Son peeing on floor

Cheryl - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 year old and been potty training for 3 months or so. I know kids can backslide but I'm not sure how to handle it. He usually knows he has to go and runs to the potty but the past 3 days he's just flat out peed on the floor, right in front of me. And today he peed about 2 feet from his potty. He doesn't say why he's doing it, he doesn't laugh or anything. How should I approach this because punishment doesn't feel right.

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Finnuala - posted on 10/08/2009

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My son used to do the same thing (and still sometimes does) made a star chart for hm and for every day he used the toilet properly and had no accidents he got a star and at the end of the week when all the spaces were flled e could pick a small toy from the shop. When he doesnt get his star one ngt he wll be extra good the next day.

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Carol - posted on 10/10/2009

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I really agree with him waiting to long...when they are first potty trained, they go running in every time...then they start to get too busy, and do not want to leave what they are doing, and they do not know how much time they really have...this is a learning time for them too, we want them to be able to hold it in the store or in the car when they finally get it..He will eventually know that he has to go when he has the urge...be patient with him, he is not doing it on purpose...good luck with your little one.

Ruth - posted on 10/10/2009

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I agree with the star chart or some other kind of reward. My four year old gets playing so hard he holds it till the last possible second, and still will sometimes not make it to the bathroom. I find that if I remind him to go he doesn't have any accidents. Don't punish him, I am sure it he is not doing it on purpose. It's only been three months.

Alicia - posted on 10/08/2009

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my sisters son does this to but he tells her hes doing it and i believe for her it is because she started shortly after he was 1 and i think she pushed him into in but for u i think he just gets distracted. the potty charts work wonders for my son. he was peeing on the potty when he turned 3 (about 1 month with charts) andhe just recently stopped pooping in his undies (3 months ago about3 1/2) but he stopped doing that cuz we told him he couldnt help with the baby when he was born if he didnt poop on the potty like a big boy and he hasnt done it since. i think part of it may be control to if he know he's gonna get ur attention for it it might make it worse. my ped. told me that if he does it you just change his undies and pants and go on with ur day don't make a big deal and don't say anything to him.

i hope that helps a little any ways good luck

Leslie - posted on 10/08/2009

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Children tend to be so busy playing they dont realize they have to go. He may be waiting to long and cant make it. Try asking him if he has to go at different times. Try rewards for when he does go. i would treat this as accidents to begin with. If it continues than he may be doing it on purpose. You also may need to cut back on how much he drinks. Childrens bladders are very small and dont take much to fill.

Andrea - posted on 10/08/2009

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hey hun when i potty trained my friends twins they were about his age and they would do the same thing when she tryed but what i did was i put cherious or fruite loups in the toilet and had them aime at it so it made it fun.. and when they went i would reward them... but then after like a couple of days and he relizes that he has to pee in the potty then i would only reward them after they didnt pee all day in there undies... but thats all i can think of i hope it helps

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