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Old 08-13-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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how many times a day should 5 year old urinate?

My daughter just turned 5 and I am getting concerned about her. She doesn't need to use the bathroom very often. This is my only child, so I don't know if this is normal or not. I make her go in the morning and sometimes she can hold it all day long and not go again until bedtime. I make her go 3 times a day...when she gets up, in the afternoon and bedtime. Is this a sign of a problem or is it normal? I know I need to get her to drink more, but she only sips. Any advice?

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Old 08-13-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Re: how many times a day should 5 year old urinate?

My son is 5 and doesn't go to the bathroom that much either. I don't consider it a problem, he drinks alot of fluids and is a growing healthy boy. What gets me is that he NEVER has to pee in the morning. I find it so weird but not unnormal. The only consideration I have towards the fact is that like me I know he could probably hold his urine in for hours if he wanted too and he has done so occassionally if he is occupied by something else. For myself doing this has caused years of UTIs and bladder infections and I try to stress to him the importance of going instead of holding it in forever. Your daughter might have that same issue.

Old 08-13-2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: how many times a day should 5 year old urinate?

My 4.5 year old tries to hold it and go as less as possible. I was trying to explain how bad it is. Best thing to do is to ask pediatritian.

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