Should I be concerned about my 6 yr old still having accidents?

Misty - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is still wetting the bed every night, even after I cut him off with drinks a few hours before he goes to bed. Now the past few weeks he's having accidents as school, daycare or at home almost everyday. I dont know if I need to be concerned or if possibly its just a stage he is going thru. Any advice?

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Shonene - posted on 11/26/2009

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Talk to you pediatrician IMMEDIATELY! Trying having a conversation with your child about this, in a child like way. If you don't get anywhere, schedule an appointment with his doctor and do NOT wait for his to out grow it.

Barbara - posted on 11/26/2009

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My six yr old is the same way and it can get frustrating at times! He seems to get busy playing and forget that he has to go potty and then he has to run. Sometimes he makes it and sometimes he doesn't. He also wets the bed almost every night too. I am just making sure he cleans himself up when he has an accident and not making too big of a fuss over it. I think eventually he will grow out of it (I hope)

Cindy - posted on 11/25/2009

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you could have him checked out for urinary infection or anything else medical that might be causing a problem,some boys are later in becoming dry at night but get there in the end,i would still pursue the possibility of a problem emotionally! perhaps another child upsetting him,something playing on his mind,try drawing pictures with him ,tell him you are drawing things that may upset you a bit,and would he like to do it with you?draw him out very gently into talking whilst drawing about problem solving and asking for help,keep it relaxed and on his terms,you might be surprised at what may come out.

Lisa - posted on 11/24/2009

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Maybe talk to his teacher...see if he's being allowed to go to the restroom when he asks, or is it only at certain times during the day? He might need to go at times when he is told no? It happened to my son at kindergarten....he didn't have to go when they had a bathroom break, but then he'd have to go later or before the break and was told no.

Misty - posted on 11/24/2009

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There hasn't been anything different in our daily routine that would make me think that would be the reason. We have a wonderful daycare provider, he's a good student and I couldn't ask for a better child. We've tried everything under the sun for the reward system. I just don't know if it could possibly be a medical condition or if I wasn't the only mom with a struggle with this

Kate - posted on 11/24/2009

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I agree with the previous comment. If it was just at night, then possibly he could be a deep sleeper, but during the day too would make me wonder if something might be worrying your son. Have you tried a reward system ( chart & stickers, x amount of stickers mean a small present) ?

Cindy - posted on 11/24/2009

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if this was my six year old who had regressed to accidents during the day,i would be looking into things a bit deeper,is all ok at school and daycare? good luck!

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