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Wetting herself. Wondering why...
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Rainydaze · 27/01/2011 20:34

Thanks in advance for anyone who can shed any light on this little problem.

DD is 2 years, 7 months. She has been successfully going to the toilet for about three months pretty much without accident. She's always dry at night.

However, over the three weeks she's started to wet herself rather than ask for the loo. If she does ask for the loo, she wets helself on the way there. She also wet herself if I insist that she goes to the loo (before long journey, for example), on the way to the loo.

When I ask her why (and I don't criticise at all) she just changes the subject and won't answer.

She doesn't have any signs of having a urine infection, e.g. smelly urine but perhaps this is a possibility.

She seems her normal cheerful self otherwise.

Does anyone have any experience of this, please?

Thank you. :)

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Lois123 · 27/01/2011 23:07

Maybe she's developed a bit of anxiety about it and it's become an issue for her? If so, don't mention going to the loo at all or just ask if she'd like to go and if the answer's "No" leave it at that. It could be that you've trained her too soon and she's gone into a period of regression. The thing to remember is that every child is different and she'll get around to it when she's ready (my son was 4+ and almost of school age before he was completely dry) the more you worry, the more she'll sense it and the more anxious she'll become. Some children get so engrossed in what they're doing that the urge to go to the loo is often completely ignored but they grow out of this too...wetting yourself can get tedious and time-consuming, not to mention uncomfortable!
The time to worry is when she has the urge to go but nothing comes out!

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Rainydaze · 28/01/2011 08:54

Thanks very much for that Lois. I am a natural worrier, and should just learn to go with the flow (no pun intended!)

Thanks again. :)

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