At nine months, we introduced Ella to her own little potty as recommended in the book.
This method was successful for us. By nineteen months, she was completely potty trained--even through the night. We never forced the issue, but when we introduced the potty to her, we did so at the optimal times outlined in the book: before and after nap/bedtime, playtime, lunch, etc.
|Daddy hooked her up with some potty-time tunes.|
Before she turned two, we placed a bigger Baby Bjorn potty in her room (mainly for middle-of-the- night potty breaks), and it has remained her comfy potty of choice. We whipped up a waterproof pee pad like the one found on: http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2009/04/finnians-montessori-room.html to help with any potential mishaps.
At two years, she's self-sufficient and independent. She doesn't normally narrate her potty breaks, but I guess since daddy was filming...she added comments for interest;).
Then, it was back to the bathroom to wash her hands.
It is simply amazing what infants/toddlers learn and absorb at such an early age!