In general, toileting accidents in the child care setting should be handled casually. Children who have learned to use the toilet may feel embarrassed if they wet their pants. Shaming or scolding the child will only make him more uncomfortable. Here are some quick tips for handling toileting accidents in the child care setting:
If a child who was once using the toilet regularly begins having frequent accidents, talk with the parents to find out if something unusual is happening in the child's life. Loss of bowel and bladder control is sometimes a sign of stress in young children. Work with the parents to find ways to help the child cope with the stress.
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