I have also posted this in Elimination Communication, but haven't had any responses yet, so I thought I'll try here too.
We haven't done EC as such, but I did put DD on the potty at every nappy change from when she could sit up. She is now 17 months and pretty much potty-trained at home - provided she's not wearing anything on the bottom. If she's not wearing a nappy she goes on the potty by herself whenever she needs to poo or pee. So she has very good control already. When she's wearing a nappy she just pees in it, she doesn't ask to go on the potty. But when I put underpants on her she either gets confused and thinks it's like a nappy and pees in it, or sits down on the potty and pees through them
I know the issue with the underpants is something she will figure out quickly. I just need to bite the bullet and put them on her all the time and keep reminding her that she needs to go on the potty to pee and that we need to pull down the underpants first.
But to get her properly dry I need to stop putting nappies on her when we go out. And this is where I just don't know how to manage it. We do a lot of walking with the stroller and I just don't know what I would do if she asked to go on the potty when we're out walking. How have other people managed this stage?
I can't really draw on previous experience with my son, because he was a whole year older when he became dry and was able to "hold it" for a long time right away.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated