My 4 year old is now wetting the bed frequently, she's potty trained though. What do I do?

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Ambrosia - posted on 06/25/2009

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My five year old also has this problem. And like Lindsay I wake up in the midle of the nght to take her to the bathroom. Her bedtime is 8:30 so at 11 i wake her up then againat 2:30 then again at 5:30. It is working. I am trying to get her body programed to this schedule sothat she is able to get up on her own and go. Hopefully eventually that will happen. In the mean time she does have a waterproff matress pad which helps the matress from getting wet. My mom told me to have her Kidneys tested so that is also a solution. If anyone find something that works for sure please let me know.

LINDSAY - posted on 06/25/2009

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My 5 year old has had that problem and i am still dealing with it but i literally wake her up in the middle of the night so she can go to the bathroom and it has been working no accidents recently. I know it seems like a pain but it works, its funny cause she doesnt even drink before bed and it was still an issue for her! you can try rewards too! she likes to feel good when she makes it without an accident!

Tracy - posted on 06/25/2009

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Along with the no drinking a couple hours before, what about getting an alarm clock and setting it at least 1 in the night as a reminder to get up and go...

Kammi - posted on 06/25/2009

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Sometimes if there is a change at the house. This is one of the ways that kids will react to it. My son had this problem and then he started to pee in the closet. I found out that it was because his dad was always gone and I worked 9 to 10 hours a day. They were in daycare and some kids we being mean.

Aprille - posted on 06/22/2009

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OK, I had that problem and I made her stop drinking after a certain time. She always went to bed at 9 p.m. so she wasn't allowed to have anything to drink after 7. That worked for us. The bedwetting stopped. I did, for a short time, also wake her up to use the bathroom before I went to bed. Now she is older, but she can drink until whenever she wants and she's ok.

Erica - posted on 06/17/2009

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Hi mary i'm going threw the same thing with my 7 year old and what i found out that works for me is too cut of there drinking at 8;00 pm. i make him goto the restroom before he gose to bed and i also wake him up and send him before i go to bed. it seems to be working.

Cari - posted on 06/16/2009

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Agree with stopping the drinks 1-2 hrs before bedtime. If you're not keen on putting her back into a diaper or pullup at bedtime,you could use a big waterproof mat on top of her sheets or a plastic cover over her mattress but under her sheets. My oldest daughter used to have the same problem and she was such a sound sleeper she wouldn't even realize she had to go! Good luck and hope I was helpful!

Crystal - posted on 06/16/2009

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bed wetting after potty training is normal. pull-ups are helpful and definately try not to give a cup at bedtime. its tough for them to actually wake up and go to the potty. accidents will happen on and off, but for now, since its frequent, save your sanity by giving in to the diaper at night! easier than washing sheets every day

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Thanks for your responses...she has no carbonated drinks, but does drink some koolaid and I have been sort of bad on giving her drinks before bedtime. I'll definitely try that and let you all know!!

Stephanie - posted on 06/15/2009

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No drinks about 1-2 hrs before bed. Try waking her to go to the bathroom before you go to bed.

Deana - posted on 06/15/2009

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Take her off of any dye drinks...Koolaide, gatoraide. Also no carbonated drinks like Molly sated. Try and stop drinks 1-2 hours before bed. They also have bed alarms to help stop bed wetting. Hope some of this helps.

Molly - posted on 06/15/2009

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Take her off of carbonated drinks and see if that helps. I had the same problem.

Good Luck

Molly - posted on 06/15/2009

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Take her off of carbonated drinks and see if that helps. I had the same problem.

Good Luck

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