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Potty trained?

My daughter has been potty trained for atleast 6 months. She used to do great. In that time she only had like 2 accidents at night. Well in the last month she seems to be having more. She waits to long and can't make it. Today it happened in school and she said she never told the teacher she had to go because - well she said she didn't know why she didn't. So her accident happened 1/2 way the school and she sat the rest of the time in wet pants without telling anyone. How can I break her of waiting to long? She is in preschool and really not supposed to be there if she is not potty trained. I am afraid something is wrong.

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Asked by mommy2each at 10:49 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Children who have learned, or invented, that peeing is embarrassing or wrong for other people to know about, often get shy around asking or even talking about bathroom needs. Interrupting 'real life' with these needs is unattractive and when they don't know how to ask (as in 'which words are correct'), they avoid it.

    With obvious results.

    Be specific about how to ask... and be sure to model 'talking mildly and acceptingly about body functions' in front of her, and then say 'see, we talk about this, it's normal for everyone.'

    Answer by LindaClement at 10:53 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Some kids are too interested in an activity that they are doing that they generally do forget to go to the bathroom. You should speak to the teacher and ask if she could possibly make an anouncement to all the kids if they need to go to the bathroom they must ask,maybe by her hearing it from the teacher she will begin to ask in the future. You can also just say to your daughter if she remembers to go,she will be praised with a special treat of her choice when leaving pre_school,this might boost her confidence. Good luck with everything x

    Answer by glasgowmummy at 10:58 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • ^^agree.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:10 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • My daughter did that a couple of times but she wasnt comfortable with the teachers going with her so when i talked to them about it they just asked her like every 1/2 hr to hr if she had to go and she quit.

    Answer by cutemomma at 11:21 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • She's probably having a good time and doesn't want to miss anything. Talk to her teacher, and ask her to look for the signs that your girl needs to go. Also talk with the teacher and your girl so she understands that it's OK to ask, and if she misses anything, it'll be OK.

    Answer by Pnukey at 3:02 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Talk to her teacher and see if she can help in any way. If the teacher doesn't just work on it with her at home and explain that if she has to go to let someone know.

    Answer by sstepph at 6:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

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