This can make children suddenly feel like they have to do a wee, so they wet themselves. Stressful life events — like starting school, the birth of a new sibling, or parents separating — can make it hard for some children to focus on going to the toilet by themselves. They might accidentally wet themselves as a result. Daytime wetting is accidental. The main symptom of urinary incontinence is children accidentally wetting themselves during the day. The GP might refer your child to a continence nurse or medical specialist.
Some children who have daytime wetting also wet the bed. Learn more about bed-wetting. About 3 to 4 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 12 have daytime wetting. It is most common among young school-aged children. Many children who have daytime urine accidents have a parent or other relative who did, too. Other common causes of daytime wetting include:. The most important thing you can do is be patient and understanding.
My 5-year-old daughter she'll be 6 in a couple of months keeps peeing in her pants. We've tried various things to help her to stop, such as positive verbal reinforcements, reminding her to use the bathroom frequently, using a chart with incentives, and taking privelages or toys away. I feel like everything works for a short period of time but then she goes right back to peeing in her pants. I've talked to her pediatrician about this and she didn't seem too concerned, saying it was normal for her age. I think she's doing it because she doesn't want to stop what she's doing to use the bathroom.
All children with daytime wetting should see a doctor who has experience with children's problems. This is the most common reason for daytime wetting. Children with daytime wetting feel the urge at the last minute and may suddenly show holding postures or may 'curtsey' using their heel to stop the flow of wee. When they get to the toilet, the outlet valve may not relax fully.