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LucyLu81

Can anyone recommend any good stepping stools that are safe for small toddlers to help start toilet training on the big toilet? I like the idea of the ladder style ones with handles but they look quite flimsy. I may have to start with the potty simply because my daughter is so small

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Lou-bags

I found the ladder one I had (from bigW) was too flimsy like you say, and unstable. My DS1 was too scared to use it. We went with a potty until he was bigger and comfortable on the toilet.

 

DS2 is probably getting close to being ready in the next few months so I’m thinking one of those seat inserts and a good sturdy step in front.

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José

we liked the lupi lu insert and really liked it.

and a step stool.

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Harmony04

DD wasn’t particularly small as a toddler but our toilet was an older-style, quite tall one. We couldn’t even use a stool with it due to the vinyl flooring finishing just underneath it and a raised strip between it and the tile. We just stuck with the potty until she wanted to use the toilet, then we’d lift her up until she was tall enough.

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Mumma bug

With both of my kids I’ve used the following and found they can easily manoeuvre the stool and seat themselves and feel secure on the toilet:

 

Seat - https://www.bigw.com.au/product/baby-u-cushie-tushie/p/4013631/

 

Stool - https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/40265164/

 

This looks good too: https://www.bigw.com.au/product/dreambaby-2-height-step-stool-aqua/p/964766/

 

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Future-self

Just a basic step stool with rubber bottom to stop slipping (big w i think) and a lupi Lu seat here too. DD is small

 

Same set up with a few friends. Those ladder things aren’t really helpful as they want to go up them forwards and then have to twist etc

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~LemonMyrtle~

My son wasn’t small but was really uncoordinated and fearful of steps and the toilet.

 

So we started with a potty which is ideal really as a started when they are little.

 

then we used this very supportive rubbery toilet seat, it’s like a bumbo with a hole in it, so very secure, ideal for a smaller child because it’s so supportive, but we had to help him up and down a step stool.

https://www.mightyape.com.au/product/dream-baby-soft-touch-potty-seat-white/22060220

 

Finally we convinced him to use this all in one steps and seat. Took a long time, with me helping him, before he was brave enough to use the steps. But these are the best, easy to use and the handles really help them to get up and down and feel safe

https://www.babybunting.com.au/4baby-toilet-seat-with-steps-primary.html?utm_source=AdwordsPLAS&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=AdwordsPLAS&istCompanyId=3c86f967-aae2-4d33-bda3-427214422aa1&istItemId=-lrpwritpi&istBid=tzpa&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvdfk0OP04AIV2gorCh0_bQ87EAQYAiABEgKz3_D_BwE

 

We spend a lot on toilet seats for DS1! He took ages to get confident.

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little lion

We had a similar set up as described by Mumma Bug.

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