Posted by: lindie | 2009/01/13


Inappropriate urination

Hi, there
The eldest of my 2 girls is 3 years, 4 months old.
We had a really tough time after the birth of the second one(who had bad colic). She was potty trained by 2 years 8 months and never had accidents after that, did not even wet her bed. I don' t need to take her to the loo at night, she goes in the mornings. She does everything by herself.

She is in a playschool halfday and once a week at her grandparents after school. I have found the past 2 weeks or so that she is always wetting herself when she is there(on every occasion) or when we visit there. She does not do this at home or at her other grandparents.

They do live on a smallholding, so I though maybe she is too far from a toilet, but she sometimes does it in the room next to the toilet. She then doesn' t tell anybody about it and just carries on playing.

I was never harsh on her when potty training and never makes a scene when she has her accident.

Should I be worried about this? Should I address it, or ignore it? I am so scared that I am overlooking something.

Expert's Reply



This is a difficult question to answer. It is really unusual that your daughter should only wet herself when at her grandparent's smallholding and nowhere else.What makes it difficult is that there is no obvious reason why she should be doing this and of particular concern is at times she wets herself in the room right next to the toilet.Could she be frightened about something in this toilet? Has she perhaps heard that something happened there such a snake having been found there or a big spider?I can't suggest any other explanation. At this stage there does not seem to be any point in her seeing a psychologist or any other expert about her problem.

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