The older he gets, the more frustrating this is becoming. We've tried everything from reward charts, punishment, taking away toys/sending him to his room, praising when he does use the bathroom and constantly reminding him to use the potty. He is averaging about 3 - 4 accidents a week- sometimes #2! When this happens, he is sent straight to the showers. I'm thinking about getting him some Pull-Ups! He says he doesn't feel it coming sometimes - but I believe it's because he doesn't want to stop playing to use the bathroom. Thankfully, he doesn't have accidents at school and has never wet the bed. Any suggestions? I've asked his Pediatrician - and he said he would grow out of this "phase" - but how long do I have to wait!?
Answer by wolfmomma30 at 4:13 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by lowencope at 9:13 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
In light of this question and the 'dressing' question you asked about the same child I would suggest you talk to a child psychologist, or at minimum counselor. I think there is a big possibliity there are deeper emotional issues going on. I would not ignore it. If your pediatrician has ruled out medical cause my next step would be an evaluation by a professional (psychiatry, psychologist..whatever)
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:38 PM on Jan. 15, 2010
Answer by lauvit at 6:52 AM on Jan. 16, 2010