It helps to have a solid daily routine. If you always eat at the same time every day, and nap or go to bed at the same time every day, then he is more likely to have to pee and poo at the same time every day. If he is getting enough sleep (12-14 hours daily) he is less likely to miss the signs that he has to go potty. A regular daily routine used to be the norm, but nowadays families are too flexible. Preschoolers do very well with routine. Also, if he's having a lot of pee accidents, maybe he's getting too much to drink. Cut back on fluids, and encourage him to eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables - served raw as much as possible and with the skins/peels on - will keep his poo moving along smoothly, without pain, which is also a common complaint among preschoolers today. If the pee accidents continue, especially if there is a strong odor, or any discomfort, have him checked for an infection.
at 6:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2011