The definition of potty trained is...
1. Knowing they need to go and then communicating it.
2. Being able to climb onto the potty.
3. Going potty.
5 Getting down and pulling up pants.
7. Washing hands.
8. Dry hands.
If you have to ask your child every 30 min. if they need to go, they are not potty trained, you are still training. If they can't wipe, can't flush, can't get dressed again, or can't wash their hands, they are not potty trained. You can start when ever you feel like it (I have heard of people not using diapers at all). Usually children are able to accomplish all the steps by 2.5 or so.
at 2:33 PM on Jun. 21, 2009