my 4 yr old son was fully toilet trained and has now started having accidents all the time

Justine - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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im not sure why i have just had another baby three months ago not sure if this has anything to do with it or wat but im desperate to find ourt wats going on!!!!!!!!!

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Shasha - posted on 06/23/2009

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Sometimes this happens when little boys go through growth spurts. There are alot of different reasons. To be sure you should probably take him to his pediatrician to rule out any serious problems.

Justine - posted on 06/23/2009

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thanx i have already made a doctor appointment to get him checked out coz we did think of some sort infection could be the cause along with the new baby in the house there has been alot of changes in the house the last few months thanx all for ure help

Guggie - posted on 06/22/2009

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yes the stress of a new baby could be influencing it...but also keep in mind that the bladder can sometimes lag behind in development.



your son could be hitting a growth spurt and eating more...but his bladder is still tiny. this seems really common in boys and tends to correct itself around 8 years.

Sara - posted on 06/22/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter. It was so frustrating, because she was so easily toilet trained. One day (just over 2 years old) she just decided on her own that she was done, and never had a single accident. Then when she was about four and a half she started having a lot of accidents. Everyone I spoke to said this was really pretty common for the age. It could be because of the new baby, but also at that age they just don't want to stop playing to go. They feel like they are going to miss something, so they try to hold it. Two of my nephews had the same issue. We talked about it (several times), and after a month or two it just stopped, just like it had started. Unless it persists or becomes a major issue (like you think it may be a medical problem), I would give it some time and just try to be patient. It may just go away.

Jenifer - posted on 06/22/2009

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my 5 yr old son regressed after he had a bladder infection...during the day he was good but at night he totally regressed...i would take him to the dr and ask for a chem 10 done(urine test)...what i did(and still am as this happened only in the last few months) was because his bed was getting wet and a plastic sheet underneath the mattress cover wasnt doing anything to resolve the problem was i bought (after alot of deliberation) pull ups but i put his underwear under it so he would feel it wet...even when i bought the "coolness" pullups from pampers he wasnt waking up in the night in time and was not aware till in the am he was wet...so i put underwear under the pull up and its beginning to kick in with him..his dr more or less said that i would have to retrain him....boys do actually get bladder infection easily esp if not circumcized...there doesnt have to be "pain" when he goes to the bathroom, he may make frewquent trips going only small amounts...something to look into anyway...good luck

Calista - posted on 06/22/2009

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I have a four year old and a three month old too. I was told by many friends that when the new baby came my child might regress with toilet training too and his behaviour may change. I was lucky that the toilet training didnt regress, but apparently it is common when a new baby is bought into the house. Try praising him for being such a big boy and dont reprimand him for having accidents. Have you asked him why this is happening?

Christal - posted on 06/22/2009

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i am not sure, if its tru e or not, but i've heard that sometimes kids do this if there is a new baby in the house, (especially if he was the baby before your newest addition) that they tend to go back in steps, to get attention. sometimes they feel left out, cause most of the attention goes to the new baby. Its hard, but good luck.

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