It is no secret that potty training hasn't exactly gone like I had expected. When Blaine was pooping on the potty at nearly 100% back at 5 months old, I thought "wow this potty stuff is easy" and figured he'd be trained by 18 months [the average age of potty training before disposable diapers were invented]. We started elimination communication at 2 weeks old and never let up, so he's known potty and sat on it muliple times daily for essentially his whole time.
Where we are currently: Blaine is naked potty trained but not clothing potty trained.
What's the difference? If he is naked, he has no accidents all day. He will go to the potty himself when he needs to go, do his business, and be on his way. IT IS AWESOME. I often walk by the potty and see pee in there and not even know when he did it. Makes me so proud of my little guy!
HOWEVER, dun dun duhhhh. That is where the happiness ends. I'm so frustrated with him because if he is in underwear, he just thinks it is a diaper and pees / poops in there without telling anyone he had to go. Obviously when we are out in public or when he is with a babysitter, we need underwear or a diaper and that is where I just am at a loss at what the issue is! We talk until I'm blue in the face about how to "tell mommy when you have to go" and "these are underpants, you pull them down like this" and "DON'T POOP IN THE UNDERWEAR" but nada.
I know tons of people who had success with "potty in three days" method of training, which has the kids being naked. NEED ADVICE: How did you transition naked potty trained to clothing potty trained?