Before you start, talk to friends, consult with your pediatrician, and read up on different approaches.
You are the expert on your child, not your mother-in-law. Go with what you think will work best for your child and for you.
Many preschools require children to be diaper free prior to enrollment. Start well before your deadline to build wiggle room into your timeline.
Set up your potty training schedule, but don’t worry too much if you can’t stick to it every day. Life happens.
Potty training is a process. Start by celebrating the little things, like sitting on the potty for a few seconds at a time.
If there’s a major interruption in your family’s schedule and your child needs the comfort of the old routine, it’s OK to hang up the undies for a while.