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Is it necessary to use a specific type of potty chair or seat for my toddler during potty training?

Hi everyone, I am a first-time parent and my toddler is just about ready for potty training. I am a bit overwhelmed with all the different types of potty chairs and seats available in the market. I am not sure if it is necessary to use a specific type for my child during potty training. I want to make sure that I am choosing the right product that will make the training process easier and more comfortable for my child. Can anyone provide some insight into whether a specific type of potty chair or seat is necessary, and how to choose the right one? Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hi there! As a parent who recently went through potty training with my toddler, I can share my personal experience with potty chairs and seats. My child initially started with a standalone potty chair, but it wasn't very comfortable for her and didn't fit securely on the toilet seat. We eventually switched to a seat that attaches securely on the toilet seat, and that worked much better for us. It was more comfortable for my child and made it easier for her to transition to using the regular toilet. I also found that the seat was much more hygienic as it didn't require constant cleaning like the potty chair did. In my opinion, it's not necessary to use a specific type of potty chair or seat, but it's important to choose one that is comfortable for your child and fits securely on your toilet seat. Hope this helps!


Hello! I understand your dilemma as I have been there before. My child also had some difficulty transitioning from the potty to the toilet seat so we invested in a toilet seat with a smaller seat attached to it for little ones. It made her feel more secure and comfortable on the big toilet and helped her feel more like a "big girl". However, when we were traveling or in public restrooms it was sometimes easier to have a standalone potty that we could take with us. The potty was also helpful during the initial training stages when my child needed quick access to the bathroom. Ultimately, it depends on your child's comfort level and your lifestyle. Some children may prefer one method over the other so it might take a bit of trial and error to find what works best for you. I hope this helps and good luck with the potty training!

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