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TheHoundOfWinchester Tue 21-Aug-18 13:44:00

So we're on day 4 of potty training ds 2.8. He's doing so well when he has a naked bottom, only 5 accidents over the 4 days, but as soon as I put a pair of pants or loose shorts on him he Pees!
How long should I be waiting before introducing underwear? He decided himself to take off the nappies and start using the potty so I believe he's definitely ready but I would like to leave the house and have him fully dry in the day before he goes back to nursery in a few weeks!

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LillyBugg Tue 21-Aug-18 13:56:31

Is he bothered when he's wet? Honestly I'd let him wet them so he knows the feeling so he will learn not to do it anymore. Yes it's a pain but kind of necessary.
I know he has nursery in a few weeks but don't be disappointed if you don't crack it by then, you can't really impose a timetable on them to be dry by. My DS soiled pants for four months until we got it. It was tough.

TheHoundOfWinchester Tue 21-Aug-18 14:17:36

It doesn't seem to bother him at all, before he started using the potty I didn't think he was anywhere close to ready as he would happily stay in a wet nappy.
I'll just keep going how we're going for now and accept the extra washing! Hopefully it will click soon.

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teaandbiscuitsforme Tue 21-Aug-18 15:36:45

I followed the Oh Crap book which recommends commando for the first 3-4 weeks (so loose bottoms, no underwear).

Apparently the tightness of underwear can feel like a nappy so you get far more accidents. You need to break the link hence waiting a few weeks for underwear.

teaandbiscuitsforme Tue 21-Aug-18 15:43:11

Sorry, just realised you maybe meant any bottoms rather than underwear?

TheHoundOfWinchester Tue 21-Aug-18 18:03:34

Yes I mean any bottoms! We've tried pants on their own and a pair of 'outside' loose shorts as well. Both were wet within minutes but he's able to stop get the bottoms off then run to the potty and finish there!

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LillyBugg Tue 21-Aug-18 20:32:41

Maybe give it a few more days but if there's really no improvement I would just abandon the whole thing for now to be honest. I tried it at 2.11 and failed. Then at 3.1 we had much more success. Dry within a week or two from what I remember. Obviously we still had accidents and as I said poo took bloody ages but it was much easier second attempt.

rachal10 Tue 21-Aug-18 21:09:21

As PP said give it a few days otherwise go back to nappies and try agian im a few months.

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