How do I get my 4 yr old stepson to stop wetting himself?

He was potty trained around 2 1/2 and started having accidents again when he was about 4. He doesn’t have nearly as many accidents when he’s home with us as opposed to when he’s at his dad’s. His daycare teacher has noticed that he has more accidents at nap time on day’s he’s been with his dad. He always comes home dry when he’s with us but has accidents at night. I know his dad puts him (and his 7 yr old sister) in pull ups every night, but we don’t think they’re necessary for either of them. How can this be helped?

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  1. Captain
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    Pull ups can be confusing for kids. You tell them to use the bathroom, but then you put something on them that allows them to still pee in it. No pull ups, those kids are way to big for them. When my daughter was 3 years old I couldn't get her potty trained for the life of me. A few people suggested I stop using pull ups. What I tried accomplishing in about 6 months (with no luck), I accomplished in about 3 days...why? Because she knew she could not pee in her regular panties. Hopefully everyone can try no pull ups and the solution is fixed. If he is worried about the mattress getting wet, he can purchase a mattress cover they sell to protect the mattress from this. Good luck!
  2. ☆**•Mommy to two little ones•**☆
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    Practice Practice Practice the change of households could have something to do with it.. The only way to help is to get him up to go potty at night and deal with it as long as dad is having no desire to take him out of pull ups. Your best bet is talking to dad about how it’s causing him to regress.

  3. HAnnAH
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    When I was younger my parents made me a star chart and every day/night that i didn’t wet myself i would get a star on my star chart, when i reached a certain number of stars i got a reward. Try this, it worked for me 🙂 It might just be that he drinks more fluid when he’s at his dads. All children do stop wetting the bed eventually, to still be having night time accidents at 4 is perfectly normal.

  4. Meg
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    Check out what he is being given to drink. My eldest son was with his granny during the day for 2 weeks and started wetting the bed again, although he had been dry for months. We found she was giving him pop (soda) to drink, instead of just the water or milk we gave him. Once she stopped giving him pop, he returned to being dry at night.

  5. HELLO
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    RIGHT THIS IS HOW TO POTTY TRAIN SOMEONE (CHILD) –
    FIRST TAKE THE CHILD EVERY HALF AN HOUR TO THE TOILET WEATHER THEY NEED IT OR NOT!
    SLOWLY BRING THE TIME UP TO AN HOUR, DON’T GO ABOVE AN HOUR UNLESS THE CHILD SAYS THEMSELVE THEY NEED THE TOILET

    IF THE CHILD DOES IT IN THERE PANTS REPEATLY BY PURPOSE MAKE THEM STAY IN THERE DIRTY UNDERWEAR (THEY WONT LIKE THIS AND THEY WONT DO IT AGAIN)

    DONT FEEL PITY IF THEY START CRYING!
    ONCE THE CHILD HAS GOT FED UP CHANGE HIM AND SAY IF YOU DO WEE IN THE TOILET YOU WILL TAKE THEM TO THE SHOP AND GET THEM A SWEET AND SOMETHING.

    REMEMBER ONLY MOVE ON FROM PULL UPS TO UNDERWEAR IF THE PULL UPS ARE FULLY DRY!
    DONT EXPECT ALL THIS TO HAPPEN QUICKLY!!!!
    HOPE I HELPED!! 😀

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