Hi, can I join too? I'm right in the middle of potty training my 26 month old, and we're ecing our five month old.
So far he's going in the potty by himself, haven't had a miss yet (knock on wood) but it took about a month of persistance and working with him to get him to go. Now he goes standing up which I never taught him to do. I figured when he is ready to do it standing up he would. He puts his smart potty between his legs and goes which now makes it harder for our next goal. I'm trying to teach him to put his pants down when he needs to go. At home he is naked and just goes when he needs to go. Also he wont use his other potty (bblp) which stays in the car when we are running errands etc. I haven't tackled a public toilet yet only because he is afraid of our big toilet at home. Oh yeah and poops are a whole different story. I catch them but I want him to just use the potty when he needs to poop. He's non verbal because we're bilingual. Well he's just now slowly repeating words back to me but other than that it's mumble. So that makes it extra hard when I need him to tell me when he needs to poop so I can put him on his potty.
I guess so far what worked for us was breaking the whole thing into little tasks. Like at first we put the potty in the living room, and checked out a bunch of cartoon dvd's from the library of kids going potty. Also ecing our five month old made my two year old saw all the attention that the five month old was getting he also wanted to be part of it so he just started going.
Then since he is bottomless the next part is to work on him putting his underwear/training pants down when he needs to go. That's going to be hard because he doesn't mind being wet. When he masters that then I'll move the potty to our bathroom and we'll work on that, etc.
I guess this can be overwhelming but it was the only way it worked for my son so he wouldn't get overwhelmed plus lots of praises and consistencies.
Thanks for making this thread, it's great!