FREQUENT Urination?

Jillian - posted on 03/04/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 19 months old she understands the potty and knows what she's suppose to do in it. We've recently switched to Pull-Ups simply for the fact that they are easier for us to get on and off... She goes in the potty anywhere from 5-10 times a day but the Problem were having is she'll go when shes on it but as soon as shes off she'll just keep going little bits at a time, and then shortly thereafter she'll pull at her diaper because she wants changed. SO basically what I need help with is me to understand why this is happening and what/if theres anything I can do to help her, I guess learn to hold it?. We don't FORCE her to use the potty she enjoys it and is proud of herself when she does it(She gets a sticker on a chart for a reward and for her thats enough.) If anyone has ANY advice please I'll try anything. Thank you.

P.S. We've tried regular underwear and the same thing happens...

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Christa - posted on 03/08/2011

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Since she is young she probably is still just learning how to use all those muscles. When they are learning how to control them sometimes it is hard for them to completely relax. I say keep at it and soon enough she won't have this problem, her body will gain better control!

Jillian - posted on 03/08/2011

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Aw thanks girls. We've continued what we've been doing were about three days into it now. This is still the only issue so I think I'm gonna take the advice and give her doctor a call. To be honest I never considered a medical reason although thinking about it now I should have! Thanks for everything so far! I'll keep everyone updated!

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I would say that she isnt 100% ready to be toilet trained. Girls are usually younger but maybe too young to understand the urge and she is getting it right some of the time. My 3 1/2 year old boy still wets himself if he is engrossed in play esp Thomas. Relax and either go back to nappies and wait 6 months or just keep going the way you are and it will eventually happen. Dont withdraw fluids to try and curb it as that can be even more dangerous. It all happens in the end.

Tasha - posted on 03/06/2011

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Try Giving her books, toys and things to keep her busy so she stays on the potty longer. sounds like she might be excited to go get that sticker to quickly. If this doesn't work just have patience she will pick it up quick. she already does not like the feeling so just hold out she will do it all before you know it.

good luck!

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Andrea - posted on 03/22/2011

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Because she doesn't have 100 percent control of herself yet, give her time to learn to control the muscles that allow urination and she will eventually stop wetting in between potty times.

Andrea - posted on 03/11/2011

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I think she's tinkling for a treat! Trips to the potty are not "business" trips! Also, as long as mine was on the sippy cup all day, she pottied as it ran through her a little at a time. It helped when I started giving her a drink or at mealtimes instead of the steady stream all day.

Jane - posted on 03/10/2011

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she's too little. 2 or 2 1/2 is better. she has to be able to recognize she has to go, she has to be able to pull down and up her pants and she has to be able to follow commands. she's just in the mimic stage of things. save yourself handfulls of hair and wait a year.

Donna - posted on 03/10/2011

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I have posted on this subject before...it is a fairly easy one. The medical definition of potty training is that they recognise the urge and can go with minimal assistance to the potty themselves (you may need to tug clothing)
Many little ones can recognise the urge (like your little girl) but is is a very rare child that has bladder control before the age of 2. So basically you are the one who is potty trained and not the child at the moment.
I would either accept this as a fact and wait it out until she has grown up a bit, or shelve the idea until later.
It is also worth noting that those "trained" early have a greatly increased incidence of regression at ages close to 3 and 4....so patience may be the key.

Good luck!

TaKara - posted on 03/09/2011

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My little girl is 17 months and we have been working on the potty training since she was 12 months. She hasn't worn a diaper since right after Christmas (pull-ups when she sleeps and when we go shopping-but she hardly ever wets them!). She does really good during the day but still has 3-4 pee-pee accidents a week. Sometimes she doesn't like to sit on the potty and will stop going before she is finished so we have put some special things in the bathroom that she gets to hold while she goes potty. This has helped out a lot. She knows that the items are for the bathroom only and gets them before she sits down and puts them up when she is finished. You might try this to see if it helps your little one. I think mine gets bored sitting and waiting for something to happen!

