i have a 5 years old still wears pull ups to bed and no sign of coming off them what shell i do?

Michelle - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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shes 5 years old going to school no wetting during the day but at night wears pull ups in the morning pull up is heavy and wet shell take them away and get her used to them with out pull ups as i took themoff and she wet her bed every night

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Kylie - posted on 01/24/2010

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My daughter is 7 and was wetting the bed every night until about three months ago. We live in a very hot, dry climate and I was not prepared to limit her drinks before bedtime. She is a very heavy sleeper and was not even waking once she was wet. I had been told that some children don't obtain the required bladder control until their teens so I wasn't too worried. I did not do anything apart from assure her that it was OK and comfort her when she wet the bed and help her change the bed mat. In the past three months she has been getting up during the night and going to the toilet. I've seen her and she is still asleep but obviously the required brain to bladder signal has developed and getting her out of the bed. So I say don't worry too much now. If your daughter is getting worried about it just give her the assurance that it happens to others as well and recite my story if you like.

Emily - posted on 01/21/2010

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my daughter is now 4 and and when we were potty training her at 1st used pull ups in the night, after a couple of dry nights I stopped using them . All went well for a couple of nights and then a couple of night time accidents, like one step forward 2 steps back. so decided to start using the pull ups again , which wasn a great idea 'cause she started wetting at night again.Decided then that was it and bought some disposable bed mats explained to her that she was a "big girl" , explained what the bed mats were for and got into a routine of using the toilet every night before bed. after 1 or 2 more accidents she started to get back in the habit of waking up to use the toilet if she had to. Haven't looked back since. Although have to admit she did have one accident a wk ago when she wasn't feeling well.
As for the bed mats I put one under the sheet and one over at least if there's an accident just throw away the top bed mat and put on a new one. If ur worried about it soaking through u could always put 2 on top so it won't.
Hope all goes well :)

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Sayword - posted on 07/23/2012

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Mom's I need HELP!! I am 6 months pregnant and have a 5 yr old daughter getting ready to start Kindergarden. With the new baby on the way I am getting frusterated trying to get my "bed-wetter" to stop wetting the bed. She wears pull-ups and they are soaked by morning. I finally put mats on the bed and let her wear underwear for the past week. We lay down at 9 and by 1am the bed is soaked! I have tried taking her to bathroom before bed and limiting her drinks after 8. Other problem is she is scared of the dark and we live in an older house were the bathroom is all the way downstairs and around the corner so she would NEVER go alone (even during the day) I am about to give up and put pull-ups back on, I dont know how Im going to do this when new baby comes! Please any suggestions......

Bernice - posted on 03/23/2010

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Try the goodnites.com website for bedwetters. I may not have the website address just right but it is a brand of disposible night underwear, and they have a wonderful website. A huge amount of factual information and lots of idea to try and share.

Amy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I have a step-son who is 12 and he has a bed wetting problem. We have him on two different kinds of meds to stop him. It has worked I say it has to be tougher on the older ones than the little ones. I also have a four year old she still wets. I have come to the finding if I stop the drinking 3 hours before bed this helps. I do know that with the older one it's also know to be caused from stress in there life. They may need to see a councler at a certin age. This will be the next step for us soon if he can't go with out the pills.

Angela - posted on 03/06/2010

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My daughter was the same way, never wet during the day and just at night. I never made a big deal about it and i put plastic on her bed under her sheets. Eventually she stopped wetting the bed and a doc told me if she doesn't stop b4 she will stop when she hits puberty

Brandi - posted on 03/04/2010

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my 4 yr old is outta pull ups at night bc i dnt let him have anything to drink after 730 at night and i make him go potty right b4 he lays down. hes been doing really good. he hasnt had an accident in lik 6 or 7 months

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I have a 9 yr. old that still has accidents at times. I have talked to the doctors and they say it could be because he is a heavy sleepier, or it is also hereditery(sorry on spelling). I have nieces and nephews that had accidents up into the teens. All is good adivce, if you think there is a problem, I would talk to a doctor.

