Potty Training Adventures

My daughter is less than two weeks away from her first birthday. I realize that is quite young to begin potty training, but I wanted to at least expose her to the idea of sitting on a toilet so I asked my husband to pick up a potty chair on a recent trip to Target. He selected this beauty.


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Yes, that’s the Fisher Price Pink Princess Stepstool Potty.


It warms my heart to observe my husband concentrating intently on putting our daughter’s things together. Especially when it’s a pink potty chair.


It seems like they got a little overzealous on the weight limit of the stepstool, but at least I know my 18-pound daughter will be able to use this safely.


In case the pink plastic crown on the chair wasn’t enough to entice a young lady to go potty like a big girl, the celebratory royal tunes offer added incentive. Since we happened to have the potty chair up and running right at bath time, I sat my girl on it to see what she thought. And guess what? She went potty right away. And the chair followed through on its promise of emitting a nice royal tune. I almost expected Kate Middleton to walk into my bathroom.

Not Sure

As you can see, she is still skeptical. Also, in case you’re wondering, yes, this will be submitted for her graduation slideshow, if they’re still doing slideshows in 2032. We will continue to chronicle the adventure that is potty training. For now, please feel free to submit any potty training tips to


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