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Toliet training is easy with a kids potty

Toilet training is one of the biggest milestones for parents of toddlers, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. With the right training potty, you and your child will work your way through this transition together.

Types of potties

There are two main types of kids potty you can use for toilet training: seat reducers and a stand-alone potty. A seat reducer is placed on your toilet and reduces the area to a size meant for a child. A stand-alone potty is a small, all-in-one kids toilet with a bucket to hold waste and a seat small enough for your child to sit on.

What to keep in mind when choosing a training potty

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a potty for kids.

Size and weight for kids potty

The first thing you should consider is which type of potty will be a good fit for your child. If he or she is very small when they begin toilet training, a stand-alone potty may be the best choice. Stand-alone potties will have a smaller seat than seat reducers, and with a smaller seat your child won’t feel anxious about falling into the toilet.

To keep your child comfortable during potty use, you’ll want to ensure they are low to the ground and have proper foot support. The potty should feel secure when they sit on it, and you should inspect it before use to ensure nothing has shifted on the seat that will pinch their skin or legs.

Potty features

Different types of potties will have different features. Some have handles for stability when your child is getting on and off the potty, while others have extra features like foot rests or back rests for comfort. There are also splash guards for boys.

Stand-alone potty or seat reducer potty?

There are pros and cons to both the stand-alone potty and the seat reducer potty. With a stand-alone potty your child will have a comfortable, secure potty that’s all his or her own. This type of potty is available in different colours or themes, and some have extra features like music playing when your toddler is successful.

You won’t have to worry about he or she using your own toilet too often if you need to share with other family members, and a stand-alone potty is easy to take a long on trips if you need to. The only downside to stand-alone potty is that you’ll need to clean up any waste left by your toddler.

A seat reducer is the perfect size to place on the toilet or carry with you, and most are made from comfortable material designed for long potty sessions. Using a seat-reducer means you won’t have to transition your child from the stand-alone potty to the large toilet. Just keep in mind that some children find them intimidating because of the large toilet bowl below their seat. You may also need to invest in a stool so he or she can climb up to the toilet.

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