Small child

Toilet seat or potty?


Why make your life more difficult when there are so many toilet seats? Smaller and more practical on the go? Or maybe not, maybe the potty are more practical, because they give the comfort of "peeing" on a walk, during travel, without having to stressfully visit the city toilets? How to solve this dispute: when the toilet seat and when the potty?

Why potty?

Baby potty it can be arranged in any room in the house or apartment. When mom is busy with something in the kitchen, she has to stop her duties only for a moment, sit the toddler and theoretically, if the child does not demand constant attention, she can go back to the interrupted activity for a few minutes.

In addition, I have a lot to appreciate the potty for the fact that a child after many attempts and successful learning is able to do it alone run for him, sit on it and do what it takes. Unfortunately, this does not rule out parental interference. Usually parents they must participate in the process of pouring the contents and washing the interior of the potty. In the latter case, it can be unpleasant and be seen as an additional obligation.

Potty works, however, when at home we have two small children and each of them is already being dehaired (especially for twins, triplets) and where there are more people living in one house or apartment - the toilet is often busy. Especially when it is connected to the bathroom.

Why toilet seat cover?

Theoretically, the toilet seat makes it easy teaching 'adult' using the toilet. A child accustomed to the potty may be afraid of switching to a "large toilet". After all, the seat sits higher, which makes especially the younger child feel insecure. Especially if he hadn't observed his parents in the toilet before. Anxiety can arouse the sound of flushing and that the legs are not supported (which additionally can cause a problem when a child wants to support himself while passing stools).
For all these reasons, some argue that the potty is more suitable for younger children, especially babies, and the toilet seat cover for one and a half years old and older.

Toilet seat cover for this advantage that thanks to it we have definitely less cleaning up. At the same time, it is easier to transport. Facilitates dealing with physiological needs when we visit friends and family. We don't have to wash the potty and perform other activities: including spilling content that may be difficult outside the home.

One downside, at least in the minds of some people, may be that the use of a toilet seat cover forces parental help: at the entrance to the toilet and later while going down. Sometimes this restriction is removed by a special stand, but not always.
It is best if mom or dad do not leave the toilet also when dealing with physiological needs, because a particularly energetic child can fall off the toilet. On the other hand, the experience of many mothers proves that accompanying children in the toilet makes toddlers who especially like to receive attention from their parents more willingly use the toilet. There is even a belief that in this way they compensate for the discomfort of depriving them of time spent with their parents while changing diapers.

So what: potty or overlay?

Most mothers think that both the potty and the toilet seat cover are equally needed. The potty works because at the beginning of the road to stripping, teaching the child independence and controlling his physiological needs, and the toilet seat works when the child uses the toilet less often and is large enough to cope with entering the step, arranging the overlay and taking care of your needs. However, as with everything in raising children: there are no hard and fast rules. There are mothers who have taught independence only by using the toilet seat, bypassing the potty stage, as well as those that have passed each of them.

There is also some agreement that early dehumidification - before the end of the year - is a time when it is better to choose a potty because of greater stability, and then - about two years - a toilet seat cover. The older the child, the greater the need to imitate the parent and see how mum and dad do, for which toilet training is better. Each time, however, the decision belongs to the parent.

What do you think? Which method is better: using a potty or toilet seat for dehumidification?