User - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
My 2 1/2 year old son is very strong-willed. He has been potty training off and on for about 6 months, taking breaks when either he or I just gets too overwhelmed. Well, in July, we knuckled down and went naked for a week, which worked like a charm. He did pretty great for about a month, with only an occassional accident, even on short outings. Then one day, he decided it was too much work, and started intentionally peeing his pants and demanding diapers. I thought I could out-will him, but after 3 days of peed undies every hour or so, I decided to put it on the back burner for a couple of weeks. We started back up 2 days ago, and as long as he is buck naked, he makes it to the potty all by himself without even telling me until the deed is done. If I put undies on him, though, he has accidents. He does tell me he needs the potty, but not until after he's peed. I've had him practice pulling his undies up and down by himself, which he's not great at, and encouraged him to yell, "I gotta go potty!" Still, if he's not naked, he WILL pee his pants. Any advice?