Supportive toilet seats are for children who require more support than that provided by a standard toilet seat.
These seats either clamp or clip to the toilet bowl. They usually incorporate a backrest, side support and lap strap or harness.
The toilet-fixed units may be less stable than toilet seat frames and fixing must be routinely checked to ensure the seat remains secure. Freestanding frames however, can be more bulky and awkward to move away. A storage place will need to be found for when the unit is not in use.
Equipment used with a standard toilet can be inconvenient for other members of the family - this should be considered prior to purchase.
Read further advice on children's supportive toilet seats.
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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