At Sandy's 18-month appointment, Dr. Baar recommended we start potty training. She said there is a window for most kids between 18 months and 2 where they can be potty trained. So, I went out and bought a potty chair and stuck it in the bathroom across from the toilet. I've been pretty skeptical that Sandy was ready for potty training--she liked to stick stuff in the potty chair but that was it. She comes into the bathroom with me and so the last week or so I've started asking if she wants to sit on her potty while I sit on mine, but she hasn't shown any interest.
At our ward playgroup on Tuesday, though, I got some advice from some of the moms there: they suggested skipping the potty chair and going straight to the potty seat on the toilet. So, today when we were getting ready to shower, I put the potty seat on the toilet and the step stool in front of it. Sandy instantly wanted to try it out. She spent about 20 minutes sitting on the chair and getting up and down until she could get onto the seat by herself. She never went potty, but she was having a great time. I'm thrilled to skip the little potty chair because that saves me having to clean it out! Yeah!
So, we'll see how it goes. I'm still not sure she's really ready for potty training, but if she'll happily sit on the toilet everyday, I'm happy to let her. It can only help, right?