It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Children's Health Message Board

  • 3 1/2 year old having "accidents"

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-28-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
    paresse
    Senior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 147
    paresse HB User
    3 1/2 year old having "accidents"

    Hello all,

    My 3 1/2 year old daughter who has been toilet trained for over 1 year (day and night) has been peeing in her pants for over 1 month. Some days she has accidents as many as 3 times. The first time it happened, she seemed upset so I told her it was ok then just changed her underwear. Now whenever it happens she says "it's okay, I can just change my underwear". I don't know what to do. I ask her why and she doesn't give me an answer. She can tell I'm getting frustrated. It's also happening at her nursery school.
    I don't think that she has a UTI because I always asks her if it hurts when she pees and she says no.

    I would appreciate any feedback to this problem which seems to be worsening by the day. Thanks.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 01-29-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
    xinerevelle
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
    Posts: 1,696
    xinerevelle HB User
    Re: 3 1/2 year old having "accidents"

    Lots of children regress after mastering a new skill... just to see what happens. It sounds to me like your daughter has regressed, and didn't seem phased by your reaction so she has adopted it as her own. There is, of course, a possibility that your DD has some other medical condition that has caused this, or that there is a disruption in some aspect of her life (from her perspective) that is the root. You need to investigate those two things first. Check with her ped to see if he/she has suggestions. If you don't get help there, go to the library and start re-reading those potty training books. Most have sections that deal with just this sort of thing.

    Good luck!

     
    Old 01-29-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
    niknak77
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: midwest, US
    Posts: 492
    niknak77 HB User
    Re: 3 1/2 year old having "accidents"

    My daughter went through this exact same thing. I don't have any brilliant advice we just had to ride it out but I just wanted to say that I understand and that it will get better and she will go back to taking care of business "like a big girl" Maybe try explaining that nursery school is just for big girls who use the potty, and that not using the potty means she can't go, might work?
    Oh, my son also did this briefly (with #2), ignoring him was the only thing that made any difference. He just wanted mom to do it-clean him up. For him it was for attention and being babied. Once he realized that making himself a mess didn't even get a raised eyebrow, the effort of cleaning and changing himself just wasn't worth it and he quit. (thankfully)
    Try to stay patient and calm, it will pass eventually. Good luck.

     
    Old 02-01-2009, 05:59 PM   #4
    Eeps
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: US
    Posts: 45
    Eeps HB User
    Re: 3 1/2 year old having "accidents"

    We've been through a few regressions with my son, it's perfectly normal. Things that set it off have been; colds, growth spurts, starting preschool, and loosing his grandmother.

    One thing that has helped us get back on track quickly is to make sure he alwayssits on the potty and tries to pee some more after he's had an accident, even if it's just for a minute.

    I would get her checked for a UTI even if she isn't complaining of pain. She may not think of the discomfort of a low level infection as "pain."

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Is there a medication to "bind you up"? scott1965 Bowel Disorders 4 12-27-2010 01:21 PM
    I Survived Sphincteroplasty Part 12 sbremom Bowel Disorders 81 06-27-2009 04:42 AM
    Facing Overlapping Sphincteroplasty Restroomsearch Bowel Disorders 25 05-25-2008 04:15 PM
    Can Someone Define "Heavy" Bleeding To Me? ChristineVA Women's Health 2 06-04-2007 11:00 AM
    9 year old starting to have little "accidents" TerryB Children's Health 3 05-24-2005 08:26 AM
    "ALZHEIMER'S" a 3 hour PBS Special gizmolove Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11 02-07-2004 02:11 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:13 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!