Several less advanced countries such as Cuba, India and many located in Africa and South America have their children completely potty trained by the age of 18 months.
I believe this has less to do with lack of pampers or indoor plumbing and more to do with overpowering the children before they are able to shriek phrases like:
No say dat to me!
No do dat potty!
No me a big girl!
No do dis to me!
And the VERY rarely attempted technique employed at her most desperate hour late into the afternoon and 6 hours into 'holding it'....
Mom, come close to me....Mom, I lobe you....Mom, pwease no more potty...Mom, pwease gibe me candy. (Followed by a lip pucker for a kiss). If you know Tink you are aware she NEVER and I mean NEVER will give an unsolicited kiss.
This would have worked on Dad.
And to all of you mothers who swear the naked approach works...how many of you had a puddle under your brand new covered kitchen chairs?
All that sad:
Tink has peed on potty 4 times this morning!! (she had plenty stored up)I am going to win!!
If winning means that it all happened on her time table, when she said go and after she stains everything in my house. Still, I am winning!