Keep an extra set of clean underwear at the school or with the day-care provider. Until he decided he was ready to go to the next level. The most common cause of delayed toilet training is resistance or refusal. Let your child decide when she needs to go to the bathroom. She got it within days and within a few weeks I was pretty worry-free.
Meg Zweiback, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Then the child can be reassured that bowel movements will "feel good" when they come out. I took my newly potty trained toddlers to the bathroom before we went anywhere, after an hour after drinking or sooner , before bed and bath, in the morning first thing. Choose her outfit, speak to her in baby talk. And she has not had an accident until several months ago. Now she has been trained for well over a year, and she asks to go, but I still take her before we leave ect Also, the micturition urge is a much stronger signal than the defecation urge.
My 5 Year Old Deliberately Wets Herself: How Can I Stop This?
Toilet avoidance or phobia The child with toilet avoidance won't sit on the toilet. The child needs to be dry for long periods of time during the daytime such as two to three hours. Gross I know, but we were desperate at that stage. And she has not had an accident until several months ago. You should seek independent professional advice before acting upon any information on the GrowingKids website. Here, the underlying problem could be sensory, perseveration, or need for control. I agree with most of this, but I think that this part is setting up unrealistic expectations:
As a parenting teacher and writer, my intention is to support, encourage, and answer questions. Alternately, your child may wet himself during times of emotional distress. The hardest children to treat are those who hold back bowel movements. But they knew they had to wear them when out. It's obviously behavior that can't continue but we don't know how to end it. Persistent or recurrent constipation perpetuates bowel distention and painful bowel movements.