I think I need some reassurance more than anything...
DS is 18 months old. We started ECing him at 2.5 months. He was in trainers and we had very few misses by 7 mos. Since that time we've had a short strike or two, but never more than maybe 2 weeks or so (I think...) and only ever for pees. We've been pretty much 100% for poop catches since 6 mos or so.
Anyway, until about 1.5 months ago, DS was so consitent and really seemed to "understand" about peeing and pooping on the potty that I thought maybe we could transition to potty learning. I don't know if him picking up on my readiness to move to the next stage was part of the problem, or if it is a coincidence but we've been in a full on pee strike for the last 6 weeks. I know he can hold it. We'll be out of the house for like 3 hours without a miss. Sometimes when I offer out of the house he'll pee, sometimes he'll hold it until we get home and pee in his trainers or wait until nap time and pee in his diper! He ALWAYS resists going at home now, unless he happens to pee while on the toilet to poop. Thankfully, we are still 100% in the poop department.
I don't know what I should do:
(a) Nothing. Just let him pee in his trainers and stop offering.
(b) Keep offering but don't insist if he protests. Offer more often and be more consistent.
(c) Step it up and get rid of the trainers. Go for naked time or underwear.
(d) Step it up and move onto more conventional "potty learning".
Any thoughts or experiences or reassurance that he hasn't given up on EC is appreciated!!
(Oh, also, I think he genuinly doesn't care if he's wet! He just won't poop in his pants! ugh).
Edited by nstewart - 2/14/12 at 7:12pm