My daughter first took an interest in toilet training around 20 months. She was afraid of the adult sized toilet but enjoyed using a smaller child sized replica. She did great at first always asking to use her potty and had minimal accidents. However, if she was involved in an activity she did not hesitate to pee in her underwear or even on the floor. I also have a one year old son, so watching her every move was hard.
In the following weeks, despite me asking her to use the potty and even rewarding her for doing so, she increasingly lacked interest and ultimately stopped using her potty altogether. Because she was still under the age of two, I did not push the issue and decided that when the time came we would revisit toilet training.
She is now 25 months old and out of the blue showed interest in using our adult sized toilet. I got her a child seat and stool to use the adult toilet and she does! The only issue I am having is she is constantly taking her diaper, pants, pull ups, underwear off... Any bottom covering item I have tried is almost instantly on the floor. When she goes for a nap she will take off undergarments and poop in her bed. Even when she manages to keep undergarments on, she will remove them immediately after she soils and then throw them on floor.
I have tried explaining big girls don't poop in their beds or on the floor. I have lightly spanked her bottom, without using anger. (using only a stern, "No pooping in your bed/Keep your diaper on") I have tried explaining that mommy and daddy use the potty and that poop only goes in the potty. Nothing is working. My life consists of constantly washing sheets and cleaning poop off the floor. Help.