Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2010
    Kristine Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    my son is using the bathroom now .. are there toilets that are made smaller for the little kids?

    The Baby Care Centers in each of the theme parks do have toilets sized just right for preschoolers. The locations of the Baby Care Centers are noted on the park maps. Your challenge with using these is that there is only one baby care center at each park. I know from experience that during with a newly potty trained child, nature can't always wait for you to walk for 10 minutes to the right bathroom.

    Another bathroom challenge I've heard from many parents of younger children is the issue of self-flushing toilets. MANY of the bathrooms in the theme parks and restaurants have a motion-activated self-flushing mechanism. With a preschooler's tiny, wiggly body on the seat, the flush mechanisms are sometimes overzealous and flush while the child is still on the toilet. This has been known to terrify some kids more than any trip on a rollercoaster would. A way to overcome this would be to travel pad of Post-Its and place one lightly over the motion sensor before your child sits down. Thus, no unexpected flushing. Just remember to discard the paper when you're done.

    But back to the bathroom issue ...

    During that phase of our WDW vacations, we traveled with a portable folding potty seat that fit on top of a regular toilet seat. These are widely available at baby care stores and websites. I just kept the folding potty seat in my backpack and used it in the closest available restroom whenever my girls needed a pit stop.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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