July 25, 2006

Water, Water, Everywhere

What does one do with an almost four year old who has suddenly decided that wetting her pants is acceptable and will either sit around in the wet ones for ages or sneak off quietly and hide the evidence?


Beats me, but when you figure it out, let me know. My 3-y/o goes in spurts of doing that. ARGH.

Posted by: Jo at July 25, 2006 10:33 AM

I first found out about your blog from a link on Meredith's "Like Merchant Ships" blog. One thing might be to check and make sure that your four year old doesn't have some kind of bladder infection. Sometimes a small infection can cause urinary frequency/incontinence that little children don't really know how to describe. Hopefully, that's not it, but it might be something to run by your pediatrician.
Enjoying your blog!

Posted by: Susan at July 25, 2006 09:18 PM

Don't turn it into a power struggle... you'll never win ;-)

Posted by: chris at July 26, 2006 05:49 AM

Neighbors had the same problem, and they seem to be making progress with the special "potty watch." The timer is set to go off every two hours, and she has to try & go no matter what.

Part of her problem was she needed to learn that she could stop whatever she was doing long enough to head to the WC. She seems to be getting it now. I don't know if your issue is the same, or if yours is just being contrary.

Posted by: skinnydan at July 26, 2006 07:10 AM

My four year old does it occasionally just to get a rise out of me. I've been working hard on my poker face and it seems to help a bit.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at July 26, 2006 07:46 AM