Title:
CHILD TRAINING POTTY
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A child potty includes a waste collector and a seat adapted to rest on the waste collector. The child potty can be placed in an aperture formed in a base when a lid mounted for movement on the base is opened.



Inventors:
Marsden, Andrew W. (Hingham, MA, US)
Application Number:
12/109660
Publication Date:
10/30/2008
Filing Date:
04/25/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
4/483
International Classes:
A47K11/02; A47K17/00
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Primary Examiner:
HUSON, GREGORY L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP (IN) (Indianapolis, IN, US)
Claims:
1. A juvenile potty system comprises a mobile child potty and a footstool configured to include a frame and a step coupled to the frame to lie in an elevated position above ground underlying the frame, wherein the frame is defined by a base formed to include a potty-receiving aperture, the step is defined by a lid mounted for movement on the base between a closed position covering the potty-receiving aperture and an opened position exposing the potty-receiving aperture, the mobile child potty is adapted to mate with the base and extend into the potty-receiving aperture in a first mode of use when the lid has been moved to assume the opened position and is adapted to mate with an adult toilet in a second mode of use when the lid has been moved to assume the closed position, and the footstool is adapted to lie in front of an adult toilet carrying the mobile child potty in the second mode of use when the lid has been moved to assume the closed position to provide step means for helping a young child climb onto the mobile child potty after it has been placed on the adult toilet adjacent to the footstool.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the mobile child potty comprises a waste collector and support mounts coupled to the waste collector and arranged to extend into mount receivers formed in the base.

3. The system of claim 2, wherein the base includes a top wall and a side wall arranged to extend downwardly from the top wall and the top wall is formed to include the potty-receiving aperture and the mount receivers.

4. The system of claim 2, wherein the lid is arranged to cover the mount receivers formed in the base upon movement of the lid to assume the closed position.

5. The system of claim 2, wherein the waste collector includes a waste-collection bowl and an underlying bowl support arranged to mate with the waste-collection bowl and the support mounts are coupled to the bowl support and arranged to extend away from the waste-collection bowl.

6. The system of claim 1, wherein the mobile child potty comprises a waste-collection bowl and a bowl support, the bowl support includes a bowl receiver formed to include a bowl-receiving aperture and adapted to mate with one of the base of the footstool and the adult toilet, and the waste-collection bowl extends into the bowl-receiving aperture and mates with the bowl support.

7. The system of claim 6, wherein the mobile child potty further includes a reversible seat arranged to lie on the waste-collection bowl, the reversible seat includes a seat pad and a urine deflector coupled to the seat pad and arranged to extend in a direction away from the seat pad, the reversible seat is movable relative to the bowl support to assume a first position on the waste-collection bowl in a male-child orientation to cause the urine deflector to extend upwardly away from the underlying waste-collection bowl and to assume a second position on the waste-collection bowl in a female-child orientation to cause the urine deflector to extend into an interior region of the waste-collection bowl.

8. The system of claim 6, wherein the bowl support further includes a grip handle coupled to the bowl receiver and arranged to extend away from the bowl-receiving aperture.

9. The system of claim 6, wherein the bowl receiver is also formed to include a cutout channel communicating with the bowl-receiving aperture, the waste-collection bowl includes a cup arranged to extend into the cutout channel when waste-collection bowl is placed into bowl support to orient the waste-collection bowl in a predetermined orientation relative to the bowl support.

10. The system of claim 9, wherein the bowl receiver includes an outer rim and an annular plate coupled to the outer rim and formed to include the bowl-receiving aperture and the cutout channel.

11. The system of claim 9, wherein the base includes a top wall formed to include the potty-receiving aperture and a notch opening into the potty-receiving aperture and the cup is arranged to extend into the notch when the mobile child potty is arranged in the first mode of use to mate with the base and extend into the potty receiving aperture to orient the mobile-child potty in a predetermined orientation relative to the base of the footstool.

