Getting rid up the pull-ups helped us, there was less confusion on the childs part, now it was never OK to pee in his pants. Before I would let him go around with nothing then put a pull up on him when we went out, then when we go home I'd try real underware and he would just pee in them.
Staying home for a few days and putting regular underware on and taking him to the potty frequently helped. Really it was sticking to the plan and not giving in and putting pull ups on him, because then we had to start all over again. It totally sucked for about a month, but one month is better than being frustrated for 6 months.
If you have a boy, giving him a target in the potty and letting him think of it as a game could help. My son is 3 and loves to do that now, wish I had tried it earlier. They sell pee targets at baby stores or you could use cheerios or something like that.
at 2:56 PM on Jan. 31, 2009