Choosing The Perfect Potty Chair
Potty training can be stressful for some moms, but you can make it a fun and hassle-free experience for you and your child by choosing the perfect equipment. Potty training requires patience, consistency, determination, and of course, the perfect potty chair. You’d be surprised how choosing the perfect potty chair can make an impact in your child’s potty training experience.
It’s important to know these factors before buying your first potty chair:
• Consider storage space
You can choose from a stand-alone potty chair and a seat reducer. Before buying a potty chair, consider factors like safety and its size. The potty chair must be stable so your child can be comfortable while using it, and it should be easy to clean. It’s also important to note that potty chairs that are easy and simple to use are the best to get when it comes to potty training, especially if you’re a first-timer. Your child can also get on and off by himself which is always an added plus.
– If you’re on a budget, you can go for seat reducers which also has its benefits. Seat reducers are placed on your toilet seat to reduce the size of the ring to make it comfortable for your child to seat on. They certainly don’t take up more floor space, and it will help your child get used to the regular toilet instead of a potty chair. Seat reducers are also very easy to clean. But if you’re going for a seat reducer, make sure to buy a stool to help your child get up on the potty and act as foot support whenever your child pees or eliminates.
• Potty Fit and Size
Size definitely matters, especially when it comes to your toddler’s comfort. Invest in a potty chair with a good fit for your child. If your child’s bottom is draping over the seat or barely covering the inside of the rim, the whole process will be uncomfortable to him/her. It’s best to keep in mind that the right potty chair size will let your child’s bottom rest comfortable on the seat.
Tag your little one along when you go potty chair shopping. Let your child choose his/her own chair. Since potty chairs come in different colors and designs, it won’t be hard for your child to choose one! Once he/she has already picked one, give your child the freedom to decorate and personalize it on his own. Write your child’s name on it as well to let him/her know that he/she owns it.
• Emptying and Cleaning
Before you settle for a potty chair, make sure to check its box or search for reviews to know how to empty and clean the pot. Some are very easy to clean – with just a simple one or two-step process, while others take longer and some even require to disassemble the pot every single time, so it’s important to be wise when choosing a potty chair.