12. A child potty comprising a waste collector including a waste-collection bowl including a seat receiver and a waste receptacle coupled to the seat receiver and a reversible seat arranged to mate with the seat receiver and adapted to support a child seated on the reversible seat in communication with an interior region formed in the waste receptacle, wherein the reversible seat includes a seat pad and a urine deflector coupled to the seat pad and arranged to extend in a direction away from the seat pad, the reversible seat is movable relative to the bowl support to assume a first position on the waste-collection bowl in a male-child orientation to cause the urine deflector to extend upwardly away from the underlying waste-collection bowl and to assume a second position on the waste-collection bowl in a female-child orientation to cause the urine deflector to extend into an interior region of the waste-collection bowl.

13. The child potty of claim 12, wherein the seat pad is formed to include an inner edge defining a central aperture opening into the interior region formed in the waste receptacle and the urine deflector is arranged to lie along the inner edge to define a urine-conducting passageway communication with the central aperture formed in the seat pad and the interior region formed in the waste receptacle.

14. The child potty of claim 12, wherein the seat pad includes a male-seating surface on a first side thereof and a female-seating surface on an opposite second side thereof, the urine deflector is arranged to extend outwardly away from the female-seating surface, the urine deflector is oriented to extend away from the waste receptacle when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the female-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl, and the urine deflector is oriented to extend into the interior region of the waste receptacle when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the male-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl.

15. The child potty of claim 14, wherein the urine deflector is formed to include a concave interior surface facing toward the interior region of the waste receptacle when the female-seating surface of the seat pad engages the waste-collection bowl.

16. The child potty of claim 15, wherein the waste-collection bowl is formed to include a concave interior surface arranged to lie alongside and in registry with the concave interior surface of the urine deflector to define channel means for directing urine produced by a male child seated on the male-seating surface along a path into the interior region of the waste receptacle when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the female-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl.

17. The child potty of claim 15, wherein the waste-collection bowl is formed to include a concave interior surface configured to define a deflector-receiving space opening into the interior region of the waste receptacle and the urine deflector is arranged to extend into the deflector-receiving space when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the male-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl.

18. The child potty of claim 17, wherein the urine deflector is also formed to include a convex exterior surface, the convex exterior surface of the urine deflector is arranged to extend into the deflector-receiving space and lie in closely confronting relation to the concave interior surface formed in the waste-collection bowl when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the male-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl, and the concave interior surface of the urine deflector is configured to define channel means for directing urine produced by a female child seated on the female-seating surface along a path into the interior region formed in the waste receptacle when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the male-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl.

19. The child potty of claim 15, wherein the concave interior surface of the urine deflector is configured to define channel means for directing urine produced by a female child seated on the female-seating surface along a path into the interior region formed in the waste receptacle when the reversible seat is mated with the seat receiver to cause the male-seating surface to engage the waste-collection bowl.

20. A child-potty comprising a ring-shaped reversible seat, a waste-collection bowl under the ring-shaped reversible seat, and a bowl support under the waste-collection bowl, wherein the waste-collection bowl mates with the bowl support to establish a waste collector arranged to carry the ring-shaped reversible seat.

Description:

This application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. ยง 119(e) to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/914,251, filed Apr. 26, 2007, which is expressly incorporated by reference herein.

BACKGROUND

The present disclosure relates to juvenile potty system. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a child training potty adaptable for use with a male or female child.

SUMMARY

A juvenile potty system in accordance with the present disclosure includes a mobile child potty and a footstool. The footstool includes a base configured to receive the mobile child potty and a lid mounted on the base for movement between a closed position and an opened position.

In illustrative embodiments, the mobile child potty is configured to be mounted either on the footstool base or on the seat of an adult toilet. The mobile child potty includes a reversible seat that may be positioned on the footstool base or the adult toilet seat either in a male-child orientation or in a female-child orientation.

