reverted potty problems w/4 yr old HeyLuv 2 kids; Hanford, California 493 posts19th Nov '12
My son is 4 (since october) and was doing fantastic until a couple of weeks ago. Now he hardly ever uses the toilet. He keeps going in his underwear and I don't know what to do about it. HELP!!! I have taken away his game-tab and keep a close eye on him for signs that he has to go or that he has gone in his pants. If I ask him if he has to go he always says no, and if I ask if he has gone, he says no. I do not know what else to do. He has both a child's potty and also uses the regular potty. I take him to the potty and make him sit on it just in case but he still doesn't use it.
mamato1boy1girl Due May 23; 2 kids; Englewood, OH, United States 3283 posts19th Nov '12
What I've heard of parents doing in similar situations is set a timer, maybe for every 45m-1hr. Tell him ' when the timer goes off you will go potty, even if you just try.' Don't argue or make it a power struggle just say its time to go potty. You can return to doing x activity after you go potty. Stick with it!
HeyLuv 2 kids; Hanford, California 493 posts19th Nov '12
Quoting mamato1boy1girl:" What I've heard of parents doing in similar situations is set a timer, maybe for every 45m-1hr. Tell ... [snip!] ... make it a power struggle just say its time to go potty. You can return to doing x activity after you go potty. Stick with it!"So it's like starting all over again? Okay. I am so uncomfortable being pregnant right now that it hurts for me to have to "take" him to the bathroom when he doesn't want to go. ( I am not with his father and my SO is not going to be home for a couple of months) But I will do what I have to in order to correct this issue. Any ideas why this is happening?
♥ Rhienn ♥ 18 kids; California 11462 posts19th Nov '12
My 3yr old son is doing the same thing, except he only does it with his dad and i and my other family, hes fine and goes on his own. I have no clue what to do