your child in their process, know that they are by no means necessary. All you really need to help your child learn to use the toilet is you, your understanding, and your bathroom. And maybe some extra rags or paper towels.