Observe the child sitting on a potty chair with a book.
Provide a book and ask the child to sit on the potty-chair to read it (with or without clothing on).
The child is willing to sit in the potty chair as long as the adult is present, but does not yet associate it with toileting.
Encourage parents to use a potty chair, so the child’s feet reach the floor. This is more stabilizing for the child than sitting with feet dangling on a toilet training potty seat on a standard toilet. The use of the potty chair with no expectations allows the child to view the potty-chair as a comfortable, non-threatening place.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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