Now that you understand the basics of potty training, we shall continue with the potty training must-haves and how to get the best potty seat.
Before you start to potty train your child, here are the things you might want to prepare ahead:
You can’t try a potty train a child without the most basic thing, can you?
There are a variety of potty sizes available in the market but get one that suits your child. If a potty is too large or high, your child may feel uncomfortable and end up refusing it altogether.
An alternative to using a potty. A potty chair is a kind of like the smaller version of a toilet bowl. Your child will be able to get on and off the potty with much ease. Besides, most children who go through potty training like to be independent, and a potty chair reinforces on that.
If you do travel frequently, you may want to consider getting a travel potty too. Travel potties are equipped with a disposable bag which helps you to discard the poo without the messes. It also creates consistency.
If your child starts to wear diapers again in the midst of potty training, you may have to start from scratch again.
Compared to diapers, training pants have a lesser absorption rate. It indirectly creates an uncomfortable situation for your child while keeping the mess at bay. It also helps to teach your child not to wet his pants.
Once he realizes how uncomfortable it is to walk around in a pair of wet and dirty pants, he will likely try his best not to do it again.
The toilet trainer is an equipment that can be attached on top of your regular toilet bowl. It provides your child with a more comfortable and fitting seat to sit on when he poos instead of having his bum slipping into the bowl itself.
For older children, stepping stools, especially the non-slip ones (highly recommended to avoid falls) are especially useful in helping them to get on top of the toilet seat. It also provides the needed height for boys to stand and pee into the toilet bowl.
You want to get the best potty seat, we get it.
As simple as it sounds, we may overlook some of the details when we look for a potty for our child. Knowing these few tips will come in handy:
Just like buying a sofa, you get the one you are most comfortable with. Same goes to buying a potty too. You should get one that fits your child. A potty which is too big, or too small may cause discomfort to your child’s buttocks.
Particular useful for boys as boys have the tendency to pee upwards while seated down. If you have a boy, it is advisable to get a potty with a splash guard as it minimizes mess. Otherwise, urine may just end up everywhere else except the potty itself.
Some potties come equipped with fun toys and gadgets that keep your child occupied. Your child will have something to look forward to during each potty session. However, your child may get too occupied with them that he may lose focus on the main task itself.
Since you are going to wash the potty after use, make sure you find one that is easy to clean. Some potties come in different parts, which can be assembled and detached after use. Smaller parts make cleaning much easier.
Some potties are really large. If you have minimal storage space, we suggest looking for a smaller one. Getting a detachable potty is a plus point too. Otherwise, that potty will just occupy a space in your home for a very long time.
Try to make the potty training interesting!
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