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Old 09-19-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Help! Need some ideas.

So my son turned 3 in March. We started potty training him last summer when he was 2.

He's always been great with #2. Takes himself to the potty unprompted when he has to go #2, and I think he's had maybe two total #2 accidents since the get go, and those both had to do with him being sick.

However, he's always had issues going pee. It's like he just doesn't care when he's wet.

Anyway, he had gotten better over time and was taking himself to the potty for the most part, but recently he's gotten worse. He and my husband went on a road trip together for a couple weeks and since then he will almost never take himself to the potty (unless he also needs to go poop). Plus he somehow decided that the downstairs toilet is the worst and will only use the upstairs one. When he first got back from the trip it was like a power struggle every time I asked him to go. He's gotten a little better, but I have to tell him to go every 2-3 hours. (Usually in the form of, "Before we do X, you need to go use the potty"). If I forget, he will have wet pants.
I had put away his training potty just before the trip, so that could be one cause. Or it could just be that he had someone else taking him to the potty during those 2 weeks and he got used it. Or maybe it has to do with me being pregnant.

As a side note, these are not full on accidents (full on ones he usually has pee dripping down his legs and puddling on the floor) more like he waits too long to go and then his undies get wet, sometimes his pants too. I think he mostly has a hard time stopping play to go use the potty in time. I've tried taking away a toy when he wets, but so far that's had no effect (he even seems cheerful about it, lol). Every time he has an accident I ask him where pee goes and he says in the potty, I tell him that when he gets that feeling he needs to go right away, and that his toys will still be there (we also sing the daniel tiger potty song).
He also seems to do fine at bed time. Every once in a while (not often) he'll wake up with a little bit of a wet spot, but nothing too bad.

I guess I just need to set a timer and hope that he eventually gets it? Maybe have a reward chart? I'm just not sure that he'd understand a long term reward chart, but who knows.
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