Why is my potty trained child suddenly having accidents ?
Your potty trained child may be feeling anxious about being displaced with a new baby. It is not uncommon for a toddler with a new sibling to temporarily regress to baby behavior.
However if the accidents are regular or if she’s complaining of pain, it is important to have her checked out by a health care professional to rule out any underlying medical condition. Its unusual for a child to suffer from Urinary tract infection UTI but it can happen. If she does have UTI , it may be accompanied by symptoms such as fever, painful urination or change in the odor of urine. It is important to seek medical help immediately because untreated UTI can lead to kidney infection.
When should i be concerned ?
You should be concerned when your child is potty trained and keeps having more serious regressions such as bowel accidents and nighttime wetting in addition to daytime accidents . If every possible cause has been ruled out and the child still has accidents , it could be a sign of something more serious. Talk to your child’s doctor about getting a developmental assessment.
What to Do When Your Potty-trained Child Suddenly Isn’t. Cleveland Clinic . https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-to-do-when-your-potty-trained-child-suddenly-isnt/. Accessed January 27th, 2019
Emotional issues and bathroom problems. American Academy of Pediatrics. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/toilet-training/Pages/Emotional-Issues-and-Bathroom-Problems.aspx. Accessed January 27th, 2019