okay this is such a cool idea and i hope no one minds me joining in (way easier than adding a larger calendar!)
bought a potty yest that plays music and graduates to the big toilet and becomes a stool. started with it today and so far so good!
only two dirty diapers! haven't been really actively trying to catch things but just flying on instinct with her as i can read her pretty good when i don't try for most things. starting off by taking her to the bathroom whenever she gets that special vacant look in her eye (pee'ing); start to smell it, the first time i tried this she held it when i said the words potty time!! and whenever she gets that special poop face. of the five times we went to pee, she did it three times, the other two were false alarms, plus the two that i missed for a total of five pees that i know of after about 10 am. and we caught a poop at bath time, she started, then looked at the potty and stopped when i said potty and went in the potty instead!!! for a first day at 7 months i'm feeling pretty confident so far and really hoping that we can continue this trend. she can sit, but prefers a little hand holding for support, her potty is in front of our toilet so that we can sit together and hold hands and make face to face time. she usually wakes up dry or is fresh wet so hoping that tom i can start from waking and see how it goes.
feeling so refreshed and calm knowing that this board is here and much less stressed about the possibility of 'forcing' this on my child. potty training before three years old do NOT make you a bad parent! lol!! what an odd thought!