A 29-year-old female asked:
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my 4 year old daughter knows how to go to the bathroom but continues to have accidents during the day and i cannot get her off nappies at night. she will dance and refuse to go to the toilet when i tell her, i know she needs to. should i be worried?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some ideas: She is at the upper end of when she should be accident free at night (pee & poop) but should be toileting during the day. You may need the assistance of a child behavior specialist to learn some tricks to get her trained. Her doc may also need to work with you to clear up any issues of stool retention/constipation that will often trigger this behavior.
Answered on Jan 26, 2020
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