Quoting jen black:" Do you ladies feel it was easier and less intimidating for the LO's to use a little potty seat or to ... [snip!] ... twice as intimidated once I actually switch her to the big white porcelain throne lol as compared to Minnie Mouse potty seat."The little potty will be best. You can put it in the room with her so she doesn't have to run to the bathroom. I did elimination communication with my now 3 year old when he was about 6 months.