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DS was doing so good

he's been potty trained, i just had to keep an eye on the time and put him on the potty, and he'd go. then he started every now and then telling me when he had to go. now all of a sudden he pees on himself then tells me, he hates being wet, he cries whenever he is...how do i get him to start telling me BEFORE he has to go??

(he's even mastered standing up and peeing, does it whenever he does go)

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • He seems to be having trouble either recognizing the "need-to-go" feeling, or else trouble deciding to stop what he's doing to go potty. In either case, this should work to get him back on track: Try to cancel his plans for the next day or two. Watch him closely. Remind him that he needs to tell you when he needs to go potty, but only take him yourself if you see him visibly trying to hold it, or if you see him starting to have an accident. If you see him squirming or grabbing himself, then tell him (don't ask him) it's time to go potty and usher him there. If you see him in the process of having an accident, tell him "hold it!" and pick him up and move him to the potty. He may be able to hold it and finish on the potty. Even if not, you can do your clean-up there and it will help him with the association. Reward him for telling you he needs to go potty and then going, but don't reward him if you take him there.
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 1:22 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

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