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What should we do about our 5 1/2 year old boy , in kindergarten ,who is having wetting accidents in school?

He is having wetting accidents almost daily.
He is also bed wetting more frequently.
We are concerned he will get teased.
Any suggestions?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Is this happening just since he started school??? Maybe he doesn't like it and there's issues you need to address. Have you talked to the Teacher??

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • For now make him wear diapers underwear. I think that the teacher is the only one who could give suggestions since she is the one who supervises your son during school hours.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • let him wear the good nights pampers to school and let the teacher know what is going on, as well as give her a package to either keep with her or in his locker for when he needs them. also see if she can send him on a few more restroom breaks.

    Answer by vbongard at 1:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • You need to explain to him that it is okay to use the bathroom at the school. And that he doesn't need to go in his pants. It sounds like he is uncomfortable and maybe if you reassure him that it is okay it would help.

    Answer by heartfrommyson at 1:39 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • I'd talk to the teacher and also other parents or parents who have had kids in her class before. My kindergarten teacher was a horrible woman who really shouldn't have been allowed near kids. One of her many faults was a refusal to allow kids to go to the bathroom. Not all the time but she wouldn't let kids interrupt her at certain times, wouldn't let kids go during story time, and so on. There were a lot of kids running for it when she finally let them go and it was pretty common for kids to have accidents.

    His teacher might not be that bad but if she's making kids or even just him feel uncomfortable about asking to go to the bathroom then that's an issue. It could also explain the night wetting; if his peeing schedule is all off during the day then it could be off at night too, especially if he's trying to hold it all day.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 5:05 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

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