Karen - posted on 04/17/2012 ( 33 moms have responded )
Decided to go cold turkey with my 26 month old son. No more diapers just big boys...you know, I bought the treats and was geared up for a few days of misery. He's so freaked out by peeing either in the potty or in his pants that he held it in all day ( he'd start going then hold it back) We're talking 8 hours. He was so uncomfortable and miserable. I was encouraging him but not pushing but I could see he needed to go but wouldn't. He even napped for 2 hours and woke dry. Then he finally let the floodgates open but cried as he went on the floor. And he hasn't gone number 2 in two days. Ugh...he can do it physically, he seems to be freaking out mentally. I don't want him to have a negative experience but also don't want to go backward. As an aside, I've not gotten angry or admonished him at all. I even told him to go on the floor when he was holding it in. So do I go back to diapers and try again in a few months or do I keep the big boys on??