I started putting my daughter on the potty around 16 months, just before baths when the water was running. The water would help her pee. Then I would do it after a nap too... then in the morning when she woke up. She eventually started to tell me "pee pee" and would lead me to the potty. Over Christmas, (she's now 20 months) I put her in underpants - no pull-ups - and we set the timer for 30 minutes. When it went off, we went to the potty. If she didnt' go, we'd add another 5 minutes to the timer until she went and then we'd set it all over again. The first day we had 4 accidents, second day 3, and no problems since. If she's giving you rediness signs, I'd say go for it! Especially if you plan on having more kids - then you won't have 2 in diapers at the same time!
at 2:39 PM on Jan. 7, 2010