Potty Seats vs Potty Chairs

Should you purchase a potty seat or potty chair. This is bound to become a Mom’s (or Dad’s) debate for the ages. I am a father of two little boys and I definitely side with the potty seat crowd, but keeping in mind the fact that my kids are boys. Without getting into the obvious differences between the two sexes, I can say that my boys used the potty seat for making #2 but never used it for making pee pee. We instead opted for a small step stool that my boys can use to gain extra height. If you have little boys you already know that they love to stand up and pee. I think they love it a little too much considering how many times they have missed.

 

Potty Chairs
You already know that I am 100% behind using potty seats and step stools for potty training boys but what about potty chairs? Potty chairs are a great way to introduce any child to the toilet, but I think they are a much better option for little girls. Girls do not stand when they pee (obviously) so a step stool is only beneficial once a girl has learned to go into the bathroom, put down the seat that brother left up, mount the toilet and do her business. I think that in the beginning a potty char is the perfect height for a little girl. You may not want to clean poop out of a potty chair so you may want to make the decision that the potty chair id for making #1 and the big potty is for #2, as most kids need help for #2 in the beginning anyway.

I hope this small anecdotal article is helpful in distinguishing between buying a potty seat or a potty chair for boys and girls.

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