How often should a 3 year old pee?
June 6, 2014 12:33 PM Subscribe
My almost 3 year old son has still not been potty trained.
posted by aetg to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We haven't pushed it a lot, but every couple months since he turned 2 we have tried the 3 day method of training. I say tried the 3 day method, but stopped because he was always peeing every 2-15 minutes (I used a timer, this is not an exaggeration). He is still at this level now at a couple weeks to age 3. We tried a morning in underwear and between 9:30-11:30 we had over 12 accidents on the floor. He did go in the potty once.
We have a 3 year old appointment in about a month for him and I plan on bringing it up to the doctor then. I'm just trying to figure out to what level I should be concerned and if I should be requesting special testing, special doctor, etc or is this is a wait and see kind of thing.
Relevant background details
When I was pregnant we had 2 extra ultrasounds for him because they were concerned about kidney size and about the tube between the kidney and the bladder (i think, it may have been the tube between bladder and urethra?) Ultimately, they decided it was small, but in the realm of normal.
He is not resistant to potty training. We have been fairly low key because when we tried treats he just got upset that he couldn't manage to pee in the potty. ie. he couldn't pee in the potty, but then 3 minutes later accidentally peed on the floor.
Whenever he pees he sounds surprised that it happened. He can't seem to make a connection between the feeling of peeing and the sensation of having to go.
He will go on the potty at some predictable times, like when he just wakes up. Other than that we are out of luck because he goes so often.
He is not "dry" at any point in the day. He is normal developmentally otherwise.
Daycare REALLY wants him to be trained at 3. They tried for a couple weeks before I was done with school for the summer. They had no luck, I think he went all of once in their potty.
He says he wants to wear underwear and go in the potty.