A new year brings new beginnings, which means it's time to switch up the routine. I'm ditching our potty chairs. I know I should have done it awhile ago, but none of my girls were ready for it. Both of our potty chairs have a feature where you can attach part of it to the regular toilet. The bottom of the chair then becomes a step stool. Tried it, didn't work. Somehow the girls managed to pee all over themselves rather than in the toilet. I quickly gave up that plan.
But now it's time to give it another go, with a twist. How do I know it's time? Because they do their business and often times don't tell me. If they can do that, then they can use the regular potty and flush.
I'm not going to use the attachments. Instead, our kind Aunt Jenna is making a trip to IKEA for me (since I don't live remotely close to one) and buying me three step stools (we already have one of them). (Side note to IKEA: wouldn't it be great if you made these available to order through your website? hint hint) There will be a stool in front of each toilet and one at each bathroom sink. Why no attachments? I discovered something just before Christmas. The preschool doesn't use any type of toilet seat attachment and the girls have no problem using that toilet. If they can do it at school they can do it at home.
Like all changes, it's going to take some getting used to... mainly for the girls. I'm sure there will be some resistance (for awhile Roo was convinced she would fall in a big toilet, which is why she prefers the potty chair). So, wish me luck!