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We didn't have the exact same issue, but for what it's worth, before our 3 year old could make it through the night on her own, there were several months where we carried her to the toilet when we went to bed, a couple of hours into her sleep. We would put her on the toilet, and she would go, and we could carry her back to bed without waking her up. From ...


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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 he uses the bathroom before going to bed (even if he says he does not need to, make it a routine, it is fine if only little comes out). If he does not want to ...


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The obvious answer is to stop buying diapers. Undies only. If she messes her undies, she changes clothes, and rinses the dirty ones. You don't get mad or upset, you just present this as a natural consequence of peeing in her clothes. She'll realize pretty quick that stopping to tinkle is better than stopping to clean up a mess.


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Sounds like you have your answer. Guide her! She clearly already knows how to tell, she's just going through a phase - assuming there's no medical issue related to this, but it seems likely that would appear in the kindergarten as well if there were. (But, always consider phoning your pediatrician when things like this change just in case.) Set up a ...


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Taking the diapers away is a great suggestion so I would start with that, but I want to offer a next step and slightly more extreme option if she still messes her underwear and it doesn't seem to bother her (like with our stubborn son..) Granted our son was just shy of 4 years old and not 6, but we ended up finally taking his pants and underwear off and not ...


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This is something I and a lot of parents I know have done. Religiously every night at 10pm we would wake our young children and take them to the toilet, and then a dry night would follow. The nights we did not wake ours, he would usually wet the bed. We did start waking him later and later and then not at all. For us this lasted around 2 years until he was ...


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I would definitely do one thing at a time. Does she consistently go to the same corner? Could you have a child potty in that corner? Or multiple potties in multiple corners?If she knows when to go but she’s not doing it where you want maybe there’s some thing about that location that she does not like, maybe it’s too far. maybe she’s afraid of the flush? Or ...


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My son has been staying dry overnight since around 2.5 years old, and seems to have no discomfort in doing so, but some children do not develop this ability until much later, sometimes as late as 5 to 7 years old. It's a mostly developmental ability, not so much something that is learned; it mainly just happens when the body is ready. There is some ...


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TL;DR: There are several signs of toilet readiness, and multiple methods of toilet training, supported by research, that may be useful for your child. See the book and the links below on Azrin and Foxx’s method. In my experience, if the child can recognize full bladder and can follow simple directions, then the child is ready for potty training. From your ...


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In my opinion, wearing underwear can be helpful in training for many young children. Some reasons for this are that the underwear makes it easier (and/or more uncomfortable) to feel when a mess is made, because some children may be motivated by the idea of keeping special new 'big kid' pants clean, or because there is a degree of habit involved in messing ...


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I'll just throw in that we also had such backslide during potty training and from what I understand it's super common. I think an initial success can often be explained by the fact that the potty training itself is still novel and interesting to the child. It's one thing to be conscious that you need to go when you're constantly thinking about it. As the ...


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Anytime there's a change in routine, it can be expected that a regression can occur. This would hold true even if you weren't traveling, but simply getting back to a regular routine of school/work, activities and home. Also there are a lot more distractions out and about than at home where everything is status quo. I would set a little reminder on your phone ...


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She had a serious regression, where she would take off her diaper and soil on the floor quietly Well, she's learned not to go in her diaper, which is good. She has the basic principle. Does she have her own potty, or is she using the toilet? Maybe she has sensory issues around the toilet? Too big, or too uncomfortable, or too loud when it flushes? ...


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I'm 29 now. When I was 7, I used to pee and poop my pants. Not because I didn't realize or I was too busy playing, but it felt really good to hold it. Idk why to this day, but I can remember holding it simply bc it felt good. And when my body won, I would pee and poop wherever I was. My mom gave me laxatives, and then when that didnt work, suppositories. I ...


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Here is what we did. We figured that our son couldn't make the connection between his need to poop and the potty, yet. So we put him on the potty several times a day. Eventually he would poop by coincidence in the potty. Then we made a big deal out of it. Praising him, celebrating and high-fiving. That got the message across pretty quick. There were ...


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Jelly beans. 1 for a pee. 2 for a poop. Sounds like you might need to add an additional 1 for every time either happens "in the potty." I recommend Jelly Bellies because they are small, so have less sugar, and are very colorful so you can do a few activities with them, too. Is it sugar? Yes. Does the overall benefit of autonomy for the LO and less ...


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Is he hiding when he poops/pees? About 74% of children who struggle to potty train have been found to hide when they poop (Schonwald et al., Factors Associated with Difficult Toilet Training, Jun 2004). This behavior can occur before, during, or after potty training. It is hypothesised to be to do with the child feeling embarrassed (Klassen et al., The ...


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I also would not worry too much about the 100ml water, either because he probably needs more liquids, as WendyG suggests, or because you'll find he's soaked even if he doesn't get it, since it's not that much. What I did with my kid was scoop her, still sleeping, out of bed and put her on the potty right before I went to bed myself, which was generally 2-...


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Ask yourself what need your child is satisfying by this behavior, and then see if you can find a way to meet the same demands in a way that is more compatible with your needs to not do an excessive amount of laundry. I think you're onto something regarding attention. My uninformed assumption would be that intimacy and a feeling of being nurtured when you ...


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