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6 year old wants to wear nappies

My child is 6 and still wants to wear nappies, what should I do?

Answer: Hi - this is difficult. I assume the child is healthy and of normal development. There are a range of approaches to try: check your child`s feelings - are they anxious/frustrated/stressed? Are there other behaviours that are an issue? Is this a pattern? Have they ever been out of nappies? Do the nappies get wet or are they dry? Have you had a calm, fun, honest chat with them about the idea of wearing underpants.....have you discussed with your GP? This question has more questions than answers...sorry...feel free to email me directly for a fuller answer. ...Betty
Answered: 22 Nov 2007