Some parents may decide to skip the potty and instead have their child move straight to the toilet when they think their toddler is ready. While this may make clean up easier, it can also increase the time it takes for your child to get toilet trained. Using a potty or toilet seat are toilet training products and a part of the toilet training process.
Toilet training seats are either removable or fixed and there are benefits of both. See advantages and disadvantages below.
The best time to move onto using a toilet training seat is after introducing the concept of sitting and doing a wee or poo on a potty. Using a toilet training seat can be a little trickier for your toddler than simply sitting on a potty initially.
This is usually because it means they will need to learn to always make the run to the same spot, and climb onto the toilet using either a toilet training stool or similar. Toilet seats being up or down can add to the complexity.
Another important thing to remember is to always leave a toilet training stool at the foot of the toilet. When it’s time to go, explain to the child to step up on the potty stool and onto their toilet training seat. This may take a few attempts before your little one gets it right but once they get the hang of it they’ll soon be able to do it without your help.
If you’ve got yourself a toilet training seat then it’s time to learn how to toilet train your child.