Lots of pee accidents. :(

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lauriem822's picture
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Lots of pee accidents. :(

It seems like Ev is going backward with potty training. When we are at home, he has anywhere from 3 to 6 pee accidents a day. I am not sure what approach to take in trying to get him back on track. I try to remind him at least once an hour but often times its too late. I have tried to take him to the bathroom if he hasn't gone in awhile but usually that ends in crying and screaming on his part. I don't want him to become dependent on my reminders but I am not sure what else to do. Advice??

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Laurie, I would bet that it has something to do with having a baby on the way. Now that you know it is a boy, it may be more real to Evan. Sam did pretty well until Lily was born, but he definitely regressed after her birth. Granted, Evan is older than Sam was, but there's got to be some connection. It may seem unproductive, but would you consider going back to pull-ups for a bit? I never liked the idea of pull-ups in the first place because I feel like little ones treat them just like diapers. But, if having a big life change is causing this, then I wouldn't push too hard. If he's trying to adjust to the idea of his brother on the way, then maybe he just needs to focus on that hurdle for the time being. I would be really curious to see if anyone else has had this experience and what they did about it. I'm just guessing here, but it makes sense to me.

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Yes, we think the baby may have something to do with it! A few friends have had similar experieces. I do put a pull up on him for school because they are not allowed to bring extra clothes/undies and I don't have confidence that he will use the potty!

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I'm getting the same thing with Erin. She was all gung ho for potty, now she is fighting it tooth and nail. We have baby in 3 weeks and Dad is now working out of town only home on weekends. I decided....it's just not worth the fight. I still ask, but give her the option of pull up or potty.
I'm shocked at the school. WHY won't the preschool take extra clothes??? I mean, that seems a little harsh. Kids are kids and even the most PT'd kids have accidents?

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The preschool director says they have no room for extra clothes/undies, which I find goofy because each kid has a cubby space which at most has a few papers in it! They do have "borrow clothes" in case of accidents and she said a few times in borrow clothes and then they will be less likely to have accidents. This is the only school I know of that doesn't allow extra clothes!

Good luck with the arrival of your new little girl! Hope it's an easy delivery and looking forward to seeing pictures!

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I would go back to rewarding for a dry day or each time he pees in the potty. It may be related to a baby on the way, but I'd still encourage him to go in the potty. I hate pull-ups.

Good luck!

PS-- that is nuts about the preschool. Even my bigger kids have extra clothes (Miles is in kindy and they keep an extra set there.) For things like spilled milk, craft accidents, etc. Wild.

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It's such a goofy thing about no room for spare clothes. How much space do little clothes take up, right?