Please help? My 7 1/2 year old can not stop bedwetting!

Nicole - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




It's only nighttime wetting, but I'm getting really worried. We have to wake up in the middle of the night to take her to the bathroom or she just wets. She can't wake up on her own. We've tried alarms, the calendar system...everything, but she can't do it. She's getting too big for nighttime underwear and sleepovers are a nightmare. The doctor says she'll outgrow it, that her bladder is just small. She sleeps like the dead! Even when we wake her to go, she's definitely sleepwalking. Please help!


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I didn't stop till I was 11. My first husband stopped at 16. My grandmother's brother never stopped and had to sleep in a chair in order to not do it.

Listen to your doctor. Teach her how to change the bed and clean herself up without freaking about it. Sleep overs will simply have to wait

Anyone who says kids do it on purpose has never woken up in a cold wet bed.

Sherri - posted on 05/04/2012




There truly isn't anything you can do. It is completely normal, she will outgrow it when her body matures.

My friends son wet the bed till he was 8 almost 9yrs old.

My other friends son is 7 1/2 and still wears pull ups every night. He still does sleepovers he just discreetly goes and changes into it when he changes into his jammies. Nobody is any wiser. They make them for older kids and they aren't much thicker then normal underwear.

Jodi - posted on 05/04/2012




Nicole, Dove is right, what your daughter is experiencing is perfectly normal and might just be a matter of waiting for her bladder to mature. We've had several in our family as late bedwetters - my step son, my niece, my brother, my is perfectly normal. The majority of kids outgrow it by the time they hit puberty.

There are pullups available for larger sizes. My step son was still wetting until he was 12, and there were still pull ups available for him, so you can get them.

Dove - posted on 05/04/2012




There is a 24 page post on this very topic right now. Read it. :)

Bottom line though, your daughter is perfectly normal. There are tricks that might help, but if the doctor is not yet concerned my favorite 'trick' is time.


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