5 Year Old Having Frequent Accidents
Asked Aug 17, 2009, 02:10 PM
I have a 5 year old daughter. She is very bright and intelligent. For the past two weeks, she has been having accidents on herself. She has urinated on herself about once a day. This has never been a problem before and I do not know what to do. I ask her why she does it and she says she can't get to the bathroom on time. However, she doesn't tell me when she does it. She is just sitting in her wet panties. I am at such a loss! She starts kindergarten next week & I don't want her having accidents at school!
I try to think of possible reasons she may be doing it. She has a 1 year old brother so I've considered the possibility of her wanting attention but he is already 15 months old so it really doesn't make that much sense.
I've thought that maybe she is getting scared of going to school and is maybe subconciously doing it to get out of going. Crazy, I know but I can't figure it out.
Also, she has had urnary problems such as complaining about burning. I will only allow her to drink water, milk, and juice and the problem goes away. Do you think I should take her to see her doctor? To be sure nothing is wrong?
If any one has any advice on how to figure out what's going on and especially how to fix it, please help me out!