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Issue's with my 4-year old

I am not having issue's but his aunt, who he lives with does. Charlie is apparently wetting himself during the day. She has resorted to putting him in pull ups full time, until this gets resolved. I find it off, because HE does to the toilet at my home. Even when he is wrapped up in whatever he is doing (ie..playing, watching tv, eating..whatever). I am not what to make out of it. I don't know if he is just being lazy over there or if its a between 2 homes issue. Charlie didn't start this until like 1 week or so. Night time is not a concern..YET. I make it a habit to get him up at night when he is in my care. She sleeps like a rock..her words.

SUGGESTIONS MAYBE....I don't think I can go talk to a pediatrician because I don't have custody of my son. She does.


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Asked by vancouvermamax2 at 9:34 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • I would ask her if she would consult with his pediatrician if she's having trouble. Not sure what they could do. The thing I learned from having 3 boys is you have to make it fun and when they do it make a big deal out of it. They love to accomplish things. I rewarded them with new undies and let them pick them out. I told them they had to use the potty because if they peed or pooed in them I would have to throw them away cuz it wouldn't wash out... Worked on all 3.. Goodluck to you.
    Oh and maybe you could spend more time at the Aunts so you could watch over him more, sounds like she's not doing her job.. JMO

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Why is your son living between two homes and one is your aunt ? That probably has alot to do with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Anonymous #1:
    She wrote me email tonite and says she rewards him with stickers if he stays dry for one day. If he stays dry all week, then he can wear big boy undies Saturday. As for me staying at her home...UM TOTALLY OUT OF THE QUESTION. Its court ordered I have him every other full weekend. The schedule was up to her. I hope this answers your response to me.

    Answer by vancouvermamax2 at 10:32 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Anonymous #2:
    My son is living with his aunt (fathers sister) becasue my life back then, 4 yrs ago, was in need of work. My lifestyle had change for the better (clean and sober, 4 yrs now). Apparently I was not suppose to find a piece of paper that the father wrote to his sister but I did. And I qoute "IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN TO ME, I WANT YOU TO TAKE CHARLIE. CHERYL IS NOT SUITABLE TO CARE FOR HIM". Yes, at the time I was not suitable. I was coming down, but he gave it to me, but like a dumb idiot I wanted it. I also had broncitis. You know what...long story. If you wanna hear more, email me directly and I will be more than happy to fill you in and hopefully answer the question instead of dancing around the question. Let me know if my email address is visable.

    Answer by vancouvermamax2 at 10:37 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I have taking my son to a chiropractor - and it helped

    Answer by nma928 at 1:08 AM on Feb. 21, 2009

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