I disagree with your check list Lorelei. My daughter is 19 months, she cannot dress herself, or wipe after #2, only #1, and is not dry in morning, but we have been successfully potty trained for a week now. She does tell me occasionally she needs to pee, but it's up to me for now. I tell her every hour, Let's go pee! She follows direction really well, and usually has only 1 accident a day, and stays dry for naps, not overnight yet. She gets and M&M for reward.
We went straight to the toilet, with the little seat that goes on top. I pee first, tell her what I'm doing then say your turn, and put her on the toilet. She loves to flush the toilet too. I have read for boys to train sitting first, then go to standing once they have mastered sitting. During the few days before her first successful potty that made it in the toilet, we went bare bottom all day (in the house of course) and she got an extra cup or two of drink .
at 11:37 AM on Jul. 7, 2011