Potty training can be a trying experience for both parents and kids and it takes a lot of patience, understanding and the right equipment to make it as smooth a process as possible. Many parents find that a potty chair is one of those essentials.
What is the Difference? – Potty chairs for boys and potty chairs for girls are different. potty chairs for boys have a “splash guard.” A splash guard is a small, cup-shaped device (sometimes built in, sometimes removable) that curves around a boys penis when he is sitting on the chair, to avoid accidental splashes. Potty chairs for boys come in a number of different basic types. Some are designed to be portable and others have a removable insert that can be used with the “real” potty to make the transition from potty chair to real toilet easier when the time comes.
The most important thing when choosing from amongst the many potty chairs for boys that are available is that the child will actually use it. That is why so many potty chairs for boys feature familiar cartoon characters or are shaped like something else, to help hold a child’s interest. Here are a few of the potty chairs for boys we like best:
Fisher Price Ducky Fun 3 in 1 Potty – Positive reinforcement is a big part of getting potty training on the right track and this cute potty seat helps in that process by rewarding success with a song! Even if the tune ends up driving you a little nuts most kids love it and it does encourage them to keep trying again. Once your child is ready the removable insert can be used with the real toilet and the base can be used as a step stool.
Baby Bjorn Potty Chair - This potty chair for boys isn’t too fancy but like all Baby Bjorn products it does not have to be because it is a well made, well thought out product that just works. The potty chair, with its higher back and arm rests is designed for comfort (very important) and is strong, sturdy and easy to clean. Another advantage of this potty chair for boys (or girls if you remove the splash guard) is that it is nice and light, making it easy to take on the road with you as well.
Boon Potty Bench - This is more like a potty training center than just a potty chair for boys. It has two side storage compartments for wipes, toys and other essentials as well as a pull out inner “potty drawer” that is very easy to clean. The potty shield is removable and there is even a built in toilet paper holder on the side. Once potty training is complete and you child has graduated to the big boy toilet this potty chair for boys has a second useful life as a sturdy step stool that can hold up to 300lbs!