When Does Bedwetting Stop?
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Bedwetting. When does it stop? ok, if genes played a part, I know I still had accidents when I was 7. (yes, I am making myself really vulnerable now! Cos I’m so desperate) Now that I have two kids still under that age, can I find out, when do accidents cease to exist?
As of now, we have tried the following methods:
Encouragement – We said you are off diapers now, big boy/girl. Remember to walk or run to the toilet when you want to pee.
Embarrassment – We said we will tell your class teacher, your class mates, our neighbours, the whole world. We will put a sign on the door.
Punishment – We shouted and screamed and said we would cane, we would put you in the naughty corner.
Practical – No drinking an hour before sleep, empty bladder before going to bed, put night lamps that lead to the bathroom
Right now, we are going with patience and grace. It is very challenging because we are in the rainy season now. There’s no where I can go to sun the mattress and dry the pee.
Before that special patience an grace run out, please please please anyone, is there a way to stop bedwetting?
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Very rarely my daughter has accidents at night but when she does we don't make a big fuss over it
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I hope someone chimes in. I haven't even tackled potty training so I know what post I'll come back to if this ends up being an issue with my son.
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My youngest son has accidents occasionally and he's six. If he doesn't have anything to drink after supper and uses the potty before bedtime, we usually don't have a problem.
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knock on wood, my daughter is 5 and we haven't had a bedwetting accident in months.
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By any chance are they taking antihistamines? Certain meds can make some children have difficulty controlling their bladders.
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Surprisingly, my 7 year old son has only wet the bed once or twice. However, I think I was about a couple years past that age before I stopped. I think it was mostly due to the fact that I was a deep sleeper and I have always had an overactive bladder – not a good combination! I can understand why this may be tiresome for you, but this shall pass.
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We haven't had any accidents here with my son. But I do know that often times their bladders are not mature enough to go all night without going. But try not to embarrass them about it. I am sure they feel bad enough.
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Luckily my kids never had problems with bed wetting, I learned that giving them juice and or water early seems to help.
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I don't know that there is an answer as to when it stops. Some kids are wetting the bed because their brains/bodies simply aren't developed enough to control it. Others may be bed wetting for emotional reasons or to get attention. In either case, I think that each child is different, and patience really is the answer.
Have you tried waterproof mattress pads? Only one of our sons is out of diapers – he has an accident every couple of months. We use a waterproof mattress pad. We also "double-layer" the sheets (waterproof mattress pad – sheet – waterproof mattress pad – sheet). Then, when he does have an accident, we just change him and then pull off the top sheet and waterproof mattress pad. After that, he can hop right back into bed, thus limiting the amount of sleep he looses.
Good luck finding a solution that works well for your family.
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Some kids just take so much longer than others. My son was almost 2 years later than my daughter was on nighttime dryness. I really didn't stress about it though. I just relaxed and waited it out.
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I hope he gets past it soon! I don't have any words of wisdom, because this is the one area my kids didn't really have a problem with. We've had plenty of bathroom issues over the years, but only a very brief period of bedwetting thankfully.
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Our soon to be 5 year old has been the most difficult to potty train. But we don't make fusses over accidental wettings. She just hit the 3 month mark of no accidents at night.
My nine year still has trouble a few times a year. He has to take sleep meds or he'd be awake for days, and it just makes him sleep right through the urge to go sometimes. Here in the states though Huggies makes these large square pads that have tape backs so that if their is an accident the whole bed doesn't get soaked and the bottom bedding at least stays dry.
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I don't have much experience on this topic. Our lil guy is dry most nights, but wears a pull-up because he's potty training.
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Potty training is such a difficult subject. Definitely not one of my favorite milestones.
I definitely understand the trials of bed training. My oldest wet his bed on and off for years. I feel like I forced him too much so with son #2 we're letting him have more control. So far so good – we can only cross our fingers and hope he's willing when he's ready.
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I am currently going through this with my son only with bowel movements instead of wetting. I have done just about everything you have done and it has been painful. I finally just stopped and we are working through it. Hopefully next year he doesn't go to school pooping in his pants. Hang in there. I am there with you!
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My son wet the bed until he was 7; apparently there is a hormone that they develop, some sooner than others. We could have gotten a shot, but we waited it out. He's fine now. 🙂
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With my first we had absolutely no problems. Once she switched to Pull-Ups she NEVER peed at night time. My youngest is now in her 2nd week of potty training and while she does okay during the day (she’s still not 100% because we are a very busy family who leaves the house a lot) we put on a cloth diaper at night and it’s wet in the morning. She even reminds us “no pee in diaper” at night and we agree but it still happens. So long story short I think we’re going to have a bed wetting problem with her and I’m not sure how I’ll handle it.
I think some kids just take longer than others. It might have something to do with how sound they sleep. My son stopped wetting the bed at a pretty young age but I know my sister had a totally different experience with her daughter.