Commodes tend to have a slide-in pan and often postural support provided by a lap strap, harnesses or hip/trunk support pads. These commodes may be either mobile or static and on most models, the height of the footboard or plate can be adjusted to give a supported sitting position. Some models can be folded or dismantled for storage or transporting.
There are also a wide range of multi-functional commodes and shower chairs available. These products can be used a commode, a shower chair and also often over a toilet.
Mobile chairs, as a rule, tend to offer more support than static chairs and are also more adjustable.
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.
The equipment listed here may be provided by your local authority, depending on their eligibility criteria. If your child is eligible, the equipment will be provided on a long-term loan basis. Alternatively, you may be eligible for a direct payment from your local authority to purchase something suitable.
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