In an illustrative embodiment, the mobile child potty includes the reversible seat and a waste collector comprising a waste-collection bowl and an underlying bowl support. The reversible seat includes a male-seating surface providing an upwardly extending urine deflector on a first side and a female-seating surface opposite the male-seating surface. The reversible seat nests in a seat receiver arranged to surround a waste receptacle provided in the waste-collection bowl. The waste-collection bowl in turn nests in a bowl receiver provided in the bowl support. The bowl support is adapted to mate either with the base of the footstool or with a seat included in an adult toilet in illustrative embodiments.

Additional features of the present disclosure will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon consideration of illustrative embodiments exemplifying the best mode of carrying out the disclosure as presently perceived.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The detailed description particularly refers to the accompanying figures in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a juvenile potty system in accordance with the present disclosure including a mobile child potty and a footstool including a base formed to mate with the mobile child potty to support the potty in a use position as shown, for example, in FIGS. 4 and 5 and a lid mounted on the base for movement between an opened position shown in FIG. 1 and a closed position shown in FIG. 2;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the juvenile potty system of FIG. 1 showing that the mobile child potty is adapted to be placed on a seat of an adult toilet and that the footstool can be placed alongside a front portion of the adult toilet (once the lid has been moved relative to the base to assume the closed position) to locate an elevated step surface provided on a top wall of the lid near the adult toilet to provide means for helping a young child climb up onto the mobile child potty after it has been placed on the seat of the adult toilet;

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective assembly view of the juvenile potty system of FIG. 1 showing, in series, from top to bottom, the lid of the footstool, the mobile child potty comprising a ring-shaped reversible seat, a waste-collection bowl under the seat, a bowl support under the bowl, and four support mounts located under the bowl support and adapted to mate with mount receivers formed in the base, and the base of the footstool;

FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of a juvenile potty system in accordance with the present disclosure showing the reversible seat in a male-child orientation while the mobile child potty is mounted on a base included in a footstool;

FIG. 5 is a rear perspective view of the juvenile potty system of FIG. 4, with a portion of the lid broken away, showing cooperation of a curved concave interior surface of a urine deflector included in the reversible seat with an underlying adjacent curved concave interior surface of the waste-collection bowl to define channel means for directing urine produced by a male child seated on an upwardly facing male-seating surface into a lowermost region formed in the waste-collection bowl;

FIG. 6 is an enlarged perspective view of the ring-shaped reversible seat and the waste-collection bowl of FIG. 3 showing that the reversible seat is oriented to lie in a male-child orientation to cause a urine deflector coupled to an annular seat pad included in the reversible seat to extend upwardly away from the underlying waste-collection bowl and showing that the waste-collection bowl includes an annular seat receiver and a waste receptacle coupled to the underside of the annular seat receiver to provide the waste-collection bowl with the appearance of an inverted bowler hat;

FIGS. 7 and 8 are additional perspective views of the waste-collection bowl of FIG. 6;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view suggesting downward movement of a reversible seat arranged to lie in a male-child orientation into the upwardly opening annular seat receiver formed in the waste-collection bowl to establish a mobile child potty configured to be used by a male child in a first mode as suggested in FIG. 1 and in a second mode as suggested in FIG. 2 and also suggesting that the reversible seat could be inverted to assume a female-child orientation to cause the urine deflector to extend downwardly toward the waste receptacle of the waste-collection bowl to establish an alternative mobile child potty configured to be used by a female child as suggested in FIG. 11;

FIG. 10 is an enlarged sectional view taken along line 10-10 of FIG. 9 showing placement of a female-seating surface included on one side of the reversible seat on an upwardly facing seat-support floor included in the upwardly opening annular seat receiver included in the waste-collection bowl to cause a male-seating surface included on an opposite side of the reversible seat to face upwardly away from the waste-collection bowl and to cause the urine deflector to extend upwardly away from the waste-collection bowl; and

FIG. 11 is an enlarged sectional view taken along line 11-11 of FIG. 9 showing placement of the male-seating surface provided on the reversible seat on the upwardly facing seat-support floor included in the upwardly opening annular seat receiver included in the waste-collection bowl and to cause the urine deflector to extend downwardly toward and into the waste receptacle included in the waste-collection bowl.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A mobile child potty 12 in accordance with the present disclosure is configured to be placed on a base 18 of a companion footstool 14 as shown in FIGS. 1, 4, and 5 or on an adult toilet 26 as suggested in FIG. 2. A reversible seat 28 included in mobile child potty 12 can be positioned in a male-child orientation as shown in FIGS. 1-6 and 10 and inverted at the option of a caregiver to assume a female-child orientation as shown in FIGS. 9 and 11.

