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Old 10-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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3 yr old does't care if he pees his pants

So we just put out three year old (as of yesterday) in training pants. shoudl i be worried that he doesn't care if he pees all over his pants and socks? he doens't seem to care.

so on the positive, no loss of self esteem, but on the negative, no real potty progress.

We have been really laid back about potty training since we had to focus on food with his diagnosis for failure to thrive but he seems to be growing now and we can refocus.

any tips?


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Old 10-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: 3 yr old does't care if he pees his pants

It doesn't bother our son too much when he's wet either but with poo, that's a whole different story! Needless to say, we've got that down for almost a year now and he's almost 26 mos. Still working on the pee pee but I found that if he's naked, he tends to pay more attention to the signs when he needs to pee and he may be realizing the signs with trainers on as well. In the last few days, he has caught himself needing to go pee and went straight to the potty and peed! We're thrilled! Hopefully in time he'll get it.

Perhaps give your son some time to get accustomed to the idea that pee goes in the potty?
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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I wouldn't put him in underwear at first. It's too reminiscent of a diaper at first and their muscle memory tends to tell them its ok to go in their undies. I would let him be pantless for the first few days, then pants with no undies, and then after a few weeks add the undies. It really does work better IMO.

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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Re: 3 yr old does't care if he pees his pants

We are in the same boat. No underwear/pants or CD and she'll use the potty w/o accidents.
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Re: 3 yr old does't care if he pees his pants

Go with naked time at home diaper out and about. That is what we did for DS2. We did this for about a month and then wentto undies full time and he had maybe one or twomaccidents. He was 3.
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