|First time on the big potty!|
That was where we were at three years old, everything except the actual act of peeing in the toilet. Sierra refused to do it. She would sit on the potty for a while, but when she had to pee she would throw a fit until I put her pull-ups back on. The same thing with training pants, she would not pee in them.
During the summer I was determined to train her so I talked to her behavioral therapist, she told me to cut a hole in the diaper so the pee comes out into the toilet. She said to slowly over time to cut the hole bigger and bigger until she was used to going in the potty and gave up the diaper. That was good advice, but it didn't work with Sierra. She was already used to sitting on the potty with no diaper on, so she wouldn't sit on it with a diaper on. I had to find another way.
The supplies needed were a doll that wets, snacks that Sierra loved, stuff to drink, lots of lose fitting panties, and of course a potty chair. The general idea was to have sierra teach the doll to potty and the doll got the treats, then Sierra wanted the treats so she had to potty to get them, and a lot of practice runs and praise in between. I did have to remove every diaper in the house before I started. Sierra went looking for a diaper when I wanted to put the panties on her, and she threw quite a fit when I didn't have any!
It did work and it only took a day, but I did have to kind of hold her when the first pee started to come out. Sierra wanted to get up when she started to pee but I handed her a snack she loved to eat so she could eat it while she was peeing, and I kept my hand on her shoulder to encourage her to stay seated. Once she peed the first time the subsequent ones were easier. When she had to have a bowel movement I had to encourage her to stay seated again, but once she went in the potty their was no turning back! For bed time and nap time I bought completely different pull-ups and called them "night time" panties and told her they were only for sleeping, she seemed to accept that.
Check out my post Best Portable or Travel Potty Ever to see what we used when we went out.