6.5 year old peeing her pants at school now too????????

Seligmankids - posted on 10/13/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




We have always had problems with my 6.5 year old daughter peeing her pants because she waits until the last second or is to busy watching tv or doing something else to go to the bathroom. She has always been pretty good about it if we out somewhere eathier out to the store or out to dinner, although she still waits until the last possible second to ask to go potty, and school was her other place where she would be fine but not anymore. She is getting worse she has started peeing her pants at school multiple times a week, and he waiting until the last sec is getting worse eathier, usually I notice her dancing and everything before she even asks me to take her potty. We are lost at what to do, we have done everything we know of to get her to stop, we take away tv if she pee's her pants while watching tv or we ground her from what ever she was doing when she peed her pants. But now at school and in public??? I just don't know what to do, at school it is usually during recess or atleast that is what she is telling me, and she is lying about it. She doesn't tell anyone when she does pee her pants so she sits in wet pants until she gets home and then lies and trys to cover her butt up so I can't see and would sit in it all night if I let her. I just don't know what to do anymore and need some help. If anyone has any ideas/suggestions I am willing to try everything to make her stop peeing her pants, i feel like I am potty training all three of my kids (my other two kids are 3 year old boys)


Sylvia - posted on 10/14/2011




This is occasionally an issue for my DD as well -- same thing, she's so focused on whatever she's doing that she waits till the very last minute and then it's too late. She doesn't end up with totally wet pants, just a little tell-tale wet patch ... and she seems perfectly happy to stay like that until bedtime, which I find bizarre. She's been taking herself to the washroom unassisted for many years now (she's 9), so I don't really know what the deal is unless maybe it's a control issue -- kids in elementary school are forever being told where to go and what to do and how to do it ...


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Laura - posted on 10/15/2011




If it is just a little, you might try panty liners. I did that with DD in kindergarten. She would spot just a little. I bought scented or ones with baking soda so that any odor would be limited. She just outgrew it. This made her more comfortable, and put her in control of the situation.

If it is more urine you will need to address it with her teacher. You can also buy a watch that beeps on the hour and use that as a reminder to use the restroom.

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