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We've been using doubled-up Gerber trainers or Bright Bots under wool for DS since he is really not into pottying most of the time when we're out, but he'll hold it and super soak instead. He's outgrown the BBs and is outgrowing all his wool and I've been thinking of revamping our system so he can wear regular shorts for the summer.<br><br>
I was going to invest in a few good semi-waterproof trainers like BBs or Imse Vimse, which both work fairly well. Right now I have 2 IV and a couple of me-made fleece-in-2 trainers that I'm using for outings. These work really well - too well, since I can't tell he's wet right away and so he usually runs around wet for a while. He's always on the go and not too interested in telling me he peed most of the time when we're out. So I wonder if I'm relying too much on the waterproofing and if he'd be more responsive if there was more of a consequence when he peed. FWIW he tells me right away when he pees or poos at home if I miss it, whether it's in pants or on the floor.<br><br>
Should I just make the plunge to plain ol' Gerbers and regular pants like I did with DS1 way earlier and deal with the messes, or should I go ahead and buy a few more IV or BB to get us through until he decides he's ready to be more consistent with pottying away from home?
 

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I don't know, but probably the consequences will be more felt by you than by him, encouraging you to take him more often, rather than by him, because he feels wet anyway, you know? You speak of consequences for him, but unless he's in disposables or something that wicks the wetness away, his consequences are a wet bottom regardless.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know, but probably the consequences will be more felt by you than by him, encouraging you to take him more often, rather than by him, because he feels wet anyway, you know? You speak of consequences for him, but unless he's in disposables or something that wicks the wetness away, his consequences are a wet bottom regardless.</div>
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Very true. It was late and I was tired LOL. Yes I guess I'm thinking of consequences for me mostly, and therefore incentive to me more proactive in trying to take him to the potty when we're out.<br><br>
He's just so active right now and when we're out he wants to run around and has zero interest in letting me know after he pees (and even less interest in letting me know beforehand. He's also generally very resistant to potty opps lately), whereas at home when he's not wearing any waterproofing he lets me know right away, maybe because there's a puddle or dripping pants to act as a visible reminder.<br><br>
So I guess I wonder if he'd be more inclined to take advantage of potty opps if he knows that a miss means an interruption and a big cleanup every time.
 
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