pee pee problem

Chandra - posted on 10/29/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My three year old has a hard time making it to the potty. he has to changed two sometimes three times a day because he pees. He pees the bed too, not everynight but atleast 4-5 times a week. Any suggestions on what to do??

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Teri - posted on 11/04/2009

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Dont worry, its a pretty common in children at that age. You could try the rewards, or simpy ask if they have to go to the bathroom. My daughter is 6 yrs old and still wets the bed every now and then. My daughter sleeps way to hard to realize that she has to go to the bathroom and therefore wets the bed. It does create a little more launrdy but its will be okay. If you ask them every hour wether they are alseep or not helps reduce the wetting on them selves and in the bed. I hope that i could help you in your situation.

Sarah - posted on 10/30/2009

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I would do pull-ups at night only.....he is still pretty little yet and that night time is hard to get (even I am sometimes running to the bathroom because I would much rather sleep than get up). You can work on the night time wetting as he gets better with staying dry during the day. For day time I would have the potty chair be in the room where you are. This will help on getting there on time and also being a reminder. Then ask him if he has to go throughout the day. If he has not gone for awhile(about 2 hrs) have him sit and try. I would NOT suggest pull-ups during the day though. They are too much like diapers even with the ones that make you feel wet when you pee.

Jackie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Honestly this is really pretty normal... especially for boys. As for night wetting this may continue for a while. My son is 5 years old and still wets the bed every once and a while. Especially after a long busy day or if he is under any sort of stress like being away from home too long. Boys don't get the same feeling as us girls get when they have to pee so sometimes they don't notice until its way too late. I would just ask/remind him frequently and watch for signs he is holding it. My poor boy, even starts to sway or dance I ask him... do you have to go pee buddy? And half the time he looks at me like a little light went off in his head and realized he has to go or he flat out says no and goes off playing. I would also get rid of the pull ups except at night time; if you haven't already. He will become more in tuned to the wetting if he actually feels it. Yes this means more laundry for you but in the end it will be worth it. If you want to try no pull ups at night; strip his bed and put a big garbage bag on top of the sheet. Then put old towels over top of it this will stop the plastic from making him cold at night or making him sweat. Keep some extra towels and a sheet in his room so if he wets the bed in the middle of the night you can quickly strip it all off and make it again. Thick sheets would work also in place of the towels. I hope that helps rest your mind a little. Good luck!

Shawna - posted on 10/29/2009

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i agree with maybe he just isnt ready yet...... try the rewars thing but dont scold him if he has an accident it just makes them fall back some more.... pullups are great thing when they take a little longer to understand the concept .... you might even try getting underwear that he picks out.... for my daughter she loves tinkerbell and she picked out her underwear so she didnt want to pee on tink and that worked for her!! its worth a shot!

Emily - posted on 10/29/2009

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You might want to try the training pull ups with the trucks that disappear if they pee, then give him a treat if he wakes up with the trucks. That is more for you cleaning a dirty bed every morning is annoying. But also maybe he is not ready. I have found with my children if they were not ready I was just beating my head against a brick wall but when they were ready it flowed very easily. My son took the longest I think they mature slower than girls in that area.

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Sounds like he isn't fully potty trained yet. I would put him on the potty every half hour during the day and if he pees give him a reward and you can wait another hour before trying again. I always made it my job to prevent my son's accidents. He didn't always tell me when he had to go at first so I watched for signs (dancing around, holding himself) and always took him to the potty asap. Maybe get him a sticker chart and stickers can be his reward. Or, I always gave my son a few m&m's. As far as nighttime goes, put him in a pull up so you don't have to wash sheets every day. Nighttime training takes a lot longer for some children to master. If he is fully trained and this is something that has happened suddenly then consider the fact that he may have a urinary tract infection. Good luck

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