My 5-year-old daughter (she'll be 6 in a couple of months) keeps peeing in her pants. We've tried various things to help her to stop, such as positive verbal reinforcements, reminding her to use the bathroom frequently, using a chart with incentives, and taking privelages or toys away. I feel like everything works for a short period of time but then she goes right back to peeing in her pants. I've talked to her pediatrician about this and she didn't seem too concerned, saying it was normal for her age. I think she's doing it because she doesn't want to stop what she's doing to use the bathroom. She sometimes smells like pee, her room and blankets smell like pee, she sometimes has accidents on the furniture which makes that smell like pee, she hides dirty underwear in her room which just makes it worse, and it's just becoming more and more of a problem. I don't want to get mad at her and make her feel bad, but I'm so frustrated that I don't know what to do anymore because I feel like I've run out of options. I was hoping she would outgrow this behavior, but this has been happening for almost a couple of years now. To add to this, she is still wearing pull-ups at night. I was hoping she would have been out if them at least a year ago, but she still wakes up with a wet pull-up every single morning. I'm hoping to get some suggestions on how I can help her deal with these issues!
Asked about a 5 year old girl