Potty training using 'big boy' underwear..

Lindsay - posted on 03/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So my son is just about 20 months old. He's been 'using' a potty for almost 2 months now, as in he will go poop and pee on it, if he is sitting on it - no problem. However he doesn't seem to realize to go ONLY in the potty, like he will go in it if i put him on there and he has too, but if he isn't on the potty he will just go in his pullup. I was reading that maybe putting him in big boy undies would help he understand to go only in the potty so the last 2 days hes been in just undies...and hes 'gone' in them several times. Like before he will go on the potty if he happens to be on there, but otherwise he will just go in his undies! HELP! has anyone else gone through a similar situation? if so, what did you do about it? I've thought of maybe letting him sit in a wet (not poopy) undie for a bit so he can really 'feel' it..not sure?? I feel discouraged...unsure if I should continue right now with the 'undie only' direction!

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Dove - posted on 03/07/2013

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He is kind of young still. Not to say it's impossible to train at that age, but if you let him take the lead in potty training it will be much less stress and mess for both of you.

I actually let my son potty train himself in diapers. He ended up being 100% day and night trained just a few months before his 3rd birthday. No stress for either of us and WAY more successful since (3 years now) than with his older siblings who 'I' potty trained.

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