I couldn’t believe it when, on Easter Sunday, Maggie started to indicate a desire to start potty training. She was only 13 months! It all started when I noticed her going to the bathroom and asked her about it. She proceeded to tap her diaper and shake her head yes. When I asked her if she wanted to use the big-girl potty she got very excited. I hurried her into the bathroom and the rest is history.
Ever since then, I’ve been taking her to use the potty at least a few times a day. Sure, she still goes to the bathroom in her diaper about 75% of the time, but she’s slowly picking up on things. I haven’t wanted to pressure her too much at this point and make it something that’s no longer fun.
When Maggie started using the potty, she used our big toilet for a while. This was hard for 2 reasons.
1. It really is way too big for her, and I don’t think she was very comfortable sitting on it.
2. I felt like I really needed to keep it clean every single day because she always wanted to touch everything on the potty while she was using the bathroom. As a busy mom, this is hard!
So, I began to hunt for the perfect potty for Maggie to use. I came across Bright Starts My Little Potty.
There were quite a few things that I liked about this potty:
- The price can’t be beat! This potty is only $11.99! I love that about Bright Starts. This company makes products that are affordable for any family.
- I love the look/colors. The potty is green and blue. I prefer to buy things that are gender neutral like this so that they will be useful for us whether we have a girl or boy. We live in a townhouse, so I don’t have the space to store a 2 different highchairs, potty chairs, etc.
- The potty is easy to use and easy to clean! It’s so easy to clean, that I feel comfortable carrying it all over my house. If we are in the living room, I take it in there. That way, there’s no having to run to the bathroom an not making it in time.
- The potty is the perfect size for Maggie. Her little bottom fits on it really well and the added handles help her to steady herself when she’s sitting on it.
- This potty is simple. Yes, it doesn’t sing or have any toys attached to it, and I love it for that! Maggie gets distracted so easily at this age. It is much easier to keep her focus on the task at hand with this potty.
If you have a child who is potty training, or will be soon, I would highly recommend the Bright Starts My Little Potty Chair. You can purchase this chair yourself on Bright Start’s website, at Target, and at Buy Buy Baby.
*I was not paid for this review. I only share my honest opinions. Thanks to the company for the complimentary review item.*