What Do I do about my 2yr old wetting the bed because her brother does?

Shelley - posted on 05/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 2 1/2 year old daughter has been totally toilet trained since she turned 2, night and day. Just recently she has started wetting the bed on purpose and she is proud of it. I think it is because her older brother sometimes does. I really don't know what to do to get her to stop it.


Jennifer - posted on 05/28/2012




You might try the following:
When she wets the bed, calmly make her change as much of it as she can. Have her clean herself up, re-make the bed, and go back to sleep. If she is looking for a reaction, don't give her one. Give it as little attention as possible. When she does something you want - like remain dry all night - reward her with happy praise. She'll get the picture.

Sometimes, kids suffer setbacks. She is still pretty young. Has there been any stress lately? Any changes? Is she doing it for attention? These may be contributing factors. If you find something, address the cause and just wait out the effect.

Hang in there!

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