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amother




Lime
 

Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 3:37 pm
My 3.2 yr old is trained for #1 but for some reason really can’t figure out #2.
He just makes in his underwear. He can’t hold it in long enough to run to the toilet. I think he doesn’t realize that it’s coming.
He’s very motivated but can’t do it. The only time he ever made in the toilet was when I stayed glued to his side and when I saw him about to make I plunked him on the toilet
Is this a development thing that I just have to wait it out?
Is there anything I can do?
Btw his stool is perfectly healthy and normal. Not constipated or diarrhea.
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 4:04 pm
He might not know to identify the feeling before it becomes urgent. Or he might just be too busy playing. If it's either of those, teaching him mindfulness - or to visit the toilet every so often (say, directly after every meal) and stay on it long enough to read two picture books - might do the trick.
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amother




Blonde
 

Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 4:32 pm
Does he have any other behaviors that would indicate poor body awareness in general? Such as not noticing when he's hungry/ tired/ thirsty/ full? Bumping or falling excessively? Extra physically clingy?
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amother




Lime
 

Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 4:52 pm
amother wrote:
Does he have any other behaviors that would indicate poor body awareness in general? Such as not noticing when he's hungry/ tired/ thirsty/ full? Bumping or falling excessively? Extra physically clingy?
not really. why?
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amother




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Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 4:54 pm
Was he just toilet trained?? Sometimes it takes afew accidents till it clicks in the mind.
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nchr




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 4:59 pm
Can you get him in a regular pattern so he can sit on the potty for 15 minutes every morning while your read to him and go to the restroom during that time?
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amother




Blonde
 

Post  Thu, Mar 14 2019, 4:59 pm
amother wrote:
not really. why?


Sometimes difficulty toilet training is related to the above. But it sounds like that's not the case for you.
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