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How do you get to the stage of wearing pants?

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OrganicFreeRangeBoys Fri 26-Aug-11 10:48:28

Ds1 is 28months old.

I don't think I've actively made an effort to potty train him as he has slight speech delay and thought it would be easier just to leave the whole potty training thing until he could actually ask to go.

However, since his 2nd birthday, whenever we are home, I take his nappy off in the morning and leave him nappy free. He knows where the potty is and in 4 months have had 2 wee's and one poo on the floor and that was right at the beginning. He now does all his wes's and poo's on the potty at home.

When we're out and about and for nursery, I put a nappy on him as he still won't/can't ask/tell us when he needs to go.

I bought him some pants and instead o leaving him nappy free at home was trying of get him used of wearing pants. But in his mind, this means he can wee and poo in his pants because he hasn't got a bare bum.

What do I need to do here?

Shall I just continue to leave him completely bare bummed at home so he continues using the potty and let the rest follow in it's own time (when his speech improves) or should I be persevering with the pants and just accept that it might take a while for him to get used of it?

Carrotsandcelery Fri 26-Aug-11 10:51:56

I am no expert but I would keep putting the pants on him. If he is dry when naked it shouldn't take too long for him to see the difference. It might mean a lot of washing and floor cleaning for you though as you make the transition.

I think there is also a brand of pull ups that feel wet if they soil them. They might be a step forward when you are out of the house. It would save embarrassing accidents in public places but he would still feel wet and uncomfortable and get the message.

Hopefully someone can come along in a mo and tell you what brand of pull ups feel wet when wet.

Good luck op - it sounds like he is well on the way. smile

notcitrus Fri 26-Aug-11 11:06:51

Can he physically pull pants (and trousers) up and down? The first time we tried with ds one thing we learnt was he simply couldn't, so later tried some 'pullup nappies' (Huggies) so that he could practice, and lots of up-down games, and then embarked on the potty training again.

A morning spent bribing him to pull pants up and down might work - do you have some cool stickers? Also does he have Really Cool Pants? Ds had a right strop in Mothercare when we went to buy pants, refused to look and then said 'Want Thomas pants!' Luckily, they sold Thomas pants...

Ds didn't actually ask in words until he was a master at pottying - there was an embarrassed face, crossed legs and a 'uh, uh' squeak, or 'I want a cuddle', but after a few incidents of him weeing on people's laps during said cuddle we got the hang of "Ah, you need a wee... let's go to the potty!" and a couple weeks later he mastered the small-child wail "I need a weee-eeee!" Do you think your ds can actually tell more than a second before he needs the potty?

sleepdeprivedby2 Sun 11-Sep-11 23:16:52

Hi organicfreerangeboys we have exactly the same problem. DS is 28 months and if he is bare bottomed then he manages to get all wees and poos in the potty which is situated next to the toilet. He seems to have complete control, can go up to 3 hours without needing a wee and requires no prompting what so ever.

However as soon as we put any clothes on him (so far have tried training pants, normal pants or just loose shorts) it's like he completely forgets and ends up doing it where he stands in whatever he has on a the time hmm

I have run out of ideas as what to try next so was hoping you or someone else had come up with an ingeneous solution [clutching at straws emoticon] or is it just a case of leaving it for a little while and trying again.


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