Rocco is getting the hang of it..somewhat. if we take him in to pee, he will. but he's not dry in between yet. The problem is, he poops overnight and we dont know it and his butt was so raw yesterday from it. So I decided to try to get him to poop before he went to bed tonight he peed just fine. But then wanted to put a pullup back on. I told him he had to poop first. It turned into a battle with him throwing himself on the floor crying and kicking and screaming. At what point do I give up and just put a pullup on him? I feel like I'm giving in. My husband said just let it go. But I hate to see him so sore from popping overniht. And I can't wake him up to change him because then he doesn't go back to sleep. Help!
some kids arnt capable of being potty trained overnight until they are 4 so probably not worth your energy to fight about it, and if he wont before bed trying to force him just is going to make him resist you more. i think you would be better to put him in a pull up and put vaseline or someother kind of cream on at night so if he does go to the bathroom over night he isnt ending up sore.
I would be afraid that fighting might cause your child to want to control his bowel movements all the more. It totally sucks that he's pooping overnight and getting a rash as a result. If it were my daughter I would talk to her about how it must not feel very nice and did she want to try to poop before bedtime and even resort to bribery or a chart to mark her success with a reward at the end.
When I toilet trained DD1 we did it right at 2 years old and she took to it like a dream, was even dry overnight for a few weeks but then after a few night accidents we realized the success overnight was shortlived and probably a fluke. We went back to pull-up overnight and several months later when I realized that she was staying dry consistently we finally retired them.
Does your son ever wake at night to pee? or does he just sleep through pee or poop? Things like night lights to light the way to the toilet make it a little easier for them. I don't know the situation specifically but it's possible he's waking and is too scared to get up - then again he just might be a sound sleeper.
It's frustrating I know but no shame in letting him have pull-ups overnight, there's a reason they make them in larger sizes. Today I was talking to a mom at the bus stop when we were picking our kids up from kindergarten. Her daughter who is 6 had an accident at school and apparently repeatedly has overnight accidents. It' happens, no need to stress, just encourage and support.
No he just sleeps through the pee and poo. Occasionally he will wake up if he's pooped. I explained to him how when he poops at night it makes his butt sore and he said "I have a sore butt. It hurts" He totally understands it, he's just stubborn. We've tried bribery too. My husband even told him he would take him mini golfing if he pooped on the potty. He gets that too. He just won't lol
My boy is four and he wears a pull up every night. He simply doesn't have the ability yet to hold his bladder all night and doesn't wake up to pee.
I don't think any child can really poop on demand. I know I sure can't. You say his being stubborn, but I don't think this is really that behavior. If he doesn't have to poop yet, and you're trying to force him to, of course he's going to react poorly.
You really shouldn't turn any kind of potty training into a battle or fight. I think you are asking a bit much of him. I'd just back off and apply A&D cream or vaseline to his bottom before bed. Don't worry, he'll get it eventually!
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