How do I eliminate potty training accidents?

Jessica - posted on 05/12/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son goes potty almost every time he is put on the toilet (by myself, his grandparents, daycare, etc.) However, he will not take the initiative to go on his own when he knows he has to go. And/Or he will go on the toilet and then 5 minutes later he will also go in his pullups or underwear. He does not mind being wet/dirty, and I cannot afford to get carpets/furniture cleaned all the time when he pees/poops outside of the bathroom. I have tried all the suggestions I've read on line: bribing/offering treats to work towards (stickers, toys, etc) I have offered praise and celebration for the few times he has gone on his own. We have discussions about being a big boy with keeping underwear dry like his friends do. I've let him be naked, but he seems to like to pee on the floor in his naked state. We have routines set up for when he is home. We have several potty books he loves to read. He has 2 potty chairs (and loves to sit on the big toilet without assistance) . He just doesn't seem to get the point of going on his own without being prompted or taken. I am clueless as to how to teach him this. He can't go to the next room at daycare/preschool unless he is potty trained, and he's way too smart to be held back, so the pressure is on to get this done in the next month or so.

Does anyone have any good advice? What worked with your son/daughter in these final steps? Any accident free training trips are welcome!!!

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Cassandra - posted on 05/22/2012

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I am asking the same question!! I have a little girl who HAS gone a few times, but it doesnt stick and she seemingly does not mind going in her pullups!!

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