My Lo is eighteen months old and I have began to introduce the potty. It’s more around familiarising her to the fact that this is something that we sit on and not play with. I want her to get used to it so whe it does come to potty training she is used to a routine. So far we have sat in the potty with the nappy off and have read stories. She hasn’t done a wee in it yet but I am happy that she is being familiarised with it! I am also hoping that this will make the job of potty training easier when the time comes!

Posted by Shay, 26th June 2015

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  • My daughter surprised everyone and was toilet trained at 18 months, she was definitely ready, it helps also to allow them to see you on the toilet. They are more comfortable knowing that its something you do. My son is 16 months, doesn’t walk yet, he is nowhere near ready for potty training, have a feeling he will be a late one!


  • Good on you, being comfortable with the potty is the first big step.


  • Oh that’s a great story time, with no pressure


  • Yes, this is a good idea. When it comes time to potty train, just go cold turkey and don’t put her in training pants as these confuse them. Pick about 3 days you can be home for most of the time, keep the potty in arms reach and avoid c carpeted areas of possible. Leave knickers and pants off so she doesn’t have to struggle with them. You’ll find within about 2 days she’ll be trained and there will be few accidents. Good luck!


  • That is a great idea, it is one of the biggest milestone. I hope all goes well when the times comes.


  • It certainly can’t hurt to introduce it.


  • yes that is the way mumma! that’s what we did. Maybe next time she will leave you a surprise lol


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