She still bed wets!

Liz - posted on 03/13/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I dont know how to stop my 5 year old from bed wetting. Any tips?

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Candice - posted on 06/04/2012

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Hey Liz,
I have the same problem with my 5 year old. It doesn't happen regularly but I find happens on average every 2 weeks.
I've taken note of the pattern and it's definitely when she doesn't go to the toilet just before bedtime (even if she says she doesn't need it), I still make it a routine every night even if it's just sitting on the loo for a minute.
I do find if she drinks a full glass of liquids just before bedtime (water or milk) it happens, so now I just offer her half a small glass if she requests for liquids otherwise an hour for bedtime is her last replenishment for the day.
I've also helped my little girl with placing a bedside light that she can switch on during the night and placed a little step by the toilet light switch for her to independantly switch on the light herself and go to the toilet during the night.
I find this definitely helps because she doesn't like waking up during the night in the dark and this just gives her a bit more confidence to get out of bed and go to the toilet.
Also I find a sipping type of cup is better then drinking out a glass as their sips are smaller and so they won't take in too much liquid.
Hope that helps a tad bit!
Ciao for now, Candice :)

Melissa - posted on 05/07/2012

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Our doctor doesnt mind that our son uses pull ups still. She said that some kids up to 5 or 6 still cannot hold it overnight. She stated that only 50% can. I know some parents wake their kids in the middle of the night and make them potty. My son is such a heavy sleeper so I don't want to interrupt him. He sleeps for 12 hours and doesn't nap during the day.

Melinda - posted on 04/27/2012

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My daughter had the same problem. Her bladder just couldn't hold it all night and she couldn't wake up. She is a very sound sleeper. We put her in those night pull ups. It has just taken time for her bladder to mature more. We have her go potty just before bed every night and try to limit drinks before bed. She has been doing very good. She hasn't had an accident for quite a while now. If the problem persists, talk to the doctor. The doctor can give suggestions or find out if there is something else going on.

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