How big is the human bladder? Big enough to hold up to two cups of urine.

Things are a little different, however, for children. Given their size, it only makes sense that they’d have to go to the bathroom more often.

This isn’t a big problem when you’re at home or at the mall, but it can be if you’re at say, an outdoor event where there are no normal indoor bathroom accommodations.

Fortunately, there is an alternative—porta potties aka portable toilets.

Looking for some tips on how to help your child use a porta potty? If so, you’re on the right page. We’ll be going over everything that you need to know below.

So be sure to read the rest of the post!

Four Porta Potty Safety Tips to Consider

Portable potties are often found at event sites such as fairs, carnivals, and concerts. Here are a few things to consider when your child has to use these facilities.

1. Supervision Is a Must 

Supervision is a must for porta potties so make sure to step inside the unit with them. Be careful as the floor can be wet and slippery.

Help your child on the seat and hold their hands so that they won’t fall in. Consider lining the seat with a seat cover, if they’re available.

2. Encourage Good Hygiene 

As with regular bathrooms, you want to make sure that your child washes his or her hands after using the porta potty. After all, they can harbor a fair bit of germs.

Ideally, you want them to use soap and water but hand sanitizer will do if a washing station is not available. If anything, it’s crucial in preventing the spread of disease.

3. Remove All Toys and Accessories Before Entering 

It’s not uncommon for children to accidentally drop things into the holding tank. Given that, it’s crucial that you remove all accessories and toys before entering the unit.

For example, you may wish to remove hats, sunglasses, and other accessories. The same thing goes for toys. Put them away so that they won’t have a chance to fall inside the tank.

4. Don’t Let Them Play Around Porta Potties

Watch your children while they’re near porta potties. Even if they don’t have to go, they might be curious as to what they are.

Remember, it only takes a few seconds for something bad to happen. The last thing that you want is to be remembered as that parent who lets their child cause trouble.

Helping Your Child Use a Porta Potty

And there you have it—four things to keep in mind when you’re helping your child use a porta potty. Remember, you can never be too careful, especially with portable toilets.

Interested in renting a porta potty for your event? Feel free to contact us for more information—we’d be happy to help!