Bed wetting issues...

Heather - posted on 08/31/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have twins (boy/girl) who are 6 years old. They still wet the bed. My daughter is getting better and my son is really trying. We are expecting and would really like not having to buy pullups and diapers. I was told to wake them up to go to the bathroom which only works about half the time. A website that another friend referred me to said NOT to do this. They said it's a sleep dissorder and waking them up TEACHES them to go in their sleep. HELP! I can't afford their "program"...and whos to say they are right either. Pullups are expensive and the laundry is sometimes out of control. I need some input.

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Patty - posted on 09/01/2010

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I have the same problem with my son who's 4. I try and make him use the bathroom before bed and not drinks about 1/2 hour before bed, He still soils the bed once in while but not every night.

Sherri - posted on 08/31/2010

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There body is immature they will grow out of it eventually but until there bodies mature it will happen. it is completely natural I say pull ups until they grow out of it. I was told it is horrible to wake them up by my pediatrician it also breaks there sleep which only makes for exhausted kids and it really doesn't work anyways.

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My son had a similar problem, i found out a pattern that worked for him. he would eat a drink normally during the day. he would eat dinner at 6 pm and not have anything to drink after dinner no matter what. and i would have to put him to bed (after making him go pee) at 8:30 pm , then wake him up at 6 am to start the day. you have to have find a pattern that works. don't let them have anything to drink after dinner, and see if that works.

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I gave up on training for my ss. NOTHING worked! I recently took him out of pull-ups and just put a plastic sheet on his bed. He has stopped wetting the bed every night, and he wets less even if he does wet the bed (before he used to soak the pull-up AND his bed!). He also wakes up during the night more often than before (never). Our pediatrician said not to wake a child up, since the sleep will be interrupted and children that are super deep sleepers are usually more sleep deprived, so it's best to let him sleep. Eventually their bladder will catch up and send the correct signals. In other words, they'll grow out of it. In the meantime, get them involved in helping you change the bed, bring the sheets down in the morning. Good luck :)

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