HELP! Bed wetting!

Connie - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 4 on friday. For the last year she has been day and night potty trained. All of the sudden the last few weeks she has started wetting the bed. Its not just once a week its 4 or 5 times a week. Sometimes twice in a night..but that doesn't happen quite as often. I've tried limiting her fluid intake, only giving her half a glass of juice after 7pm. She always goes pee before I put her to bed. I've tried waking her up before I go to bed to have her go to the bathroom but she just crys and screams and won't go. I've asked her daycare if anything has changed in the last few weeks that could be upsetting her. They said no. Nothing at home as changed either. Her dad and step mom say that she doesn't have accidents at their house at all. I'm completely confused and frustrated. Does anyone have any ideas? Help would be really appreciated. Thanks!

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Stephanie - posted on 02/16/2010

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Try not giving her any juice after 7 pm. Or if you do give her a beverage try giving her something like milk. It is thicker and does not go through her system as quickly! And to be completely honest I diagree with Angela about the overnight diapers. Casue that is something that will either embaress her or make her think that is ok! And my years of school as early child care major I have learnt that bed wetting is normal in children! But try talking to her ask her about her day and what she say that day! OR talk to her dad and step mom and see what their bed routine is and what they do thats different then your routine! Or how her bedroom is different maybe there is something that scares her in her room and it is giving her nightmares! I know there re alot of "or" but as one more suggestion talk to your daughters doctor maybe he has some other or more or better suggestions for you!!

Angela - posted on 02/16/2010

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Something traumatic happened to this child you need to take her for counseling right away. It might not be anything big by your standards but by a 4 yr, the littlest things can traumatize them. And you have to get her the overnight diapers they have for big kids so you don't have to tussle with her in the middle of the night. All that screaming not good for you nor her.ok. i know this may seem as if you are taking a step back in her development, but until you find out what is causing this setback, you will have to compromise. Also you need to adopt a positive attitude from here on in, and take some time to watch how she interact with the people in her life. Sometimes our body language speaks louder than words!

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