A juvenile potty system 10 includes a mobile child potty 12 and a separate footstool 14 shown, for example, in FIGS. 1 and 2. In a first mode of use suggested in FIG. 1, mobile child potty 12 is mounted in an aperture 16 formed in a base 18 of footstool 14 after a lid 20 has been moved to assume an opened position. In a second mode of use suggested in FIG. 2, mobile child potty 12 has been separated from footstool 14 and is mounted in an interior region 22 provided in a bowl 24 of an adult toilet 26 and footstool 14 is placed in front of adult toilet 26. Child potty 12 is also suitable for use in another piece of furniture that includes a base and perhaps a lid but does not function as a footstool.

Mobile child potty 12 includes a reversible seat 28 and a waste collector 30 located under reversible seat 28 as shown in FIGS. 1 and 6. Reversible seat 28 includes a urine deflector 32 as shown in FIGS. 6 and 9. In a first mode of use suggested in FIGS. 4, 5, and 10, reversible seat 28 is arranged to assume a male-child orientation on the underlying waste collector 30 to cause urine deflector 32 to extend upwardly in outer direction 33 away from waste collector 30. In a second mode of use, reversible seat 28 is inverted as suggested in FIG. 9 and arranged to assume a female-child orientation on waste collector 30 as suggested in FIG. 11. In this female-child orientation, urine deflector 32 is arranged to extend downwardly in inner direction 34 into an interior region 36 formed in waste collector 30 as suggested in FIG. 11.

As suggested in FIG. 3, mobile child potty 12 includes a reversible seat 28, a waste-collection bowl 38 under reversible seat 28, a bowl support 40 under waste-collection bowl 38, and four support mounts 41, 42, 43, and 44 located under bowl support 40. Waste-collection bowl 38 and bowl support 40 cooperate to define waste collector 30. In an illustrative embodiment, support mounts 41-44 are configured to mate with bowl support 40 and are adapted to mate with mount receivers 51-54 formed in base 18 of footstool 14 to provide means for retaining bowl support 40 in a stationary position on the underlying base 18 as suggested in FIG. 3.

Reversible seat 28 includes a seat pad 31 and a urine deflector 32 coupled to seat pad 31 as shown, for example, in FIGS. 3, 6, and 9-11. Seat pad 31 includes a male-seating surface 35 on a first side thereof and a female-seating surface 37 on an opposite second side thereof as suggested in FIGS. 9-11. Seat pad 31 is ring-shaped and formed to include an inner edge 129 defining a central aperture 129 in an illustrative embodiment. It is within the scope of this disclosure to provide seat pad 31 with a discontinuous split-ring shape. In an illustrative embodiment reversible seat 28 is a monolithic component made of a compressible and elastic plastics material as suggested in FIGS. 10 and 11.

Urine deflector 32 is arranged to extend outwardly in direction 33 away from female-seating surface 37 as suggested in FIG. 10. Urine deflector 32 is somewhat cup-shaped and has a concave interior surface 32i and a convex exterior surface 32e as suggested in FIGS. 4, 5, and 10. In an illustrative embodiment, urine deflector 32 is shaped to resemble a band shell associated with a stage at a performing arts venue as suggested in FIG. 5. Urine deflector 32 is arranged to lie along inner edge 29 to define a urine-conducting passageway communicating with central aperture 129 formed in seat pad 31 and an interior region 64 formed in waste-collection bowl 38.

Waste-collection bowl 38 includes an annular seat receiver 46 and a waste receptacle 48 coupled to annular seat receiver 46 as suggested in FIGS. 3 and 6-8. Waste-collection bowl 38 is shaped to resemble an inverted brimmed bowler hat in an illustrative embodiment as suggested in FIGS. 7 and 8.

