Wetting the Bed even with nappy on!

Christina - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old wets the bed even though he is wearing a nappy to keep him dry at night. What can I do? He is wearing "dry nights" nappies which are the biggest most absorbent nappy that he fits.

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Katrina - posted on 03/05/2009

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My daugther was like that until recently and she just turned 6.  Have you sized up and doubled them for at night?  That seemed to really help, though she would still leak through ocassionally but it was much better!

Christina - posted on 03/05/2009

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By the way, I'm not trying to toilet train him at night. He just wakes up wet through in the morning even though he is wearing a nappy.

Stephanie - posted on 03/04/2009

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Hi. My 11 year old son wet the bed until he was nine. I would put him in pull-ups and just clean it up in the morning if it wet through. My pediatrician kept telling me to just give it time, that it was normal, especially for boys. I tried everything, even the alarm on the underwear and it didn't help. He finally just outgrew it. He is a very deep sleeper and it's almost impossible to wake him up at night. Is your son a deep sleeper? I tried to make sure he didn't drink anything past 8:00 or if he did, just a little bit. It's very important to not make a big deal out of it. I always just told him that it was just the way his body was, it wasn't his fault and that he would outgrow it. It's so hard to be patient, especially buying pull-ups for years but there's not much else to do. Your son is only three and I wouldn't get too worried yet. A lot of kids are four or five before they sleep through the night dry.

Hope this helps!

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You could also limit the amount he drinks before bed (for about 2 hours). One other thing I found is even if he fits in the size range for the ones you're buying you might want to try the next size up, Unless there is a huge difference from what he weighs to the next size. We found this helped with our little guy.

Jessica - posted on 03/04/2009

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Hi Christina !

Don't despair, be patient and he will eventually come off the nappies.. My boy also took a while to grow out of nappies.. but what also helped is making him go to the toilet before going to sleep.. even if it meant me sitting on the toilet floor waiting for him to go ! Good luck !!

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