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How can we 'gracefully' stop taking our 5yo for a late-night toilet visit every night?

L is now so habituated to weeing at this time of night that she basically doesn't wake up at all during the process. When we talk to her about it, she denies any knowledge of it happening at all......
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How can we 'gracefully' stop taking our 5yo for a late-night toilet visit every night?

We recently crossed this bridge with our 5 year old. My wife and I miscommunicated who was taking her for a pee, neither of us did and there was no accident. After figuring out what happened the ...
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Potty training 7 year old

Not sure if it applies at seven years old, but our child has always had a strong dislike of learning anything new involving body excrements. It manifested in similar ways, fighting and not wanting to ...
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My son refuses to use the bathroom at night, despite the apparent need to

kids are very different so there is no single answer that would be the right one. A few suggestions are: make sure he drinks enough early in the evening, not directly before going to bed. make sure ...
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How to potty train my 7-year-old son?

By age 7, the social ramifications of wearing a diaper are huge. This isn't the sort of thing the other kids at his school haven't noticed. If he hasn't started using the toilet after a couple of ...
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How to deal with spillage when my 6-year-old son uses the toilet?

He himself is very concerned and tries to avoid it by holding his 'thing' and pointing it down. This way he is successful but i am concerned is there any side effects of this practice. There are ...
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Potty training 7 year old

If you guys lived in the US, a good first step would be to ask that the school give her a comprehensive evaluation. This would show whether there are any learning difficulties, which might help her ...
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How to teach a 3 year old to use an appropriate amount of toilet paper?

There are a couple of fun ways to do this that you could try: Draw a line on the wall or use a piece of decorative tape. Here's a funny example that's really nerdy: The text reads "you shall not ...
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How can we 'gracefully' stop taking our 5yo for a late-night toilet visit every night?

You are dream weeing at 10 pm. Every day, move it 1 minute earlier. 9:59 pm tomorrow, 9:58 pm the next day, etc. If it takes longer for her to dream wee, pause at that time until it happens ...
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How do I get my 3 year old to stop pooping in his pants?

I wish I could claim this is my idea, but it was just one of the many things I was given as ideas along the way. This one was a little more unique though and actually worked for a child with a ...
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3 year old pees pants but doesn't notice

With my son we spent some time with no pants or underwear, to increase body awareness. I took him out to the back yard with no pants or underwear on him and we played out there for long enough that he ...
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My 8 year old pees and poops his pants

Recently the same thing was happening with my nephew and I tried the same things. Until I happened upon an answer on this site someone had posted. I'm kicking myself for not saving it but they ...
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Potty training 7 year old

"Full immersion" can work well for potty training. You could try sitting her on a small portable potty in front of the television all day with lots of juice. Just getting comfortable sitting ...
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How a child can tell if his bottom is clean enough?

How can you or I tell if our bottom is clean enough? Clean enough implies primarily that: The bottom will not be uncomfortable, as it sometimes is when there is some fecal matter remaining The ...
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3.5 Year Old Boy Crying, Not Potty Training, Does Not Listen, and Is Mean To Others

Okay, this is fairly typical. That doesn't mean it is fun or easy and that it isn't a problem. In my opinion, it could be time for a restart. Put him back into diapers. Do not complain or say ...
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Daycare not allowing our 3-year old to poop in his diaper

Step one should certainly be talk to the daycare. A three year old is not a reliable witness in this sort of matter; he's going to only tell you his impression of details, and those will often be ...
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How do we proceed with potty training?

My mother's advice is that the first step in the process is for them to go with no clothes on the bottom half, no panties, no pants. Maybe a skirt or dress. The wisdom online is that the underwear ...
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stubborn 6 year old refuses to use the potty for number 2 at home

I don't really understand what's going on here, because I've never dealt with it. I've taken care of kids hospitalized for encopresis (you can search that tag), so I'm fairly up to date with that ...
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How to help 3 year old realize that he has to pee?

Potty training is different for boys and girls and even between same sex children in the same family. Twins can learn it differently. Try not be be exasperated or angry. Before activities that you ...
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Will sitting on the potty for a boy affect his standing later during pee time?

will come naturally and just let him continue? You bet. If he doesn't discover it for himself, he'll sooner or later imitate other boys and men. If it never comes naturally, trust me that you'll be ...
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1.5 Year Old Playing Tricks About Wanting To Pee, How To Handle?

Have her use the bathroom before you put her to bed. If she wants to use it later, have her use it in the dark, give her only 5 minutes, and do not talk to her. She'll stop when she realizes it's ...
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Why will my toddler be aware of having to go smetimes and other time go in her pants? She did well for a month, no it is more miss than hit

I feel your frustration, been there. I suggest keeping her in her pants, and offering positive encouragement. She's still pretty young, and may honestly not feel things all the time. From what I ...
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2.5 year old only tells me she has to pee but only when out running errands or visiting family

Your 2.5 year old feels safe at home, and so is happy to test her boundaries and learn about things at home. On the road, at Grandma's, etc., these are less familiar environments, and she'll ...
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How do we proceed with potty training?

First I'm going to address one specific question which you elaborated on in comments: Does not feeling the urge to pee before peeing mean that the child is not ready yet? And I couldn't find an ...
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At what age should a child be expected to learn to "hold it"

First, be thankful your son is telling you rather than just going in his pants without mentioning it ahead of time. At age 4, if he's able to tell you when he needs to pee, and if he is asking as ...
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3 1/2 yo. girl urinates without telling anyone - but only in school

If the problem is only at school, I don't think it's a disease (=illness), but possibly an indication of a dis-ease (=feeling uncomfortable). If she had a disease like a urinating tract infection, ...
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How to persuade toddler to wear pullup nappies?

This will depend on your child, and the exact reasons for not wanting pullup nappies. So the first thing I'd try is find out more about why she does not like the pullup nappies. Don't settle for "I ...
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How do I get my 3 year old to stop pooping in his pants?

My son was similar in that he would pee in potty correctly but never wanted to poop in it. He also thinks that flushing the toilet is one of the coolest things in the world. I tried all the usual ...
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