Either. Many people find it easy to use the bathroom sink as well. If you are outside, baby can even wee on the grass/garden. My DD has a preference for the toilet at the moment. If you're just starting out though, don't wait to buy a potty, just start with the sink or toilet and buy a potty later if you think you'd like one.
My DS is four months and we have been using the bathroom sinks, the front yard occasionally and even less frequently a bowl-like potty insert. We started with the potty insert and the sink but DS doesnt seen to like the potty bowl. I think later we will get a baby bjorn little potty but for now DS likes to look in the mirror and be held over the sink or go outside. I wonder if we should also familiarize him with the big toilet?<br><br>
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I've found a little potty sooo useful, I don't know what I would do without it! We switched from holding him over the sink to the potty at around 4 months. It's just so much easier for me to let him sit on the potty (sitting behind him) because the potty supports his weight, not me, and I can help him balance...we try the potty with an insert occasionally, and while ds thinks its a riot, its harder to balance him up there. Of course, we have 4 bblp...and keep one in the car for pottying out and about. I just find it easier to keep a potty in the same room as us than to completely interrupt whatever ds is doing to take him to the bathroom.
DS has been using the Big Toilet for poos since 3 months, always facing toward the back with me sitting on it w/ him, but we improv for pees. Tupperware, bowls, yada yada... Avent 9oz baby bottles... whatever's convenient that we don't use for food/drink!
We started with a plastic container and now DD, 6weeks old, is using a potty during the day and the container at night. When we are out a sink is perfect and sometimes a prefold layed out if we are in a hurry and she really needs to go.<br><br>
The smaller container for the nighttime is perfect and it doesn't disturb DH's sleep and I can rollover, pee her and then nurse.<br><br>
I'll have to look for a potty. The other day after telling DH that I wanted to try EC he came running to me and said okay okay! I think she's ready if you wnt to try it's now! So I stood over the sink for ten minutes before giving up. Then I missed when she was playing on her activity mat. That was fun to clean up heheh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
We've been using the Baby Bjorn insert in the toilet since dd could hold her head up. Before that we did the classic hold over the toilet, I sat with her facing backwards and dh stood to hold her facing backwards. We are even less interested in cleaning a dirty potty than dirty diapers (which is sort of funny, since I don't mind cleaning up the floor/couch/whatever if we have a miss).
We use a BBLP in the living room where DS mainly plays, and also old ice-cream buckets in the bedroom, and in the car. The bucket has a good rim for supporting with the legs and DS's bum fits in it so I can tilt the bucket up to be sure to catch his upward pees. I love the convenience of having a container around and also find I can get him into position a lot faster than doing it over the toilet.
we ended up getting a little baby bjorn infant potty and have been having success pee peeing 3 or so times per day. we decided to introduce but mix with the cloth diapers since we can't do it full time but so far it has been successful!