I need to get my 5 year old to sleep without diaper! anyone any ideas ??

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He is fine during the day goes to the bathroom alone and without any help, however he will still pee in bed..


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Isela - posted on 09/05/2009




My daughter is turning five - what I did was just stop using them at night - and around 12 pm I would get her up to go once -- has a couple accident - did this for two week - one day I fell asleep and did not get up to take her for he nite time potty and that night she had no accidents - since them we have been good

Bridgiette - posted on 09/04/2009




I would not worry about this. Sometimes with boys it takes a bit longer. My youngest just got out of pullups in June 09 - he is 7. He is a very sound sleeper and it took a bit longer for him. I stopped stressing about it. It will happen - he will eventually not need a pull up.

Emily - posted on 09/04/2009




Not to pose any alarm, but have you talked with his pediatrician? It could be biological. I know it's not uncommon. My step-brother wet his bed frequently throughout childhood. I know some boys don't get the physical sensation of needing to go until it's too late, especially if they are really sound sleepers. My step-mom literally had to wake him up nightly to get him to go until he did it on his own.

Crystal - posted on 09/02/2009




Have you ever thought about trying the bed wetting systems? There is a little alarm that goes off when it senses that the underwear are getting wet. It wakes them up and then they can go to the bathroom. Sometimes it takes a few weeks. Also, juice or even too much water later in the evening can cause kids to have to pee during the night. Maybe limit the drinks after dinner for a week or so and see if that helps?

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