Need Advice for my 5 year son

Sandra Beate - posted on 12/10/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have been at home with my son since birth, and he was potty trained at 2-3 years old, and has always been great since out of diapers, but in the last month, he has started peeing his pants everyday, and i have no clue what to do anymore. He pees his pants everyday while he is in kindergarden, and i am starting to wonder if it has something to do with him going to school everyday while i am at home with his baby sister (she is 7 months now) and he is feeling like i have replaced him. I am really worried and have made an appointment with his doctor to make sure it is nothing medical, but was hoping that maybe someone has been through this and has some helpful advice??

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Linda - posted on 12/13/2013

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Sounds like you got a lot of good help from these ladies. The same thing happened to my son when he first started preschool, only for him, he started to wet the bed again. It happened for a few weeks, and then once he was use to his routine again (going to school, happy at school, etc) he was fine. I would say it's a wait it out thing.

Kayla - posted on 12/13/2013

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My daughter is almost 4 now and she has been potty trained since about 2 years old. About 4 months ago she started having accidents as well. I talked to her doctor like you to make sure it was nothing medical. And in her case it wasn't, and the doctor said many kids can go through regression. So even though they have been potty trained for however long, they can go back and have accidents again. The doctor told me that regression is often a sign of stress for the child. In my case this was accurate because the same time she started having accidents, I had my 3rd baby. She was stressed out and needed more attention from me. She is getting better now, less and less accidents every day and night. Hope this helps, even if now you know, your son isn't the only one! Good luck :)

Jodi - posted on 12/10/2013

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Check out what the schedule is at school. Can he choose to go to the toilet when he wants? Or are they being forced to wait for breaks? Is he having difficulty using the toilet himself? Is he trying to hold it and just can't? Or is he maybe getting distracted with his play and not realising he needs to go until it is too late? Things like this happen with kids. I'd talk to the teacher about the routine there first and go from there.

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Sandra Beate - posted on 12/13/2013

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Thank you both for the input and advice, he has been almost a week now without accidents.

Kayla - Turns out that it was stress with my little guy too. The accidents started happening just as my 7 month old daughter started crawling and needed more supervision and i guess that made him feel like he did not get any of my time anymore. I hope that things are better with the little one in your home. It does remind that they are little people too and can feel all the same things as us adults, but not know how to communicate that with us.

Jodi - I talked to his teacher and they are able to go when they need to, the teacher even said if it was an emergency to just run and tell him afterwards. They are very good at his school with that, and it turns out that there are other kids in his class also having accidents.

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