Night wetting

Meredith - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been trying desperately to get my oldest to go potty at night. He is such a sound sleeper and just doesn't get it. I cut off water two hrs before bed and take him to go potty before I go to bed. Sometimes he is already wet by then and sometimes he's not. My husband gets up at 5:00 am for work and takes him then as well but again sometimes he's wet. To top the cake my 4 yr old is getting it and is reaping the reward of our dry night reward system. It's very frustrating....for the both of us. My husband comes from a family that struggled w/ bed wetting and I just worry that my son will have the same fate. I know he has a little longer before doctors call it a problem but I know from my hubby's family that I don't want a 12 yr old who is still having accidents. Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks ladies!

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Charné - posted on 03/04/2010

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I have a 6yr old girl & she wets the bed about once a week, sometimes twice. I cut off drinks 2hrs before bedtime & take her to the toilet just before I go sleep as well. It's not working at all, I can't cut off drinks for longer than 2hrs coz she absolutely loves drinking water which I think is healthy.

Jessica - posted on 02/08/2010

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Unfourtunatly I'm in the exact same boat as you, my 5yr old gets it but my 6yr old doesn't. There's not much that can be done, even as far as taking them to the doctors for the bed wetting. I was told that it might be a problem for a few years depending on the child. Some children's bladders, especially boys, develop slower than the rest of their bodies and, in turn, do not send the signal to the brain that

"I gotta potty" when they are sleeping. The best thing I can suggest, which seems to be working for my son, is to push back the drinks ever further, about 4hrs before bed if possible. I was also told not to give heavy foods or sugars during this time either since it puts kids ina deeper sleep and maked it harder for them to recognize they have to wake up to go as well. I hope those tips might help you, they seem to be helping my boys.

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