Originally Posted by Shami
This is interesting. Yours is only six months older than mine. So the pull up was just a crutch for her and as soon as it was gone she realized she had to hold it at night, too.
I wonder how the brain tells the body to hold the pee even while we are asleep. There is a maturity factor and a biological factor and I guess a psychological factor involved.
Anyone out there experts on the connections that have to be made between the body and the brain?
I think (and this is all just my own personal theory
) that we are born with that ability- that your body just naturally "holds" it. Maybe physically in the beginning it's not possible, but only for infants. By putting kids in diapers, you in a sense retrain the brain to think that it's not necessary to hold it, ever. So when you get to potty-training time, you have to completely retrain the brain of how/when to hold/go (and those muscles, since they haven't been used in years.)