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Rachelle, mommy to 8 year old boys!
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Over the last few days we've had issues with him withholding both urine and BM's. I'm wondering if he's feeling too stressed out and we need to take a step back? It was so bad tonight that he was wiggling with discomfort on the potty for a long time but just would not or could not pee. He kept asking for us to help him but there's not much we can do except sit with him and comfort him. He was so uncomfortable that we had him get off the potty and we put a pull up on him. He peed about 10 minutes later, the first time he'd peed since this morning. Ugh.
I just wanted to share our happy update in case anybody else is dealing with potty issues with their SPD/under responsive child. After I posted in January we decided to back off a bit and wait and try again later. Well, a couple weeks ago we decided to try again and the waiting paid off. He was just ready this time. Something must have clicked for him because he's finally able to recognize when he has to go. He had some accidents in the beginning but he's peeing and pooping in the potty all the time now and can tell us when he needs to go! He's doing so well we can even bring him out in public in underwear without issues. The best part is seeing how proud he is of himself!