My 4 1/2 year old just peed her pants for the second time in the last couple of weeks. She was playing next door and ran over to use the potty and apparently didn't make it.
She's never had accidents before, but like I said this is the 2nd time recently, and I don't know what to do as far as do I punish her, or just talk to her? This time about an hour ago while I was at the neighbors as I was leaving she said she needed to go to the restroom so I assumed that she had, but no she held it until she couldn't hold it anymore and then she ran home and peed in the bathroom floor.
I made her take a bath, and then clean her room. While she was in the bath we talked about how it was not ok to hold it that long and if she needs to use the restroom that she needs to go when she feels it no matter what.
If she does it again what do I do? The same thing? Do I need to mention this to her pediatrician at her next appointment? I'm new at this situation, and just not sure how to handle it..
OK, don't punish her :? Kids get busy. That's it. Just keep telling her not to hold it because it could make her tummy hurt (and have an accident).
<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" OK, don't punish her :? Kids get busy. That's it. Just keep telling her not to hold it because it could make her tummy hurt (and have an accident)."</blockquote>
I was just asking, because I definitely didn't want it to become a habit. Thinking that its OK to pee and then just change her clothes. My nephew is bad about doing that and I just didn't want her to think it was ok.