My 5 1/2 year old wont stop wetting the bed at night!!!Help!!!

Amy - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter who is going to be 6 in September still wets the bed every night! I feel like we have tried everything with her, and just cant get it to stop. We also have a 3 year old who hasn't wet the bed in well over a year and a half, so we thought that that might encourage her, but nothing. If any of you have any tips, please oh please let me know.
Thank you so much.

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Heather - posted on 03/22/2010

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i have eight and seven year old that still wet the bed and a five year old that has never wet it could be a medical issue like small bladder nothing that they can do about that but there are meds that do help talk to her dr about but what ever you do andd this is coming from someone who wet the bed until i was 12 do not punish or criticize her this is not good i got in trouble and was teased by family members and trust me it does nothing but hurt their feelings she is not doing on purpose

Kim - posted on 03/20/2010

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We would make my son go before bed then we would wake him up before we went to bed to go. Eventually we just stopped and so did he. He is such a hard sleeper he just wasn't waking up.

Jennifer - posted on 03/21/2010

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I also have a almost 6 year old son who still wets the bed at night and have tried everything ...even setting my alarm for every couple hours in the night. I recently took him to his check up and was told about this little wire that clips onto his underware and when his bladder is full and makes his underware wet it is suppose to wake him...I have not done this yet just got the information for it but his dr. says it is 85% effective. It is called sleep dry the phone number for it is 1-800-346-7283 or you can go to http://sleepdryalarm.com/

Deanna - posted on 03/20/2010

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My daughter is 7 and still has accidents, She does have kidney reflux, but the Childrens Hospital did say it wasn't linked. What does help is....I don't allow more than sips after 5pm. Also suggested..push drinks heavy during day...less likely to want so much late.
And I carry her to the potty right before I get to bed...she usually voids then...and more than half time doesn't wet, which makes her extremely proud.

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Brittnie - posted on 06/26/2013

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I have a 5 year old little girl who has been fully potty trained since she was 2 1/2. for the past 3 months she has started wetting the bed only at night. i have tryed everything,when i ask her she says its because she feels lazy and dont want to get up to potty. im so lost on what to do so i just bought pull ups for night time. i feel like im just making it easier for her and not solving the problem. if anyone has any advise on what i can or should do please help! thanks :)

Rabab - posted on 03/22/2010

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My daughter did on occasion if she was so tired and did a lot that day, if not she was fine and would wake to use the bathroom. Also limit her intake of fluids right before bed. Genetics does play a role as well. plus talk to your doctor.

Anita - posted on 03/22/2010

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My seven year old son has had continued problems with night time bed wetting we went to see the doc and he put him on a stool softner (miralax) we make him sit with a boox on the toilet for ten minutes before bed and we are going on two weeks of no bed wetting. He was basically just constipated and his bladder was not big enough to make it all night long... good luck

Brandi - posted on 03/21/2010

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I had the same problem with my son. It had became a very bif problem & he had started spending the night with friends & didnt want to wear pull-ups but he had no other choice. His pediatrition ran some tests on his kidneys to make sure they were ok and placed him on a medication to stop him from peeing. It works....GREAT!!! It's been almost 6 months and we've had no accidents. Good Luck, I know it's hard to deal with that type of problem because you feel like there is nothing you can do to help them but maybe ask their doctor about the medication called....Desmopressin, it may help.

Kekua - posted on 03/20/2010

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To make things a little easier, I suggest getting a few of the waterproof crib pads. I did this with my daughter. She would wet the bed more than occasionally, but less then frequently, if that makes sense lol. So I took her old crib pad and laid it crosswise on her bed so that when she was laying down the "pee mat" was centered under her rear end. Tuck the ends of the mat under the sides of the bed. If she had an accident, it was her job to put her mat and her pajamas into the tub and wash herself off and put on fresh jammas. I didn't have to change the sheets in the middle of the night anymore and eventually she didn't even wake me up at night to help her, she'd just tell me in the morning mama can you wash my mat please?

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My son is 7 (almost 8) and still has to wear pull-ups at night. we talked to the doctor and he didn't seem to be too worried. So I am just letting nature run it's course. Every summer I take a week or so and try the "no drinks after 6pm, getting up every couple of hours" thing to see if we can get him to stop. But so far, I haven't been able to break the cycle. My advise, don't worry. Things will stop on their own. No child has ever gone to college in diapers. :)

Amanda - posted on 03/19/2010

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wetting the bed is untill 10 to 12 years old is normal. my son is almost seven and still sometimes has accidents. if its fequent ( more then 3 nights a week have your doctors check her out but it is more then likely her bladder just hasn't caught up with her body yet. Limit her liquid in take at night and try good night boxer shorts. they keep they bed dry and are disposble.

