Shaila - posted on 06/17/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 3 year old boy has been potty trained with little to no accidents for 4 months. We have really never had any problems with him having accidents, he caught on very quickly and it only took 2 weeks to be fully trained except at night. Recently, my son has been holding his urine in for what seems like too long before he goes. I don't want to force him to go potty but I'm afraid he is going to end up with a UTI from holding it so long. He's not complaining of his back or belly hurting and he's not complaining about it hurting when he does go pee. But when I ask him to sit on the potty he says he's scared. I have no idea why he would be scared because he has never had any bad experiences that I know of. He has his own little potty so I know it's not because he's afraid of the big potty. Yesterday he had 4 accidents and it's the first time he has had that many in one day. I read online that I should put him back in diapers until he is ready again but I think that's not a good idea. If I put pull-ups on him he doesn't distinguish them between diapers so he will just go without even letting you know. I try to take him to the bathroom but he refuses and will even scream and I don't want to pressure him or force him because I'm afraid that will hinder his progression. Any suggestions?