what should i do? my son a keeps peeing on the floor instead of the potty?he knows better.

Marcie - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my youngest who is 3 was going on the potty,no problem.then about 2 weeks ago he decided he was gonna go anywhere but the potty,this is driving me nutty!!! he goes to school and stays dry until he gets home.then changes his undies and gives me a big old smile. i', stuck because i feel i should probably give him a pat on the butt for it,but by the same token i don't want to scare him away from the toilet. this is driving me crazy because i know he knows better than that.any ideas?? thanks

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Marcie - posted on 04/13/2010

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great idea about the soap. i will have to try that. i wanna thank all you ladies for giving me so much to think about,definitely very helpful,thank you

Gwen - posted on 03/31/2010

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Give him a swat on the butt and make him help you clean up the mess. It will not scare him away from the toilet. You said yourself he knows better. He's pushing your buttons.

Angela - posted on 03/31/2010

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How do you react when he pees on the floor? Do you tell him off or shout at him? He could well be doing it for attention. I would have him help clean up the mess and not say too much about it, he'll soon realise that it's not working and try something else. When he does go in the potty then make a big fuss praising him, then he'll realise he gets more attention going in the potty then outside of it. I certainly wouldn't smack him because he might get issues with going in the potty completely.

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Tracy - posted on 05/10/2016

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My 9yr old keeps peeing on his bedroom floor my youngest used to pee on his floor too but he stopped doing it after I made him clean it up. I did the same thing with my oldest but that don't seem to work. Can someone help me with some advice to get him to stop peeing on his floor?

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It's warm weather now. If you live in an areas with a discreet backyard, have him go outside on a tree. A lot of it is just the "fun" of being able to pee with aim. I also took out the stools and just made my boys stretch and reach to pee into toilets. It helped their aims. Last, I bought the cool foaming soap that only gets used when he pees in the toilet without making a mess on the floor, closes the lid, and flushes. He only gets to use the soap when it's done right.

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2010

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I know this is a little late but my daughter has a similar problem. She will do great for a few months then all of a sudden she'll start peeing on the bathroom floor for about a week. I've found that offering her treats after she starts her episodes again helps to "re-train" her. I was reading that you started doing that so if he does great for awhile and then goes back to his peeing everywhere start all over. It sucks and is tiring but worth it in the end.

Marcie - posted on 04/11/2010

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thank you all for your input,i have been trying to get him to clean up and he's defenitily not happy about that. you are right about the emotional reaction,but sometimes it's hard to not react when it's an ongoing thing all day long!!
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i do have good news that i hope to not take back,he knows when he has to go and he seems more willing to go in the toilet, although we're still having issues with #2 he puts it in his undies and then in the toilet,, i have tried to explain to him that you put it directly in the toilet,and if he does he will then get a treat, so we'll see how he finally does with that.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INPUT!!

Emily - posted on 03/31/2010

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I agree with Angela.. clean it up with him, make it as unemotional as possible. He probably sees you getting upset or angry about it and he thinks that's funny. If you don't react in an emotional way, he won't need to do the behavior. I don't think a swat on the butt is a good idea.

It could also just be normal regression.. potty training is rarely a done deal.. it's normal for there to be regressions. Just keep at it.. he'll get it eventually.

Lisa - posted on 03/31/2010

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maybe it's time to try the toilet instead of the potty, find a ping pong ball, put it in the toilet and encourage him to aim for it while standing. it will make it fun and be a change from the way things are going now. it won't flush away either!! ha ha

Alison - posted on 03/31/2010

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I would not discipline for this, but I would make him clean it up and discipline if he refuses. You probably shouldn't make a big deal of it if you want it to go away.

Katarina - posted on 03/31/2010

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My little brother used to pee on the wall in the bathroom when he was mad at my Mom. Maybe he's upset at the fact that you're not with him all the time(if it's a new situation) or maybe something is happening during his care.

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