Over the past few months, my 6 yr old has taken to having accidents in her pants. At school, on the bus and at home. She says "I forgot". Today was the last day of school and I had to go pick her up early because she "had an accident". I've grounded her from things, talked to her, tried it all. But I'm at the end of my rope with this. Anyone else? What do you do??
Asked by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on May. 18, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by mlivlee at 12:49 AM on May. 19, 2011
ok 1st off have her checked for a uireny tract infection .
have anything changed in her life ? could she be getting bulled at school ??
there a few reasons a child can have accidents , stress , upset are the most comment next to a uti . but it can also be if a child is distracted or over constraining .
i would start a reward chart for her for staying dry . eg is you stay dry at school you get a sicker positive praise works best most of the time
Answer by feralkitten at 6:36 PM on May. 18, 2011
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Answer by VDietrich at 6:44 PM on May. 18, 2011
DD has had this problem. She potty trained at 3.75. When she started kindergarten, the accidents started. It's a very complicated situation. She wasn't drinking enough, she was constipated, her bladder was small, she had reflux back to her kidneys. It's called dysfunctional voiding. The way to go is to work with a DOVE team at a children's hospital. They will start her on timed voiding. This is where she drinks 6 ounces of water and then urinates 20 minutes later, It helps to retrain the bladder so the accidents stop.
Don't punish her. She's waiting to long to go and has created a medical situation for herself.
Answer by JSD24 at 8:03 AM on May. 19, 2011
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