Crystal - posted on 03/19/2010

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my son is seven and still wears pull ups to bed my brother did it till he was a teenger and so did my sons father i am in the process of taking my son to a special doctor to discuss the issue with him but my mother used to use this nose spray i dont know what it was called but it worked everytime and he never had the issue again

Melissa - posted on 03/19/2010

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My daughter is 5 and wets to bed, she has kidney reflux VUR, (urine goes from your bladder back up to your kidneys). I'm not saying this is what your daughter has but you should have it checked out. Bed wetting is one of the symptoms along with fever and UTI's, if she has any of these symptoms talk to her dr. But if she doesn't have these symptoms I would talk to her dr. about it anyway maybe there is something they can do to help:)

Umm - posted on 03/19/2010

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hi every body. well ican advixe u as follow:
1. pay a visit to a doctor.
2. pay a visit to a pyschatrist.
3. never ever compare ur kids to each other. each is unique in her or his way.
4. at the same time don't give it an attention just tell her this is normal sometimes i laughed soooooo much that i wet myself who cares just change ur panty.
5. give her a lot of hugs and kisses and love
6. never ever tell others about this especially in front of her.
wish u all the best

Jacquelyn - posted on 03/18/2010

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Every child is different. I have 5 girls and my 7 yr. old recently stopped wetting. I took her to the doctor and she said it's normal and very common. It's very hard to deal w/that issue because you have to keep washing the sheets and putting new ones on. The only thing I can suggest is to stop giving your 5 yr. old drinks after a certain time. ( a couple hrs. before bedtime) You probably already knew that but there's not a whole lot of things you can do. It takes time and she'll out grow it when she's ready.

LeahDawn - posted on 03/18/2010

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When did you and her dad stop wetting the bed? Ginetics play a role. How hard of a sleeper is she? Does she have issues when she is awake? My son's doc told me that I need to just wait and see. He told me that my son's bladder just hadn't caught up with him yet. Meds can help but I have found limiting drinks for two hours before bed and going to the potty before getting into bed, then waking up at around 11 and then again around 2 makes for a dry night. most of the time. I also have him go right as he gets up and I reward for dry nights. It helps to be positive! Oh, my son just turned 6 in feb.

Jennifer - posted on 03/15/2010

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it wouldn't hurt to talk to a Dr. it can be a red flag sign for diabetes...but hopefully it isn't that. Has there been any change in schedules or anything? I know my kids are really sensitive to that stuff.

Rebecca - posted on 03/15/2010

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i was a bed wetter who was literally tortured by my parents because of it, so i have investigated it at great depth.

if you look around on the internet you will find out that children get night time toilet training right at radically different ages and it is not uncommon for children of 7 to not have achieved it and many children age 10 who still haven't got there and then in a few cases teens who are still wetting the bed.

it's not just a will power thing, not just psychological -- it is too do with how deep they sleep and sometimes with having a slightly thicker bladder wall so they don't feel it enough to wake them.

whatever you do, don't shame her; this will only make matters worse.

with our daughter who is 6, we would wake her at around 11pm every night and take her to the loo --- until she was just past 5 years old (well, she wasn't even really awake -- she'd pee half-asleep and wouldn't remember it the next day). at just past 5 she started waking of her own accord at that same time; now she sleeps through the night and occasionally wakes in the middle of the night to go.

so, you might try doing that, so she gets into a dry bed routine and wait for her to establish waking - even if not properly - at that time, before you try again to see if she can manage a dry night on her own.

you can try meds, but many doctors will simply reassure you as i have above... there are also many gadgets etc on the internet that you can try. i can't vouch for any of them.

Amy - posted on 03/15/2010

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Thank you, not that you want something to be wrong, but it is nice to know what the problem may be... I know she tries so hard to have dry nights, and it just kills her when she wakes up with a wet bed or wet pull up... I will take her in. thank you.

Bridgett - posted on 03/15/2010

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you need to talk to her doctor my children has had this problem in the past and i went to the doc and he gave them some meds for them to take right before bed which helps them not to pee in bed. the way he explained it to me is that their bladders are not growing fast as their bodies so the meds will help them not to pee in bed until their bladders catch up with them...goodluck, hope it helps!!!

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