When I came home, Leo was in underwear. Apparently he had gone the whole day without an accident. While I was home, he did make about a quarter sized spot on his pants with pee before he caught himself and asked for the potty, but he was also exhausted and really grumpy as he hasn't been sleeping well at night, so that's not too bad. So it looks like we've fully graduated to underwear at home during waking hours. It will be some time before we venture out without diapers. Probably not too long though.
Leo spent all day with his grandparents while we were off at a conference and he only had about one accident! We also had him in pull-ups for the grandparents. That's pretty good! Potty training was pretty successful if he was able to continue staying on track with it in a different environment without his parents around. We'll go back to underwear once we're home and perhaps stick to underwear on our next visit.
I agree with the not using diapers. My youngest just potty trained at 20 months the and all 4 of mine were before 2. I had one child regress and it was the one I put in pull ups during a week long vacation and didn't want to deal with accidents. Now I just chose to deal with accidents and she's 22 months old and no accidents hardly at all.
I do have the benefit of being a stay at home mom BUT I work at home and we are out and about for many things as I have kids in two different schools with two different drop off and pick up times. So if you are able to not do diapers or pull ups I really believe your chances of regression are way lower. But if it's not possible then do what you can.
I put mine in a nappy for going out for the first few weeks because it was cold (winter/spring), no public facilities and I couldn't have taken more than one change of clothes especially when going shopping. I explained why and we had no regressions.
Using diapers here and there hasn't caused confusion thus far. It didn't cause confusion with Violet either.
How can you know that when she seems to have had quite a few regressions?
Because we waited until she did fairly well before she was consistently out of diapers and regressions happened with no diaper use and not in association with diaper use whatsoever. It's pretty easy to tell.
I'm glad to hear so many people who trained young, didn't experience regressions. I'm hoping that's how things go with Leo. We even took Violet up to a doctor's appointment an hour drive away and kept Leo in underwear. He did great. He asked for the potty on our way up and we were able to pull over for him and he asked while we were out and we were able to get him to a restroom. We then had to ignore him on the way home because he kept asking as an excuse to get out of the carseat... He had no accidents and we were gone for 3 hours. I think when we leave him with grandparents next, he'll be diaper free as well. We're down to just diapers for sleep time, but even those he hardly pees in. As a matter of fact, he actually held it all night long last night and then peed in the potty in the morning.
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