When my boys were that age I had asked the doctor about when and how I should start with them. He told me that developmentally girls are usually ready before boys (around 2-21/2). He said not to even try until they were three. I took his advise (sort of) I started with my oldest about a month before he turned three. I tried pullups and underwear but he would pee in them. However, when he would come out of the tub and run around with nothing on he wouldn't go. So, I decided to let him just wear a long shirt and nothing else. That worked like a charm. It took about a week or so and he was finally ready to wear the underwear without going in them. With my second son I waited until just a few days before he was three and there was no "training" involved at all. I told him he was old enough to wear big kid underwear (he agreed after his favorite animals had a pair of their own just like him) and that was it! Good Luck!
at 1:29 PM on Jul. 17, 2009