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#1 of 8 Old 03-17-2013, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My son's 23 months old, and wearing underwear. He doesn't pee in it.. He will only take himself to potty, if he's wearing that, or a diaper, if he's butt naked, he won't initiate at all, and make puddles on the floor, even if he's 3 ft from a potty. Anyway, it is incredibly irritating to have to stop him when he's climbing onto his potty, to stand him up, pull his undies down, and put him back on the path to the potty. So, as he's wearing boy's underwear... I've been taking advantage of the *ahem* pocket space, to pull him through so he can pee, without having to intercept him as he's climbing on his potty. ... So my question is, is this sending him the wrong signal? Do you guys think he's going to think I'm saying it's ok to pee in his underwear, or do you guys think he's fully capable of making the distinction between his underwear being on and peeing.. and peeing in his underwear? =\

 

Edit: Also, before anyone asks.. no, he cannot pull his own underwear down. He can pull his arms out of sleeves, but is still struggling with taking pants/underwear off. That's why he still needs my help for this.

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Is he standing up to pee or sitting down? 

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Sitting down

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Have you tried sizing up his undies? Saggy baggy unders that barely stay up may work beautifully for him.

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about confusing him unless he starts to act confused.

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That's...a really good idea actually. The routine we've fallen into now is when I initiate potty time(when I have to go, before we leave the house, after we come back..) I just take them off. He's started to take more initiative so as he's climbing on the potty I'll open up the pocket in his underpants as quickly as possible so he can pee. Upsizing would definitely make opening up the pocket easier. Hrm. Ima sleep on that idea for a bit. Thanks!

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Check out my friend Jamie's post on how to deal with clothing with potty training. Your son is old enough to experience completion and her book is something I'd highly recommend (I send all my clients with children 18 months+ to her). All the best wishes and good luck! xx Andrea

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Um... >.> A link would be very helpful, lol

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Haha! Doh! Here it is: http://www.jamieglowacki.com/the-pulling-down-of-the-pants/


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