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3yr old started wetting again......

posted 1 decade 6 years ago

Hello everyone, I'm new to this site and just wondered if anyone else has had the same problem as me.

My 3.5 year old daughter is generally a really well behaved child and she did everything really early on - i.e. walked, talked, was potty trained & dry throughout the night much quicker than most children I know. But recently she had started to wet herself again in the daytime and I don't know what to do. Sometimes it happens 2-3 times per day and sometimes whilst at play school, which I find really embarressing.

I can't think of any events that may have triggered this off.

I have tried stopping her treats & warm milk and not letting her watch cbeebies or nick jr, but that only helped for a couple of days.

Has anyone else been through the same thing?? I need advise...........

Thanks for listening.
Gemma xxx

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
My daughter was also really quick at toilet training (Age 24mths) and when she turned 3 we went a few weeks having accidents!! All I could think was, oh god what will people think........I tried to talk to her and asked her why she didnt tell me she needed the toilet, all she ever said was 'I Forgot' drove me mad, but we just repeated the process, change clothes, discuss why? I could think of no reason to why she was wetting, even went to the docs to see if she had an infection!! Well she soon got fed up with having to stop playing whilst I got her washed and changed, and she stooped as quick as she had started.
I can only suggest maybe dont make to much of a deal about it, just keep it basic communication when changing her asking why she didnt tell you, maybe do a sticker chart (they really do work), I know its not pleasant but she's still young and in time she will realise that its easier to go to the toilet, than miss out on the fun stuff in life (playing&Kids tele!!) Keep going, It gets better
Sam XX

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
if shes just started nursery or school then shes bound to be feelind a little scared - just like we would with a new job - thats possibly the cause of it!
my mums friend has got a son whos 12 and he wets the bed - this is the result of some major family problems that have really affected him,he cant have/go sleepovers or anything cuz of it.
small little things can worry kids the way they do us,or it could just be a faze - i was only readind an article lastnight for a friend that no matter how early u potty train ur child,u will alaways end up at the same level everyone else is at at some point - il see if i can find the link again...

succesful potty training for girls:

potty training: was my child ready?

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I think it is quite common for children to have a 'regression'. I wouldn't punish her as such for it but just maybe say it was an accident but now she is a big girl she needs to remember to use the toilet. Give her praise when she does remember just to encourage her.

She may well just be forgetting, Charlotte has a few times slightly wet herself rushing to the loo because she left it too late.

Good luck xx

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