Need tips on potty training my 5 year old at night and anytime he's asleep. I have tried everything!

Erica - posted on 10/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 5 year old still wets his pants anytime he is sleeping. He's now in kindergarten and takes naps, I have to send him extra clothing everyday because he wets himself their too. I can't get him to wear pull ups at night, It embarresses him, I've tried not letting him have anything to drink past a certain time. I've tried waking him up about every hour at night. Nothing seems to work. Also when he does pee, 5 minutes later he has to pee again. He pees alot even if he has had nothing to drink. Could this be a medical problem? I'm fed up with the wet sheets and wet clothes. HELP!!!

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Laura - posted on 11/05/2009

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some kids are deep sleepers and lose contol. It is normal. if they have to sleep send pull up underwear or just send the clothes.

Leighsa - posted on 11/05/2009

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A lot of people don't realize that bed-wetting is as common in the 5-11 age-group as asthma and excema because no-one talks about it. If you are worried, your health visitor or PHCP should be able to give you practical advice, or see your GP or family doctor. My son is 7 and still does it, but he is a VERY heavy sleeper and I did it 'til I was 11, and it is hereditary, so that mayb be a factor too. Whatever the cause, don't fret over it, it is very common and most children grow out of it.

Brooke - posted on 10/31/2009

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just to be safe have him tested at the dr. to see if he may have diabetes, im not saying he does but peeing alot is one sighn,, also they sell pullups now that looks like boxer breifs my nephew has to were them an he is 9 good luck hope u figure this out

Wendy - posted on 10/31/2009

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i dont let me boys have anything to drink 2 hours before bedtime. i have to see them go potty before i let them hop into bed. if they wake up at night i have them go potty. when is with you respond with a friendly reminder and ask if he needs to go...with the school thing try to communicate with his teacher and make her aware of the situation. use posiive reinforcement when he has a good day. or tell him everytime you go potty in the toilet you will get one small piece of candy. tie a string around his wrist when he goes to school and tell him its his friend reminding him to go potty cuz thats wat big boys do when they get to go to school! he could have bladder issues called day time incontinants to where the bladder is basically weak and can not completely hold alot of urine. check with your pediatrican to see if this is possible for someone his age.

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