OK,,,flush all the advice and pressure to get it done in a day down the toilet!!! Really!!
Your child will be potty trained when they are ready..not when you are ready, not when Grandma insists it is time, not when you need it to be done so they can start the awesome preschool you were accepted to...and most definately NOT when Dr Phil sayes they should!
There is so much pressure on parents to potty train,,I remember.
For some insane reason I thought I could start with my daughter (now 10) at age 1! I had read it somewhere,,so there I was. As if! It became pretty clear that she was not at all ready,,but was pretty well trained by 2 1/2 with little pressure. We just kept it as a possibility for her all the time, talked about it,,so on.
Then came my second child,,and I was experienced, right? My son just wasn't going to do it! No matter what,,he would go days staying dry,,then be bored of that and back in diapers or me doing laundry non-stop! This child who is on the verge of being brilliant ( he is way above grade level in all of his skills,,likes to have his step-father teach him beginning algebra skills and take apart computers..) just decided when he would and when he wouldn't. It was the week before he turned 4,,,YES 4! that he finally decided it was time! He had been riding a bike without training wheels,,building jumps in the back yard to ride off of,,for a YEAR before he was willing to be potty trained totally!!
Let your child take the lead...use some of the fun techniques that you find,,but DON"T allow yourself or your child to be tense about it! No pressure..it will happen when it is time,,unfortunately it is not usually the moment when moms think they just CANNOT change another messy diaper,,but it will happen!!