Melanie - posted on 10/25/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )
So I'll keep this as short as possible, two weeks ago I decided to potty train my son. When I decided to start I took him to the store to buy him some undies and he picked out some batman undies, and he absolutely loved them! I tried the 3 day potty training method and for the first 3 days he did great, he went potty almost all the time and only had 1 accident. I made him a chart and everything, the next day a couple more accidents and figured it was no big deal and carried on and the day after he full blown had accidents everywhere, he only made it to the potty once. So I made it a point after that to take him to the potty every fifteen minutes and have him sit down for five minutes on the potty. It seemed to work and for the next 3 days he only had 2 accidents.
The next day I decided to throw him a party and threw out his diapers celebrating no more diapers! I reexplained to him that this meant he was a big kid now and now he needs to tell mommy when he needs to potty. He was excited and the next few days went well, he let me know almost every two hours that he needed to go potty and only had two small accidents on the third day due to him not asking me as much. I let him know to keep being a big boy and to keep telling mommy when he has to go potty. He did well again for another day or two, and again!!! He stops letting me know, which brings us to today. Earlier today I go to the mall with a friend to go Christmas shopping while my daughter and her older kids are in school. As we're shopping my son will NOT let me know when he has to go potty. He tells me once in the six hours we were there as we arrived in the parking lot. I took him and he tried to pee but he couldn't... So, we continue shopping, fifteen minutes later he pees his pants. So we have to stop what we're doing, and I take him to get changed. I change him into some fresh clothes and we continue with our day. Another hour passes and I made to check if he needs to go potty frequently since he already used his change of clothes, I ask him every fifteen minutes "Bradley honey do you need to go potty", he tells me no. Literally not five minutes later he pees his only change of clothes. I take him to the bathroom for another change and have absolutely nothing to dress him in but socks and blanket. Luckily I was with my friend and her two year old son and was able to get a spare change of clothes from her as well as a diaper. She offers me a couple more which I refuse which I later end up accepting AND having to use because he will NOT tell me when he has to go!!! I have him in undies but had yet ANOTHER accident when we got home after I put him in undies. At this point I'm not sure what to do, any thoughts on this?