Post # 1
I know I’m getting way ahead of myself since baby isn’t even born yet. But I have a question about those plastic toilets.
Are they necessary? Does a stool and a seat like these (http://www.toysrus.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3242107′ defer=’defer ) work just as well?
I know once baby is here, I’ll quickly get over any squeamishness I have with bodily fluids; but if possible, I’d prefer to not have to clean out a little plastic toilet. (One of the reasons I don’t have cats is because I don’t want to deal with a litter box!)
Post # 3
A lot of it is personal preference (yours and your LO’s). Some kids won’t go on the big potty because it’s too, too big, etc… Other kids hate the potty chair and will only go on a potty seat.
I think it also depends on the age of the child. We practice Elimination Communication, and I found the Baby Bjorn potty (with the high back and rounded “horn” in the front for them to grab onto) is much easier than a potty seat with a young infant. Older toddlers and preschoolers are more capable of using the big potty and more comfortable using a seat with little to no support.