Potty-training your child - what a local expert says is key - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Potty-training your child - what a local expert says is key

Bed-wetting may sound like a trivial problem to you, but in some families, it is a major source of frustration. Especially since child care services often require that training by age three.      

But, Dr. Lesley Motheral, a pediatrician, offers this advice to parents.  

"You can't make a child learn to walk. You can't make a child learn to talk. Potty training is the same. You can't make a child potty train unless they're ready. If a child has never been dry during the day or night between four and five, I would recommend that they go ahead and see their doctor to see if something else is going on."

Dr. Motheral says the list is long for bedwetting in older children, and can include bladder infections, diabetes, stress, or abuse. All of which are reasons to talk to your pediatrician.

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