My son will be turning 5 in january. He still wets his bed even if i wake him like 4 times in the night. i even wake him at 6 am and when waking up at 7 he has wet the bed....any help?
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Sherri - posted on 11/14/2011
Yup it is 100% natural and his bladder is just not mature enough. Most kids will outgrow it by puberty. Just keep him in pull ups, stop waking him in the middle of the night as broken sleep is very detrimental to them and wait for his body to mature.
Jackie - posted on 11/19/2011
I was doing the same thing getting up 3-4 times a night and still getting a wet bed.. i just sat down with my little bloke and told him that he is a big boy and mummy loves him lots and lots but he has to get up himself at night, (also i told him that he would get a new bed if he didnt wet it anymore as we only had an old one for him) I also told him i am not getting him up anymore at night and if he wants to go to the toilet to come wake mummy or daddy.
I gave him a little torch for him to use, after a few nights of wet bed and the same talk every day and no fuss over the wet bed, he got it... he hasnt wet the bed for a few months now, and he got his new bed! :) he is happier because his sleep isnt disturbed and now hes a big boy and ready for school next year! :)
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 11/11/2011
Sometimes their bladders are not fully formed with control until they are 8. That is usually the age where bed wetting (if it is a problem) stops. For now, reduce his fluid intake at least 1-2 hours before bedtime (like 1 hour before NO fluids) and I aggree with Teresa. Get some over night pullups. It really is fine that he is still having this problem. The main thing, don't make him feel ashamed of it, and invest in a good quality mattress padding that is leak proof or 2.
Pamela - posted on 11/11/2011
it may just be that he is having the "potty dream" were he feels the need to use the potty and dreams that he is you could try not giving him anything to drink an hour or two before bed getting him to use the potty right before going to bed and then getting him up early to use the potty again
Rebekah - posted on 11/11/2011
My son is 4.5 years old and he wears a pull-up at night. His pediatrician said it was very common for boys that sleep soundly to wet the bed at his age. She said she would not be concerned until he was closer to 10 years old, so we don't make a big deal about it at all.
We do try to limit fluids after dinner and make sure he goes to the bathroom before bed, but otherwise just put him in a pull-up. In my opinion, his sleep is much more important than a wet pull-up so I've never woken him up in the night.
Heather - posted on 11/11/2011
I'm not sure if there is any way to overcome this except time. My son (5) has a friend (5.5) that still wears a pull up to bed. My son doesn't fully wet the bed, but gets up to pee in the middle of the night often and wets his pants a little still. My experience with my 2.5 daughter has been completely different. She sleeps with no diaper and never wakes-she often plays for a while in the morning before using the bathroom as well. I think their bladders just mature at different rates. I'd let him sleep and put him in one of those 'good nites' pull ups. I dealt with wet beds with my son for too long and I wish I had just let him have the extra protection in retrospect. Good luck!
Kerri - posted on 11/11/2011
Hi Nancy, I'm Kerri and I'm up a bit too late here on the Gold Coast in Australia, but I saw your post and remember a friend who's son was about 8 or 9 before he stopped wetting the bed. So don't stress about it, just make it as easy as possible for you to clean it up when it does happen - plastic sheet, towel under the bottom sheet, stuff like that. He is probably feeling pretty confused and embarrassed, so just give him love, clean him up, and tell him he'll be fine and will grow out of it in no time. Often, the kids just need some reassurance and a strong sense of security. Pressure is not what he needs right now. So, good luck and stay positive. Keep telling him he will have dry nights anytime now - and it doesn't matter to you when that happens, you just know it will happen. Stay happy and relaxed about it - good luck!
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