6 yr old not toilet trainned at night

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I feel so bad about this but my 6yr son is not toilet trainned at night nor does he show much interest in becoming.

We've tried the whole stay dry for 5 days and you'll get a special gift. That worked ... for 5 days and then back to wetting at night. Once every couple of weeks he will have a dry night but more often he's wet.

Anyone else had this problem?? How did you get him motivated??

TIA Angela


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Jamie - posted on 09/10/2009




Some kids with sleep issues like sleep apnea will wet the bed. Does he have any issues with snoring?

Natalya - posted on 08/09/2009




Agree with a comments about not let him drink more then a sip before going to bed. Plus I do wake up my 7 y.o. boy at midnight to go pee: it's work perfect, sometimes he gets up on his own, sometime I have to wake him up...

Erin - posted on 06/07/2009




I have 1 girl and 3 boys. Girl was potty trained by 2. Boys...that's a whole different story! My 8, 7, and 4 year old boys still wear pull-ups to bed. The 8 year old is the worst and he is starting to complain about wearing them. I've talked with dr. after dr and they all say that it is very normal and that it will most likely work itself out, but if it's not over by 12 then there could be a problem. Our peditrictian told us there are many things out there like pills or alarms but she said usually more harm then good.

We talked to our son about how he just sleeps so deeply that he can't wake up. So we've stopped liquids after 7 pm and make sure he goes to the bathroom multiple times before bed. Still is hit and miss but more dry nights then wet.

Hope that helps!

Suzanne - posted on 06/04/2009




i had the same problem, i tried lots of different methods ,for example no drinks at bedtime and they didn't work. all i can say is it will change in time, my son was 6 1/2 when he stopped. have to say though, he did love the praise i gave him when he had a dry night!

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I made my son make his own bed...he hated it and soon stopped wetting...may not work or it may? what else have you tried?

Lucy - posted on 05/27/2009




Try not giving him anything to drink for the hour before bed. Maybe try the if you stay dry for a month we go out to eat where you want, or go on a special outing. Help him keep track with stickers on a calendar, and after the first month, start over. Soon, hopefully, he'll get into a routine and it won't be such a big thing for him anymore. Have you talked to his doctor about it? He/she might be able to help more. I hope I was helpful, and good luck to you.

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