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Reasons For A Potty Trained Child To Start Wetting Their Pants
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
Be patient: Babies have different responses to potty training. Some are so self sufficient, independent, that they will resist anything that is n ot their idea. Others will allow you to provide direction and comply with your requests. Methods will vary depending of the personality of the child. Try not to make a big issue of it, set an example, reward successful use of the potty, do not punish failure. A great resource is a DVD called Baby Songs by Hap Palmer, the vignette “today I took my diapers off” motivates many an independent minded child to take charge of the process. Available online at Babysongs.com, the original one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?
Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more
Child has jra and school occupational therapist suggested her using a cushion to sit on for her chair. Why?
Comfort: May have hip involvement and elevating her seat will be more comfortable for her. ...Read more
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After how many days is it safe for my child to attend school without being contagious to others? ( older school going child )
Simple answer: 24hrs: The common advice and the policy in most schools is 24 hrs without fever. However, the truth is that with some viruses, one can continue to shed virus particles for longer. This includes coxsackie virus, which we see in epidemic proportions every summer because of prolonged contagion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?
Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Will most pediatric dentists allow parents in the room during a dental exam? We're shopping around to find a dentist for our six month old, and some pediatric dentists don't seem to want parents in the room while the exam is being performed, and some don'
I : I agree with the above post. Most pediatric dentist will always have you there for your six month old but as the children become older and you trust your dentist you will then want to give them more freedom. There are plenty of pediatric dentist that will allow all parents back for theexam and dental work. Shop around and I am sure that you will find the right dentist. I feel that for the younger patients and if it is your first time at a dental office you want to see what these people are all about. Usually when the children hit 6 years old and for an exam or cleaning most parents want to wait in the waiting room or the child wants to come back themselves. For special needs patients i always have the parent or guardian present. Everybody as you are finding has different policies. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
it's a good step: Depends on age ; other factors, but overall not that predictive of ultimate competence, but any developmental progress is good. There are many things as important, or moreso, but celebrate every step forward by your child. And, I am happy for you t; your child - because toilet training is much more convenient ; pleasing for all. ...Read more
Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly
Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bed-wetting/basics/definition/CON-20015089 ...Read more
My kid is 16months from when can I start him potty training how to practice him naturally for urine & motion ?
Potty training : At 16 mos of age, start by teaching your child to get used to sit on the potty with a lot of encouragement, without pressure, later on , the baby will be able to indicate the need to go, have potty train handy to use it whenecer he needs to, don't be disappointed if has accidents , it takes time & a lot of patience, good luck. ...Read more
Shouldnt a nursing home doctor see a 92 yo patient who has cognitive change and then falls? Offered to take her to office too. Got respite pass only
Of course.!: There should be a doctor assigned to your patient by the nursing home. You should talk to this doctor about your concerns. Some facilities have nurse practioners available everyday for assessments. ...Read more
What can be done to help stop an older child from wetting the bed? My 10 yr old child is still wetting the bed. We wake him up 2 hrs after he goes to sleep to go to the bathroom and he's soaked. We've tried waking him up an hr after he goes to sleep and s
Persistent : Persistent bedwetting can be normal in children up to the age of 6 years. After that point, further evaluation is generally recommended to evaluate for a structural or neurologic cause. Otherwise, outside of a cause, it is important not to treat this as a punishable behavioral issue as that will tend to exacerbate the issue. Often times his doctor may recommend a trial of medication to help improve his bladder capacity or decrease urine production overnight. One additional strategy that has at times been successful is the use of a "potty pager" which will vibrate at the first sign of moisture, thus conditioning the child to awaken to the need to void. ...Read more
Would it be more beneficial to continue mainstreaming my 8 year old child diagnosed w hfa w adhd, gdd/asperger vs placing her in a special ED school?
Ask school: The best think for your child is for you to team up with his teachers and school to get their opinion as to how he is doing. The school district is required by law to evaluate him to see if he needs special help if he has a confirmed medical diagnosis that may get in the way of his education. Sometimes you have to push the school to do it but collaborating is always best. Ask if he needs an iep. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3 yr old girl toilet trained with 5 mths still wets her underwear and does not tell me she needs to use the toilet? Could there be a medical reason?
TOILET TRAINING: When child is ready, use training pants to use in the potty. Bring him with you when you go bm. Do not force him or scare him during the training sessions. ...Read more
My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?
My daughter's step son who is 12 yrs old is autistic. He likes to sit and watch tv. Is there any good programs for autisic children or any new break?
Depends : Although tv is an easy default for children who may have difficult behaviors it should be limited. There really is nothing positive that comes from watching most television and at best the effect is neutral. Choose shows that have some educational benefit for regularly watched shows and avoid those that promote violence or inapporpriate behaviors. If there is a favorite show use as a reward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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