My 4 year old still needs a pullup at night...she wets herself about 90% of the time...how can i get her to stay dry at night...???
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Nichol - posted on 01/14/2009
stop fluids at the same time everyday. Also try getting her up in the middle of the nite for a week...(noone like to do it, but it works) I have found with my kids, that their bodies got adjusted to wake up in the middle of the nite on their own so they won't wet the bed!
Shell - posted on 01/14/2009
sometimes you are going to have a child that has a bed wetting problem it is something they can not help .
My children are 12 and 9 and they have never had accidents and I didn't cut their fluids back at night that doesn't matter in some cases .
I have had a bed wetting problem when I was little and had to for a long time up until I was at least 12 or 13 no lie.
So I would not worry about it you might just have to do that for a while , That is just my opinion .
And don't make her feel bad about it because I have been there .
They even tried to wake me up in the middle of the night to go to the washroom sometimes it just didn't work .
It is just what some kids do
Hope that helped
Stephanie - posted on 01/14/2009
My boys 4 it wasn;t until a few months ago he got up and told me he didn't need nappies anymore. All children are different she will let you know when she is ready until then just be patient with her. Just because she is not fully toilet trained dosen't mean theres anything wrong.
Melissa - posted on 01/14/2009
My son did the same thing but was later diagnosed with Diabetes type 1. Go see your family doctor because I still feel guilty restricting his fluid intake in fear of him wetting the bed when all along he was very dangerously ill and was genuinely thirsty. If all is well it just comes down to the childs individual maturity and no judgement on parents part. Be patient and invest in good mattress protector.
Myra - posted on 01/14/2009
By not giving her a drink right before bed time sometimes helps. wake her up to go to the toilet just before you go to bed and if you wake during the night for the bathroom send her there too.... trust me it works... She will eventually grow out of if so try not to stress too much
Carole - posted on 01/13/2009
my one daughter was trained for day, but could not stay dry at night no matter how early i took fluids away. i took her to the doctor and it turned out to be a condition called eneurisis i believe.. sometimes they are in such a deep sleep they cannot notice the sensation. In manitoba canada we have a government program that with a prescription from the doctor, we can have our pull ups supplied through the province
Courtney - posted on 01/13/2009
All these moms hav are good ideas but if you are already doing them, remember that a small percentage of children will not be able to hold their bladders through the night or wake up to use the potty until 6yrs old. If your Dr. says she is o. k., don't fret.
Janet - posted on 01/13/2009
I believe this is only a problem if it continues by age 7. Most kids will out grow it before that. I used to stop drinks 2 hours before bed, except for one tiny sip here or there if my daughter complained of being thirsty. We also stopped the pull-ups altogether because they are so absorbent that she wouldn't feel wet. Instead we put her in regular underpants and put an absorbent pad over her sheet. That sent the message to her brain when she got wet, and she started waking up to go to the bathroom prior to wetting shortly after that. We had a month or so of wet jammies and panties in the middle of the night, but the sheets pretty much stayed dry, and it helped her body/ brain adapt and start a new routine. I think a lot of the problem with all these super absorbent diapers and pull-ups is that the child's brain never gets the message that they are wet. So kids are often taking longer to be completely potty trained.
Ja - posted on 01/13/2009
My son is three and I used to have to take him to the bathroom right before bed and wake him every morning at 2 am to go to the bathroom. Once you build a routine the body will fall right into place. I never gave my son restrictions on when he could and could not have liquids, but if he woke up in the middle of the night (after 2 am) for milk, I could usually expect to find a wet bed. He is learning to wake me if he has to go though.
Emma - posted on 01/13/2009
my mates son is 4 and he was allways wetting the bed even when he had a nappy on it would just leak through the nappy ans soak the bed but she stopped giving him drinks at 6pm and cut his drinks for eg giving him smaller cups and hes great now (touch wood) lol
Kim - posted on 01/13/2009
I have a 4.5 year old son, who is still in pull ups of a night. Tried stopping drinks, tried getting him up in the middle of the night. Only to have him screaming the house down. The health visitor told me just to leave him and eventually it will click.
Emma - posted on 01/13/2009
all kids are very different and i wouldnt worry about yours being dry at night . ive got 5 kids and two of my sons were about 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 when they stopped ive also got two girls one of them was 3 when she stopped wetting at night but my youngist girl now is 4 and she is still in pull ups. i hope this helps x
Samantha - posted on 01/13/2009
My dd is 3 1/2 and dry at night 98% of the time. My rule is no drinks after 5 and toilet visit before bed. Potty is in the room as she does not like going to the toilet in the middle of the night. DS was a bit harder and I did used to lift him when I went to bed but put a mini portable toilet and night light in his room and he is now dry.
Amy - posted on 01/13/2009
Try cutting back on her fluid intake , I had to cut back for my daughter as well, try not giving her anything to drink and hour before bedtime, and also try getting her up in the middle of the night and taking her to the washroom, she just might need that push into a new routine hert bladder might not be able to hold it through the entire night. And remember that every kid is different they will all grow out of it eventually.