At 2 years and 3 months he just did it. He used his Potty for the first time and in the right way. Previous to it, he uses his potty as a toy, chair, ladder, or just a thing to push and pull around.
When we first bought the potty trainer, probably when he was about 11 months old or maybe even before that, we told him to use it and probably reminded him quite a few times. But when we realized that he was still too young to be potty trained we stopped reminding him of it. We did not forced him to learn it and we just kept it there sitting around along with his other toys.
Then one magical afternoon, I just told him, “if you are gonna make wee-wee use your potty.” and in that moment he rushed and sat there and made his first poo-poo. It was a proud moment for him and his face lit when he was finished.
Now, very often he asked his shorts to be removed when he is ready and everytime it was a happy time.
Never imagine, how making a poo-poo or a wee-wee in an Elmo’s plastic potty chair can be a milestone that seems to deserve a parade everytime.