my little one to do her wee IN the potty?
My daughter is 20 months old and showing signs of wanting to use the toilet so I wanted to start toilet training and have been spending the last couple of days letting bub have nappy free time and just encouraging her to sit on the potty whenever she needs to. I am pretty sure she is ready, we have had "fun time" potty familiarisation for the last couple of months and she will happily sit on it. She will now say wee/poo and can take her own nappy off etc. What I am finding is happening though is she will say wee I will run over, she takes her nappy off and wee's on the floor. I know she wont really have that control yet so thats ok. And I never get grumpy with her. I always say uh oh, nevermind wee's go in the potty next time and we clean it up and have a cuddle. Everytime she sits on the potty I clap and cheer and make a big deal of it even though she isnt actually doing anything. And I dont want to push her so I figure if after a week or so she totally isnt getting any in then I will stop and try again later.
I'm just not sure how to encourage her to actually go in the potty? I've bought a book she loves, showing the pictures on how to. And she will watch me and will happily grab paper and wipe her own bottom, but yeh just wont wee in the potty. Any suggestions? And aslo do I just offer it to her - like my mum said every half hour or so just ask her is she needs to go and wants to sit on it? Or should I more try to work out what times of the day she normally goes and then at those times, pop her on in the hope we will just catch one so she can see and we can make a big deal out of it?