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    Default 9 yr old still wets overnight!

    My DP's 9 yr old (not far off turning 10), is still in pull ups overnight. My DS is 10 and he only just became dry overnight in the last 6 months, and my 5yr old DD still wears a pull up overnight too.
    I know that it's not necessarily something you can 'teach' them, and they will become dry when they're ready, but it's still frustrating. To make matters worse DP's son somehow manages to wet through his pull up onto the bed fairly frequently. However I think he lies on his tummy a lot and it leaks out, which I figured because often the pull up is not all that full.
    I wish he and my DD would just stop wetting! I'm so over buying pull ups!!
    I wonder if using brolly sheets and letting him feel the wetness would help?

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    I feel your pain ! My 7yo will wet the bed every so often although I haven't used pull ups for a long time. I have to take her to the toilet about 1-2 hours into her sleep and then she will wake up dry. If I forget, she has a 50/50 chance of wetting the bed.

    As I walk her to the toilet, she is in a deep slumber so she doesn't remember me taking her so im not really addressing the problem but then I don't have to put her in pull ups.

    My middle child (5) has never wet the bed and the youngest wears pull ups (2.5) at night as she wakes up consistently wet.

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    I have an older child who wets every night. We have stopped pull ups and opted for a brolly sheet but it was really distressing for the child and made no difference.
    We resorted to medication, which works...but after 3 months when we stopped it (advice from the GP) we went straight back to wetting...so now it's just used for sleepovers.
    I've just come to terms with the fact that pull ups are a necessary part of our life.

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    *sigh*....well it's good to know I'm not alone, but I guess we'll just wait it out. DP said he was a very late bed-wetter so his DS must've taken after him. I could probably tolerate it better if he didn't do the sleep on the tummy thing which makes it leak out. I might suggest to DP that we layer up his bed with brolly sheets so that at least the top layer can just be taken off.

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    A continence nurse may offer some advice. A hire of a bed wetting alarm helped my DS become dry and they're specialists in this field.

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    Kids cant actually control wetting the bed until they are producing enough of the hormone called Vasopressin which helps concentrate urine at night. Children vary in the age the hormone kicks in, some are 2, others are 12.... there is a genetic component in that if either parent was a bedwetter then the kid has a higher chance of being one.

    My 2 eldest were in pull ups at night until 8. Then as if by magic, they stopped wetting just after their 8th birthdays. My middle child was dry at 3. Kids dont 'want' to wet the bed, they arent just too lazy to get up.. it is usually a physical thing, that is not necessarily in their control.
    I wouldnt stress too much, definitely wouldnt waste money on bed alarms and that sort of rubbish. I'd just buy pull ups, they are the cheapest option. Kids are dry eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel3072 View Post
    Kids cant actually control wetting the bed until they are producing enough of the hormone called Vasopressin which helps concentrate urine at night. Children vary in the age the hormone kicks in, some are 2, others are 12.... there is a genetic component in that if either parent was a bedwetter then the kid has a higher chance of being one.

    My 2 eldest were in pull ups at night until 8. Then as if by magic, they stopped wetting just after their 8th birthdays. My middle child was dry at 3. Kids dont 'want' to wet the bed, they arent just too lazy to get up.. it is usually a physical thing, that is not necessarily in their control.
    I wouldnt stress too much, definitely wouldnt waste money on bed alarms and that sort of rubbish. I'd just buy pull ups, they are the cheapest option. Kids are dry eventually.
    Thank you for this! Really good to know!
    My DS1 only recently stopped wetting the bed overnight and he is 5 1/2 years old. He was wetting every single night unless we took him to the toilet before midnight, and suddenly about 2 weeks ago he just stopped wetting the bed. He isn't getting up in the middle of the night to pee, so it must be this hormone, vasopressin.

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    My almost 10 year old dd still wears pull ups at night and wakes with it full, occasionally she will wet through it as well. My almost 7 dd is the same although not quite as bad. They are both incredibly heavy sleepers and don't even wake up if they wet the bed, they don't realise til morning. That 'sense' is just not there- although slowly dd1 is getting better.

    My sister was well and truely in high school before she stopped having to wear them. They did every test they could, all came back clear, tried every alarm and routine suggested and nothing worked. The drs put it down to how heavy a sleeper she was and her brain not being able to signal her bladder. Eventually as she got older she became more aware and after a while it was like something just clicked and she stopped.

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    So glad i found this thread dd2 who is nearly 9 is still in a night nappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunkx View Post
    So glad i found this thread dd2 who is nearly 9 is still in a night nappy
    Glad I could help! Lol
    I'd rather not be a part of this club, but still just the cards we've been dealt I guess!


 

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