Best Potty Seat For Baby Björn
The first thing to do when your baby starts to use the potty is to make sure it’s not too small. If your baby is just starting out, then you want him or her to have plenty of room so they don’t feel cramped up.
You may need to buy a bigger one later on if he or she gets larger. (You’ll probably get used to it! )
If you’re using a toddler sized potty, then you might consider buying a smaller size so your little one doesn’t feel like they’re going to fall down. However, there are some things to keep in mind:
It’s better to purchase the smaller size than the same size that will fit two children. Since babies tend to grow at different rates, it’s always good practice to buy something slightly larger than what you think you’ll need.
The smaller size will usually cost less since manufacturers aren’t making them as large anymore. That means you won’t have to pay as much for the potty seat either.
A few years ago, most potty seats were made from plastic, but now many are made from more durable materials such as metal or wood. Plastic ones may break sooner than others, so it’s best to avoid those.
Metal ones won’t break as easy, but if you have little ones (or rambunctious older ones) then it’s always best to keep an eye on them when they’re using the potty.
If you have a very young child, you might want to buy a cushion or put a small blanket under their bottom so it’s more comfortable. You can also buy a special plastic lining that will go inside the potty to help protect it from stains and odors.
This lining is fairly easy to clean as well.
One of the most important things is to keep the potty clean and dry at all times. Water and electricity (such as what comes from a toilet) don’t mix, so it’s best to buy a cheap plastic potty for your child to use while they’re still learning how to go on the big one.
You could get by with just using paper towels to clean up any messes, but there are a few other things you’ll need as well:
Bleach is always great for cleaning and disinfecting, both on the potty and around it. If you have younger children, then you’ll definitely want to have this around in case of an accident.
A gallon of bleach will last a long time.
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