A Wee Problem!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2011
A Wee Problem!
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 5:08pm

My daughter will be three at Christmas. She has been potty trained since May (but still wears a nappy in the night) but in the last few weeks she has started to wet herself again. It's a combination of full on wees and little 'dribbles' but the worrying thing is that she doesn't seem to notice it. She'll quite happily sit in it. I have to take her to the toilet and when I do, she always wees. However, she's doing LOADS of little ones - she did 4 in a hour the other day. I'm worried that her play group will get sick of changing her and say that she can't come back until she's trained. But she IS!! (or at leaset she WAS!) I was wondering also if it could be something medical so I've made a Dr's appointment for her. I was also wondering if I should get rid of the night time nappy completely. However, I did exactly the same with my other daughter and she never caused me any problems. Has anyone got any advice for me? I'm really worried and it's driving me mad!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2008
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 7:16pm

My DS has been daytime trained since Oct. (he turned 3 in Aug.) I started out with using the pull ups, but found out that he confused them with a diaper and wet them. I started using undies and it made all the difference. You should let her pick out some undies at the store and try those. Good luck!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 12:39pm
It could be a couple of issues. Plenty of times when little ones train they have a regression of some sort. It may also just plain be that she is too engrossed in other things that she forgets she has to go and has an accident, or that she's waiting until the last minute and then doesn't make it to the toilet in time. My 4 1/2 year old whose been trained for quite a long time has had that happen a few times over the last few months at school, she's just too busy and waits til the very last second to go and then has an accident. If its happening more when she's at her play group, they may have to just make a consious effort to have her go to the bathroom at a more regulated interval.

There is also always a possibility of a medical problem, I can't think of one at the moment. Though I have heard from some other mothers that at times if the child is constipated and having bowel issues or obstruction, it will press on the bladder causing accidents to happen. If she poo pooing fine?