5 year old peeing the bed after going a couple years being dry!

Ashley - posted on 11/21/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I oldest is 5 years old and hes been potty trained sence he was 2yr well about a year and a half ago he started wettig the bed every single night ive tried everything from taking drinks away at 7pm, putting pull ups on him,taking toys,games and tv away from him and even taken him to the doctor which she gave him pills to help him stop but they didnt work either and theres times where he will go a couple nights with out wetting at night but its getting out of hand his urine smells horrible and staines everything yellow even the underware he sleeps in and the sheets!! i dont know what else to do with him. i dont want to spank him for it. but i want him to stop he knows he shouldnt be doing it cuz he cries everytime he tells me that he wet the bed. his 4 yr old autistic brother dont pee the bed at all and his 2 yr old little brother dont pee the bed as bad as presten does and he just started the potty training thing. i will take any advice i can get at this point cuz i feel like i've tried everything possible!!! HELP!!!

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Michelle - posted on 11/24/2012

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Some children still wet the bed until they are 10 or so. It's normal. He definitely shouldn't be punished for it.



Maybe get him some night time pants (like pull ups for older kids) for him to wear so you don't have to wash the sheets all the time.



The worst thing you can do is compare him to his siblings. Also have a talk to him and see if there is anything that's bothering him lately. I find that my middle child will wet the bed when there are problems at his Dad's house.

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