Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 65 moms have responded )
Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 65 moms have responded )
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Lisa - posted on 02/10/2009
my son had a bed wetting problem. They diagnosed him with a premature bladder. The treatment was actually and antidepressant that caused the bladder to increase in size. They made him wait until he was 8 years old before prescribing the medicine and with in a month the problem was over and never happened again.
Andrea - posted on 02/10/2009
Yep, I remember having the same problem at the same age. My mum also used to monitor what I drank before going to bed. She also used to take me to the toilet every couple of hours during the night. I did grow out of it. Well, eccept for when I laugh too hard or sneeze (but thats anther story). All the best. :)
Tamsyn - posted on 02/10/2009
My Daughter is 6 we purchased a Malem bedwetting alarm that clips onto her underwear and as soon as it get damp it has an alarm that rings and wakes the child. We used it for only 3 weeks and she now wets the bed only once every few weeks which is amazing for a little girl that wet the bed every night. Although it was quite expensive it was well worth it to restore her confindence in herself.
Holly - posted on 02/10/2009
My eight year old son has a bedwetting problem and his pediatrician ran tests on him and he's also very healthy. He says he will eventually grow out of it depending on whether my husband or I wet the bed as children but we didn't! So we don't know as far as that goes, but he uses a nasal spray called Desmopressin(sp) and it works wonders!!! For 3 months now he's used it and no accidents! Our pediatrician says the spray is very safe and not habit forming so you may want to check it out! :)
Shaina - posted on 02/10/2009
I've heard about little alarms that they make especially for bed wetters. It's supposed to train them somehow to get up in the middle of the night and use the restroom. I don't know what it's called or anything, but they're supposed to work pretty good. Also, you may want to have her start doing Kegels just in case her pelvic floor muscles are too weak to hold the urine in at night.
Helen - posted on 02/10/2009
My son had similar problems until he's 10 (although it was not daily). I made sure he didn't drink too much at dinner and went to the bathroom before bed. If he drank more at night, I would wake him up around midnight and have him go. Good luck!
Melanie - posted on 02/10/2009
my 8 year old had a problem with bed wetting and went for all the hospital tests which showed she was physically normal, then when my fiance and i told her the results, she said that her daddy had told her she might have kidney problems, like her cousin, and that was what was causing it. after informing her dad that there was nothing wrong physically with her, and patiently lifting her out of bed at about 11pm every night for about 2 months, she stopped wetting the bed.we now dont have to lift her out, she wakes if she needs to go, but very rarely does that now. it was all pscycological and once we had established a routine for her everything returned to how it should be. hope this may help xx
Kathryn - posted on 02/10/2009
When my son was 8 he had only had a handful of dry nights in his life. I checked out a book from ,y library and it was such a great source of information. Before you start any treatment you need to read Waking Up Dry by Dr. Howard J Bennet. It will walk you through the different causes of bedwetting, how to get an idea of what your child's cause is as well as outlining the different treatments. We realized that his problem was a combination of being a deep sleeper and the lack of a hormone that tells his bladder to slow down producing urine at night. We tried the bedwetting alarm with our son. The first week he was wet 3 times a night. The second week he was only wet one time a night and the third week he was DRY 3 times. After 3 months he was dry every night. He has had a relapse in the year since, but after only a few nights with the alarm went back to being dry every night. The author of the book recommends waiting till the child is older. We tried it with my 5 year old, but decided she just wasn't ready.
Julie - posted on 02/10/2009
sometimes when children are wetting the bed at this age it could be pscycological. ask your child if there's anything going on at school or in your child's life that might be bothering them. also, have your child stop drinking fluids after 7:00 or 6:00 pm. that might help GOOD LUCK :-)
Jewell - posted on 02/10/2009
I had a child in my daycare who had this problem, but seemed to do okay for short periods of time asleep. His parents and I discussed his ability to stay dry during naps, so they started waking him every two to three hours, to take him to the bathroom. Gradually they extended the time he slept and eventually he started making it all night without having an accident. I know it would cause you lack of sleep, but well worth it, if it will work for your daughter. Best of luck.
Jaime - posted on 02/10/2009
well my son is only 4 but i had this problem when i was that age and my mom just kept waking me up in the night monitered what i drank before bed. what i rememeber and this could be happening to your daughter is i would have vivid dreams that i was already on the toilet it took me a while to train my brain but it was a big help that mt mom didn't make a big deal out of it she just kept telling me that i would grow out of it and i did "no one starts colledge still wetting the bed" so she will figure it out i hope this helped a bit!!!
Kim - posted on 02/10/2009
My daughter is almost 14 and she still battle the issue of bed wetting. It has been explained to us that it is an hormonal issue, that hopefully she will evenually outgrow as she mature. I was in high school before I quit. We have tried almost everything and finally went the medication route. I am not an advocate for medication, but it was just too emotionally disturbing. The medication is DDAVP (Desmopression). It is available in oral form or nasal spray. My daughter will not take pills, but we disolve the pill in a small amount of liquid. Best wishes; I know it is heart breaking and exhausting for all.
Anne - posted on 02/10/2009
my daughter had the same problem at that age , i took her to my gp who prescrised a tiny little white tablet , sorry cant remember the name , but the tablet works when they lay down in bed it holds the hormone in the kidney , and when they sit up the nxt morning it realises it then the bladder fills and they can use the toilet. finest thing ever invented, after a while they come off them as they regulate there own brain and bodies not to wet , give them a go you wont be dissapointed .
Jan - posted on 02/10/2009
Talk to your pediatrian about an immature central nervous system/ sensory integration disorder. Good Luck.
Angela - posted on 02/10/2009
have you tried a chiropractor? I had a niece that had same problem and had all the testing done which showed nothing wrong. Finally as a last resort her mother took her to chiro. who did some adjustments and bedwetting stopped for a couple of months. She goes regularly for adjustments and results last for several months. something about a nerve that gets pinched that interferes with ability to feel urge at night.