OK, I have tried a few times to see if DS is ready for potty training. He IS aware of when he needs to poo, but he has a REAL stubborn streak and refuses to use the potty. When I let him be naked on bottom, he will "sometimes" sit on his potty and we'll "catch" a pee, but he doesn't seem to be aware he's doing it. I try to catch it as it's happening so he can make the connection, but nope. I've tried letting him be in a potty training pant (and getting all wet) to see if he can FEEL being wet and associate that with peeing and I have tried the Cool alert diapers and nothing. Just now he was bottomless and while playing (standing up) he just peed... totally unaware until he (and I) saw the pee puddling on the floor. I'm guessing he's not ready yet...but my MIL is already being bad about it. She keeps saying, "you need to go in your potty. You're too big to pee in yoru diapers" and she INSISTS that NO ONE she knows had a nearly three year old in diapers (though I know her nephew was three as his mom TOLD ME!!! She refuses to believe it). My son is 2 years 9 months. My older son trained in one day at 23 months, but when he saw he had no diaper on and needed to pee, he held it in until we told him to go in the potty... That was IT... he just GOT IT. THis one, just tends to be slower in most things - didn't call till late, didn't walk until late and didn't eat until late (though learned alphabet and letters and other "intellectual" things way early)..... DO I wait? And how to keep MIL from bugging me and him? She's AWFUL about it (she was the same with extended breastfeeding).