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Wetting the bed....

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Georgia-Mae is 4.5 and every now and then is wetting the bed. Usually around 10.30pm or 1am in the morning. Suspect

We went for absolutley ages with no accident (and have never really had a problem), but over the last month or so it's happened a fair few times.

We try to limit her drinking before bed but she's asking to take a drink up with her and i cannot refuse as she states she's thirsty and cries - but i only lety her have a few sips.

We toilet her before she goes to bed etc, but should i worry and start getting her up to go - or is it just a phase??

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
could be a phase babe but dominic my nearly 5 yrs old does it sometime but he has the dry night pants on so we dont notice it as much

good luck babe


posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Personally I wouldn't let her take a drink to bed. It was a struggle but have just got my little man out of that habit a few months ago, also 4 1/2. Basically, instead of a bed time drink to take to bed, explain that they have a bed time drink downstairs and can't take it to bed. This seems to have worked, and if does get really thirsty then he will get up and ask for a drink which he has downstairs.

If the wetting continues consider getting her up to go to the loo. At least that why she might get used to the idea that she may need to go. Alternatively is to make sure she goes before going to bed.

I guess I've just been lucky on that side after the initial potty training everything went smoothly.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
my boy knows that the drink he has with dinner is the last drink of the day

explain to her that she cant take a drink to bed with her anymore because she is wetting the bed

and untill this stage has passed it might be worth taking her to the toilet before you go to bed at night

i do this with my little boy every night

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Aaralyn is still in a pull up at night because of this same thing. With her, it's because she doesn't wake up from the feeling/urge to go to the bathroom. Her Dr in Rhode Island and her new Dr here say it may be because she was premie and it's common in premie babies. There is something in the nervous system that is supposed to send a signal to your brain to wake you up when you have to go to the bathroom. In premies, statistics found that this takes much longer to develop in their toddler to preschool age. I wonder if it could be that she's not waking up for a pee pee, maybe it could be medical?? I hope not hun, let us know how things go!!

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Maybe it is just a phase hun Suspect

I've not experienced any problems with Charlotte so far she had a wet bed about 6 months ago but that was the first since she started going through the night, but obviously I'm not counting my chickens yet!!

My brother used to wet the bed pretty much every night until he was about 11 (he was premie too Tammy), the Dr just said unfortunately it took a lot of time for it to click in his brain he had to wake for a wee, my mum tried everything, stopping any drinks well before bed, getting him up, but nothing worked until one day he just stopped doing it. I think I was about 6 before i stopped having accidents too (again maybe the premie thing?).

Is she apprehensive about anything? Or maybe she is just so tired she gets into such a deep sleep she can't get up??

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 5 years ago
is something worrying her? (does she know about baby, even if she seems happy something might be upsetting her about it)

I don't know what to suggest Joseph is still wet quite often at night (he is 5 next month) He doesn't get a drink after his tea at night and I lift him about 9ish and again when I go to bed. Sometimes he wees then and sometimes not. And He can often go for 4- 5 nights straight when he is dry and then he wets again. I dont make a fuss of it I just tell him accidents happen and we change his bed. My HV says that 50% of boys are still wet at 5 and 20% at 7 and as we have a strong family history of bed wetting I don't force the issue. Don;t know what the percentages are for girls.

Have you tried using a pampers bed mat on her bed, they are fab they soak away the urine and hold it in the pad Very happy makes night time accidents easier to deal with.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Yep she has the papmers mats on her bed Alex.

I'm just glad that it seems to be a common thing. We are now not letting her have a drink after her dinner and ensuring she has a wee before we put her down.

She went for over a year without wetting the bed often and tbh it started before she found out about bump.

Thanks all, i'll let you know how we get on! Very happy

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
It sounds like a phase - I wouldn't worry too much - must be fairly common - why do all the companies have nighttime pants etc Smile

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
my parent would take us to toilet b4 putting us to bed then again when they went to bed.

casey started to wet the bed again after hayden was born. or she would wee on the floor first thing in morning. its gone now (touch wood) think it was just getting used to change.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
She may have developed a fear of the house at night and may refuse to get out of bed. Try leaving the hall or bathroom light on. i remember stepping out of my bedroom at that age and scream and cry at the sight of a pitch black hallway.
Kids also wet the bed when they are anxious or uncomfortable with something going on their life. Try to think of something new or a troubling situation he might going through. if he goes to school or daycare talk to the teacher or staff to see if there is any problems during the day.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
I experienced a regression back to bed wetting with my eldest Ana when I was expceting Amy. At the time Ana was eight years old. I found our Health Visitor was invaluable, she gave us lots of information and two free snooze pads for Ana's bed.

Maybe put a potty in her room incase she's either scared to go to the bathroom at might or waking to late to get there.

I also used to wake Ana in the night and take her, even though I was advised not to by the health visitor. But then she didn't have to do my washing or live with a stinky mattress.

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