There are 2 different types of potty seats. Let’s take a look at what are they and what are their pros and cons.

Toilet Adapter Potty Seats

These are potty seats fitted on top of the big toilet to make the toilet more accessible for kids. They help children transition to the big toilet. And they are easy to clean - waste can be flushed away.

However, this type of seat can be more difficult for a child to use in early stages of potty training. Also, you may need to buy a step stool to make the potty seat more accessible for your little one.

Stand Alone Potty Seats

These are small kid sized chairs with a hole and a removable bowl for cleaning. They are ideal for children in early stages of potty training because they are stable, easy to use and requires no climbing. They can be placed in bathroom or any room of your house for easy access and they can be easily moved from one room to another.

On the negative side, they are difficult to clean. The bowl needs to be emptied and cleaned after each use.

It doesn’t really matter which type of potty seat you choose as long as it interests your toddler. Both parents and kids should work together to choose the right potty seat that works best for their home.

Don’t be afraid to change the potty seat you chose, if it isn’t working out. There is no right or wrong choice. Some toddlers find success with toilet adapter potty seats while some others prefer standalone potty seats.

The ultimate goal is to teach your child how to use the toilet independently. The easier the potty seat is to use, the faster that goal will be reached.

Published by Julia Morison