How to Handle Daytime Potty Accidents in School Age Kids

Posted by Ghazala Abuazza, M.D., F.A.A.P. on Apr 19, 2017 8:06:00 AM

Is there anything more embarrassing or humiliating for a kindergartner or first grader than wetting themselves at school? It does happen. Such accidents can range from small wet spots in their underpants to needing a change of clothes. When a potty-trained child has wetting accidents during the day, it’s referred to by medical experts as diurnal enuresis. About 3 to 4 percent of children, more often than not school-aged girls, experience this problem. This is not an issue you should ignore as it can be a source of distress and embarrassment for the child, invite bullying from other students and lead to low self-esteem. Patience and support are needed to correct this problem and by following a few recommendations, you can help your little one overcome it.

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