So you’re ready to pull the plug on diapers and start potty-training. And that means you need the best potty-training seat and potty-training toilet to get the job done. But given that the market is, well, saturated, the search for a potty chair can be as taxing as getting your kid to actually use the damn thing.
But first, some basics. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that in general, most kids are physically ready to start toilet-training at around 18 months. But that doesn’t mean they’re cognitively ready to do it. They need the motor skills to actually get to the bathroom, and the emotional desire to be independent. Once your kid is interested in using an actual toilet, then make your move. Take your kid with you when you buy the potty training seat, so they have some ownership of the situation and feel empowered. Where you place the potty is up to you and your child. After your kiddo starts using it on a regular basis, move it to the bathroom and then replace it with a toddler toilet seat on an adult toilet.
The Best Potty Chair for Leery Kids
Think of this as a disco for your bathroom. This battery-operated potty trainer has brights lights that flash in time with six melodies to help your kid do his or her business. It plays songs with every flush. There's a built-in splash guard, a built-in storage compartment, and it converts to a trainer seat for adult-sized toilets.
The Best Potty-Training Toilets
This old stalwart has served parents well for years and years. It's comfortable for kids, it's stable and won't move around, and it's (fairly) easy to empty. And it's portable.
For kids who like to take their time, and then some, the high back on this potty chair makes things a bit more comfortable. There's also a splash guard and this thing is easy to clean.
This looks like an adult toilet. This sounds like an adult toilet. And when your kid is ready to use the actual adult toilet, the removable soft foam topper can be placed on your toilet to give kids a sense of continuity.
If your child is leery of anything that looks like an actual toilet, get him or her a whale. A very cute whale. It's easy on the eyes, it's easy to clean, and has a handy lid to avoid any spillage or smells.
Boys have issues with aim. And that's why you need a potty chair with a splash guard. Like this one. You get three products in one here. The potty chair transitions into a toilet trainer seat and a step stool. But best of all, it has a removable, high splash guard for boys who tend to get urine everywhere but in the potty.
Potty-training can be stressful. It doesn't need to be. Get your kid their very own toilet buddy that goes potty with them. Your kid sits on the potty. And the potty buddy sits right next to them on a pretend potty. It's learning through play.
This training potty looks and sounds like an adult toilet and it's modular, so it grows with your kid. You can remove the seat to fit on top of an adult toilet seat. It has side grippers so toddlers can safely hold on to side of seat.
The Best Potty-Training Toilet Seats
If you're grossed out by poop and pee cleanup, get this potty. It has a completely sealed inner bowl and is designed with only two parts, which fit cleanly together to minimize any spills. It's got a no-touch grab handle, so you can empty the sizable bowl without ever coming into contact with fecal matter.
It's not just the size of a standard toilet seat that can be intimidating for toddlers — the climb up to the toilet seat itself can be daunting, or impossible, without a parental assist. This sturdy stepladder makes the transition to toilet-seat training more fun for toddlers, and can augment their independence as they experiment with learning to take care of their own potty needs.
Once your kid masters the potty seat, he or she is ready to tackle an actual toilet seat, sized just for them. Easy to remove once your kid masters using the toilet for real, this potty-training toilet seat comes with a nightlight for midnight pee outings.
Ultra-simple and portable, this potty-training toilet seat with easy-grip handles stays firmly in place and is super-easy to clean. An affordable choice that gives little toilet trainees confidence on the throne.
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