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Anyone else have an older child still wetting the bed at night...like every night....any suggestions or ideas to stop this
hi this is only my second reply and i dont know if i am doing it right..but i wanted to answer u, my nephew has just finished wetting the bed and he is 10yrs old.They tried tablets, electric buzzers onthe bed, everything. But they just said his body wasnt ready until then.....I know its hard to experience this, lots of washing sheets, wet child etc........hopefullly it wont last too long for you.In the mean time, I guess you can only try different things...and c what works.goodluck :)
It's a developmental thing. They get to a stage where a hormone is released in their brain which concentrates the urine, making them able to go all night without emptying their bladder. There's nothing you can do to get them to that stage any quicker. Pull-ups/Dry Nites are expensive, but there's plenty of cloth alternatives. It's nothing to worry about until the child is past their 7th birthday and still wetting every night. Night-dryness generally takes longer for boys than girls, and something like 5% of kids are still not night-dry at the age of 9. The more you stress about it, the more it stresses everybody out - and it's something the child cannot control, and imagine how it must feel to be anxious about something you cannot control?
Yep I agree with what the others have said. I, myself wet the bed until I was 11 years old :o everyone thought it was because I was too 'lazy' to get out of bed & go to the toilet but it wasnt that at all...I just never woke up! Good luck!
Thanks for that...just frustrating really both the boys wear drynites but the babylove brand and the younger one only wets about 3 times a week and the older one every night...
my 8 yr old niece still wets her bed.her mum must try to limit drinks in the evening and mekes her go before bed time but it still happens sometime.my partner said his sister (nieces mum)use to do it for years too and their parents tried a beeper thing that goes off when they pee but its supposed to help by getting into the habit of waking up when they pee.although it is too late by the time it goes off.
i actually wet the bed till i was 12:o
my parent did everything they could in those middle years, they eventually gave up.
all of a sudden i just stopped wetting!
give him time, he'll be fine, i know it's a hassle changing sheets and the like, but try not to let him see u stress about it, it will only make him feel bad.
just be patient :)
My DS2 who is nearly 5 was wetting heaps, we were both getting tired and frustrated, so I put her back into drynites. All the stress has gone and we both sleep well. I will wait until her drynites are consistently dry before we try again. Good to hear that there is no frantic hurry.
My DD1 (8yrs old) was early toilet trained and stopped wetting the bed quite early. Then in April this yr she started wetting the bed at night, at least 3-5 times/wk. We went to the DR and had a urine test done to check if she had an infection, but it came back negative.
She's wearing pullups which mean a better night sleep for us all. We limit drinks at night. We've always had a good routine of brush teeth and go to the toilet before bed, so that hasn't changed.
I'm thinking of taking her to a chiropractor/osteopath for an appointment soon. Hopefully that will help.
The majority of kids do outgrow bedwetting, but it is frustrating.
Bed wetting usually runs in families for some reason. I wet the bed up until I was 10 or so, aswell. I can still remember vividly dreaming that I was walking down the hallway, going to the bathroom, sitting on the toilet and weeing. But then I'd wake up still in bed.:rolleyes:
We don't make a big fuss about it when DD1 does wet, but when she has a dry night we celebrate! If she has 3 dry nights in a week then she gets a special reward. Praise is the key, not shame.
i wet the bed till i was 15..and my mum had the same prob too.
i went to specialists , had a mulititude of tests done and tried pretty much everything and nothing worked for me. I just wouldnt wake up o'nite. And even if i hadnt drunk much all day i woul still wet.
I had alot of negative pressure from my parents which didnt make it easier. I also have alot of self esteem issues im still dealing with now because of all this. It was embarressing goin for sleep overs at friends houses.. etc
BUT ...My bedwetting just stopped one day.
Any advice, dont make kids feel bad, like they arent normal. Tread with care and take each day as it comes and let them know its not a big deal that they wet the bed. And when they do have a dry bed , praise them .
My 4 yr old wets the bed still too. we dont make it a big deal, but we have a calendar system set up with a sticker put on for every dry nite and 4 dry nites in a row get a special reward. This works well. Lucy wets about 4 out of 7 nites a week. Its alot of washing etc ... we use dry nite pullups... but as shes getting older she finds them uncomfortable and takes them off at nite while half asleep.
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