Today was the day to try another potty training method. Our friends had luck with their son by switching to underwear and training by the feeling of wet/dirty underpants to motivate him to use the toilet.
My son woke up with a dry diaper after having slept nearly 12 hours. I figured if he could do that he must be ready. I put him on the toilet, but he got down. He ended up peeing on the bath mat while we were discussing options. I got his new underwear and as he excitedly put them on I told him he needed to tell me if he felt the need to pee or poop. Not long after our chat, there was some screaming. He peed his pants, and did not like it. I brought him to the toilet to finish, and he was more receptive than earlier.😊 He is wearing another pair of underwear now, so hopefully he’ll remember he can’t comfortably pee in them and want to use the toilet again.
Well, I had to pause to deal with the second accident. It was pee again, and not much time had passed since the first accident. 😞 I asked him if he wanted a diaper or underwear, and he said underwear. I hope I can avoid another accident. I guess we’ll just head to the toilet every 20 minutes or so.