I have to use a slide board to get on and off a potty chair and since this seat is padded it helps the board not to slide
Overall: Yes, I would recommend this product.
When we first received this product, we were elated. Finally, a comfortable seat. Shortly thereafter, the seam tore. I called customer service within warranty, and the seat was immediately exchanged. Then, the stain problem began. It didn't matter how much Clorox I used, the stains remained, so I purchased another commode seat. Unfortunately, it is highly likely that we will have the same problem again. Then, what? Another $39.99 plus tax????
Cons:Immediately stains; cannot even remove stains with Clorox products :(
Overall: No, I would not recommend this product.