The naked at home thing has worked really well for us (with a toddler sized potty seat that she could take herself to, or ask to be taken to when she needed to go). We started around 18 months (we had been doing the occasionally using the potty when her diaper was dry, such as after naps, etc since she was much littler, though), with short periods (mostly when she didn't want to put a diaper back on after a change, or mornings when I took the diaper off and was too lazy to get a new one). She started to have a lot of success with pee, so we decided to sjip the diapers and pants at home, and we did have some poop accidents in the begining (we would pay a lot of attention when we thought she was due and rush her to the potty when she started to go. Somewhere along the line she got it, because now she always takes herself for poops as well. We are currently introducing training pants when outside of the house with varying amounts of success. But I am confident she will get it eventually. I would definitely not push/fight if she is refusing to use the potty, or is having tons of accidents and doesn't seem concerned. Toddlers are so opinionated, and when it comes to pee/poop, food and sleep there isn't a whole lot you can do if they refuse to cooperate. So I mostly try not to start those fights. I think potty strikes are super common during the potty training process, though. It's up to you whether you want to keep changing clothes and training pants, or take a break and go back to diapers. I am sure she will get it eventually :-)
I'm looking for some advice ...
My DD is almost 21 months. I didn't expect to begin potty learning for a long time, but about 2 weeks ago, she began showing interest. She knows some sign langage, and she signed "pee" and peed in the toilet several times. I was surprised but wanted to support her, so we got a potty seat and some training pants and have been trying to make a go of it.
But now that the novelty has worn off, she doesn't seem interested. When I offer to take her, or remind her to tell me when she needs to go, she just says no. And will often wet herself just a few minutes later. Or if I just carry her to the toilet, she wails "Noooooo" the whole way. She may or may not pee once we're there. She has pooped twice in the toilet, once spontaneously and once when I caught her and rushed to the toilet.
The last few days there's been maybe once or twice a day that she has prompted a catch herself. She does seem to be learning that pee makes her underwear wet, and will sometimes sign after the fact. I've been putting her in sposies (or sposies over training pants) for sleeping and traveling. She doesn't yet understand "if you do this, then you'll get this" so I haven't tried any rewards with her.
Is this good learning in progress? Or is this Mommy trying to force it too soon? Should we keep going, or go back to diapers until she seems more ready?