WETTING THE BED

Erica - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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MY SON IS 4 YRS OLD AND HE WEARS A PULL UP B/C HE USAULLY HAS THE ACCIDENTS AT NIGHT. WE HAVE TRIED HAVING HIM NOT WEAR ONE BUT HE STILL WETS THE BED. HE GOES TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE HE GOES TO BED, AND HE DOESNT DRINNK ANYTHING EITHER BUT DOESNT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.....ANY SUGGESTIONS

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Erin - posted on 09/02/2009

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maybe try giving him his last drink for the night like about an hour before bedtime maybe earlier, then make sure he goes to the bathroom before be. what helped with my daughter is that we started putting her in regular panties to go to bed and telling her she is a big girl now you are not going to pee the bed b/c you have big girl panties on

Kylie - posted on 09/02/2009

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i have the same problem with my son , what i have found is that if he gets to cold from the fan...because he likes to kick his blankets off when he sleeps..he wets too.its not just the drinks before bed that i have banned either he is not allowed any soft drink or cordials from the afternoon because the have a something in them that makes him pee more ..when he has an accident i make him wake me up straight away and he gets the sheets off his bed and his blankets and puts them in the wash then he gets in the shower...he hardly has any accidents at all now..I check the temperature in the room ,night light in the toliet and his blankets also only water of a afternoon..hope this helps you some

Wendy - posted on 08/27/2009

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I have a 4 yr old girl and she has recently started wetting the bed again. Im not putting a ull up back on her because I dont want to get her into any kind of comfort zone where she might just get used to wetting the bed. I just clean it up. It happens at least once a week, sometimes more. Since she wasnt doing it before, I just assumed she is sleeping too deeply and doesnt know she's dong it. Im not too worried about it, this too shall pass! :) I dont know if I'd go with putting a potty in the bedroom though. My son, who is now 14, wet the bed til he was almost 10. I remember one night when he was around 3 or 4, he was still half asleep and tried to go to the potty which was beside his bedroom, He thought he was peeing in the potty, but peed all in his toybox! LOL I'd be worried something like that could happen if I put a potty in the room. Heck, one room oer was too close for my son! Ahhhh, yet another story to tell his kids about later on! :)

User - posted on 08/21/2009

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Hi, don't worry and stick a nappy back on him at night. My doctor tells me that 1 in 4 four-year olds (mine included) simply still sleep too deeply to hear their bladders. She said in most cases he´ll start sleeping less deeply between now and when he is 5 and I certainly shouldn´t force it. As the last post notes, there is nothing abnormal about it going on alot longer than that.. close friend was a bed-wetter till she was about 11, I think, don´t think she´s had any problems since then!! :-)

Kelly - posted on 08/21/2009

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My son isn't at that stage yet..but almost. Most boys and girls too have a hard time with bed wetting because their bladders are small and usually any doctor will tell you that because of that fact and because they are only young, their brains need to develop that part that tells them when you need to pee you have to wake up. That's the whole thing with bed wetting, their brains are sending the signal fast enough for them to wake up and make it to the potty.



I would try (unless you have already done this) putting his potty in his room at night time and letting him know that if he wakes up and needs to pee his potty is right there and to use it.

If it still isn't working, it's just a matter of him growing out of that phase...it's not unusual for kids to wet the bed up until they are 11 or 12 sometimes. Hope this helps. :)

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