bed wetting

Kim - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old is at nursery school and is starting school in september. I haven't been able to get her to stop wetting the bed at night, it is only at night and our doctor didnt seem a bit concerned when i mentioned it to her. She has a final drink around 7 goes to the toilet at 8 before bed, i lift her again at 10-10.30 and she'll pee again, my husband also lifts her around 3-4am and she goes again! I dont know what else to do any suggestions?

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Janet - posted on 03/09/2010

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I Wouldn't worry to much about it i use to put pull up nappies on my daughter just so i could have a goods night sleep she was late sleeping through the night without wetting the bed i cut her drinking juice down by half about teatime and we made a break through Just before she started school though she wet the bed every night for 4 months she then stopped and haven't had a drop from her at night for a year and a half now.

Kimberly - posted on 03/07/2010

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My son is 8 about to be 9 and is still having bed wetting issues. Not as frequent as a year ago. I brought him to the doctor about 2 years ago and he was prescribed a prescription that dietbetics use to hold their bladder and what it does is tell the brain while they are sleeping to hold their liquid. It works but he still has accidents every once in a while. They say it is hereditary as my husband had bed wetting issues when he was a kid until about 10. Good luck to you.

MARY - posted on 03/07/2010

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My nephew had the same problem till he was 10 his doctor told my sister to try pretzles for a nightly snack. It worked for him. I also have an 11 year old with the same problem, He was born premature and has an underdeveloped bladder. We do the pretzle thing it kinda worked he still had trouble holding it to get to the bathroom from a dead sleep. He wears pull-ups. The doctors said they could strech his bladder with a balloon. I want to wait to see if he out grows it he is getting better with the control. If you are really concerned and your doctor isn't helping try a pediatric urologist.

Shanna - posted on 03/07/2010

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I'm going through the same thing with my 6 year old son :( It's actually within the normal range until about the age of 12, although I'm sure that's not exactly encouraging to know, to wet the bed. We've tried everything here too. We cut off his drinking at 5 pm and make him go at least 3 times before bed AND we wake him up through the night to go potty. Doesn't seem to help at all, he still wets the bed. The best advice would be to stay supportive and never make her feel bad about it, never use punishment. Chances are, she doesn't like wetting the bed either. Maybe try some kind of reward system. We give my son a happy face stamp on his potty chart for every night he goes without wetting the bed and when he can go a week without an accident, he gets to pick whatever prize he wants. It's worth a shot :) Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 03/07/2010

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My daughter didn't stop bed wetting until she was 7.
Its just when there bodies are developed. My daughter was later than most but now is dry most nights. We went to a bed wetting clinc and the nurse suggested alarms and medication, but my daughter did it herslf.
Good luck but it takes time.

Bridgett - posted on 03/06/2010

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there is a medicine for that i dont know why your doctor hasn't prescribed it for you, my two middle children had that problem and their doctor said it was because their bladder was not growing fast enough and gave them meds that they take before bed it helps them to not tinkle in bed and helps their bladder catch up to their body....good luck and if your doctor dosent prescribe it to you...then you might think of talking to another!!!

Tasneem - posted on 03/06/2010

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well my son is gonna b 7 complete now n still he wets the bed at nite....same here too docs r not very much concerned abt it.they say it will b solved... give him time...i seriously dont know how much time to give...but i now since the past 3 weeks pick him up n take him to the bathroom myself...i dont know how long i have to do this but ...try n try until we succeed!! same here he also goes n pees twice wen we take him...if i miss even once...gone!!!

Tina - posted on 03/05/2010

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Try taking her to the chiropactor, I heard that that helps. Don't get discouraged I have a 6 year old that still does it.

Kim - posted on 03/05/2010

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thanks very much its good to know other people are going through the same thing. She loves nursery school and has lots of friends i will mention the diabetic thing to the doctor tho just to rule it out. Hopefully she will outgrown it and start gettin up herself she'll be 5 in August so fingers crossed.

Rebecca - posted on 03/05/2010

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we did this kind of routine that you are describing with my daughter until after she was 5, then she started getting up of her own accord. it can take different children a long time to learn the night routine, and even up to 10 years old, so I wouldn't be worrying at this stage.

Michelle - posted on 03/04/2010

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Please don't get discouraged. Talk to your doctor again, and if your doctor doesn't have answers, try another doctor. My daughter wet the bed till she was 8 or 9. Don't let her see your frustration, she may think it's her fault. How has she taken to Nursery School? Are there any concerns going on there? Has she adjusted well to being in Nursery School? Sometimes stress for children can be the culprit. I am quite certain she will outgrow it...please just be patient. is she diabetic? Diabetics pee frequently.

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