How To Choose A Good Potty Chair

How To Choose A Good Potty Chair

Your child is beginning to show some interest in potty training and it is at the right age. So you race to the store to get your little one a potty. If you are like me, you didn’t realize how many possibilities you will find these days when it comes to potty chairs. You will find little potties that sit on the floor, inserts for a regular toilet, character-based potty chairs and even models that come with sound and light effects. Which one is going to be right for your child?

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Reduce your search by choosing if you want to go with a portable model that could sit on the floor, or a potty seat insert that will lay on top of your regular toilet. Using one of the inserts will make cleanup a snap given that all you need to do is flush and occasionally wipe the seat. Some kids are afraid to “go” in a normal toilet at first though. As these toilet inserts are rather inexpensive, this is usually a good start for you just to try it out. After your child gets accustomed to potty training, she is going to start using the insert. Plus this model is quite portable. You can take it with you when you go visit grandma.

Potty seats may have a safety issue mounted on them. You need to provide a step stool of some sort for your child to ascend onto the training seat safely. A few children love this, but some toddlers intensely dislike this part of utilizing a toilet seat; actually, they’re downright scared.

It’s in your interest if he considers coming to the toilet fun. A good idea is to pick a seat that has some of his favorite cartoon characters on it, or is just colorful and bright. Your kids will have an easier time relieving himself as he is visually inspired. You can also get specialty potty chairs. These are the fun potty chairs. You can get musical potties (some make music when a sensor detects wetness, others simply have a button your child can push to play a song), character potties and hand-painted potty chairs that turn out to be beautiful rocking chairs once your preschooler is done potty training.

For those who have a couple of days or even weeks to choose a potty chair, shop around. You’ll find some great sales on potty chairs both at your local department and discount stores and of course online. Looking around can create a huge difference if you (or your child) have your heart focused on a far more expensive model.

Again, be very consistent and patient. Very soon, you’re on track to become a parent of a diaper-free child.