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What kind of potty should I buy for my toddler?

Some children are afraid of toilets, due to the size and noise from flushing. Other children are more curious about toilets and are willing to try using them. If your child is happy around a full-sized toilet, you can buy a padded seat with a narrow opening for the normal toilet. Some models have handles on the side, or steps that enable easy access to the toilet for children. These steps can be used as a stepping platform, to allow your child to use the basin. Some booster seats have water- filled cushions, adjustable securing devices to keep your child in place, and even built-in music players!
 
If your child is intimidated by a full-sized toilet, buy a potty instead. The smaller seat and height of a potty will give your child a sense of security and control when using it. It is a good idea to buy the potty when your child is around 18 months old. By having it in the bathroom, your child will be used to its presence before toilet training starts. Most children will stop using a potty within a year.
Potties can be made of wood or plastic. Plastic potties are lightweight, available in many different colours and are easy to clean, depending on the design.
 
Motivation for your child to try using the toilet properly instead of relying on nappies, usually comes from an older sibling. There are also educational books and videos available, which can help prepare your child for training, before they even use a potty. Stories and videos can make the experience fun for your child, making potty training enjoyable.

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