Has anyone ever given up and gone back to diapers for awhile?
We stopped using diapers during the day for my son months ago (he's 30 months), but lately, I'm kind of ready to throw in the towel on potty stuff. He has always been nearly perfect getting to the potty by himself when he's not wearing pants. So we had him go naked around the house for a while, then started putting underwear on him several months ago. For awhile he seemed to be doing better. But now, he basically pees in his pants every single time (and tells us afterwards about half the time). He has never told us when he needs to pee (though obviously he knows when, since he can take himself to the potty), and also won't take his own pants off (it's difficult for him to get them down, and he refuses to pee unless they're all the way off). He generally puts up a fuss if we tell him it's time to go to the potty. He does OK for poop. So the only thing we can do is catch him at appropriate intervals, pull his pants and underwear off despite shrieking protests, and then wait for him to take himself to pee.
I don't see a way through this. He doesn't care too much if his pants are wet, and he doesn't care too much if we run out of dry pants and he has to go naked (even in bushes and brambles). Does it make sense to give up for awhile since there's been no progress in months and months and it seems like we don't have a whole lot of success to worry about losing? Or will I make the eventual process even worse later by putting him back in diapers now?