Soapy Baths = Frequent Urges to Potty?
My 2 year old son has recently been potty-trained – he is doing pretty good except there are a few occasions where he has the urge to go potty every 5-10 minutes for an hour or so. Sometimes he’ll get a little out, sometimes nothing. I thought maybe he was confusing the feelings of potty and a BM but just isn’t patient enough to wait out a BM (sometimes they follow these spells, sometimes they don’t). Anyway – when I dropped him off at the sitter today he was doing this same thing – she mentioned that this happens with boys and girls if they sit too long in soapy water…? I couldn’t find any solid internet research to back this up – and I’ve never heard of it before – so curious if anyone else has heard of this before. We do use bubble bath most nights…so who knows.
Sorry for the novel.
papaya / 10343 posts
I've heard that baths can increase the risk of UTI (in anyone not just kids), especially if the tub isn't super duper clean (but I think… regardless even if it is). So maybe that? I dunno though… call your ped?
apricot / 453 posts
@mae - thanks - I've heard that about baths/UTI's. Unfortunately, I don't think my Ped would know (but that's a whole different issue ;-)) - I'm guessing he would just chalk it up to "he's just learning, it happens" which could totally be the case.