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Have you tried the Raritan PHII? It has a long handle that makes it easier to flush. We have two boys, and they can flush the PHII.
If you have a head that seems unusually hard to flush (even for adults), it probably needs to be rebuilt. The plunger assembly uses a rubber washer/ring of sorts that get worn, old, or dry. That makes them very hard to work.
If you do wish to go with the electric version, and you have only one head, I have also used a Jabsco compact with the add-on electric flush unit. THe nice thing about this unit is that if the electric unit fails, you can pull off the electric unit and put on the manual as everything is a perfect match. That would be my only choice if I had only one head as they WILL fail, eventually (and always at the most inopportune time).
Raritan also has a electric add-on for the PHII (though it does not macerate like the jabsco unit). I have no experience with that unit, but know it is available.
PS THe Jabsco unit with add-on screams like a banchee when run. Just FYI.