My DD is 17 months and has been USING THE POTTY -not potty trained- since 11 months. You just sit them on it, sing, read, converse, etc. My DD almost always went with me to the BR as baby and followed me there when she learned to walk. I would tell her what I was doing: pee, poo, toilet paper, flush, wash hands. I also got her kid books on it. So she does what mommy and the books do. Make sure the seat is soft and comfy. Try to make note of her pee/poo times. I noticed my DD peed shortly after waking up every morning, so that's when I put her on the toilet. I make an effort to change her immediately when her diaper was wet. So now, she tells me right before or after she pees. That helps get her on the potty on time or keep her from walking in urine.
at 5:54 PM on Mar. 18, 2009