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Toddler holding lower abdomen ?

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Monkeybrain10 Sun 01-Nov-15 23:35:40

My 15 month old keeps stopping and holding his lower abdomen/shoving his hand down the front of his nappy.
I realise he's too young for potty training but wondered if this is normal behaviour? Is he just becoming aware of when he's weeing? (I think I might take him to the gp as I worry maybe it could be something like a bladder infection? ? But is that just me being paranoid?)

Any thoughts appreciated!

AnotherStitchInTime Sun 01-Nov-15 23:45:29

My ds is 22 months and hasn't done the holding thing, but dd1 and dd2 both held the front of their nappies at a similar age to your ds when doing a wee.

Is he wet more often, but in smaller amounts? Does he cry more, like he is in pain? Any fever? Could be a uti, just to be sure if he seems in discomfort get his wee checked by a GP. To get a sample place clean cotton wool into the front of his nappy then once he has done a wee squeeze out into a pot to get it tested.

Monkeybrain10 Mon 02-Nov-15 21:42:02

Thanks AnotherstitchinTime - My initial reaction was that he was just becoming aware of having a wee - he doesn't appear to be in any discomfort, just that he stops and shoves his hands down his nappy (typical boy - ha ha!!) and looks a bit confused! But there is a little part of me that is worried that it might be a UTI so I guess I should speak to the GP. Thanks for the wee catching tip too!

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