In an illustrative embodiment, annular seat receiver 46 includes an outer rim 50 and an annular plate 56 as suggested in FIGS. 3 and 6-8. Annular plate 56 has an outer perimeter edge 60 appended to outer rim 50 and an inner perimeter edge 50 appended to waste receptacle 48 as suggested in FIGS. 7 and 8. Annular plate 56 includes an upwardly facing seat-support floor 63 as shown, for example, in FIGS. 3, 6, and 7. Annular seat receiver 46 also includes first and second retainer flanges 61, 62 appended to an upper portion of outer rim 50 as suggested in FIGS. 3-6 to provide means for mating with outer rim 50 of annular seat receiver 46 to retain waste-collection bowl 38 in a mounted position on the underlying bowl support 40.

Waste receptacle 48 is formed to include an interior region 64 in which waste generated by children sitting on seat 28 is collected. Inner perimeter edge 58 of annular plate 56 is formed to include an aperture opening into interior region 64 of waste receptacle 48 as shown in FIG. 7. Waste receptacle 48 is also formed to include a cup 65 having a concave interior surface 65i as shown, for example, in FIGS. 5, 6, 9, and 10 and a convex exterior surface 65e as shown, for example, in FIGS. 8, 9, and 11.

Bowl support 40 includes an outer rim 68, an annular plate 70 appended to a lower edge of outer rim 68, and first and second grip handles 71, 72 coupled to outer rim 68 as shown, for example, in FIGS. 1-3. Grip handles 71, 72 cooperate to provide means for enabling a caregiver to grip and hold waste-collection bowl 38 easily during movement of waste-collection bowl 38 relative to footstool 14 or adult toilet 26 or some other suitable bowl-carrying furniture. Annular plate 70 is formed to include a bowl-receiving aperture 73 and a cutout channel 74 configured to open into and communicate with bowl-receiving aperture 73 as shown in FIG. 3. Cutout channel 74 is sized to receive cup 65 of waste receptacle 48 therein whenever waste-collection bowl 38 is placed into bowl support 40 so as to orient waste-collection bowl 38 in a predetermined orientation relative to bowl support 40 as suggested in FIGS. 3, 10, and 11.

Waste-collection bowl 38 can be lowered into bowl-receiving aperture 73 formed in underlying bowl support 40 to cause outwardly protruding cup 65 in waste-collection bowl 38 to fit into cutout channel 74 formed in bowl support 40 as suggested in FIG. 3 to establish waste collector 30 shown, for example, in FIGS. 1, 2, and 9. Proper angular orientation of waste-collection bowl 38 about a vertical axis 39 (see FIG. 3) relative to bowl support 40 is established by placement of cup 65 in cutout channel 74 as suggested in FIGS. 3 and 9. Support mounts 41-44 can be coupled to an underside of bowl support 40 in any suitable manner as suggested in FIGS. 3 and 9.

Use of mobile child potty 12 when reversible seat 28 is oriented on waste collector 30 to assume a male-child orientation is shown, for example, in FIGS. 5, 6, and 10. The curved concave interior surface 32i of urine deflector 32 lies alongside and in registry with the underlying adjacent curved concave interior surface 65i of cup 65 in waste receptacle 48 to define channel means for directing urine produced by a male child (not shown) seated on male-seating surface 35 along a path 100 into interior region 64 formed in waste receptacle 48 as suggested in FIGS. 5 and 10.

Use of mobile child potty 12 when reversible seat 28 is oriented on waste collector 30 to assume a female-child orientation is suggested, for example, in FIGS. 9 and 11. The curved concave interior surface 32i of urine deflector 32 lies in (or at least partly in) interior region 64 formed in waste receptacle 48 to define channel means for directing urine produced by a female child (not shown) seated on female-seating surface 37 along a path 102 into interior region 64 as suggested in FIGS. 9 and 11.

