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Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night

Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night

Enuresis: Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in a 5 year old is likely to resolve as she matures, discuss simple techniques with your pediatrician or see a urologist for treatment options. Bedwetting alarms, evening fluid restrictions or prescription DDAVP (desmopressin) are all appropriate considerations at this age and older. ...Read more

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My 3 and a half year old daughter still isn’t potty-trained. What should I do?

My 3 and a half year old daughter still isn’t potty-trained. What should I do?

Reward socialization: "outsourcing", i.e. Putting up a social construct. "honey, [your best friend's] playgroup wants to have you come, but they don't want to have to deal with dirty diapers". See what you can do about making simple rewards in the social sphere, ones pertinent to her interest. ...Read more

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How do I know my two year old is ready to be potty trained? Tried previously and was not successful

How do I know my two year old is ready to be potty trained? Tried previously and was not successful

Potty training: If the child wakes up dry in the morning then neurologically they are mature enough to start working on toilet training. Remember to pick your battles - if it becomes a battle of wills the child is going to win this one. Use positive reinforcement and rewards, make a game of the process. ...Read more

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Whats the normal age to start potty training my son? He's 19months old now and i feel like he should be potty trained?

Whats the normal age to start potty training my son? He's 19months old now and i feel like he should be potty trained?

Around 2: Most kids train around their second birthday. However, with any developmental milestone, age varies from child to child. You should not "expect" him to be trained by now, nor can he sing the national anthem yet. But he may be showing signs of interest, and then it's ok to start working with him. Many toddlers show some initial interest and then back away. Be patient and work with them, not against. ...Read more

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I have a boy who will be 4 next month refuses to be potty trained. Can chocolate bribe every time he goes get him potty trained ?

I have a boy who will be 4 next month refuses to be potty trained. Can chocolate bribe every time he goes get him potty trained ?

Maybe: I support all manner of bribery when trying to get a kid to try new things.They are often stuck on doing stuff the old way, and incentives to try new can and will work for many.Some use star charts, special meals, tv time or whatever else the kid values. You can also change the payment schedule weekly, x for one succes followed the next week by x only for 2 successes and so on. ...Read more

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My daughter was potty trained at 3yrs old thean had a major relapse now she's 4 years old and wants nothing to do with the party at all .Help plz!

My daughter was potty trained at 3yrs old thean had a major relapse now she's 4 years old and wants nothing to do with the party at all .Help plz!

Potty training: Potty training is just that, training. Start by taking your child to the potty every 2-3 hrs wether they need to go or not and have them sit for a spell. Make it a fun thing to do by using some of their favorite toys in association with this "training". ...Read more

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I have a 13 year and she can't be potty trained and she needs supositorys but she won't take them and she wears a diaper how do I get her take meds?

I have a 13 year and she can't be potty trained and she needs supositorys  but she won't take them and she wears a diaper how do I get her take meds?

Help: You should determine why she can't be potty trained. Does she have an intrinsic structural problem? If not, she needs professional psychiatric help.Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does it take some kids longer to be potty trained? Like until age 10-11?

Why does it take some kids longer to be potty trained? Like until age 10-11?

Delay maturity: You probably mean that they are delayed in stopping bed wetting at night. If they are not able to control their bladder or bowels during the day after age 3y, they need to consult with Pediatrician. Inability to control bladder in bed at night is due to delayed maturity. Could run in families. Everyone eventually gets dry at night, although the age this occurs varies. Bladder training can help ...Read more

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My 14 m is almost potty trained but still there are accidents. Please tell me what to do ?

My 14 m is almost potty trained but still there are accidents. Please tell me what to do ?

Have a party!: If you're getting lots of potty success at 14 months, you're doing great! have a party of they potty, but make no fuss if they miss some. You're way ahead of the game! ...Read more

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