Alex will be 4 at the end of April. We tried potty training him for over a year and a half, but he refused. He woke up one Sunday In January and decided it was time and then started to hold his urine and would wear underwear.
He does get extremely engrossed in things, especially at home thus it gets harder for him to remember to go on his own. He also has to be pretty much unclothied to sit on the potty *sigh*.
But, when we are out in public, he seems to be a bit more concious of it and will state he has to go so he doesn't have an accident.
One of the things we have really tried is not to punish him for having an accident, but also to reenforce that peeing and pooing in his pants is yucky, hoping a little bit of peer pressure will help push him along.
Right now it has pushed him to demand to be changed when he poops his pants, but hasn't gotten him to try to poo in the potty yet (he will come running in starting to cry goinging I'm stinky, I'm poopy)
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