My 4.5yr old dd has recently regressed with her toilet use. She regularly has accidents, and almost never makes it to the toilet without having already done a little wee in her knickers.
It seems to have happened since she started school and i don't know if she is just distracted a lot, and maybe nursery reminded them to go to toilet (she was previously at nursery full time). But then at weekends things were always ok at home but now we go through 3 changes of clothes each day.
Any suggestions? I'm becoming increasingly infuriated with her and don't know how to stop it. I feel awful shouting so much and taking away bedtime stories ( which she loves) every day during which she has an accident.
A number of accidents have also been no2s too. Not good!!
If you're going to the GP, talk about the possibility of constipation too. Google encopresis (spelling?), basically overflow pooing. The main poo forms a plug in the colon, which causes more liquid poo to escape around the edges. Constipation puts pressure on the bladder which can cause accidents.
After a good talking to dd has had no accidents since this post. Concluded that no real issue, apart from her not emptying her bladder properly so I've been encouraging her to sit up straight and keep trying. As well as constantly asking her to try. Will ask school to keep reminding her when she's back in next week.