Jodi - posted on 06/07/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
Please help. My 3 year old girl has been potty trained since she was 2. Until the last few weeks, she has been accident free, always makes it to the potty on time. But the last few weeks she has been wetting herself nearly every day. Sometimes, it'll just while she's sitting on the couch, other times it's while we're outside, while we're in the car, playing in her bedroom, whenever, wherever.
I ask her why she didn't go to the potty, and her answer is "Because I had to pee!" I remind her to pee every so often, and it's not that she has to wait an extroadinary amount of time or anything. I was sitting next to her reading books when she peed on the couch the other day, she acted like nothing happened, I asked her if she just peed, she told me yes, I asked her why she didn't go to the bathroom she said "Because I had to pee!"
Has anyone else experienced this? What do I do? How can I curb this behavior? I don't yell at her or anything, I just try to understand why she does it, and remind her she needs to use the toilet from now on, do I need to do/say something else?