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Ok so , we have been home all week Naked potty learning and it is going GREAT, very few accidents and staying dry when we are out, now we have a problem, DS is 2 and really can't pull his underwear down by himself, he is great at just running to the potty even if i'm not with him, but I'm afraid if he wets in his underwear cause he can't pull it down it will be an emotional settback for him, we stayed home all week but have lots to do in the next few, I was thinking of letting him go commando,<br>
BTW, i had a potty in the house for a while but was not ven trying to get him potty learn, this is all a bit sudden, but he just decided he wanted to.<br>
We have been practicing pulling them down, and I have been showing him how when need to go potty I go to the tiolet, PULL down underwear and then sit down, put I think the problem is it really is just hard for him to co-ordinate pulling them down, Sorry I'm waffling, but I just wonder if anyone else has been through this or has any advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Yes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That is exactly what we did-ds went naked for about a week, and just ran to the potty and went wheneveer he had to go. He did great-no accidents after the first 2 days.....when it came time for the undies he kept peeing in them, he wouldn't tell me he had to go, he would just....go.<br>
I felt like we were starting all over, we tried a lot of different things, including me taking him every 30 mins...asking him 1500 times an hour <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> , we tried to explain to him the pulling down of the undies but he couldn't get them in time by himself....<br>
Well, finally after explaining it and many, many accidents, he finally got that all he has to do is say "pee ma," and then run to the potty, we follow him, pull down his undies and he goes. At first we would bring him every hour maybe?, and I would pull them down and say "pee ma," until he caught on and did it.<br>
Obviously every dc is different, but that's what finally worked for us after a looooong time trying different things.<br>
Good luck mama. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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good luck girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Julian was naked potty trained at 21 mos, completely on his own. He had the same problem with undies- he'd just pee in them without asking to go potty. Just last month, at 26 months, he figured undies out and is now completely potty trained, although he often wets in the middle of the night so he uses a pull-up for night time. I don't know what happened- he just "got it" all of a sudden and was potty trained, after 5 mos. of being clueless about undies. One thing I did before that, though, was buy him a bunch of dresses so he could run around clothed but with no pants/undies in between him and the potty. That worked great. MUCH better than having a naked toddler everywhere!
 

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Dresses would be CUTE, I have been putting him in short T-shirts( so he doesn't get pee on them) just so he occasionally has a stitch of clothing on, I guess I should be happy that it is going to be summer for a long time here in Vegas, lots of time for underwear learning :LOL
 

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My DD is still in dipes, though lots of nakey at home. When she wants to go potty, she grabs at her shorts/diaper and looks at me, and if a familiar place (like the coffee shop we go to every Friday) points to or heads for the restroom, making it pretty obvious what she wants/needs.<br><br>
Before I'm willing to toss the dipes, though, she needs to actually GO on the big potty. Last couple of times she did this, she signalled she needed to go, I held her on the big potty, she didn't like it and signalled to get down, then w/in ten minutes of having her dipe back on she pooped.<br><br>
She's also been practicing pulling shorts on/off during nakey time. It's a lot easier to do this w/ loose shorts that fit over a diaper and no diaper! I may start leaving training pants out for her to practice w/. Hmmm...
 

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Toadays progress is we have the "ma pee" thing down and I am now putting his training pants on right after he goea potty, practising him pulling them down, and then taking them off after about 15/30 mins so he can go potty if he needs to, I figure if we get the pants thing down separate from the potty thing it will be less stress and later we will put the two together
 

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This is the path my son took. He did great naked, and we just made the transition to underwear.<br><br>
I just help him every time we go to understand the underwear. He makes fairly obivous signs when he is going to the bathroom.<br><br>
I did stumble upon this site. And I think there is some good advice at the end. <a href="http://www.drgreene.com/21_737.html" target="_blank">How and when to use the potty</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">A child is happily playing with blocks, but suddenly an intense expression appears on his face. The room gets uncharacteristically quiet. He squats behind the couch, and his cheeks begin to get red. "Honey, do you need to go potty?" you ask.<br><br>
"No!" declares the toddler automatically. The question doesn't help anything. Instead, tell your child what you observe, and tell her, "It's time to go potty!"</td>
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And also the Potty Time section. It talks about a box with toys, books, fun stuff kept in the bathroom to occupy your child, giving them your undivided attention.<br><br>
Basically though I think you just have to make many runs to the toliet. It seems to be the best way to learn to incorporate it into your life. To get used to stopping and going.<br><br>
It was not an overnight transition. I just started requiring underwear at the very least. And my son has just gotten used to it now. I am not in the clear though. I am not using my diapers, but they are **** sitting in the drawers. We are working on the poop part.
 

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hello<br><br>
we have some books in the bathroom for my son. i know how long he can hold it and take him then. he loves to read books so that helps him stay entertained. he is 17 months, but truly does have the signs. i really wanted to wait until he was 2 or 3 but i feel like i should follow his cues.<br><br>
he pees great on the potty but doesn't want to poop on it even though he tells me ahead of time that he is going to. i try to take him sometimes when he has to go but i'm afraid this just makes him hold it. sometimes even drawing attention to it at all makes him stop going even though the article says to explain to them that they are pooping. ??confusing?? so my plan is to stop taking him for poop for a few days and then deciding from there. i might take him after he eats sometimes- maybe one day he'll catch on.<br><br>
sry this is off topic from the "how to go from naked to underwear" but i wanted to join in.
 
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