Ari has taken to peeing…everywhere.
- After he pees in a place that is not the toilet, he has a variety of reactions including
- Delight/Amazement”Look! I peed in the cat’s water bowl.” “I peed in Samara’s crib!”
- Shame “Mommy, I peed in my underwear.”
- Frustration: ARI:”I peed in my bed.” ME: Why did you do that?!” ARI: [Sighs loudly]Because I wanted to go to the potty!
I took him to the pediatrician, and he doesn’t have a urinary tract infection, so that’s out.
It appears to be a behavioral issue. I’ve heard of kids going through “potty-training regression”; I wonder if that’s what this is.
Maybe it’s a jealousy thing? Now that Samara is crawling and more of a person, perhaps he’s feeling a little envious that she’s getting more attention than him?
Whatever the case may be, it’s so hard to stay calm when he pees in absurd places.
So, what do I do? How do I handle this behavior? Thoughts?