I've started toilet training DS (turned 2 last week) as he'd been having a lot of nappy free time for a few days and each time he needed to do a wee he would run outside to the grass and do it. He didn't really have any accidents other than a couple of times when a tiny bit came out then he stopped and ran outside.
Unfortunately he won't use the normal toilet, regardless of the fact that we've got the padded seat that goes onto it, the step with handles and seat that goes onto the normal toilet. We've had these for awhile now as he'd started showing signs of being ready but seems scared by the normal toilet.
So I bit the bullet and bought a potty when he'd started going on the grass as I didn't want to delay him if he's ready. Yesterday was the first day and he did really well, however he still won't sit on the potty. He stands over it and aims to wee in it. Which is fine for that, but he won't sit on it for number 2's even and then he starts to do it while standing up (I don't think he realises he's needing to do number 2 as he told me wee instead) and gets really distressed when he makes a mess on himself/floor.
So my main thing I'm wanting tips on is ways to encourage him to sit on the potty without distressing him. We already have possible sensory issues to do with sitting in the bath and standing on the wet floor in the shower (currently awaiting an appointment with an OT for help on this) so I don't know if the not wanting to sit on the potty/toilet is also part of it or if this is just a normal toddler thing.
The other thing is I've just been leaving him in the nude as it's hot anyway and we are home alone, but is this the wrong thing to be doing? Should I be putting him in undies? I put a pair on him this morning as we had a friend pop around for a bit and he got really upset with me putting them on because he says they hurt (they don't as they are not tight, but he says this about different things when he doesn't want us to do them).
So any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.