So far the majority of moms in one of my twins groups have had their children trained by age 3.
If your child is staying dry longer, telling you when he/she needs a diaper change, goes to a private spot to have a bm, and can follow direction from you, he/she may be ready.
I gave it a shot with my twins at 20 mos because they seemed ready. They were not. They're 26 mos now and I'm getting ready to give it a go pretty soon here. If it doesn't work, I'll stop and try again in a few months.
My plan: put them in big boy underpants right away, put their potties by the tv, pop in their favorite show, give them lots of drinks, and put them on the potty every 15-30 min. If we can have some successes, I'll bump it up to putting them on the potty first thing in the morning, at regular intervals throughout the day etc.
at 2:19 PM on Jan. 19, 2009