Top Hat Potty Overview
The Traditional Top Hat Potty is my number one recommended specialty item for those doing elimination communication (EC) aka infant potty training with their babies.
The Top Hat Potty is the well known traditional baby potty used in Asia but now made available to the UK via The Nappy Lady.™ A Top Hat Potty is effectively a super small potty and is the best potty for EC for use from newborn. It is a great option and will give you the best experience as your elimination communication journey starts off.
The potty is ideal for EC baby potty training at home, out and about, travelling as well as just a handy small potty for smaller children. Even if elimination communication doesn't work out for you you can continue to use your top hat potty as an everyday potty.
Top Hat Potties have a wide edge so comfortable for baby to sit on and does not press into the skin.
It is not easy to put such a young baby onto a toilet seat and even with the use of a toilet seat reducer it is tricky. Top Hat Potties make diaper free baby training simple.
The Traditional Top Hat Potty Comes in 3 sizes.
The most popular size is the small and is often the only size you will need and then your toddler will move onto a sit down potty or a toilet seat. It is also convenient as a travel potty due to the small size it can be stored in a nappy bag while running errands.
We also stock a medium and larger size for older children who prefer this traditional shape potty and these will last right up to potty training.
- Small 175 x 105 x100mm - Suitable for use 0-12 months
- Medium 205 x 135mm 12-24 months
- Large 190 x160mm - Older / large children
How do I use it?
The Traditional Top Hat Potty is placed between the parents thights while the baby is held over the top. You can also buy the recommended potty accessory the Top Hat Potty Covers aka potty cozy. These make the edge even softer and less of a shock from cold plastic.
You can use your top hat potty right away with you newborn baby. Natural infant hygiene is a practise that starts as early as possible following birth.
You can read more about elimination communication in our EC advice section.