Key products generally needed for toilet training include deciding between a potty or toilet training seat, training pants and clothes.
While products help with training and the act of going to the toilet, toilet training tools are more about encouragement and motivation for your child. Using a combination of products and tools, combined with our toilet training approach will make the transition to using a toilet easier for your child.
Potty versus toilet seat
Many parents believe potties are an essential throughout toilet training, however, some prefer that their young one moves straight to the toilet. Each has their pros and cons.
It’s really up to you to decide what is best for your child based on their behaviour. If your toddler isn’t reacting well to a potty, try a toilet seat and vice versa. If you do decide that a potty is the way to go, forget about the guesswork when choosing and leave it up to your toddler to find the potty that they want.
Sometimes our decision on potty versus seat is based on our own experiences growing up, it can be as simple as that.
More on potties
Potties come in all shapes and sizes and can be decorated however your child pleases. They should be comfortable, i.e. your child should fit easily and it must be easy to empty. If you are going to be out and about, there are even travel potties available.
More on toilet seats
Toilet seats work just as well and have the added advantage or not having to be emptied once used. A simple flush will generally do.
There are generally two designs of toilet training seat, a removable and portable seat which sits on top of the normal seat and which can be removed when required; and a hinged fixed seat, similar to your normal seat which can be lifted when not required.
Most toilet seats also require a step, so the child can reach properly. Make sure this is always close at hand so your child can easily get onto the seat when required.
More on training pants
Huggies Pull-Ups® Toilet Training pants are a great way to encourage your child’s independence and say loud and clear, “I’m A Big Kid Now”!
Pull-Ups® Training pants have underwear-like designs to look like real underwear, and also the unique “feel wet to learn” wetness liner to help teach your toddler the difference between being wet and dry.
Toilet training tools (including rewards-charts, books, games and videos) are a great way to introduce your child to toilet training and help him stay interested.
You can find out more about toilet training tools here, what is available and what you may need. You can also read more on using the right toilet training clothes.
Find out more about choosing the right potty for your child or read more on the advantages of using a toilet seat.