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3.9yo bed wetting every night after 6 months dry

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DIYandEatCake Thu 01-Jan-15 09:41:36

I can't work out what's going on here. Dd (3.9) had been reliably dry at night for 6 months now, but for the last week has wet the bed every night. Last night we avoided all drinks after 6pm, I lifted her to wee at 12.30 when we went to bed, and she was still wet at 3.30 (I don't normally do lifting but the laundry situation is getting desperate - no tumble drier). She wakes up and comes to find me with wet trousers saying 'I didn't get too the loo in time' but isn't upset. Last night it was only a smallish puddle.
Should I take her to the doctors in case it's a uti or anything, or just wait for it to pass? I have no idea of it's happening when she's awake or asleep. We're going away to stay with family for the next few days and she's going to have to wear pull-ups again as she'll be in a ready-bed with no spare bedding. Not sure that's a good thing though as she often wants to 'be a baby' at the moment (1yo ds has had a bit more attention than usual as he's just starting to walk).

ppeatfruit Thu 01-Jan-15 14:32:04

It's important not to make a fuss about it . It's not naughty, if you make her think she's naughty for not being a 'grown up girl' it could get worse. Yes take her to the docs anyway but I'd say it's an allergy. If she's recently started drinking sugar free drinks or something.

But there's no reason why you shouldn't 'baby' her for a bit in case she's jealous of the baby (which is totally normal of course). I'd say use the pull ups and make no comment if she's dry or not.

I speak as a nanny\CM, ex EY teacher and Mof 3.

confusedofengland Fri 02-Jan-15 08:36:15

We had similar with my Ds of similar age, who'd also been dry for a few months. In our case, it was linked to not being at preschool & once he went back he was dry again. So maybe in your case it is caused by your changes?

DIYandEatCake Fri 02-Jan-15 22:04:07

Thanks. I'm trying not to make a fuss about it and just be matter of fact, but that's taking a big effort from me as I'm up several times a night with ds and don't really want to be up another time stripping beds and changing soaked pyjamas. But I don't want to go back to nappies long term either, she actually enjoyed having one last night and wetting it confused. After a gentle chat about it she seemed to be worried about getting up in the night, so tonight she has a potty next to the bed (she has a nightlight she can turn on too), we'll see if that helps.

ppeatfruit Sat 03-Jan-15 15:38:40

Put on special sheets and a plastic base on her bed and explain why you're doing it during the day though without any fuss.

It's difficult I know. But the more fuss you make the worse it might get. Maybe a little star chart might help her ? is she drinking something different from before ? Aspartame is not good for anyone. so it could cause irritation of her bladder.

DIYandEatCake Sun 04-Jan-15 00:50:33

No, no change in what she's drinking or eating. We're trying a reward chart tonight. I'm pretty certain - from what she's said about it - that it's happening while she's awake, she just doesn't want to get out of bed for whatever reason. I do wonder too if she's woken by ds crying and then wants attention too... Though I have told her that she can come for a cuddle anytime in the night, she doesn't need a reason. We have waterproof under sheets but even the duvet and pillow were wet again last night (we have no tumble drier so have been the the launderette today to try to clear some of the backlog). Gah 3 year olds (and 1 year olds, currently awake again!)

ppeatfruit Sun 04-Jan-15 11:43:13

But sometimes allergies can suddenly occur, orange juice can be an irritant .Has she managed to use the potty? Poor you sad it must be grim.

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