This potty is THE BEST for potty training, especially if you want to start young! The high rise back makes it amazingly comfortable for the kids and the high pee guard is great for boys! My son is 2 and has been using this potty since he was old enough to sit on his own! its great!!! very hygienic as well since its only 2 pieces so there is no hassle with cleaning or anything! Also, comes in various colors which is great, i would rather use this than the character potties because kids out grow their favorite character so sometimes once they are done with a character, they don't want anything of that character and then you have to get them another one!