I always do a lot of homework before making any purchase, and a potty training seat was no exception! However, I got so overwhelmed with reviews that were from one diversity to the other...the same potty training potty rated a '1' by one person and a '10' by the next. Finally, I decided to bring in the big guns and ask my sisters who each have 6 children, both having 5 boys and 1 girl. They told me what everyone says, not to lose faith, that boys are harder to potty train than girls are. They also gave me the best advice on what 'potty' to purchase. They were right! I love this potty. It breaks down into many separate sections so it's better for quick cleaning. More importantly, my son loves it! It looks just like a real potty, so it made the transition from this potty training potty to the adult big one with the small training seat on top much easier!! (He was afraid of the big potty-it's loud!) He felt like a big boy using a potty that actually looked like the normal one in the bathroom. AND it has handles onto it for holding onto. Perfect! The guard in the front could be a little taller, which is the only reason I gave this rating a 9 instead of a 10. Overall the best choice!