I could really use some advice because I haven't a clue what to do anymore! My 5 yr old mindee keeps wetting herself. Her mum has told me she's fine at home, but her teacher and I are finding it difficult because she can get through 2-3 changes of clothes each day! I've tried a sticker chart, I regularly send her to the toilet, but it seems she has an extremely weak bladder! By the time I pick her up from school she has no clean clothes left, and then she smells (although I know it's a horrible thing to say). I don't want to stop her from sitting on the furniture, but on the other hand when she does sit on the furniture/carpet, that then starts to smell.
We've had a chat and she knows that she's to go to the toilet as soon as she needs it, but it doesn't seem to sink in. She never makes it there in time!
I have exactly the same problem with the 4 yr old mindee although I think its just laziness with him.
He starts school in sept and his parents and I have tried to encourage him but he keeps doing it. Even my 5 yr old son told him that the other children 'will be nasty' - this was overheard in the car I may add!
His Mum took him to his gp but he did not help either.
Just had a quick chat with her and she says it does hurt when she goes to the toilet, bless her, so will speak with her mum. But if there's not an infection and the GP won't help, then I'll have to have a think because, like you say, kids can be so cruel. My 3 yr old DS has been saying "what's that horrible smell" and I'm trying to be so dicreet and sensitive about the problem!
My dd2 used to wet herself alot at that age, she never complained of it hurting..but when we got it checked out she did have an infection (although she did still have the odd lazy accident after that was sorted)She never wanted to miss anything.
I know exactly what you mean about the smell - she used to climb on my knee and after a few seconds I'd realise she stank and have to throw her in the bath!
I would try and get her mum to leave you wipes and spare pants/clothes at your house and also MAKE her go and try every 30 mins or so. Hopefuly this nagging will get her more interested in going of her own volition.
Well, mindee has seen GP now and they are doing tests, thank god. And I've managed to persuade the mum to get her out of the nappies. Yesterday she was dry all day... Hooray!!! But just in case I have bought some small incontinence pads incase she takes steps backwards again. Just to stop any comments from kids at school about any smells. Good or bad idea...?
what does she drink at your house? juice/squash? because in my DD aged 4 anything other than water seems to go straight through and acts as a directic (sp?) ? Takes about 1-2 weeks to work but could be worth looking at?
She drinks only water at mine, as do all the kids, and the same at school. She was doing well at the beginning of this week and lots of praise for doing well, but yesterday and today she's had a number of accidents again...