Potty Training

My 6-year-old keeps having accidents: Thoughts?

My 6yr old son won’t stop pooping his pants. My son has been fully potty trained since he was 3. When he was 5, we had his sister, and things were good for a while. Well, he started having accidents, not peeing on himself, always pooping his pants. We chalked that up to the new baby, sat him down, and explained things, and things went back to normal. For a while, then he started back up with the accidents. This has been an on and off thing now for almost two years. It doesn’t matter where he is; he has done this at home, at school, at relatives. When you try to ask him why we get “I didn’t want to miss anything” or, “I thought I could hold it” or “I didn’t know I had to poop”. We have tried sitting down and talking with him, we had him go to a behavioral therapist, we’ve tried positive reinforcement, (ie, going out for a special treat for a week w/o an accident) we’ve tried negative reinforcement, (ie, making him wash his own underwear out) and finally we got some diapers (generic goodnights) for him. I told him he could have …

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My toddler has been pottying in his pants and trying to hide it: Advice?

My three 1/2yrs old son has been potty trained for a while now. But lately, he has been peeing and pooping in his underwear and hides it. Every time I ask if he needs to go potty, he says no or that he already went (which usually ends up being a couple of hrs ago). Then I told him to go potty, and he started crying, saying he didn’t want to go potty anymore. I’m at a loss. What could be making him not want to use the bathroom anymore? He’s never had a bad experience as far as I know. I even asked him if it hurt to go potty (thinking maybe UTI or bladder infection), but he said it doesn’t hurt. Any suggestions? TIA Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

The Poop Trail: How My Mom's Favorite Story from My Childhood Taught Me an Important, and Funny, Lesson About Motherhood

The Poop Trail: How My Mom’s Favorite Story from My Childhood Taught Me an Important, and Funny, Lesson About Motherhood

It was undeniable that my mom had a favorite story from my childhood. She called it, “THE POOP TRAIL.” Of course, she had a few other anecdotes dear to her heart, but as I lost Mom when I was 22, the only tale that left a lasting impression on me was the shocker.

'Married at First Sight' Star Jamie Otis Epically Clapped Back at Mom-Shamer Over Ridiculous Potty Training Remark

‘Married at First Sight’ Star Jamie Otis Epically Clapped Back at Mom-Shamer Over Highly Rude Potty Training Remark

Married at First Sight star Jamie Otis was livid after receiving a message from a follower asking why her two-year-old daughter Henley Grace isn’t yet potty trained.

My Friend's Four-Year-Old Refuses to Potty Train: Please Help!

My Friend’s Four-Year-Old Refuses to Potty Train: Please Help!

A mom writes in asking for advice about her friend’s four-year-old son. She says her son refuses to potty train, despite different several attempted methods. How can she help her friend and her friend’s son?

'Teen Mom' Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Following Ridiculous Potty Training Backlash

‘Teen Mom’ Star Kailyn Lowry Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Following Ridiculous Potty Training Backlash

When you’re a parent, it seems everyone has an opinion on what you’re doing and when. Teen Mom’s Kailyn Lowry recently encountered some unsolicited advice from a Twitter follower about her son, 2, not yet being potty-trained (though it must be pointed out that the average age children are potty-trained is between 18 months and 3 years of age).

Advice from an Expert: My 7-Year-Old Is Still Having Accidents, and I Have No Idea What Else to Try!

Advice from an Expert: My 7-Year-Old Is Still Having Accidents, and I Have No Idea What Else to Try!

A mom is in some serious need of advice! She says that her 7-year-old daughter is still having accidents, and she is at a complete loss trying to figure out a solution. Amber Temerity Lozzi weighs in with some expert advice.

How can I encourage my daughter with potty training?

Hi! So I need some help in the potty training department. My daughter is 2.5 years old. At home, she only wears panties, and she only has an accident once or twice a week. I set my phone on a 30 min timer, and most of the time, she relieves herself. My problem lies with #2. She has only gone poop on the toilet once. She will go and hide and then immediately after telling me she went to the bathroom. I don’t know how to break this cycle, so any help or encouraging thoughts are appreciated. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My almost 4 year old fights me on potty training: Advice?

I have an almost 4yr old son (birthday in April) that fights me on using the potty. He will go poop on the potty, but when it comes to going pee, he will fight and fight. Some days are better where there is only one accident. But most days, he will fight me. I’ve tried potty training books, stickers on a poster as a reward, favorite candy as a treat, specials, etc. I don’t want to use discipline as a way to get him to use the potty; I don’t want to potty train that way. But I’m getting to my wit’s end with constantly having to deal with him peeing his underwear. I’ve been trying to potty train him for months. I’m trying to find new ideas or see what some of you guys have done for kids that were difficult to potty train. Thank you! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 5-year-old has been wetting her bed at night: Advice?

