Accidents at primary school
MamaKatja · 14/01/2021 20:22
My 45-month old year old daughter has been dry (mostly) for nine months including at night. But she goes through phases when she wets herself quite frequently and quite significantly. I've been trying not to make a big deal out of it but am starting to worry because she's supposed to start school in September, pandemic permitting. Are accidents common in reception class, or do I need to try and tackle this? Any advice would be appreciated.
NoKnit · 14/01/2021 21:52
Sure accidents are common in reception age kids, although don't think all mothers would admit it. My son is 5 in April and although has gone through months of no accidents can currently have an accident most days now we are at home
bobisbored · 14/01/2021 21:59
I am a TA in reception. Lots of children still have accidents, please don't worry! Staff will be used to it and will change your child without a second thought.
sunshineinmyheart · 16/01/2021 15:37
@MamaKatja my son is the same age and goes through the same thing!! I feel for you, i do worry too now that its Jan.
Hes been dry for long time (PT was slow and such a struggle!) now hes goes through phases dry couple of weeks then wet.. ive noticed its around nursery closure and opening in between lockdowns. I have no idea if its a coincidence! Its a waiting game and I just hope he gets it before reception
WoolieLiberal · 18/01/2021 16:35
Avoiding black current juice and cordials with artificial sweeteners (often sold as “no added sugar”) ones can help cut down the number of accidents.
I speak from experience with two DD’s and my own Ribena addiction as a child that I now know was responsible for much embarrassment, laundry and expense.
Symone98 · 18/01/2021 18:35
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
MamaKatja · 27/01/2021 22:41
You're all very kind, and I feel somewhat more relaxed after reading all these comments.
sunshineinmyheart · 29/01/2021 00:34
@MamaKatja ive recently purchased a potty timer watch thing from Amazon (its a timer but lo can wear it like a watch.. you can set the timer. When the time's up it sings "time to go potty!" The voice is low but enough for the child to hear.
I was desperate(i mean he knows everything just cant be bothered sometimes too busy what not) and thought what the heck might as well get this? DS was soo excited he thought he got his first watch.. we didnt tell him what it was but when he heard the alarm he was super excited and runs to to the toilet!
At the beginning he had atleast one accident a day and now hes going to the loo even if the alarm didnt ring. Hes not fully there yet bit this is massive improvement in our house!
Everywhere I read the only thing that is consistent in advices was to keep them in a routine like asking them to go before dinner bed etc and even if they dont tell you still to gently remind them. I think this is what the watch has helped tbh, and well, he has control now!
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