4 yr old wets the bed

Geena - posted on 01/21/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 4 yrs old, and has been potty trained for over a year, we have no accidents during the day,he seems to not have a problem with finding the bathroom when he is awake; however, at night no matter how many times i put him to pee before bed he always wets the bed in the middle of the night. Another issue i have is that he wakes up every night literally to come to my room and sleep yet doesnt go to the bathroom and the bathroom is a foot away from my bedroom. I don't know what to do...i don't think he is urinating on himself on purpose, but it's hard to understand why he can wake up everynight to come sleep in my room but won't attempt to go to the bathroom. I was using pullups but feel as if i am enabling him to continue wetting himself so i ran out of pullups the other day and decided not to buy anymore, but all that's doing is giving me more laundry to do...any suggestions????

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Katherine - posted on 02/02/2011

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give it time, he will stop. my 4 yr has accidents every now and then. I dont use pull ups anymore since last year.

Nathifa - posted on 01/26/2011

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My 4 year old has also begun to wet his bed again since his twin baby sisters were born and I realize its a bit of an a subconscious attention seeking. I'm trying to deal with it and curb it but it is frustrating. I've taken to literally taking him to the bathroom myself about midway through his sleep.

Erica - posted on 01/23/2011

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I understand what you're going through. Actually using the pull ups is not enabling him. It makes it easier for you in the morning. I have 2 children who wet the bed and I used pull ups even when they woke up dry. My son could not wake himself up to go, so what I started doing with him is actually making him go to the bathroon during the night. So maybe you can make him go to the bathroom before he gets in your bed. Another suggestion is to limit his drink intake before bed and have a cut off time for him to have something to drink. This what I do for my kids. They go to bed at 8:30 and they don't get anything else to drink after 7:30. These are some things that have worked for me.

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