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Re: 5Year old wont leave room to go to the bathroom...and more

Have you asked your son if there's a reason he won't use the bathroom at home? My mom told me when I was younger (age 3) I didn't like using our bathroom because the toilet made such a loud noise. Since your son is using the potty other places, that is likely not the cause, but it's worth asking. Could you place a training toilet in his room as a beginner step to working toward the bathroom?


Sounds like your whole family has had a stressful year -- is your daughter also in potty-training mode? Perhaps that would cause your son to revert back to pre-training habits.


Definitely reach out to your doctor about this at your son's next appointment. If you don't have one soon, it may be worth scheduling a visit.