Bedwetting. what can i do to prevent it. My daughter is 5 years old.

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Jackie - posted on 09/24/2009

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My oldest daughter wet the bed until she was nine, not every night, but at least once a week. Even though the doctor said it was normal, he gave some suggestions, no drinks 2 hrs before bed and to give her some protein right before bed, such as a spoonful of peanut butter or a small piece of cheese. After a week of doing the peanut butter or cheese before bed, she began to wake up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I don't know why, but it worked.

Shara - posted on 09/24/2009

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3 of my 6 were bedwetters. I'm guessing it runs in my family. Here's what we did: buy waterproof mattress covers; no drinks after an hour or two before bed; wake her up once or twice in the middle of the night to go. Waking her up will also help you find out what time of night she wets so you'll have a better ideas of when to wake her up. My 12 yr old son just stopped wetting the bed (finally) and every year the doc says it's normal and nothing to worry about but it's certainly a pain in the neck! Good luck to you.

Andie - posted on 09/24/2009

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is she asleep when she wets the bed or is she awake and just doesn't feel like getting up to go to the bathroom?

Sherri - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son had the same problem. We started to not let him have any drink at least 2hrs before bed time, then we would get him up once in the night to go potty. eventually we eliminated the once a night potty deal but continue to not allow too much drink before bed. They are so small and the bladder is not quite developed fully and the brain does not wake them up to go in the night. eventually the accidents will be less and less but will take time. My son is now 8 going on 9 and has been accident free sor well over a year! good luck!

Tashea - posted on 09/24/2009

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You can try getting on a routine, waking your child up in the middle of the night same time every night at least twice. And no drinking after a certain time at night helps. 5 is still young though. My baby is 8 and still have bed wetting problems, so this the routine that I am doing for him. Hopes this helps :)

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