Try this, even tho being the cold months will make it much harder. Remember that the premise of some of the Big Kid pampers is that if the child can feel the wetness,he won't like it so much and be more motivated. If you can't afford these pants, considering you might go thru dozens of boxes which could be expensive, I'd put him in regular big boy underpants and put plastic pants over them (the ones used with cloth diapers.) I would never ever make a big deal about this and simply say tom. morning "Ok, son, its time to wear undershorts just like daddy's. If you have an accident, you'll need to go and put on dry pants and clean yourself up in the bathroom." Say this gently, kindly and lovingly. Your intent isn't to make more trouble for yourself, or frustrate him, but he is old enough to learn.
at 10:18 AM on Jan. 1, 2009