Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Elkins Park, suburb of Philly
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I looked quickly to see if there was already a thread on this, but I did not see any. So maybe you all can help. My oldest dd is 6 yo. Lately she seems to be having problems with peepee accidents. I mean all the time. Everyday when I pick her up from her camp (a very low key art program at a local college) she stinks of pee. I know that you all probably think that is mean to say, and I would never say it to her, but it is the truth. It is not that she just isn't wiping (which she doesn't), but she is having at least one accident a day. Today, in the course of an hour after camp she had 2. SHe does that "duck walk" thing, and I say "do you have to go" and she says no, and the next thing I know, she is wet. She has all sorts of excuses -- I forgot, I didn't know I had to go, I didn't feel myself go -- but I know she knows when she has to go. I feel very badly for her. I know she cares, even if she won't admit it. I have tried reminding her, I have tried making her go (ha ha, ever try to make a 6 yo do anything?). I am trying to talk to her calmly and sypathetically, but I don't seem to be able to help. She totally resists all of my suggestions. She still wears a pullup at night, which the Dr. says is just a neurological thing and not uncommon, but she even resists going to the bathroom before bed. She'll "pretend" to go and just flush. Often, she pees in the pullup before storytime is over! Any thoughts?