I’m completely at a loss with the potty training. Jack uses the toilet (both the regular one and the mini) at daycare with very few issues (probably due to the herd mentality), but still will not use the potty at home. We’ve tried various types of training pants, including the pull-ups that turn cold when the kid pees. I did not get a second pack of those because they seem like torture. I thought maybe a couple times of peeing in them would encourage him to use the potty but nope – he just complains about the pull-ups.
I’ve maintained a pressure-free stance on potty-training. I’ve tried to let him know ahead of time that I’ll be taking him to use the potty “in a while.” I’ve put him in big boy underwear and said that Buzz Lightyear would not want to be peed on, and asked that he let me know when he needs to go. Unfortunately what follows is a BIG MESS. The kid will sit in wet underwear without an issue!
I finally picked up No Cry Potty Training Solution and read the suggestion that I take away the idea that using the potty is an option rather than a fact. So then I tried to matter-of-factly announce that it was time to use the potty. He absolutely did not go for that. He threw a fit. I pulled down his pants and he ran.
So, I quit. I’m not sure if there is anything left to try. I may take a weekend and let him run naked but I’m pretty sure that will result in me cleaning up messes all day long.