DS (2.11) is dry and clean indoors when he can have nothing onhis bottom half, but as soon as i put pants or trousers on him him wets and poos himself. I have repeatedly told him that he has to tell me when he needs to go so i can help him oull his trousers down for the potty but he doesn't even try he just goes in his pants/trousers without a thought of anything else.
How do we overcome this he's been ok without bottoms on gor a few months now we just can't seem to push past it.
my son is a bit the same. you have to say "do you want to do a wee"
"No" [but it is clear he does]
"well here is the potty just in case it comes soon" so bring the potty near to where he is playing, we also have a ramekin for ben the action man to go on as well!
think they want to control it themselves
ChaeleeWeasley, my 2.11 DS was exactly the same until I bought Thomas the tank engine pants for him, he adores them, all of sudden it just clicked, probably because he didn't want to soil his nice pants, and he has been dry since then.
I found boys swimshorts with a mesh interior useful, essentially one garment that's easy to pull down, quick to dry after washing, and look nice when out and about in summer. Sadly no good at wee or poo retention in event of an accident, but maybe in a couple of weeks time.....
Is ds strong willed? If yes, its probably a way of getting attention/reaction. If you keep asking/reminding him he'll not go just because you suggested it. Just leave him to own devices and change him without even talking/shouting or telling him off. If he's not strong willed then it may just be that he's not quite ready, couple weeks can make huge difference. Don't put nappy on at all when going out, it really does confuse him. I did this with my son. He was fab in house but then we'd have a setback. I stopped nappies even when out and he was much, much better. it made me realise that others were right about confusing him by sometimes using nappies and sometimes not.