My Daughter has started wetting the bed again, Help!!!!

Amanda - posted on 03/20/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 6 in May and she hasn't wet the bed since she was like 4 years old, but the past few nights she has started again. Has anyone elses child done this and what can I do? I have heard that they can do this if something traumatic has happen to them but nothing has, so I'm just wondering if I should get her checked out or what I should do???

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Artemis - posted on 03/26/2009

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I only have a six year old boy and  he wet his bed every now and then. I just get him to put on a "pull up" and wait for it to go away.  and it always does ! of course you do need to check with the doctor to rul out infections first !

Sandra - posted on 03/25/2009

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I would not rule out infection because it can be a bladder infection or urinary tract infection. I would also think about changes in schedule. Is there something going on at school?



 



Being a mother two girls and have had this happen to both girls, I would advise you to stay calm, make a doctor's appointment,and get the night time diapers.

Laurie - posted on 03/25/2009

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I do agree that it can be totally normal for this to occur, however I believe it is really important to talk to your pediatrician if it doesn't correct itself soon!  Many serious conditions can be associated with problems like wetting the bed, some examples are sleep apnea, and diabetes.  So if it is still happening it is definetly worth a phone call!  Good Luck!

Soneni - posted on 03/25/2009

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YEAH THATS TRU BUT IN SOME CASES THE LATER U EAT OR DRINK OR DO BOTH CAN CAUSE U TO GO MORE OFTEN AT NIGHT,,,SO YES THEY WILL GROW OUT OF IT BUT Y NOT HELP THE STIUATION BY STOPPING HER INTAKE BEFORE THEY GO TO BED...

DeAnn - posted on 03/25/2009

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By the way, sometimes if you can't find an explination, it is totally normal for children to do this. I was really worried about my youngest daughter when she started wetting the bed at age 7!! We cut out all sodas in the evening & nothing an hour before bed. She had no trauma or anything. We tested her for EVERYTHING! Her doctor said she would grow out of it & sure enough she finally did. I've been told by 3 doctors that it's even normal up till the age of 9 to do this! They may be sleeping too heavily & just need to learn when to wake themselves up.

Soneni - posted on 03/25/2009

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LET HER PEDI KNOW WHATS GOING ON,,,BUT AT THE SAME TIME STOP HER EATING AND DRINKING 2HRS BEFORE SHE GOES TO BED AND THEN AFTER THAT WAKE HER UP 2HRS LATER TO USE THE BATHROOM,,,IF THAT DOZN'T WORK INVEST IN SOME PULL UPS ,,,MY DAUGHTER IS 6 AND SHE HAS TO WEAR PULL UPS TO BED SO DON'T FEEL BAD OR SHAMED..GOOD LUCK

Amanda - posted on 03/25/2009

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Well I just wanted to let you know that we had another talk and it seem's that there isn't anything wrong she was apparently to tired to go to the toilet she just didn't want to tell me that before just in case I got craky with her, and she only did it for 3 nights thank god.

Amanda - posted on 03/22/2009

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Thanks guy's I will try talking to her again about any problems and see if there is anything there. Also I will talk to her about the rewards and see if she likes the idea too, I do. So I'll let you know how it goes. Thank you again.

Amber - posted on 03/20/2009

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I agree to rule out the infections and you are sure that there's been no trauma?  You could try the reward system with a sticker for everynight she doesn't pee the bed and make it a super big deal.  when she goes a few days without peeing, if she has an accident, reassure her that it's ok and start over. Don't take the stickers away from her.  the dollar tree store has a teacher supply area that has reward cards, have her fill up a card and when it's full from not peeing, go to mcdonalds for ice cream or the park on a special picnic date, something special to her.  Night lights work too if they are afraid of the dark and cant get up to  pee cuz she's scared.  good luck

Kathryn - posted on 03/20/2009

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Ok, first I would rule out an infection. If everything is as it should be talk to her about school. If thats all ok try to find out what she is doing differently. Is she watching TV late or playing on a computer?

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