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Toilets for Toddlers

Toilets for Toddlers

Photo of two kinds of toilet seats for toddlers

Toddler toilets help with toilet training. They are the right size for a child. Your child can use these aids until he or she is big enough to sit on a regular toilet.

A potty chair is a type of a toilet small enough for a child. It sits on the floor, and you can pick it up and move it to another place if you need to. Your child's waste collects in the potty chair's pan or bowl. You'll need to empty and clean the pan or bowl after each use.

If your child uses a potty seat (also called a toilet seat), his or her waste goes into your regular toilet bowl. Firmly attach the seat to your toilet. And make sure your child has a sturdy step stool to help him or her reach the potty seat. Often a step stool is included with the potty seat. Many potty seats have handgrips or armrests.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Last Revised March 24, 2011

Last Revised: March 24, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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