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Which Potty Chair Do You Need For Potty Training?

By Janice Caller

The first purchase you should consider for toliet training is buying is a potty chair. You can let your child tag along for the ride. It's important for your child to feel like the potty chair belongs to him. He'll certainly feel that way if your kid is like mine. Let him pick it out. You'll be glad you did.

Types of Potty Chairs

Can you believe that there are two types of potties? I know. That is unfair, considering we adults only have one! The potty chair that resembles a mini toilet is the most expensive. It costs anywhere from $20.00 to $30.00. It makes it easy for toddlers to sit down and get up. Plus, the lid gives your child good back support. It is a favorite for a lot of parents.

Parents like it so much because the potty chair stands alone on a base. Some of these potties are decorated with dolls, trucks or bunnies. There are also some potty's that play music.

I like this type of potty because it is easy to use. You can also take it with you. Best of all, it has a lid so you can keep it closed.

The second type of potty-chair isn't really a chair at all. I like to think of it as a potty cushion. It fits snug over a full size toilet. The seat cushion is made for a little behind.

It is a great transition either before or after potty training. There's no need for cleanup. The hole is small, so you don't have to worry about your little one falling in.

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In a nutshell, here are the pros and cons of each type of portable potty:

The Stand Alone Potty

. Pros: Easy for toddler to use
. Cons: You have to dump

The Musical Potty

. Pros: Toddlers like the sounds
. Cons: You have to dump

The Potty Cushion

. Pros: You don't have to dump
. Cons: Sits up high on toilet

If the potty cushion is your choice, then you'll want to buy a step stool to go along with it. The stool helps toddlers climb on and off the toilet. Okay, now you have some idea of the kinds of potty chairs that are out there. Just choose which is best for your children.

© Janice Caller
Janice Caller, author of "A Parent's Guide to Toddling, From Diapers to the Pot." She successfully potty trained her four children. Visit her Website Potty Training


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