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Old 09-06-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Potty question

My oldest...2.5yo...started pl'ing in April. All of the sudden, he wanted to use the potty...and he'd stay dry and tell us when he needed to go. It only lasted a couple of days and then he was staying dry..but only going when I physically put him on the potty...then he just stopped staying dry altogether and wet himself all the time. I let it go and then all of the sudden..in July (i think) he decided to pick it up again..doing much better this time...completely self-led (tells me when he needs to go or just goes by himself)...completely day & night 'learned' (for almost 2 months now...accident free 99% of the time). For some reason...the past 2 days or so...he's 'pinching' himself a lot...A LOT...like he has to go and doesn't want to...and it's all the time...sometimes he DOES have to go badly and doesn't want to go...but sometimes it might be right after he went and pee'd so I know he doesn't have to go. I asked if his penis hurt (thinking like burning/infection) and he said no. But he is NOT wanting to go to the potty. I think he's holding it as long as he possibly can...and if I'm preoccupied (like today, laying the baby down for a nap) then he just wets himself. He knows it's wrong and he knows that he should go to the potty....I'm kind of lost? If I can tell he needs to go and it's been awhile, then I'll take him in there...but he argues with me that he doesn't need to go (which I know to be false). Sometimes it seems like he doesn't want to because of discomfort (the pinching), but sometimes it seems like it's just because he's too 'busy'.

What's going on? Any suggestions? Either of what's going on with him or what I can do.
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