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5yo wet the bed four nights in a row

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idontlikealdi Fri 02-Sep-16 11:50:20

DT1 (5) has only been dry at night for about 8 months but was doing really well. She has wet the bed 4 nights in a roow.

First time was about 6am so she got in bed with us instead of changing the bed and waking her sister up.

Is this something to worry about or just something that happens? I have a feeling she quite fancied being in bed with us the subsequent times but it was middle of the night so I changed her bed and she got back in - none of us would get any sleep otherwise!

I know its quite normal for them not to be dry at this age so not overly worried but likewise wonder if there is something else going - anxiety perhaps about going back to school?

WreckTangled Fri 02-Sep-16 11:52:41

My dd always used to wet the bed if she was coming down with something, is that a possibility?

yikesanotherbooboo Fri 02-Sep-16 11:59:29

I agree, is she coming down with something or very over tired? If she is usually dry it could be a urine infection. Can you make a phone appointment with your doctor?

BertieBotts Fri 02-Sep-16 12:01:01

Is she about to start/return to school and feeling anxious?

lisaneedsarest Fri 02-Sep-16 12:01:34

There could be a whole host of reasons
Nerves about going back to school
Drinking tea/cola/another bladder irritant
Late night drinks
Very tired and not able to rouse to hold it or go to the toilet?

idontlikealdi Fri 02-Sep-16 12:18:48

She has been exceptionally tired - big days out over the last few days of school and she has been chatting a bit about not knowing which classroom she will be in this year.

Will see if I can get a gp appt just in case its an infection going into the weekend.

Thanks all.

3luckystars Fri 02-Sep-16 13:03:37

Check for a kidney infection, my son started wetting aged 5. Had no history of ever wetting the bed, I thought he was stressed over starting school! I had a couple of chats with him, but someone suggested I check for a kidney infection and sure enough he had onel!! He had no other symptoms at all, no temperature, wasn't complaining of pain, wasn't ill, but when the doctor checked, there was blood in his urine. I felt really awful about it.

Definitely check for a physical cause, just bring a sample to the doctor this evening.

Witchend Fri 02-Sep-16 21:13:45

Agree. Check for a UTI.
Wetting was the only sign for one of mine and the doctor said that if a child's been reliably dry, then not to be suddenly with no known reason usually does signify an infection.

Vinorosso74 Fri 02-Sep-16 22:54:32

My DD went through a phase of wetting the bed just before starting Y1 even though she seemed ok about it and knew her teacher well. I think it was anxiety. Another mum happened to tell me her son did exactly the same.
School started and she was fine.

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