???How can I get my 4 & 7 year old to stop peeing in bed @ night???

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Traci - posted on 09/08/2009

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Have you taken them to be checked out by the doctor? A lot of kids outgrow this problem but some don't. My DCP has an 8 yo step-son who was still wetting the bed. It's because the signal that the body is normally supposed to send to the brain to wake up isn't working for whatever reason. ie. It's a physical issue. DCP took her step-son to the doctor and they prescribed some sort of medicine that helps with this issue. Now he doesn't wet the bed anymore.

I strongly suggest going to the doctor first and making sure there isn't a medical issue. Because if there is and you don't address it, you're just going to frustrate both of you and get nothing accomplished.

I should add that this advice is more focused to your 7 year old. I think it's still pretty normal for a 4 year old to need a pull-up at night and quite likely that (s)he may outgrow it.

Tracy - posted on 09/07/2009

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I agree with all Screaming, Yelling embarrassing them does absolutly nothing. My son is twelve and unfortunatley still has the accidents but he is such a deep sleeper that he just does not recognise the sign that he needs to go. I tried stopping drinks 2hours before bed and so on, I also tried (and it may work for you). 1. You can now get medication from the doctors you can get a tablet form or an up the nose spray 2. A bed wetting alarm (disturbs the house for a while but it did have an effect for the first couple of weeks then my son just learnt to sleep through it lol). You can hire them but im not sure where from. I also took him to the doctors and had his kidneys and bladder tested to rule out any medical side of things.

Hope this helps a little

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Jennifer - posted on 09/07/2009

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first off - i would try this method.. it seemed to work. put underwear on first before pull-ups or diapers.. it only confuses them. My neighbor used some device that connects to their undies and beeps when they need to go.. it seemed to solve the problem for her daughter.. apparently some kids are really deep sleepers.

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There us to be a prescription nasal spray on the market to help with this issue. You might check with you pediatrician or family doctor.

Celeste - posted on 09/06/2009

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The worst thing that you can do is to scream or yell at your child. Try not to give them any thing to drink an hour or 2 before they go to bed.

Jeanette - posted on 09/02/2009

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A lot of times it's not really your child's fault. Most children wake up when they have the sensation to go but there are some who are in such a deep sleep that the sensation to pee doesn't wake them up. My son is like that it has gotten much better invest in a plastic bottom sheet to save your mattress. As well you can make sure that you limit your child's liquid intake before bedtime nothing to drink 30mins before bed and always insure they go pee right before bed. Don't worry they do out grow it and it does get better.

Reina - posted on 09/02/2009

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This is easy but it takes patience. First of all don't yell or get really mad when it happens or they are less likely to tell you about it when it happens, and you will have stinky kids. Just don't let them have more than a sip or so after a certain time at night and make them use the bathroom before they go to bed. Also encouraging them when they get up at night and successfully find the toilet. It may take time, but it is pretty common. If this doesn't work, threaten to make them wear diapers to bed like a little kid. ;) They hate that.

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