Children with abnormal potty habits can experience episodes of being unable to start a urinary stream or have a bowel movement. Feeling the urge, but being unable to void can be extremely frustrating for children. Children who are unable to urinate easily will commonly give up quickly and return at a later time. They should be discouraged from giving up and should be instructed … [Read more...] about Bedwetting and difficulty going potty
Urinary urgency is extremely common in children of all ages. This problem usually becomes very obvious to others when a child squirms, squats, wiggles, and demands quick access to the bathroom. In the past, parents were encouraged to tell their children to hold in the urine and avoid frequent use of the restroom. It was thought that this would stretch the bladder, and … [Read more...] about Bedwetting and urinary urgency
Children are excited about other activities such as playing, reading, socializing, watching TV, or playing computer games, that they try to hold their urine as long as possible by tightening their pelvic muscles and sphincters. They will commonly wiggle, dance, and squat to avoid using the restroom. When they finally go, it is usually urgent, and they do not take their time to … [Read more...] about Bedwetting and urinary frequency
Abnormal daytime potty habits medically referred to as “dysfunctional elimination syndrome”, presents at all ages and in a wide variety of ways. Early after potty training, it is very common for children to feel like they need to use the restroom frequently. Urinary frequency is the most common urinary complaint in children three to four years of age. These children may also … [Read more...] about Abnormal daytime potty habits
Please take a moment to answer the questions below, to determine if your child’s daytime potty habits are as good as they should be. Your answers should be as honest and accurate as possible. Has your child ever experienced any of the following? Difficulty potty training Never completely potty trained History of constipation Urinates frequently (frequency) … [Read more...] about Bedwetting: Are your child’s daytime potty habits normal?