my nine year old still wets her bed

Katrina - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my 9 year old girl still wets her bed every night and it dosent matter what i do i have tryed everything getting her up in the middle of the night ,stopping her drinks after 6 o'clock even not taking any notice of it but nothing works has anyone else got any other thing that might help thanks

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Jennievy - posted on 01/17/2012

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My daughter is 10 years old and still wets the bed. We've tried waking her at night, several times, no drinks after 5 pm. Took her to the doctor. NOTHING works. I'm hoping she just some how grows out of it.

Lyn - posted on 04/06/2009

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Hey, You tell her to give ME and call. lol I'm 32, I remember. glad I could help someone, somewhat, good luck. She Will stop. I don't even know exactly when I stopped, my mom tryed to bribe me with a new bedspead when I would stop. I just did one day, wish they would have had those GoodNites back then :)

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These ladies may be right and it could be something that she will grow out of.. but.. all the same, take her to the pediatrician. If nothing else, there are some new medications that will help prevent her from wetting which will definately help her self esteem. It may also be a physical issue that needs to be dealt with. It would be terrible to find out that you were waiting for her to grow out of something that needed medical attention instead.

Katrina - posted on 04/06/2009

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Quoting Lyn:

These ladies are right. I think I was 11yr and still wet the bed. I Hated it and it was embarresing for me. I counldn't sleep over anywhere. I had a aunt that put a garbage bag under me. Now why would I remember that? It was tramatic enough that why. Get her though Good Nites for big kids to where at night. She will grow out of it, everyone does. My mom woudn't let me drink anything hours b4 bedtime either. It's not something kids are proud of, it's not her fault, just don't make a big deal about it. I would get up in the middle of the night, change my pj's and sheets. It's not something she can help.



thanks yer she where's drynights everynight now and it helps a liitle but she is just so angry that she cant stop wetting her bed we talk to her and say that it s alright and that she will grow out of it but she wont belive us she always compares herself to all her brothers and sisters which i wish she wouldent because there all different

Lyn - posted on 04/06/2009

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These ladies are right. I think I was 11yr and still wet the bed. I Hated it and it was embarresing for me. I counldn't sleep over anywhere. I had a aunt that put a garbage bag under me. Now why would I remember that? It was tramatic enough that why. Get her though Good Nites for big kids to where at night. She will grow out of it, everyone does. My mom woudn't let me drink anything hours b4 bedtime either. It's not something kids are proud of, it's not her fault, just don't make a big deal about it. I would get up in the middle of the night, change my pj's and sheets. It's not something she can help.

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I wet the bed til I was around 10..I dont know why but it just happened. My mum tried everything with me too she would not give me drinks, make sure I went before bed, everything she could think of..even making me drag my own mattress outside to wash/dry but I still did it. One day I just stopped I think it was a psychological thing that I grew out of. I do know the more people pressured me to not do it I ended up doing it.

Kate - posted on 04/06/2009

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hi! i have 4 kids- the oldest being 9, he still wets occasionally. i was told a while ago that blackcurrant drinks can irritate the bladder, so try to cut down on those!! otherwise, all i can say is that i agree with lisa and think that it is a phase that she will grow out of. my boy certainly gets upset when it happens, but i never tell him off for waking me up in the middle of the night, (although it is very hard!!!). good luck with it all.

Lisa - posted on 04/06/2009

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Hi, I have 3 grown up kids. 2 wet the bed until about that age, and I didn't.



I myself had terrible problems with it until about 10. My mother did everything including strapping me to a machine and letting a buzzer wake me up if I wet the bed...that was 40 years ago! I believe that different parts of the brain mature at different rates. I think that stressing about it only makes the kids more anxious and causes you more stress too. If you have ruled out any medical problems that could be causing it, you could try medication...I believe Tofranil is still used for this. Failing this, just believe that kids do grow out of it eventually and try to be supportive of her...she probably hates it too. I still get up several times a night and I think it's because my mum used to wake me up all the time, so I never learned to strengthen my bladder! It's a tough one...hope I helped a little, your'e not alone!

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