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Son Pee Standing Up
Modeling....: Little boys often learn by observing bigger boys — including their dads! This will happen in time without much, if any intervention. Try not to make a big deal about it, though be encouraging when he achieves the goal! Oh, BTW, if your little one's penis can't reach the toilet, get a stepstool or a little potty so he has an even chance! Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
If he's not tall : Enough to stand on the floor to urinate into the toilet, you may want to wait awhile. The most stable stool that goes around a toilet is a little looster, if you feel you must teach him now. If he feels insecure or scared, he can regress to diapers or have toileting refusals. If you want him to watch you from a safe place, target a few cheerios or tinkle targets (from amazon) with your stream. ...Read more
4 year old urination: Make him stand on a sturdy stool will help learn to aim better. ...Read more
How do I teach my son to pee standing up and aim his urine stream? I am his dad, he is 3 years old and still urinates sitting down.
Plan: You can do it by showing him how you urinate, as adult man. ...Read more
Pain vs. erections: Depends on how many penis conversations a parent has had with a son. If they have already talked about a penis being soft and just hanging there, then hard and sticking out, then soft again for no apparent reason; and that this normal penis behavior happens to all boys and young men; then the pain complaint may be real. Otherwise, young boys may say pain when they first become aware of erections. ...Read more
My son keeps peeing in his pants no matter if he is by the tolet allready. How should he hold it or what should he do?
See md: A seven-year old should not be having daytime accidents. Infection, spinal tumor, tethered spinal cord, and psychological issues can be causes. You need further evaluation by your pediatrician. ...Read more
My 2.5 yes son almost had a control on his pee. But suddenly he started loosing control. What is the best way to make him control his pee?
Probably normal: 2 1/2 is early 4 some boys 2 have urinary control & often start wetting again at age <3 years. Hoope urine doesn't have a bad smell suggesting uti, also get urine checked at next routine dr's visit. Can try leaving him naked or without pants & underwear in yard if this is appropriate & it is warm enough. Can also be done at home if there is a tile or easy 2 clean linoleum floor, can c himself pee. ...Read more
Do not worry: Night time enuresis is common. Usually there is a first degree relative (parent, aunt, uncle, cousin) who also we t the bed. After age 7 the best treatment I have found is a bed-wetting alarm. Available at medical supply places, it still has the best track record for resolving this issue. ...Read more
Kidney stones: Check with his pediatrician, keep him well hydrated. ...Read more
My son has really bad smelly diapers when he pees and he seems to go more often. He is not complaining though. Should i be worried?
My 8 year old son still pees himself during the day occasionally is this normal is he waiting to long is it normal at this age what can I do!?
See his pediatrician: For a physical exam ; 1st-voided am urine specimen (after he's had no food or liquids overnight). Document frequency, situation ; location when diurnal enuresis (daytime wetting) occurs, what other symptoms are present, how you respond to his wetting, ; whether he's ever been dry for 6 months. His doctor may order a spine x-ray or refer to a urologist before recommending behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Peeing: Four year olds are usually pretty busy. He may have just forgottento go. ...Read more
No: Generally they can model what they see and by that age, what they are taught. Remember that true training probably does not occur until the child can not stand being wet and wants to avoid it no matter what they are doing. A child who does not care if they are wet or dirty has no real motivation to stop other more fun things to stay dry. ...Read more
My son came home today and says his penis hurts but only when he moves a certain way or touches it not when he pees?
Penis and a child: I am not sure. I have red flags going up about this. It could be as simple as he fell or bumped it. But, I would get to a pediatrician's office if there seems anything abnormal or if there is any bruising or swelling or panicking pain. ...Read more
My 4yo son is peeing every 15 min (but only a tiny amt). He's not thirstier than usual, though he has been hungrier lately. Should I worry?
My son is 4 months old. His doc told me to start feeding him. I'm trying to feed him pees but he won't eat it. Would it be fine if I put a lil surgar?
No sugar: I would not put sugar in the food. It's better for your son to get used to the way food tastes without the added sugar. Babies can be picky at first and sometimes you have to keep offering a food repeatedly before they learn to like the flavor. It's ok to try a different food for a while and then go back to peas. Eating food is new for him and you. Just give him time. ...Read more
My son is 2 and had really bad smelling odor coming from his diapers. Also, complaining his pee hurts. It's a holiday weekend so what should I do?
My 1year old son isn't peeing as often as normal? Maybe once-twice today as opposed to his normal approx4. He doesn't finish his drinks but gets plentystil
URINATION: Baby urinates according to fluid intake. When not peeing a lot probably there are less fluids taken. ...Read more
My son is 6 and still wets the bed every nite, regardless if he has had anything to drink a few hours prior or not. Waking him up to pee doesn't help:(!
Cause?: Your son may have urinary tract problem in which case seeing a urologist is warranted. He may have a psychological problem, and need counseling or medications. There may be other physiologic reasons. Start with your pediatrician. He/she may provide the help you need, or have recommendations of other specialists who can help. ...Read more
My son is almost 8 and occasionally not all the time but pees his pants day and night what are the causes is this normal he's almost 8?
Normal: Yes, it's normal until 8-9 years of age and even longer if there is a strong family history of it. ...Read more
In my sons wet diaper is normal to see a little blood after his pee's in his diaper? He's only four days old.
My 3.5 year old son is potty trained, but doesn't want to pee standing up. Is it important that he learns how to do this?
In time he'll change: In early childhood kids often want to do what they did yesterday rather than trying something new. Change can generate anxiety & its hard for adults to understand why it would. In time, dad can model the behavior or his friends at daycare will provide the peer pressure needed for him to change. Give it time and be comforting, he needs you to be an anchor even when he seems to hold back. ...Read more
Have a 3-year-old son, when he pees the oder of his pee is so strong it worries me a bit, why does his pee smell so bad and so strong?
My 3yr old son is always peeing every 5 minutes or fewer even if it's a few drops and he got a simple wounds that takes time to heal is he diabetic?
Since I have had my son I have a hard time controlling my pee i always have to run to the bathroom is there something I can do to help this problem?
Urinary urgency: Urinary urgency and urge incontinence, while common, are often symptoms of other bladder issues such as infection, inflammation, bladder injury among others. I would recommend that you see a urologist for a thorough evaluation which may include cystoscopy and possibly urodynamics testing. ...Read more