my five year old was doing really well on the staying dry at night, in fact excellent from a very early age then this last week, every night. The only night he didnt we lifted him when we went to bed. I have no idea what is causing this. What does cause this blip. He has been away for almost 3 weeks, one week with us, 2 weeks with grandparents. So a few late nights, but that is the only difference. Help¬!


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Jodi - posted on 08/22/2011




Actually, it could be as simple as the late nights or being away. Often children wet their bed because they can't wake up - tiredness can be very much a contributing factor. I would suggest trying to get back into a proper routine and see if things improve in the next week or two. If not, then see a doctor just to rule out anything medical.

Gwen - posted on 08/22/2011




Is he getting ready to start kindergarten? If so, it may be a stress thing.

Shonquita - posted on 08/22/2011




Kids go this relearning stage when they hit about 4-5 years old. Around 2 years of age they are potty trained and everything goes great then a few years later it seems to revert right back. My son is going through this stage now he's 5. Around ages 6-7 they have learn the ability to wake up and go use the bathroom instead of sleeping through it and soiling themselves. In the meantime you can limit or eliminate his intake of water past a certain hour(my son can't have water after 7pm). Once you give him his last drink of water make sure it's an hour or so before his bedtime because it takes about an hour for liquids to run through the bodies system and make it to the bladder. After that hour make him use the restroom, if hes still thirsty give him an ice cube. This will wet his mouth to satisfy his thirst but it won't produce enough urine that it makes him wet the bed. It's working for my son now and he has an accident about one a week and before it was almost every night. Hope this helps!

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