Booster for the Loo: The Little Looster Review

Monday, November 08, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Toilet training at my house has been pretty much a trial and error process from the start. We found things that worked for our family, and things that did not. I remember proudly introducing my firstborn to the brand new potty chair that sang songs and praises when she performed as expected. Well, I quickly discovered she was much more interested in carrying around her new "chair" and playing with it than she was in using it as intended. Off it went in the box, and we never used it since. Stickers turned out to be the perfect reward system - a $1 box lasted a long time, and was a great motivator.

A toilet trainer seat worked much better but we had to have a step stool in front of the toilet so the kids could reach by themselves - what with potty training happening right in the middle of Me Do It stage. We had the trainer seats in every bathroom but kept a step stool only in the one most used by the kids. We also had to move it around since they also needed a step stool to reach the sink.

The Little Looster is the brain child of one mom of three who wanted to make potty training easier on the kids and on the parents. It is a variation of the step stool we use but it takes the booster idea to the loo, so to speak. It is much larger, little feet are supported higher, and it wraps around the toilet. Since it looks more like a part of the toilet, kids are less inclined to try to move it around, and its size makes it more stable. The larger surface lets kids sit more comfortably because they can place their feet as close - or as far apart - as they wish.

The Little Looster is intended to stay out of the way so that adults can use the bathroom without moving it aside. It takes a bit of practice to learn how to maneuver around it. It felt awkward to me, and even more so to my husband. Although it is a much more comfortable choice for little ones in potty training, the feet of older kids sit too high. My daughter had to move it every time she wanted to use the toilet. I would recommend that some sort of height adjustment is incorporated - similarly to the booster seat we use at the kitchen table.

Although this is not the intended use of The Little Looster, my daughter says it is the perfect size and height for her to use in front of the bathroom sink when washing her hands. She also wants one for the kitchen because it makes it easier for her to help with cooking and baking. 

Bottom line, The Little Looster is a great invention that may help your little ones conquer "the big potty" more easily, and feel secure and confident while using it.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: This review reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Review sample, information and image courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.


  1. Cheryl said...

    That is a very cool idea! I had my 2 year old pick out a little potty, but she still won't use it!

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