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    Default 5yr old still wetting bed at night

    My DD2 is about to turn 6.
    We carry/walk her to the toilet each night before we go to bed 10/1030ish.

    If we forget she'll often wake in a wet bed.

    We have a brolly sheet on her bed so if she wets we just change the brolly sheet (we have 2).

    We dont restrict drinks she has a drink bottle by her bed to sip from if she desires.

    She is just a deep sleeper and we figure she'll sort herself out in time.

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    Default 5yr old still wetting bed at night

    My dd is 5 and we do the same as many others here - at about 8:30 we take her to the toilet while she's practically still asleep. We call it the dream wee. We have found that if she's going to wet the bed, it'll happen fairly early in the night. If we do the dream wee by 9pm at the latest, she'll almost always wake up dry the next day.

    I figure she'll get there, she was late to toilet train (not fully day trained until well after 4yo) and took forever (almost a year!) so I figure we're doing pretty well considering!

    A nurse once told me that her son had to do continence training and they told them to increase water intake, not decrease it. Something about the sensation of needing to wee had to be stronger. Don't take my word on that though!

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    Continence training - Interesting! I won't try that for now, as I'm scared of the consequences lol but if he's still wetting the bed in 12 months I might consider some professional help. For now, since we go to bed quite late anyway, I guess it's not a huge deal to take him around 10-11pm.. He won't wet the bed after that wee.

    My ds2 is turning 3 in a month and he is pretty much dry through his sleeps now and goes to the toilet immediately when he wakes up. It's crazy how different the two boys are when it comes to toilet training... It took about a year for DS1 to not have accidents during the day anymore! Ds2, a couple of weeks.

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    My oldest son wet the bed every single night until 7.5 years old ! Sometimes two or three times a night . He was just in such a deep sleep . One day he just stopped and never did it again .

    We drastically cut sugar , we stopped feeding strawberries and water melon - this was a daily thing in our house now we may have it once a week ( not sure if that helped or not but we did it )

    We saw a dentist who took an image of his breathing tube that go out across the cheeks , he has tiny tubes , it means he is a mouth breather and that means he doesn't get enough oxygen to his pineal gland ( I may of totally got this wrong !) but she made us put tape over his mouth and MADE him breath through his nose for 3 minutes each night . Mouth breathers apparently take longer to dry nights but then other people told me this was rubbish - we did it anyway .

    I do reflexology and started pressing the reflex points around the kidneys and bladder on the feet . Google reflexology chart . You press and hold. I don't know why I never did it before but once I started he had fewer accidents from 3 times a night to once .

    Also we took away any night pants so he was throughly wet .

    All of this may of done nothing and he may just of grown out of it .

    My daughter stopped at 2 and my other son at 3 so it was a huge battle of wee and laundry and no sleep .

    If he was still wetting the bed we would of done THERAPEE . Google it , it has a huge success rate .

    Good luck

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    Thanks @babynomad !! Great advice there! I'll look into all of this!

    We already have very limited sugar intake in the kids diets, but they do eat fruit. Though not watery fruit, more like applies and bananas.. Anyway, I'll look into the mouth breathing and reflexology, I'll check our therapee too!

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    Good luck ! I was drowning in tiredness and cranky and horrible when it wasn't the poor kids fault . So glad it ended because getting up and changing sheets for years and years and years is exhausting . Hope you get some results ! Xxx

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    At 5 it is totally normal to wet the bed! Totally! Your pead and continence nurse would tell you the same thing. It's also very normal to regress from being completely dry to wetting the bed after a big change such as moving. Your health practitioner won't encourage you to try anything invasive such as continence training until your child is at least 6 but more likely 7. It has little to no effect until then and most children will out grow wetting by then. Please don't stress. Please don't make a fuss. And please tell your kids it's ok to accidentally wet the bed.

    My ds is moving well past 8 and wets every single night more than once a night. That's a problem and its heartbreaking for us all. He has the will what he lacks is the capacity.

    5 years and wetting is not a problem, UNLESS it's distressing for your child.

    Put the pull up on and get some sleep. See where you are at in 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia View Post
    At 5 it is totally normal to wet the bed! Totally! Your pead and continence nurse would tell you the same thing. It's also very normal to regress from being completely dry to wetting the bed after a big change such as moving. Your health practitioner won't encourage you to try anything invasive such as continence training until your child is at least 6 but more likely 7. It has little to no effect until then and most children will out grow wetting by then. Please don't stress. Please don't make a fuss. And please tell your kids it's ok to accidentally wet the bed.

    My ds is moving well past 8 and wets every single night more than once a night. That's a problem and its heartbreaking for us all. He has the will what he lacks is the capacity.

    5 years and wetting is not a problem, UNLESS it's distressing for your child.

    Put the pull up on and get some sleep. See where you are at in 6 months.
    I always make sure he knows we aren't upset that he has had an accident but I do think he feels bad when he does it. There's been a couple of times where he covered up the wet patch and changed his clothes before we could see. But I've told him he doesn't have to hide it. We try not to get frustrated or at least we make sure he can't see our frustration.

    He's been wearing pull ups now for the last several days and it's made a huge difference. He actually started going to the toilet himself several times between 8 and 10, and maybe he has a bit of a wet pull up in the morning but we are all a lot happier now.

    Thanks everyone for your advice!

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    As others have said, its totally normal.. But there are sometimes factors that can cause night wetting which you may not be aware of.

    Constipation can cause wetting the bed, as well as sleep apnoea. It may not be either of those, but any other worried parent who comes along might benefit from these suggestions.

    http://www.positiveparentingsolution...potty-training
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