Potty chairs comprise of a standard potty inserted into a chair frame to provide a higher sitting position and better all round support than a standard floor-sitting potty. Many have a grab rail at the front for added security.
Some potties have a pommel moulded into the front of them which will keep the legs apart and in a more relaxed position. This will also provide a 'splash guard' (urine deflector) for boys.
Some seats and backrests are wooden which may be uncomfortable to sit on for long periods of time - check whether optional cushions or padded seats/backrests are available.
The wider the base, the more stable the potty chair will be.
Potties with oval apertures provide a more comfortable and supportive seat than a round aperture, in which children with narrow hips tend to get their hips stuck. A wide ledge each side for support under the bottom is also more comfortable and can enable your child to 'perform' more easily.
When considering equipment for the toilet, an individual assessment with an occupational therapist may be appropriate. Your child's safety is very important and there may be individual factors which determine what equipment best suits your child's needs. The information on this site is not a substitute for individual assessment.
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