Comments: I don't know where he gets this.

I guess you just have to make the wet pants MORE distasteful than getting up from whatever he is doing.... but I'm not sure how to do that.

Of course, having an accident at preschool might just do that for him...

Posted by caltechgirl at March 22, 2007 01:20 PM

My oldest, who is 4, refuses to 'point' his penis. He'll pull down his pants and just pee 'in the toilet'. Which means he misses a lot. I have been fighting this for a year. If you figure out your problem, maybe I can use it on mine. Drives me nuts. I even have him 'cleaning it up'. Though I have to really clean it afterwards.

Posted by vw bug at March 23, 2007 10:51 AM

vw: Have you tried Cheerios in the toilet bowl, to give him something to shoot at? I've heard it works.

Posted by Wes at March 24, 2007 09:06 AM

Ever try using a coffee can? I used to drink lots of water so I had to pee, so I could pee in the coffee can. I loved the noise it makes.

OK, I still do, 46 years later.

The can is also a little less intimidating than the giant porcelean throne.

Posted by og at March 24, 2007 09:35 AM

I was going to mention the cheerios but someone beat me to it ... have you tried rewards for going potty?

One star per potty and so many stars equals oh $5 bucks or something like that.

I give my puppies treats after they go potty outside and it has helped them to remember to go potty outside.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 24, 2007 02:25 PM

A trip to the Dollar Store is a great reward, and inexpensive to boot. Tell him every time he uses the potty, he gets a star. When he gets X amount of stars, he gets a dollar for whatever he wants at the store.

Some may call it bribery. I call it non-painful behavioral modification. Whatever... It's worked for us. :-)

Posted by Wes at March 26, 2007 12:39 AM