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I’ve been potty training my son for a week now and am wondering if I am doing this right. I have tried potty training him once before when he had just turned 2, and now he’s about 2 ½. He has been able to pee in the potty since before he was 2 but my problem is getting him to keep using the potty. So after trying to just ask him often if he needs to use the potty and him just refusing to use it I decided to go a different way. I started just going up to him about every 1 ½ - 2 hours and telling him its time to go potty instead of asking and I walk him to the potty, sit him down and tell him to go potty. Sometimes he can’t go and I just let him know its ok and that well try again later, and if he does I tell him how I’m so proud, allow him to flush it on his own and give him a sticker to put on his chart as a reward. Almost every time he uses the potty, and has only refused to go a couple of times and in that case I never force him to. What I am worried about is if it is wrong to just put him on the potty instead of him deciding on his own. Is this ok at all? Another thing I was wanting to know is, I haven’t yet put him in underwear and am planning on it soon. Right now I am pretty much just having him practice using the potty often, and as much as he uses the potty he still manages to have enough to use the potty in his training pants a lot, and hasn’t pooped in the potty yet. I figure I’ll have a lot more luck if I use underwear to help him learn he can no longer go any where else other than in the potty chair. How do I do this without it being a huge mess? Will he end up leaking onto the floor or furniture?