Daniele - posted on 03/08/2011

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good for you if shes interested in using the potty and keep encouraging , but if the doctor gives an all clear it could well be she is still a bit young and her muscles arent quite ready to be totally controlled it could take on average of up to 3 years to potty train so do what your doing encourage just be prepared that accident are natural and pull ups are good and when you feel she has control change to pretty pants , but mainly dont worry if its just her age she will get there and hope the doctor gives her an all clear good luck

Megan - posted on 03/08/2011

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I potty trained my daughter at 18 months, well started. She would go potty every five-ten minutes because she'd just learned to hold it in, and liked to practice I guess. She would also "leak" after going pee, even after being wiped thoroughly. I found out it was because her little but was dipped too far and some of the urine actually was getting into her and coming out when she stood or moved. I got her a better fitted potty seat and taught her to lean forward slightly (45-30*) when she peed and it stopped happening.

Angie - posted on 03/08/2011

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It new to them, she doesn't understand her body just yet. It's completely natural to go so often. My opinion, be patient with her, 19 months is early for potty training. Be worried when they are 4 and having issues. Trust me on that one. You are worrying for nothing.

PS: pull ups not a good thing, I learned that the hard way.

Ceri - posted on 03/08/2011

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Does she wake up from her naps wet? Maybe she cant hold it.... my son (3) wants to get up right away. We have him sit longer. He usually has to sit for 20 min for he will have a BM. There is a book I bought called the Every thing potty book it has several techniques I found it very helpful. (Disclaimer .... we are not fully potty trained yet.) One thing they talked about was recognizing when they need to go. Like spend a day drinking and eating salty snacks. And focus only on going potty. It was a very interesting chapter. Teaching to hurry and run and get pants down go go go fast fast fast can help too.... the book does a much better job than me in explaining it. :)

Andrea - posted on 03/08/2011

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As an Early Childhood Professional I would say she just doesn't completely understanding how to hold it all the time. In parenting classes as well as early childhood classes i've taken they say between 26-36 months is when they are most likely to totally understand holding it and using the potty. My daughter also trained early (around 20 months) but we still were using pull-ups until she was 27 months and is now almost 3 and rarely wets the bed but is otherwise potty trained. Kudos! And a call to the doctor never hurt but its probably just her bladder control not being fully developed.

Krissy - posted on 03/08/2011

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i would say it was the fact she needs to stay on it a little longer being 19 months. if she has a infection she'd be irritable and uncomfortable, not to mention crying when she had to pee. my dughter tryed it at 14 months and then again at 16 months but decided she wasnt ready after doing 2 pees and a poo the first time and 1 wee the second time, she is now 20 months and has issues with dioreah on and off thus i m guessing hwy she isnt ready to potty train . i really hope that it is just the fact she needs a little longer on potty as it might become a habit if he continues the potty then pants thing. good luck :)

Crystel - posted on 03/08/2011

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Well when I saw the frequent urination it makes me think of my son. He had a few things going on a the same time. I don't tell you this to freak you out, but offer different suggestions. He had increased in eating, increased in drinking fluids and wet the bed a few times. I didn't know what any of this meant. I took him to the dr.'s and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6.
Not to say this is what will happen, just a thought of looking for things and making sure this isn't the case. I hope you find a solution.

Kimber - posted on 03/08/2011

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My son was diagnosed with a blockage in his kidney at my 20 week ultrasound. Nothing life threatening and generally only happens to boys, but it caused the same kinds of problems when he was potty training. Ask the doctor about maybe doing a renal ultrasound on her to rule out any internal issues.

Mary - posted on 03/07/2011

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Potty trained at 19 months, good job momma! All three of my kids trained around age 3. I would say that the issue of her bladder not emptying fully warrants a call to her Dr, just to be safe. I like the idea of encouraging her to sit longer to make sure she gets a chance to empty, maybe sweetening the pot (no pun intended) for extra time would keep her on the track you already have her on. I would not worry about using the pull ups, since she doesnt like the sensation of being wet with them on (unless your Dr. finds an infection--then I would talk about it with them). Keep us updated!

Jerosha - posted on 03/07/2011

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you havent said if you beleive that she is actually empting her blader completely when she is on the potty ... have you considered a blader infection I know that when my daughter gets them she will have more issues with leaking after going. I would also hold off on the reward until a good 30mins after she goes potty incase it is that she is too eager to get the sticker. but have your gp run a urine test just take a sample its not invasive.

Jerosha - posted on 03/07/2011

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you havent said if you beleive that she is actually empting her blader completely when she is on the potty ... have you considered a blader infection I know that when my daughter gets them she will have more issues with leaking after going. I would also hold off on the reward until a good 30mins after she goes potty incase it is that she is too eager to get the sticker. but have your gp run a urine test just take a sample its not invasive.

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