These are just my thoughts and current experiences with potty training my boys. My sons Ryan 3 and Bryson 2 are doing I think exceptional at this potty stuff, Ryan has been going daily for about 3 months now he verbally tells us and can complete all the steps by himself and that makes him feel like a big boy. My 2 yo is on his 2nd week he doesn't give verbal notice yet but instead takes his diaper off. And I take that as a I need to go que. Neither has made the jump to number 2's yet lol but I think its good progress. My 3yo even gets up in the middle of the night a few days a week and wakes up with a dry pull-up yay. I have noticed that we are down from using 5-6 pull-ups a day to 2-3. I am using the pull-ups app on my phone as a reward system along with stickers, sometimes I give them a special treat. Their dad is involved and they enjoy seeing dad go through it as well. We use a potty seat on the big toilet they never cared for the small potty so we took a break and then started over with the potty seat. My advice is only start if your child especially boys is ready. We started with books and potty videos a few times a week with the potty present so they could get used to seeing it. Try and have patience don't loose your temper that only makes it worse. It truly takes years for a child to become fully trained and accidents will happen. And ignore the idiots that have the all kids should be potty trained at 1-2 yo it doesn't always work that way. We tried to start our oldest at 2 he wasnt ready and would shut down would hold his bowel for days at a time until a suppository was needed. At 3and a half he was ready to try again and succeeded. That is my current experience and I will update as we progress. Happy Training.