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3 year boy has been potty trained and just recently reverted back to going in his pants any suggestions?

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dawnmichelle3

Asked by dawnmichelle3 at 9:31 AM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Are there any major changes going on in his life, such as a new baby in the family, a change in day care, etc.? Sometimes it's the little things we tend to miss that are really bothering them. Take him to a toy store and ask him what is the 1 toy her REALLY wants. When he can be dry for 3 -6 month,(you decide), you'll get him the special toy.
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 9:57 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • yes new sibling but he is a year old already, no real other changes, thank you
    dawnmichelle3

    Comment by dawnmichelle3 (original poster) at 10:09 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Has he had any thing happen to him recently that was traumatic? A move, and new parent, a new baby or anything like that? trauma will cause a child to revert back.
    stitchintime

    Answer by stitchintime at 1:39 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • A new sibling will really do it. He might be thinking that you are going to replace him with the new baby. Get him to help take care of the new baby. Have him get the diaper, the wash cloth, the pins, the diaper cream, the bottle. anything that will make him feel like he is important, that you just can't do with out his help. That will help him feel good about his place in the family.
    stitchintime

    Answer by stitchintime at 1:43 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • it happens....its just one of those things....my son is 4 and he has been potty trained for a long time....he reverted back to peeing and sometimes pooping in his pants but he quickly came back from it....he knew it was bad but he got himself to stop...its not easy but things will work out....
    SMALLfry05

    Answer by SMALLfry05 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

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