This is a great little potty. I used the same one for two of my kids. The seat is detachable and will reattach to an actual toilet, so it is easy to transition from training potty to toilet. The potty itself also doubles as a step stool! I love multi-functional products!! With my first child I followed all the appropriate steps...first the little potty, then on the toilet with the seat. By the time my second child was ready to potty train I was so tired of cleaning pee and poop out of the potty, I decided to try a new tactic. I put the seat on the toilet and let her use the step stool to climb up on the toilet and it provided a foot rest and a way for her to get down when she was finished. It worked perfectly! My kids still use the stool for teeth- brushing, etc. On the negative side, the hole in the seat is very small. It became nearly impossible for the kids to use the potty without getting it on the seat. This means a lot of extra cleaning for mom, so I recommend switching to one of the seats with handles if your child becomes to big for this seat.