Anyone been through the same thing with potty trained tot?

Tiya - posted on 12/13/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son turned 3 in August has been potty trained for about 5mths

and just recently has been too lazy to go to the toilet. I think it's because he can't be bothered walking up the stairs but he is wetting himself all the time and will no longer tell me if he needs to go. He does still go to do a poo but just seems he can't be bothered with a pee. I feel so frustrated. Is it normal for kids to backtrack in this area?? Any suggestions please.

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Monica - posted on 12/13/2012

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Hi I went through the exact same thing with my little boy. I found that sometimes he was just too engrossed in what he was doing and would have an accident. Most important thing is to stay calm, if he didn't seem to notice I would ask are your pants wet or dry? Could you just check? Sometimes he would say I'm dry because he seems embarrassed. I'd let him check the wet trousers with his hand and explain the difference between wet and dry. And that he must of had an accident, not to worry we all have accidents sometimes. then i would bring him to toilet and get him to take off his wet clothes so he could freshen up. Ask where should we do our wee and poo? Get him to tell me give him a high five for the right answer and praise for the good job in taking off his wet clothes. Then at times I knew he was dry I'd ask are your pants wet or dry? He'd answer dry and I made a big deal about how clever he was. Then I'd follow with where should we do are wee and poo? He'd say potty or toilet more paise and high fives for being so clever and grown up. He very soon stopped having accidents, every night before bed I'd tell him how proud I was at his efforts to use the toilet and what a great job he was doing. Asking where do we do wee and poo, getting the right answer and telling him how we all can have accidents sometimes but how grown up he was getting and it was important to try to get to the toilet intime. He soon reduced the number of accidents, then would only have one or two a week then dry. Haven't looked back since

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Tiya - posted on 01/08/2013

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Well we are back to normal was a bit crazy during the holidays but he is now back to himself. I think because we had been moving around so much visiting people, etc. I stayed in the house for a few days straight and focused on him. Not making a big deal about him having accidents and not constantly asking him if he needed to go I believe encouraged him to want to go on his own. He is quite independent and funny. I follow him normally to the toilet to help him and soon as his butt touches the seat he tells me "Out mommy!" and shuts the door himself as its quite a small bathroom. LOL Cracks me up everytime. x

Kerri - posted on 12/13/2012

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My daughter is doing the same thing and I was going to post about it. Hopefully someone has some advice.

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