Use of mobile child potty 12 in a first mode to suit the needs of a younger child in an early potty-training stage is suggested in FIGS. 1, 4, and 5. In this first mode, mobile child potty 12 is placed in aperture 16 formed in base 18 of footstool 14 when footstool lid 20 is retained in an opened position. In an illustrative embodiment, base 18 is formed to include mount receivers 51-54 sized and located to receive support mounts 41-41 coupled to bowl support 40 to anchor waste collector 30 on footstool base 18. Lid 20 is formed to include a first handle receiver 171 sized to receive first grip handle 71 therein when lid 20 is closed and a second handle receiver 172 sized to receive second grip handle 172 therein when lid 20 is closed.

Use of mobile child potty 12 in a second mode to suit the needs of an older child in a later potty-training stage is suggested in FIG. 2. In this second mode, mobile child potty 12 is placed on a seat 23 of an adult toilet 26 and arranged to extend into an interior region 22 provided in bowl 24 of adult toilet 26 as suggested in FIG. 2. In addition, footstool 14 (with lid 20 closed) is placed alongside a front portion of adult toilet 26 as shown in FIG. 2 to provide step means for helping an older child climb up onto mobile child potty 12 after potty 12 has been placed by a caregiver on seat 23 of adult toilet 26.

Juvenile potty system 10 includes a mobile child potty 12 and a footstool 14 as suggested in FIGS. 1-5. Footstool 14 is configured to include a frame 18 and a step 20 coupled to frame 18 to lie in an elevated position above ground 17 underlying frame 18. Frame 18 is defined by a base formed to include a potty-receiving aperture 16. Step 20 is defined by a lid mounted for movement on base 18 between a closed position covering potty-receiving aperture 16 as shown in FIG. 2 and an opened position exposing potty-receiving aperture 16 as shown in FIG. 1.

Mobile child potty 12 is adapted to mate with base 18 and extend into the potty-receiving aperture 16 in a first mode of use when lid 20 has been moved to assume the opened position as suggested in FIG. 1. Mobile child potty 12 is adapted to mate with an adult toilet 26 in a second mode of use when lid 20 has been moved to assume the closed position as suggested in FIG. 2. Footstool 14 is adapted to lie in front of an adult toilet 26 carrying mobile child potty 12 in the second mode of use when lid 20 has been moved to assume the closed position to provide step means for helping a young child climb onto mobile child potty 12 after it has been placed on adult toilet 26 adjacent to footstool 14 as suggested in FIG. 2.

Mobile child potty 12 comprises a waste collector 30 and support mounts 41-44 coupled to waste collector 30 and arranged to extend into mount receivers 51-54 formed in base 18. Base 18 includes a top wall 80 and a side wall 82 arranged to extend downwardly from top wall 80 as shown, for example, in FIGS. 1 and 3. Top wall 80 is formed to include potty-receiving aperture 16 and mount receivers 41-44. Lid 20 is arranged to cover mount receivers 41-44 formed in base 18 upon movement of lid 20 to assume the closed position.

Waste collector 30 includes a waste-collection bowl 38 and an underlying bowl support 40 arranged to mate with waste-collection bowl 38. Support mounts 41-44 are coupled to bowl support 40 and arranged to extend away from waste-collection bowl 38. Bowl support 40 includes a bowl receiver 41 formed to include a bowl-receiving aperture 73 and adapted to mate with one of base 18 of the footstool 14 and adult toilet 26. Waste-collection bowl 38 extends into bowl-receiving aperture 73 and mates with the bowl support 40 as suggested in FIGS. 3, 10, and 11.

Mobile child potty 12 further includes a reversible seat 28 arranged to lie on waste-collection bowl 38 as suggested in FIGS. 1, 2, and 9. Reversible seat 28 includes a seat pad 31 and a urine deflector 32 coupled to seat pad 31 and arranged to extend in a direction away from seat pad 31. Reversible seat 28 is movable relative to bowl support 40 to assume a first position on waste-collection bowl 38 in a male-child orientation to cause urine deflector 32 to extend upwardly away from underlying waste-collection bowl 38 and to assume a second position on waste-collection bowl 38 in a female-child orientation to cause urine deflector 32 to extend into an interior region 64 of waste-collection bowl 38. Bowl support 40 further includes a grip handle 71 or 72 coupled to bowl receiver 41 and arranged to extend away from bowl-receiving aperture 64 as suggested in FIG. 3.

