Ds is about ready for potty training finally and I want to move straight to pants. I think he will get weeing in a potty pretty quickly as he's already had a number of successes when he's had time without his nappy on. But his poos are frequently quite soft and messy and not at all predictable. Is there such a thing as protective lining for pants so that he still knows if he's wet but will protect them from poo? I just have a feeling he's going to struggle most with having a poo on the potty. Any advice please?
You can get toddler pant liners (I've seen them in our local Tesco).
For what it's worth I regret going down the pull-ups and other fancy things route with DS. I think a few poo accidents and he would have just got it much quicker.We now have a situation where he's completely fine with wees (after months of negotiating the change from pull ups to pants) but now demands a nappy for his poos (usually done at night)
OP my dd's poos sound similar to your ds's. We started potty training 11 days ago and she has been dry since day 3 but still pooing in her knickers every day.
Like you, I was worried about the mess but tbh it's not nearly as difficult to clean up as I thought it would be. Slip them off, chuck in the bin and wipe her bum. Still nicer than changing a dirty nappy IMO.
Hmmmm.... thing is he can poo up to 4 times a day and consistently does 3 a day.... even with cheap pants that'll cost a fortune! I suspect you're right though. Really anxious actually as I work ft and just don't have the holiday left to devote more than 3 days to at least getting him started. I know he won't be potty trained in that time, but might he be heading in the right direction at least? Bil has already made me feel like a failure for being unable to devote more time to it.