My almost 5 year old keeps on having "accidents"
I am pregnant with my 3rd baby. My almost 5 year old seems really happy about it. He acts normally and is doing great in school. However, during the last month he has had urine accidents almost every day. We thought it could be an infection until we realized that if we reminded him to use the potty there would be no more accidents. We had some improvement (down to 2 accidents a week). This week has been chaotic. He started soiling his pants. The first time it happened he seemed really surprised. The second time (the day after) he only asked me to clean him. The third time (today) he showed no remorse whatsoever. He is not sick to his stomach or anything like that. Besides the poopy and urine accidents, everything just seems normal to us. He keeps on playing with his little brother and talking tons about his future sister. Is there anything we can do to help him? Are we doing something wrong?
There is no indication you are doing anything wrong. It could certainly be that his regression is asociated with the pregnancy. Speak openly with him about what is happening and get his perspective. Set limits on the behavior, but do not be punitive.
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