Teaching babies how to use the toilet is one of the biggest hurdles that inexperienced parents have to overcome. Therefore, one of the most important purchases that they have to make is a potty seat. This article will explain how to make this purchase.
In general, there are two major types of potty seats: standalone potty seats and seat reducers which are installed on the toilet. The former option is kid-sized and thus the most comfortable for the child. Also, the child can climb it on his own and will not be taking up the adults’ toilet. However, seat reducers also have their advantages! They are less expensive than standalone potties and allow parents to save space within the room. What is more, the fact that they go on the actual toilet may make it easier for children to make the transition to a regular toilet seat. If one decides to buy a seat reducer, it might also be helpful to acquire a stool that would the child to get up on the potty himself.
Before you decide to buy a certain potty seat, try to check different ones to determine which one suits your baby’s backside best. If you do that, you will be able to find the most comfortable one and that is obviously the most crucial factor. What is more, you need to make sure that the seat is not too high for your baby. This is important, because your child will need to be able to put its feet on the floor so that it can concentrate on the bowel movements as much as possible.
Aside from basic comfort and practicality, modern potty chairs can offer interesting designs and gadgets that can make potty training more fun for children. It is always recommended to pick a potty seat that is visually appealing to the child, but the matter of gadgetry is more complicated. For instance, there are potty chairs that can play sounds or ring bells when the child manages to hit the bottom of the bowl with his pee. Those features can go long way towards making the whole training process more attractive for the child, but it can also make him confused. Therefore, you will need to ascertain how your child reacts to strong, potentially disorienting stimuli first.