Brooke Johns' 3-year-old son Cohen couldn't make it to the gas station toilet in time. A pregnant mom is facing 60 days in jail after she was issued a citation for letting her 3-year-old son urinate in the parking lot of a Georgia gas station, according to CBS affiliate WRDW. Brooke Johns was driving through Augusta, Georgia, on March 29 when her toddler son Cohen blurted out that he had to relieve himself sooner rather than later, Johns the news station. Johns said she quickly pulled over into a gas station parking lot, but did not have time to get Cohen — who is around the age when the potty-training process continues — to a toilet.
Is It Okay to Allow My Child to Pee in Public?
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One of the most common causes of increased urination frequency in children is a urinary tract infection UTI. This type of illness may also be associated with fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, flank or back pain, abdominal pain , and painful urination also called dysuria. This is not the only cause of frequent urination, however. In rare cases, frequent urination is an indicator of the onset of diabetes.
Recognize the Urge
For all parents, successful potty training is about keeping cool while teaching kids to recognize urgency, control their muscles, and make decisions about when to go to the toilet. Also, patience and gag-reflex suppression. But parents potty training boys face a unique issue: Unlike potty training girls , boys have the ability to aim. They also have the ability to miss. Howard J.
Parents usually recognize when their child has to go to the bathroom the wiggle, the crossed legs. Christine Louise Hohlbaum, an American living in Paunzhausen, Germany, says both of her children, a boy and a girl, potty trained easily and were completely trained by 25 months. Linda Sonna, a psychologist, public speaker and the author of The Everything Potty Training Book Adams Media Corporation, , suggests other clues a parent can pick up on to help their children recognize when they have to go, such as smell. These things help children establish connections. Children need to be mature enough to understand what their bodies are trying to tell them.