Be specific as far as what you expect of the child. Peeing is usually easier. So you might say "it's time to go pee" instead of "it's potty time" that way the child knows what to do.
Also, put the child on the toilet about every 2 hours or when you know the child is probably gonna go. like as soon as he/she wakes up. before nap. after nap. ect ect.
And i used a sticker chart with my son. we changed the rules once he masterd a certian area of toilet learning. Once he mastered peeing in the toilet. We changed it from just whenever he went potty to whenever he went poop in the potty. Then once that was mastered it was time to master night time. So, whenever he woke up from bed time or nap time with a dry diaper he got a sticker. He was fully toilet learned by 27 months or so.
at 7:37 PM on May. 31, 2009