The Right Time to Potty Train... Fortunately, or unfortunately, I had six children in eight years, and was so busy that I waited until one brought me a dry diaper, and said, in a polite, complete sentence, “Would you please change my diaper?  I’m wet.” Most people want to begin this process sooner than that.  With my second husband, we adopted a daughter, and our Polynesian nanny, Sanni, taught me some strategies I had never considered...