Wow, way to offer helpful support, ladies. It's normal to have regressions with new events -- like school, like new babies. That's not a reason not to train, and it's not a reason to get totally discouraged. I do agree with the above poster that the best way to help them learn is to make underwear the only option. If you have some time to spend at home with him, then just put him in underwear and don't take him to the potty at all. Just keep the potty close and remind him that where pee pee goes. If he starts having an accident, move him there. Don't yell or make a big deal, just remind him again... opps, pee pee goes in the potty, not in your pants. If he's in a diaper or pull-up, he has no reason not to pee in it. Just be consistent and have confidence in him. Kids can sense that.
at 1:21 PM on Jan. 11, 2010