It's time to graduate from the diapers - congratulations! You're officially off the hook from expensing $100 (at least) per month on disposable diapers! Money aside, gone also are the days where you have to do around-the-clock diaper changes which to be honest, is probably one of the most exhausting task parenthood has to offer.
However, we'd be lying if we tell you the next phase - potty training - will be easy. For the lucky ones, a few days will do the trick (you're REALLY lucky, by the way!) but for those not so lucky ones, this trying process may take up to several months, or even longer.
Either case, you will need the right gear to ease (and hopefully speed up) baby into potty training so that this trying phase can be as smooth and comfortable a progress as possible for both baby and you.
1. Potty Seat vs. Potty Chair
For first-time parents, this may be confusing to you - is a potty seat different from a potty chair?
The answer is - yes, they are as different as they can be, albeit both being a tremendous aid in baby's potty training process in their own right.
- Freestanding on its own
- Portable from room-to-room
- Easy for baby to access independently
- Need to dump the contents and clean after every use
- Takes up space especially in a small bathroom
- Clips onto a regular toilet seat
- Reduces the toilet hole so baby can sit easily without having to balance or worry about falling in
- Don't need to clean after every use
- Need a stepstool to get access to it
So if you think about it, potty chair and potty seat has each their own pros and cons. Our advice? A potty chair can be the best potty for training when your kid is still very little, after which you can move to a toddler toilet seat when baby grows bigger. This way, you can enjoy the best potty training toilets of both worlds!