Cierra - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 38 moms have responded )
My daughter is almost 27 months and has been potty trained (night and day) since 2 weeks after her 2nd birthday. I had introduced her to her potty when she was about 14 months and she would even pee in it every once in a while (when SHE felt like doing so). A few days after her 2nd birthday we ran out of diapers. I am currently expecting #2. The diapers were gone and I decided I did not want to be a diaper changing robot when the new baby arrived. Soo, I put my daughter in her underwear. Because there were no diapers I could not cave and put her in one. Day 1 was hell. She did not successfully use the potty even once, though she did stay dry during her nap. Day 2 she successfully used her potty more times than not. By day 3 she had no accidents. For the first week she did not poop because she was afraid to do so in the potty. After 3 poop accidents she decided that she did not like the feeling of it, or the gross cleaning process. After 2 weeks she had no more night accidents either. So now, we are diaper free and loving life! :)
I highly advise the "cold-turkey" method of potty training. I think it is best for both mom and child; because sometimes it is us, the parent, who is more attatched to the diaper than our child.
Good luck mommys! Let me know if you used/use this method and if it was successful for you and your child.