Bowl receiver 41 is also formed to include a cutout channel 74 communicating with bowl-receiving aperture 73 as suggested in FIG. 3. Waste-collection bowl 38 includes a cup 65 arranged to extend into cutout channel 74 when waste-collection bowl 38 is placed into bowl support 40 to orient waste-collection bowl 38 in a predetermined orientation relative to bowl support 40 as suggested in FIG. 3.

Bowl receiver 41 includes an outer rim 68 and an annular plate 70 coupled to outer rim 68 and formed to include bowl-receiving aperture 73 and the cutout channel 74. Base 18 includes a top wall 80 formed to include potty-receiving aperture 16 and a notch 81 opening into potty-receiving aperture 16 as shown in FIG. 3. Cup 65 is arranged to extend into notch 81 when mobile child potty 12 is arranged in the first mode of use to mate with base 18 and extend into potty-receiving aperture 16 to orient mobile-child potty 12 in a predetermined orientation relative to base 18 of footstool 14.

Child potty 12 includes a waste collector 30 and a reversible seat 28 as suggested in FIGS. 3 and 9. Waste collector 30 including a waste-collection bowl 38 including a seat receiver 46 and a waste receptacle 48 coupled to seat receiver 46. Reversible seat 28 is arranged to mate with seat receiver 46 and adapted to support a child seated on reversible seat 46 in communication with an interior region 64 formed in waste receptacle 48.

Reversible seat 28 includes a seat pad 31 and a urine deflector 32 coupled to seat pad 31 and arranged to extend in a direction away from seat pad 31. Reversible seat 28 is movable relative to bowl support 40 to assume a first position on waste-collection bowl 38 in a male-child orientation to cause urine deflector 32 to extend upwardly away from underlying waste-collection bowl 38. Reversible seat 28 is also movable to assume a second position on waste-collection bowl 38 in a female-child orientation to cause urine deflector 32 to extend into interior region 64 of the waste-collection bowl 38.

Seat pad 31 is formed to include an inner edge 29 defining a central aperture 129 opening into interior region 64 formed in waste receptacle 48 as suggested in FIGS. 1 and 3. Seat pad 31 includes a male-seating surface 35 on a first side thereof and a female-seating surface 37 on an opposite second side thereof. Urine deflector 32 is arranged to extend outwardly away from female-seating surface 37. Urine deflector 32 is oriented to extend away from waste receptacle 48 when reversible seat 28 is mated with seat receiver 46 to cause the female-seating surface 37 to engage waste-collection bowl 38. Urine deflector 32 is oriented to extend into interior region 64 of waste receptacle 48 when reversible seat 28 is mated with seat receiver 46 to cause male-seating surface 35 to engage waste-collection bowl 38.

Urine deflector 32 is formed to include a concave interior surface 32i facing toward interior region 64 of waste receptacle 48 when female-seating surface 37 of seat pad 11 engages waste-collection bowl 38. Waste-collection bowl 38 is formed to include a concave interior surface 65i configured to define a deflector-receiving space opening into interior region 64 of waste receptacle 48. Urine deflector 32 is arranged to extend into the deflector-receiving space when reversible seat 28 is mated with seat receiver 46 to cause male-seating surface 35 to engage waste-collection bowl 38. Waste-collection bowl 38 is formed to include a concave interior surface 65i arranged to lie alongside and in registry with the concave interior surface 32i of urine deflector 32 to define channel means for directing urine produced by a male child seated on male-seating surface 35 along a path 100 into interior region 64 of waste receptacle 38 when reversible seat 28 is mated with seat receiver 46 to cause female-seating surface 37 to engage waste-collection bowl 38.