I remember when my son was potty training we went out and bought the typical potty and would encourage him to sit on it, but he just did not like sitting on it. His poor little bum would get red marks where he had been sitting on it. This was down to the design of the potty and so we ventured out in the search of a 'seat' potty and then if like magic he was soon trained. He sat on it happily whilst reading a book and was comfortable. The only picky thing I can say about the seat potty is the size, they are big and bulky making them not travel friendly. Through my searching for new cool brands I must admit and say Boon UK have some really cool funky stylish products. I've already blogged about their Snack Ball and their Animal bag which doubles up as a storage seat!
The Potty bench caught my eye when I saw how many different functions it actually has, being a toilet as it's main one! If you travel a lot this would be great, myself being a childminder would also find this useful for day trips and even when we are out and about and can't quite make it back to the toilet. Even when your child is toilet trained you can still use the potty bench as a step stool which is great! My 4 yr old still uses his stool to reach up to the hand basin.