I was trying to avoid using pullups because it just seems to me that it'd be confusing for her - in a 3 year old's mind why would it be ok to go in a pullup, but not in a diaper - but I think we're going to go that route anyway. Our family room is carpeted, so it's not easy to just let her run around in underwear and hope for the best. I might do this if it were me at home with her, but I feel badly leaving Chrissy (my friend and Charlotte's nanny) in charge of dealing with the mess involved and figure that leaves pullups as the only option.
We did give underwear only a go for portions of this past weekend (we switched back to diapers while we were out shopping), and Charlotte did have some success on the potty. But we're nowhere near done and I could use all the tips and tricks I can get from experienced mommas (and dads, grandmas, daycare providers, etc) as we move forward, so feel free to let loose in the comments. And so we all know what the payoff is for a potty-trained Chuckles, check out photos from last weekend's efforts below. Adorable, right?!