Danielle - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3 and a half years old. We started potty training her around her 3rd birthday. It didn't really take that long or much effort, she just wanted panties. Once we gave her the panties, she had very few accidents for a week or two then she was fine. She went 3+ months with not a single accident. She did great on long bus/car rides. She did great when we were out and weren't close to a potty.She hadn't wet at night for over a year (even when she was still in diapers). We considered her 110% potty trained. Done. End of story.
Then about 2 months ago, she had a started peeing the bed. In a weeks time, she peed her bed (brand freaking new, mind you!!!!!!!!), my bed, our couch and then on her Grandma's bed. It went downhill from there. At this point now, she is peeing her pants all day. She goes on the potty maybe once or twice a day. Surprisingly though, she doesn't poop her pants. She still does that on the potty. I have no idea why she is doing this. When I question her when she has an accident she just says "Oh well, it was just an accident *shrug*." I threatened her with diapers or tell her she won't be able to go to school and she would scream. I went out and got those diapers yesterday and she was upset at first, now she doesn't care. I am beyond frustrated at this point. There were not dramatic events or changes in routine around the time she started doing this, so it can't be that. I don't know if it's just laziness or what. I refuse to reward her when she does go to the potty, because I don't want her using that against me. "I will only go potty if I get a reward, otherwise clean my mess" kind of thing.
I am in desperation at this point. I am leaving in a few minutes to take her to her doctor to discuss this and see if maybe she has a UTI or some sort of internal problem causing this. If you guys have any suggestions, please send them my way.