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uksharon
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PostPosted: May 27 2010, 10:34 AM    Post subject:
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My daughter brooke is 6yrs old and is still in pullups, i put her on the toilet and she doesnt go, but she will go in her pull up and wet everywhere after holding it nearly all day, and will not tell me she is soaked through and all her clothes are soaked, im wondering is it laziness, or she hasnt got that feeling to go still.
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PostPosted: May 27 2010, 9:37 PM    Post subject:
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My daughter did not get fully trained until she was almost 8 years old,and night trained just in the last 6 months. Down Syndrome kids usually train alot later than normal children. They are all different,but i would not get too worried about it,it requires alot of patience.Have you tried using regular underwear? She may be confusing the pull up for a diaper.
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PostPosted: May 28 2010, 2:24 AM    Post subject:
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yeh ive tried underwear, and also adviced to put the knickers under the pullup so she gets the feeling of being wet. I just have this feeling that eshe is being lazy with it. I have 3 other children and they were so easy to train, you just feel like your doing something wrong.thankyou
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PostPosted: May 28 2010, 8:10 AM    Post subject:
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Oh..don't feel as if you are doing domething wrong, you are doing your best. Your daughter has low tone, and that includes the bladder,so the control takes alot longer to develop. It's frustrating to think that she may never get there but she will..hang in there!
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PostPosted: May 28 2010, 11:45 AM    Post subject:
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We were very concerned because Angela, too, would go all day long without going to the bathroom! Finally we took her to a urologist, who said that she had probably lost the sensation that she needed to go because her body is so used to being completely full. When she would finally "let go" it was a HUGE FLOOD! That, and she was getting UTI's all the time. Anyway, we were told if we could get her on a schedule she would learn to recognize the sensation again.

So we got her this watch:
http://bedwettingstore.com/Watches/item_vibrowatch.htm?color=greywhite


We set it for every 2 hours. It has either a vibration only, or a sound alarm. She knows when the alarm goes off, she needs to go. She wore it for about 3 months and it was no longer needed. We timed the alarms to go off when there is a natural break in her school day (transition times, etc.) and for the most part this worked well!

Check out the different watches, as they all have different options on them. The one that we got for Angela has one button that is very easy to turn the vibration off, which was sometimes a problem because she wanted to ignore it. I've read reviews of some of the other watches and some are too easy for the kids to mess with and change the settings on. I see they have some new ones now, so check them out! It really did work well for us, and Angela was pretty quick to learn to recognize her body's signals again. Also she liked the independence of being able to go herself without an adult telling her to go.

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