So my 5yrold been potty trained since she was 2yrs old and she still wets her bed. She doesn’t drink anything 3-4hrs before bed; i wake her up 2-3 times a night to get and up and go she uses the potty before going to bed and still wets her bed. Any advice will help. TY Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I get my child to poop on the potty?

can you ask lol and its probably already been asked I have three kids my first two were super easy to potty train but dog went it if my five-year-old is giving me a run for my money!! he pees on the potty just fine… but pooping is a whole another issue.. how do I get him to poop consistently on the potty iv tried treats snacks dollar store treats fun days pooping party! (outside the bathroom obviously lol) he just sometimes says hey I got to poop but most of the time he sits behind the couch or under a table or in his room and craps his pants Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My son is terrified to potty train: Please help!

I am a single young mom of toddlers, a boy three and a girl 2. my son has had gastrointestinal issues since birth, and his father and I travel 3 hours to a specialist at UC Davis hospital every three months trying new approaches to ease his pain. He’s already had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy, as well as many biopsies with little to no help. Unfortunately, because of this, he is TERRIFIED of the potty. The doctor said he might not be ready to potty train until his pain is gone or at least manageable. My son is currently in preschool, and we are lucky enough for the teachers and staff to understand and help us with his health issues. However, he will be 4 in June, and in every transitional kindergarten we have looked at, it is a requirement for him to be potty trained. Mother to mother, how do I get him to want to potty train? His dad has lacked on his end of teaching him to stand up to pee, and of course, I can’t really show him myself. Any help, please!!!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has …

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My 4-year-old will not potty train: Advice?

My son will be four in a couple of months, and we’ve tried potty training him a million different ways, and he did great for a while, but for the last couple of weeks, maybe a month, he has been secretly using the bathroom, and then he … plays with it. He’ll dig in his diaper or underwear whatever he’s wearing at the time and plays with it. Rubs on himself and the walls or his toys. Sometimes he’ll get his little sister to play with it. And yes, I watch and listen to them as much as I can, but if I’m in another room doing laundry or washing dishes, they’re in his room. I really don’t know what to do for him to understand that it’s bad and gross, and he needs to use the toilet. Someone tell me that my kids aren’t the only one that has done this?! It’s exhausting and Idk what to do. He wants a specific toy for Christmas, and I even told him Santa wouldn’t bring it if he didn’t use the toilet. Someone help me with the love of my sanity. Thanks. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook …

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My friends 4-year-old refuses to potty train: Advice?

I have a friend of mine who has a 4 year old who refuses to potty train. She’s tried everything from treats to underwear. She wants to get him potty trained so he can start preschool. Any ideas to help her out! Thanks in advance Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 4-year-old has been having accidents: Advice?

My daughter is four years old and has been potty trained for nearly two years now. This past week or so, she has had about six potty “accidents.” She has peed on the sofas, in her bed, on the floor, and today she pooped herself while eating breakfast. I’m kind of torn between whether these are accidents or if it could be something I am not seeing (acting out, wanting attention, etc.) She’s never done anything like this before. She has had accidents where I know she was trying to make it and just didn’t, and that’s completely understandable. But lately, it seems as though she doesn’t even try to get up and go. She continues to play with her toys or tablet or whatever it is she’s doing at the time. She has always asked or told us when she needs to go to the bathroom. She will say, “mama, I need to potty,” and I’ll say, “okay! Go ahead and call me when you’re done.” So she knows when she has to go, and she knows how to wipe, for the most part, she’s still learning the correct way. I do follow her almost every time just to …

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My 6-year-old nephew has been having accidents: Advice?

Anyway, I have my almost six-year-old nephew daily. His dad brings him to my house in the mornings, and I take him to school. I also pick him up from school. Almost always, after I pick him up from school, he poops himself. He holds it all day during school but messes his pants before we even get home. My sister, his mom, doesn’t see him very often. He primarily stays with his dad and me. I’m wondering if he’s having accidents because he’s upset that he doesn’t see him, mom…? I don’t know how to break him of this.. help. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Potty Training: How to Get Rid of Pee Smell?

Potty Training: How Do You Get the Smell of Pee Out of Carpets?

A mom just began potty training her daughter, and though things are going well, she wants to know how to get rid of the pee smell that lingers after accidents. Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important mom questions. Thoughtful mom answers. Let’s hear from the community! A member of the Mamas Uncut Facebook community asks: We are on day four of potty training with only 3 accidents so far and are so excited!! However, I am INCREDIBLY bad at getting the smell of pee pee out of the carpet from the accidents that she did have, lol. What can I use???!! I used a disinfectant spray and it helped a little… but it definitely still smells??? – Mamas Uncut Community Member As always, the Mamas Uncut community was there with some great potential solutions. Try a New Cleaning Product “OdoBan is the best stuff I’ve found for stubborn odors.” “Get an enzyme cleaner. Follow directions on the bottle.” “Try the pet urine remover sprays with enzymes in them. And definitely get or rent a carpet scrubber.” “I use …

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