As you've probably noticed, there are lots of different philosophies/debates out there regarding potty training. We didn't pay much attention to any if them. We just kind of did our own thing. We started casually when our daughter was around 1 1/2 and she has been potty trained since right around her 2nd birthday. You can read a little more about our "potty training story" in a previous post.
We didn't use any fancy systems, 3-step books, or singing toilets. We just started with a BabyBjorn Potty Chair and a positive attitude - and went from there. Now, we have the chair in one bathroom and a BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer in our second bathroom. That's a nice approach because she can go in either bathroom (she needs help to get seated on the toilet trainer). The potty chair is more convenient because it's just her size and she can go by herself, but the toilet trainer has been a big help in teaching her what it's like to go on "big potties" when we're out and about.
We also have the BabyBjorn Safe Step, which makes the hand-washing process a lot easier for both me and my daughter. The step makes hand-washing more appealing to my daughter because she can take ownership in the experience. The steps makes hand-washing more appealing for me because I don't have to try to lift her up and scrub her hands at the same time. That is just plain exhausting...especially when you're 4 1/2 months pregnant!
In sum: BabyBjorn makes high-quality, simple, streamlined products for the potty training process. I highly recommend the potty chair, the toilet trainer, and the safe step to parents.
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