Encourage your trainee to sit on different chairs to check out size. How well each one fits her tiny backside can be a big factor in her speed of adapting to potty training. Find a nice fit: In the store, let her road-test a few and see which ones are comfy and best fit her baby-buttocks. The right chair will be sized so that she can rest her feet on the floor and use her muscles to bear down when she wants to start a BM (bowel movement).
When it comes to potty chairs, you have two different styles to choose from: a stand-alone potty chair you put in the bathroom, or a special adapter seat you attach to the big people’s toilet.
Consider the smart-device factor: Some kids and parents like a chair that has all the bells and whistles — one setup has a potty chair, an adapter seat for later, and a stepstool.
GOING WITH A TOILET-TOPPER
If your kid is turned on by the adults’ toilet, she’s already motivated, so get a special potty seat that hooks onto the toilet to make it fit a child.
Get a no-nuisance toilet-top adapter: If you’re buying an adapter seat for the adults’ toilet, try to find one that won’t drive the rest of the family nuts because removing it is such a bother.Also, buy a little stepstool because she must be able to plant her feet firmly on a base (and push), for better bowel movements.
OPTING FOR A POTTY CHAIR
Buy a private chair for an individualist: The child who’s fond of the “mine” word will relate more easily to a potty-chair than to the big people’s toilet. Typically, a kid likes having her own private little pee-pot.
With this type of seat, your child won’t need your help in getting on the potty, as she may with the adults’ toilet.
POTTY CHAIR PARAPHERNALIA
Having a child in the house means you also have a lot of “stuff,” from toys to clothes to gadgets. The potty-training stage also has its gadgets. Whether it’s all necessary or not, is up to you.
Boy-directed splash guards, can be troublesome for boys and girls. Be sure you remove the urine guard from the potty seat or toilet ring because it can scrape your child as she moves on and off. This device is meant to keep urine from splashing, but don’t take a chance. If your child gets hurt, she will think the toilet is scary, and that’s a whole new set of problems. You don’t want to go there.
Post time: Dec-29-2018