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Why could my Three year old daughter still peeing her pants?
My daughter has been doing very well during hte day not wetting her pants. at night she still soaks her pull up, she doesnt even wake up to go to the potty. Since she has been going back and forth between my house and her dads house she has been wetting herself during the day. Could there be something wrong?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Many children do not wake up in the night when they have to go to the bathroom until they are a lot older than three. You can try waking her to go potty in the middle of the night and that may help.
As for the accidents since she has been going back and forth, that is likely regression due to stress. The best thing to do is to work on her stress levels by making her feel secure in both your homes. Rather than work on potty training which is just a symptom.
- eganLv 51 decade ago
I grew up in a very nice and loving family environment and yet I wet my pants and bedding's almost all the time. I was young then and my family and I thought it's normal but then it was so embarrassing. In my case my family didn't do anything, there's nothing they can do back then anyway, so I resolve it myself through experimentation. Mind you, I was talking when I was in Elementary already, that's why I know and remember all the remedies that I did. The best and most effective remedy that I did was to make sure not to drink so much of anything after supper and make sure that I hit the washroom before I go to bed. Also, I asked my mom to wake me up in the middle of the night to go to the washroom.
Until recently, I learned that there's a case of underdeveloped bladder that causes kids to let go in their sleep. A lot of times it happened when kids are dreaming, which was exactly in my case.
Don't get so frustrated with your little girl, she needed a lot of loving, understanding, and attention. Luck you she's potty trained already. If it's not so much of a trouble you can wake her up at night and accompany her in the washroom, if not bring the potty in the bedroom. During the day just keep reminding her. It was so easy for them to get preoccupied and totally forget .
- Anonymous1 decade ago
She needs to be reminded to go at intervals during the day. Her body is not mature enough to be expected to be dry all night. She could do this until she is a pre-teen. The best thing to do is not make a big deal out of it. Have her go potty before she goes to bed. If she soaks through, change the bed. She'll gain the ability to wake up and go pee in her own time. Clue her dad in as to what to do. If he fusses at her for it, she could be emotionally scarred and that might make the process more complicated. I would mention it to the doc at your next visit, also. If you are really worried, take her to the doc this week. It can't hurt to be sure she doesn't have a UTI. I discovered I had an allergy to citrus when I was about her age that gave me UTIs.
- sixcannonballsLv 51 decade ago
Nothing wrong. She's just not completely ready yet. And going back and forth between you and dad's house isn't gonna make her anymore ready. See if he can visit at your house until she's completely broke so she's not getting mixed signals about what she's supposed to do where. Once she get's it completely down it will be easier for her to understand that she's supposed to use the potty everywhere, and all the time. It will be easier for dad to just ask to "do you need to go potty?" rather than trying to "catch" her before she wets.
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- HoneyBunnyLv 71 decade ago
If she just turned three, this is normal behavior. A lot of children, at this age, still do not fully grasp the concept of potty training. Too, she may be a very sound sleeper and totally unaware that she needs to go potty at that time and/or is unable to "hold it". I didn't even start potty training my three children 'till they were 2 and 1/2 years old.
- kerry9477Lv 41 decade ago
no nothing is wrong sometimes they go back a few steps. I would cut down the fluids before bed. maybe her dad doesn't pay as much attention to her. most kids don't want to leave the tv to go to the bathroom. good luck
- 1 decade ago
It could be organic reasons like bladder dysfunction, infections, diabetes insipidus or diabetes). Some sleep disorders like sleep apnea can also cause enuresis (inappropriate wetting of one's self or the bed). However, there can also be very serious psychological reasons.
Psychological / psychiatric causes should be carefully diagnosed by a specialist. Very often secondary problems of embarrassment or social anxiety are present and the adolescent or young adult is afraid to speak about his or her problem.
It is rather difficult to guess about all possible psychological causes of enuresis. Neglect or violence of any kind including emotional or sexual abuse and any kind of chronic distress due to family problems (divorce, loss of important persons, accidents) can be the origin. Some children feel responsibility for their siblings in case of sexual abuse. This could cause a severe traumatic experience or post traumatic stress disorder. Later in life any severe life stress or major changing of the personal environment can restart the problem.
Read more about it below.
- 1 decade ago
Yeah there could be something wrong.....daddy isn't trying that hard to help her use the big girl potty. Sorry I'm just being honest.
- 1 decade ago
maybe shes afraid to use the bathroom at her dads house