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

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

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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.

Jodi - posted on 05/04/2012

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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 husband......it 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.

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