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Hi all! I will be on a cruise with my 3 and 7 year old this autumn. I have been on 2 cruises previously with the older child but he was in diapers at the time. It has also been years since my last cruise so I honestly can't remember.  We will be on RCCL Symphony if that affects anything.

 

Are the toilets on the ship generally child friendly or too high/big?  Are there any potty seats/folding step stools that you have used that worked well? 

 

Thanks for any help!

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They were pretty high for our youngest at that age.  The sink was also difficult for him to reach while brushing teeth.  I asked staff for a stool, but for liability reasons they wouldn't provide one.  I then purchased a folding on that I can put in my luggage and stay next to my child while they are using it.  While there haven't been any balance issues, but I would just hate to have the ship suddenly rock and them fall off at the counter.  The one we have is similar to this one.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Step-Stool-Lightweight-Bathroom/dp/B07KQQ9ZZV/ref=asc_df_B07KQQ9ZZV/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309752498847&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16519441736381602462&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010888&hvtargid=pla-624121314209&psc=1

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19 hours ago, KimA75 said:

They were pretty high for our youngest at that age.  The sink was also difficult for him to reach while brushing teeth.  I asked staff for a stool, but for liability reasons they wouldn't provide one.  I then purchased a folding on that I can put in my luggage and stay next to my child while they are using it.  While there haven't been any balance issues, but I would just hate to have the ship suddenly rock and them fall off at the counter.  The one we have is similar to this one.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Step-Stool-Lightweight-Bathroom/dp/B07KQQ9ZZV/ref=asc_df_B07KQQ9ZZV/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309752498847&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16519441736381602462&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010888&hvtargid=pla-624121314209&psc=1

 Thank you!  I am adding this to my shopping list.

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19 hours ago, kitkat343 said:

It won't always be helpful, but there are child size toilets in the kids club if you are near there (and they are open)

I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the tip!

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we started cruising with DS when he was 3. We didn't use any step stools on the cruise and we didn't have any problems.

I would probably advise to have some disposable toilet seat covers with you, just in case there are none in the bathroom. Especially for when you are off the ship.

https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Clean-Disposable-Toilet-Covers/dp/B00PMAN97O

 

Or a folding seat cover. 

https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/disney-minnie-folding-travel-potty-seat-with-storage-bag/1043176120?categoryId=32167

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