So here's where we're at with the ever-so-joyous task of potty training our 3 year old:
-We have been diligently going at this for two months now, everyday.
-We are taking it very slow, tackling one step at a time. I did, however, stay home for about 3 days straight and implement a "bootcamp" of sorts where all we did was play and potty train. That really helped us and after those 3 days, he began peeing standing up and staying dry regularly.
-He uses a toilet, not a kids potty.
-He enjoys wearing underwear and can stay dry all day as long as we help remind him to go.
-He wears an extra absorbent Pull-Up for naps and bedtime.
-He has been wearing a Pull-Up at school for the past three weeks, and does not have "diaper confusion." He'll use the restroom when prompted by his teacher, and even unprompted. He's been able to stay dry for the whole time he's at school. I plan on continuing this until he is able to control his bowel movements regularly, and then I'll start sending him in underwear.
-He has only had one pee accident in the past three weeks, and it was at home.
-We haven't begun nighttime training yet.
-He has gone poop on the potty only twice. We're still working on that. There's been one accident in that department, but thankfully we were already in the bathroom when it happened (yikes and double yuck!).
-Overall, it's going along pretty much by-the-book. We have the expectation that he'll have more accidents in the next few months, and that staying dry all night will take some time, but we're really pleased with how much easier it's been (compared to when we first tried a year ago).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding potty training your child, or want some tips, let me know and I'll be happy to help!