DoAbility UK features toilet seats for kids of all sizes with special needs.
These children toilet seats, which are made from strong plastic are stable and safe.
Your child can sit straight with a pair of reins, which are easy to adjust. The seat is also furnished with arm rests and a splash guard. A hook and butterfly nut placed at the back of the back rest fixes the seat. The hook can be adjusted and locked so you do not have to unscrew it when the toilet seat is lifted off.
Many parents worry about potty training their children with special needs since they tend to be more difficult to potty train.
Toilet training children with disabilities and some other related disorders is fraught with countless challenges stemming from the very core of their unique characteristics. The communication and sensory issues alone can create formidable barriers. As a result, typical strategies are frequently ineffective when used with children with special needs.
A major factor in the success of potty training is based on the development of an effective toileting schedule. To determine the right schedule for your child, data needs to be taken for at least 2 days on how often the child goes to the bathroom.
To do this, you should check for dry pants every 20 minutes. If you are lucky, you can find diapers, which have color indicators when the child voids.
Write down what times of day your child defecates since most people defecate at approximately the same time each day.
Once you have gathered enough data for 2 to 3 days, figure out approximately how often the child goes to the bathroom. Divide the number of minutes awake by the number of times the child went to the bathroom.
As a rule of thumb, the child should be taken to the bathroom, twice as often as the child's average for urinating and defecating. So, for instance, if the child goes to the bathroom at an average of once every hour, the child should be taken to the bathroom every half hour.
When setting up the toilet schedule, always remember the times of day your child is most likely to defecate, and try to have the toilet schedule occur close to these times.
Before taking your child to the bathroom, give the child a cue that it is time to go to the bathroom. I suggest helping the child make the sign for toilet until they can make it independently.
It is necessary that the bathroom be a very fun place. Reserve a couple of the child's favorite toys or books, which they can only have access to while they are seated on the toilet. Additionally, music can be very helpful.
Do not force your child to seat on the toilet because the experience needs to be a positive one. If your child does not want to sit on the toilet, leave the bathroom, and try again at the next scheduled time.
Moreover, do not let your child sit on the toilet for more than 5 minutes. If he/she is going to void in the toilet, they will usually do it within that time frame.
If your child voids in the toilet, make a big deal out of it. Praise your child verbally and give them a little reward.
One modification that can be made to increase your child's rate of success at voiding in the toilet is to give them something to drink 15 minutes prior to the scheduled toilet time.