Farzana - posted on 02/04/2010

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Moms ... im thrilled to report its almost two weeks that i have stopped the night nappies...and not wet bed!!...my daughter has amazingly adjusted ...she sometimes wakes up to go to the toilet and doesn't wet the bed or wants to be dependant on nappies. Thanks for all your help, guidance and support! This is just oneless headache.

Tabitha - posted on 02/01/2010

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I say give it some time! Some kids take a lot longer than others to go through the night! Also if you try taking away the pullups you may get things like sleep walking starting to come into play. Have you tried the cooling ones or some that lets them know when they are wet? That way maybe her body will start getting used to the feeling of having to go at night. Also try limiting her liquid intake maybe nothing else an hour before bedtime.

Michelle - posted on 01/23/2010

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3day program worked for me. For three days straight you take them away and when she wets, you assist her with changing everything. She'll want you to do it but you refuse to. They will start realizing that they hate doing in and stop. It was the only way to break my son

Bobbie Jo - posted on 01/22/2010

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Don't worry too much about bed wetting. My son is 6 and he still wets the bed now and again. His doctor told us that this is normal and some kids don't stop wetting the bed until after age 10. One thing you can try is not letting her have anything to drink three hours before bedtime and make sure she goes potty before bed.

Moira - posted on 01/22/2010

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I too have a son that turned 6 and is still wearing a night nappy which is soaking wet in the morning. We tried waking him up in the night but he is such a deep sleeper and he says he doesn't feel that he wants to go. I have now considered seeing a Urologist. I'm very worried cause he is shy of wearing the nappy. HELP!!!!!

Reni - posted on 01/22/2010

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Don't get overly concerned, a friend of ours, son continued to wet the bed into his teen years. He is now a marine corp pilot. Some childrens bladder control muscles develope more slowly. Maybe make sure she goes to the bathroom before bed, not alot of fluids right up to bed time,maybe some sips.

Farzana - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hi Michelle

I thought i was the only one facing this problem, My daughter is 5 and also in school. Thanks for the tips mums, and lets see how it goes.

Marlene - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hi Michelle- My son just turned 5 this Monday, but has been potty-trained since age 3. We got him Kandoo potty seat with step stool made by Pampers. You place the seat on your actual toilet along with the step stool for easier reach. The seat comes with side handles, which helps them hold on and position themselves on it. At the beginning, we took him every hour and sat him on the potty seat even if he didn’t have to go and made it a routine.



Once we showed him the process of what he had to do, we allowed him to pulling out the potty seat and place it on the toilet along with step stool. Use that opportunity to sit with him/her in the bathroom and explain the process. Read them a short story while you wait with them and see if they do anything. If he/she does urinate, praise them and ask them what was the feeling or sensation they felt before they started to urinate. This will help them know how to identify the feeling when they need to go do potty or tell you when you need to take them to the bathroom. Start off slow at the beginning and continue to build up from there for the second part of the potty training. They like to feel they are a big kid and no longer a baby so, get them engaged in this process.



Also, don't give them anything to drink at least 30 min before bedtime and sit them down on the potty seat before, they go to bed and make this an every night routine. Before you know it, they got the hang of it and sleep thru the night without anymore accidents. If you notice it's not working talk to your child, see if they can tell you why they are still wetting the bed at night. Sometimes, it might be as simple as, them being scared of the dark or being along in there room. I would leave a little wall light on in my son’s room and he would sleep with his favorite stuff animal, which gave him comfort. I also made a point to bath him with Johnson & Johnson lavender bath soap which, I would buy them in super size bottles in Costco to make sure, I would never run out of this stuff, because it would relax him making it perfect for bedtime. Give the process about a month to see if it works for your little one and if it works let us know. Good luck and I hope the tips are helpful.

Laura - posted on 01/18/2010

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It's normal for children her age to still not be potty-trained at night. This is especially true of heavy sleepers. Give it more time. If she's still not night trained by around 6 1/2 or 7, talk to your pediatrician.

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