How do I stop my 4 year old from wetting her pants?

Catherine - posted on 03/15/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter has been completely potty trained since she was 2 and a half...... she wouldn't even wet the bed at night. But when she was 3 we moved and she started bed wetting. Okay, that wasn't that big of a deal. After a while she was fine again.
Then the bed wetting came back and still happens every night. And now for the past few months, she will even wet herself during the day. It seems sometimes like she doesn't want to stop playing so she will just sit on the ground and wet herself. We've tried taking things away, and then she will be fine for about a week but she slowly starts doing it again more and more. This morning she was even already in the bathroom and decided to just sit on the floor instead of going potty.
To be clear, she does go to the bathroom regularly on her own. I don't think she has a UTI, this seems more behavioral to me. I just don't know what to do anymore.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/15/2013

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You may need to be proactive with her and go with her to the bathroom. make a big deal over when she pees and poops on the potty, and don't make such a big deal when she has an accident.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/15/2013

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No need to take things away, don't make her feel bad about accidents. She just might need a gentle reminder to go every 30-60 minutes. Big changes can upset their little systems, and moving would be a good reason. They also tend to revert at some point, so just stay calm, don't get mad at her....and stick an overnight on her until she is dry for 1-2 weeks straight at night.

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