Re: potty training special cituations
When we potty trained DS, we used thick cloth training pants along with plastic pants. You're right, pull ups were like diapers, so he didn't mind soiling those. We still had accidents with the training/plastic pants, but they at least contained the mess. Took a few weeks -- we still used pull ups at night 'cuz I wasn't ready to deal with that issue.
Numerous trips to bathrooms when we were out and about. The novelty issue, I'm sure and he was also trying to get the hang of being able to hold it on the way to the bathroom. He'd suddenly have to go potty while we were out to eat, but we wouldn't make it in time to the bathroom. I usually carried a spare pair of underwear and a plastic bag along with me. Good luck! Just takes time and patience.