I have a dilemma. I’m thinking I may have jumped the gun with potty training Caden. He has accidents at least every other day. If we’re at home, he’ll usually be okay, but even then he has accidents occassionally. When we’re out in public, I can pretty much guarantee myself an accident, especially if he’s going to be playing. I think he doesn’t recognize the sensation of having to go yet and when he gets busy playing he just goes. I’ve tried having him sit on the potty before we leave the house, but he has no patience for that. He’ll sit for a few seconds and say, “No poo poo Mama” and jump off. (Everything is poo poo, by the way.) So what I’m thinking is that I’m going to go back to pull ups and stop stressing about it. I’ll ask him occassionally, but not every hour like I have been doing. (Maybe I’m exaggerating.) And I’ll still have him sit on the potty at “token potty times.” You know, first thing in the morning, when we leave the house, before his bath, etc. But I’m going to try and let him take the lead more. If he needs to go, he’ll tell me. And if he doesn’t, oh well.
So, experienced potty trainers, big mistake? Or not so much? What do you think?