Stacy - posted on 05/03/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm looking for ideas or tips on how to get a nearly 4 year old boy to stop wearing pull-ups. A few months ago he was completely ready to start potty training, we had both a kiddie potty and a potty seat for the big toilet. He was doing a good job at peeing and pooping in the toilet and we had introduced him to pull-ups (which I think was a BIG mistake). He was also excited about getting to wear underwear at first but NOW he refuses to wear underwear or go naked. He wants to wear his pull-ups only and will pee in them all day long. He's actually pretty good at still going to poop in the toilet though... occasionally he may have an accident if he is hard at play. He throws unholy tantrums when we discuss him wearing underwear or nothing at all and he begs and cries to pee in his pull-ups. I am currently 5 1/2 months pregnant and I'm trying to start our son in a preschool program starting in August. I'm not sure if these two big changes is what made him stop. I've tried talking to him but can't get a straight answer (he is 3 1/2 afterall). He actually acts terrified when I bring up wearing underwear and he gets upset if I ask him if he needs to go potty. Oddly enough, he is VERY good at using a PUBLIC restroom if we are out and about. I just don't get it. Are we being too pushy? Should we back off for now? Any other ideas, help!