Potty Accidents- Solving Daytime Potty Accidents

Excerpt taken from
Potty Training For Dummies

Usually parents and caregivers can benefit from trying some simple ways to handle daytime wetting at home or in a daycare facility.

To address the nitty-gritty of wetting, try the following:

  • Devise a plan: Create an every-two-hours peeing schedule for the child who has accidents because he pees too seldomly. Let a time signal him when he needs to go so you won't have to badger.

  • Simplify, simplify: Irritants sometimes lead to urinary tract infections, so don't use any bubble bath products or harsh soaps. Switch to a very mild detergent. A urinary tract infection or urethral irritation can result from sensitivity to bubble bath, detergent, or to other irritant.

  • Dump diet don'ts: Restrict your child's consumption of caffeinated beverages, excessive water, and salty foods.

  • Promote complete emptying: Have your little miss straddle the toilet so that she can empty her bladder completely. Sometimes, when she's in a hurry to get back to playing, or she's keeping her legs together to keep from slipping on the toilet seat, urine may get trapped in her vagina and leak out when she stands up.

  • Encourage free flow: Prevent constipation by giving your child high-fiber foods: apricots, plums, prunes, raisins, vegetables, and whole-grain cereals and breads.

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Proud Mommy (4/2/2009) Reviewer: Anon (Chicago, IL) I introduced the potty to him on Wednesday, just showing him that his potty is small and ours was big... put him on the potty the first thing in the morning as soon as he woke up and not really during the day. I kept asking him through out the day, "Where should you go pee pee" and he would always answer "in the bathroom" this went on for 3 more days and on Sunday I started putting him on the potty every 1 to 2 hours. Then by the end of the day he started telling me himself that he wanted to go pee in the bathroom. Again I kept asking him the whole day "is it ok to pee in the diaper?" and he would answer "NO" and then ask him "Where should you go pee pee and he would go"in the bathroom".. So I started on sunday and that night he didn't pee in his diaper at night. by monday he was peeing in the potty every time he wanted to go. And did I mention he is 20 months old???