Bed wetting

Rebecca - posted on 03/18/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )




My 4 year old is bed wetting if i do not wake him up at night. Is this normal. Is he not suppose to wake himself up at night? Should I be worried


Chana - posted on 03/18/2015




I just had this conversation with our pediatrician the beginning of January because my daughter who will be 4 on Saturday was completely potty trained during the day but would wet the bed 5 nights out of 7. Girls can wet the bed until they are 6 and boys until 8 without concern according to our pediatrician. Pull-ups or Good Nights work great so that you don't have to wash sheets every morning. Good Nights are a little thicker and come in bigger sizes depending on the size son. The beginning of this month she wanted to go to bed in undies and I said we would try but if she was wet we were going back to the Good Nights. I am happy to say that she has done great 1 wet night all month. It does get better.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/18/2015




This is pretty normal. Your childs bladder is just not fully developed yet. Definitely use overnights, and a waterproof pad if you don't already. If you are concerned, do speak with your pediatrician about this. Many kids go through this. Some will bed wet until around 8 years old when the bladder and all the nerves associated with telling them that they need to go are fully developed. Good luck momma!


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Shezellerana - posted on 03/19/2015




bedwetting is not uncommon in kids aged 4-10. my own siblings used to wet the bed till they were 10 years old.i wish i had heard of bedwetting friends were discussing chummie bedwetting alarms the other day. it had rave reviews on amazon and they all seemed pretty satisfied with the results.

Dove - posted on 03/18/2015




A 4 year old wetting the bed is VERY normal. If it is every night you should really consider putting him in pull ups and waiting for his body to mature a little.

Bed wetting is such a normal occurrence in childhood that we have a ped that doesn't even consider it a problem to do anything about until the child is 8. SOME kids are dry through the night by/before 2... and some kids are teenagers before this happens.

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