Not really, no.
The more ready a child, the quicker he or she will learn. The less ready, the slower and longer the process. Also, it is a YEARS long process, with many set backs and regressions. Expecting your child to be fully potty trained in a few days or weeks is setting everyone up for failure. And don't forget - night time dryness has NOTHING to do with daytime training. Many kids wet the bed until 6 or later.
Every child responds to different things.
Some will really respond to the "These are big kid undies, don't get the Princesses (or Cars) wet. They won't like it." trick. Some don't care.
Some do well with begin taken to the potty at set times all day long. Some hate it.
Some treat pullups like diapers. Some love the "big kid" feel.
Some will wet or poop in anything that is on their bottom and respond to the naked approach best. Some do well going straight into undies.
at 1:03 PM on Mar. 26, 2009