wetting the bed still?

Katharine - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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DIdn't know if anyone else was having issues with thier little boys still wetting the bed? I've tried the limiting drinks... waking him up... no pull-ups... pretty much all of it... but he's still having issues! any suggestions would be great!! :-)

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Michelle - posted on 03/18/2012

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I feel your frustration. It seems to be one of those things that WILL eventually change in time. Someone posted earlier about having him help, and that's what I do. If you wet the bed, strip it down and let's get it in the wash that morning. There really is not reason for why it's happening. We too have tried stopping fluids so long before bed-still had accidents. We have let him drink all the way up to bed time-no accidents and other times accidents. We tried the "Good Nights" and even the generic store brand, but it just seemed cheaper to just have to wash sheets and PJs. I'm thinking he's just a really sound sleeper!

Eka - posted on 03/31/2010

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Have a good underlay (I still use the one from the babycot) and lots of patience. I ask my son often to help me take his sheets off, putt them in the washing machine and on the line, not making him wrong but just to make him aware off what the consequenses are. He & I are both relaxed about it, only when he has a sleep over I make sure the people know about it. Maybe we are lucky we live in a very warm climate so no pj's no problem and sheets dry in 15 min. Good luck everybody

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Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2012

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Have them help with clean up. Its not a punishment but rather just learning how to care for themselves. Since the site is November 2003 babies I am safe to guess that all our kids are already close to the same age? My son is old enough to help clean up and that is not out of spite, just because that is part of growing up and being responsible. I always keep a stack of 2 extra sets of sheets and such so that if the night gets late and we are finishing a last load.. he can still go to bed on time. My pediatrician assured me it was normal .. and to not worry about it. He has gotten better since there has been more consistency in our home as well.. not that that is all of it but it does seem to be making a difference.

Marsha - posted on 12/29/2009

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I too have tried everything and even brought my son to the doctor. There is nothing wrong and they said two things. First of all each child is different and grows out of this phase in their own time. Second it is also genetic and can be the reason for the delay. They said to wait for him to grow out of it and not let him feel ashamed by having to wear a pull up (because he does get upset by the thought of having to wear one if we are having to overnight anywhere outside of home).

Christine - posted on 12/14/2009

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My 6 year old is good now but it took him a lot of time. I just went back to pull-ups at night to prevent the waking up wet thing at 3am. I tot when he was dry for a set amount of nights ( we did 3 nights) he could wear underwear. But we still got him up before we went to bed to use the toilet. Then after he transitioned into underwear at night we took him to the bathroom at night for a long time. And now he wakes up on his own. My 4 year old is still in a pull-up at night. I figure I won't make a big deal out of it.. and just let him progress in his own time. Sometimes, especially with our little boys they honestly do not have the muscle control yet. I don't think there is a "set" age that muscle control happens. i think they are all a little different :-) Just don't make you baby feel bad about themselves because of accidents

User - posted on 10/22/2009

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I don'treally have any answers my daughter is still wetting the bed and i tried all of that to and even took her to the doctor and he said she will grow out of it that there was nothing wrong with her but i sure am tired of washing sheets.

Ilene - posted on 08/27/2009

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NIght training is just something they have to learn on their own. I was beginning to think my son was never going to get it. He is finally waking up dry....but didn't start doing this until 5 1/2.

Ashley - posted on 08/10/2009

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My daughter sometimes goes a few nights in a row without wetting. She's slowly getting better...

Ashley - posted on 08/05/2009

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We were going throught the same thing... I just went back to pull-ups. It saves me tons of laundry... We just decided that she'll stop when she's ready. Some kids just take longer... Our pedi said something about it being genetic... both my husband and I were late bed wetters...

Sondra - posted on 07/20/2009

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I'm having the exact same issue!!! You could not have said it any better :) We also have tried EVERYTHING and nothing seems to work. With out the pull-ups just makes for a middle of the night sheet & pj change. Ahhhh.......

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