Here's what we did. We started by putting our son on the potty once a day at the same time (right after dinner/before bath). If he sat, great. If he refused, we moved on. Eventually he'd sit willingly and typically pee (it took a couple of months to get to this point). We then started training since we knew he was ready. The first two days, He ran around in just a shirt. I put him on the potty ever 45 minutes (use a timer to keep track). If he peed, we celebrated. If he didn't, we tried every 10 minutes until he either peed or had an accident. Then we started the process again (adjust the times based on your experience). By day 3, we went to underwear. It's easier if you stay home for a few days to do this. He had the basic idea by day 3 although pooping took longer. Although others will argue against it, we used pullups when we went out initially.
at 10:56 AM on Jul. 29, 2010