Hi there, my 4.5 yo is still not fully toilet trained (2.5 years and counting!). Some days she does really well, and then other days she’ll have 4 or more accidents (5 yesterday). We’ve tried all sorts of methods: rewards, stickers, asking her constantly, letting her go on her own time, clean up her own mess, and plenty more. I even find myself getting angry at her out of frustration, even though I try sooo hard not to (and feel terrible for afterwards). At the moment we’ve even offered her a Lalaloopsy doll for 5 days of dry and she hasn’t made it through one day yet.
When asking her why she does it in her pants, she says that she doesn’t feel it when she needs to go. I ask her why she sometimes makes it and her reply is that sometimes she does feel it and sometimes she doesn’t. My question is… can this be something that is really happening? Or is it an excuse from her as to why she’s wet her pants? I’m not sure if I should take her to the doctors or if she’s just trying on a story. Any tips would be great! P.S. She’s really good at night. Usually one accident every 2 weeks or so and she’ll often get up in the middle of the night to go.
Posted anonymously, 18th July 2014