I’m not in any rush to potty train right now. M isn’t even two yet. But on the other hand, I want to give her the opportunity to start if she IS ready. At 12 months I tried putting her on her potty ( the kind that goes over the real toilet with steps) but she didn’t like it. So we put it away. At 18 months I brought it back out and she now loves to climb up there, sit down, and make a pssshhhhh noise to imitate peeing sounds. She has yet to go in there, though.
She has also been watching her 2 and 3 year old cousins and friends, as well as me, and we have some potty books on our wish list. The thing is, she still doesn’t connect the act of peeing or pooping with sitting on the toilet, but I figure we are still off to a good start. She even wears pull up diapers.
Hopefully by age 2 she will start understanding what she’s supposed to do up there! I’m just trying to keep it fun for now.
P.S. She pooped in the bathtub the other day. Gag!!!