How to stop kids from wetting their pants during night time?

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Kristina - posted on 02/09/2009

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Quoting Paige:



They wont wet their pants if they wear Pull Ups! No, seriously though, they dont wake up and go to the bathroom until that part of their brain has developed. It has nothing to do with intellegence or being lazy. My suggestion is to not make it a big deal, and certainly dont make then feel bad about it. Or, you can set your alarm for every few hours, get up, get the child up, take them to the toilet, put them back to bed, go back to bed, repete! (not my idea of a good nights sleep!)





I am having the same problem with my daughter, only problem is she's 5 (well she just turned 5 1 week ago). so all this stuff about them not being ready if their brain doesn't tell them to wake up and go i think doensn't pertain to my child. At 5 she should not still be wetting the bed just cause she can't wake herself up to go.



 



I quoted this one post cause what she is is exactly what I've been doing. First off if you put pullups on a kid they are never going to learn to get up and go themselves. Trust me i'm speaking from experience, I did try that and she just peed in her pullups.



 



She goes to a structered educational precschool and she has no problems with going to the bathroom all day long, it's at nighttime she just is in such a deep sleep she doesn'twake up. so anyway.....



 



I noticed after i scrapped the hole pullup thing that while in a deep sleep she'd start making moaning and kind of talking in her sleep noises, then i also noticed she was taking off or pulling down her panties a litte bit..which to any mother right now you get that this is when she'd pee the bed if i wasn't around. so i do what the lady i quoted said. i pick her up, take her to the bathroom, sit her on the toilet and tell her to go potty, she always keep sher eyes closed and looks like she's sound asleep but apparently alert enough to shake her head yes and no and to pee. when she's done i pick her up and put her back to bed.



 



Now I will state this, that this is probably a really hard thing to do with most mom's cause how do you know when your child has to pee right?  The reason It's simple for me is ause at the moment i share a room with my daughter cause i'm living with MY mom. (moved back here temp. after leaving my daughter's father.



 



Anyway I rambled enough, anyone feel free to post to my profile or send me a mail about this.



 

User - posted on 02/08/2009

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They wont wet their pants if they wear Pull Ups! No, seriously though, they dont wake up and go to the bathroom until that part of their brain has developed. It has nothing to do with intellegence or being lazy. My suggestion is to not make it a big deal, and certainly dont make then feel bad about it. Or, you can set your alarm for every few hours, get up, get the child up, take them to the toilet, put them back to bed, go back to bed, repete! (not my idea of a good nights sleep!)

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Annie - posted on 02/09/2009

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My oldest had a bedwetting problem that lasted into kindergarten.  Her pediatrician said they don't get concerned until they are over 6.  Little help for me at the time, but I get it now.  Her bladder just hadn't developed enough yet.  We limited drinks before bed.  We got her up before we went to bed to go to the bathroom too.  She slept so soundly that she didn't remember it and sort of sleepwalked there with our help.  We also gave her a calendar in her room that she could put a sticker on to mark her dry nights.  We even rewarded 10 stickers with a trip to the dollar store.  Eventually she had more dry nights than wet and she got better.  Now, at age 7, she has very rare accidents (like once every couple of months) so there is hope.  Good luck!



 

Janice - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have four girls, once they were about 3, I get them up at night before I go to bed, usually around 11 or 12. I carry them in and put them on the toilet and they pee, they stay asleep and go right back to bed. After a few months, they start getting up on their own to pee. It has worked with three so far!

Keren - posted on 02/08/2009

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I agree don't give them drink prior to bedtime and if you want only a little sip



You can take them to the toilet at a certain time, say prior to you going to bed, trying not to wake them up fully and then once been to the toilet take them back to bed... Some children take their time going through the night, it's not an exact science when they're ready they'll be ready. Reward them when they go through the night even if it's only a couple of times. Maybe place a chart on the wall and tell them you'll treat them if they can go without wetting the bed a few nights, then increase the length of time and eventaully it'll happen... Good luck....

Becky - posted on 02/08/2009

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I am a grandmother of 3 I'll call myself "Nanny" I have 2 grown children...I love being a mom and a Nanny....your question has an easy answer.....give them nothing to drink 2 hours before bedtime....use pullups for a few nights, and reward them when they wake up dry.....and make a really big deal out of it,and run to the potty.....in a few short days, you can toss the pullups......just nothing to drink 2 hours before bedtime, and trip to potty just prior to lying down, and lots of encouragement...its really easy,,,and fun. hope this helps love Nanny

Jeani - posted on 02/08/2009

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I insist that my daughter go to the bathroom right after she drinks her pediasure. Liquids go right through her, or at least it seems that way, so right after she's filled up, she goes potty. The only times we have accidents now is if she falls asleep without going potty.

Marcie - posted on 02/08/2009

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i been told if i child cant go thru the night with out wetting every single night, he or she is not ready

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