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Son, age 6, still needs to wear nappy at night

(14 Posts)
Gloria1969 Fri 07-Feb-14 18:56:50

My little boy is a darling, really bright, confident and articulate but cannot seem to manage to go through the night without wetting himself. We tried for months over the summer without nappies but still to no avail. We have tried stopping him having anything to drink after 5pm but still to no avail.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 07-Feb-14 18:59:28

DD1 is 6 and still in night time pull ups. We haven't addressed it yet. Hoping she'll grow out of it I guess. I do know that they advise not to limit drinks though, strange as it may seem. Otherwise I'm clueless.

Sleepwhenidie Fri 07-Feb-14 19:03:31

My ds1 is almost 8.5 and we still have the same problem sad - its starting to really bother him now, especially as DD (5) and DS2 (4) have both been dry at night since about 3yo. We had tablets that are supposed to stop night time wetting but don't work for everyone and didn't for him. Now considering an alarm from ERIC...but there's every chance he'll sleep through it, he sleeps so deeply hmm

SeagullsAreLikeThat Fri 07-Feb-14 19:04:18

I have been told that this often changes once they hit 7. Apparently some hormone kicks in around that age which helps to stop the bed-wetting. I have another year to go to find out!

SeagullsAreLikeThat Fri 07-Feb-14 19:05:24

Xpost and I guess I heard wrong then!

Sleepwhenidie Fri 07-Feb-14 19:09:08

I think you are correct about the hormone Seagulls...don't know the statistics for having it by 7yo though, not happened for us obviously!

WireCat Fri 07-Feb-14 19:10:56

Don't worry about it at all. My ds1 was the same. It will happen. We did end up doing a sticker chart, but tbh, I don't think it worked (it helped us!) but if felt like we were doing something iyswim.

clearsommespace Fri 07-Feb-14 19:11:35

DS is a really heavy sleeper and needed night nappies until he was 8.
DD was dry age 2. They're all different.

Sleepwhenidie Fri 07-Feb-14 19:11:48

At what age did you get it sorted wirecat?

JabberJabberJay Fri 07-Feb-14 19:12:38

Normal OP. And much more common than you'd think.

NHS won't intervene until a child is 8 and still not dry at night.

CMP69 Fri 07-Feb-14 19:13:01

Nothing constructive to add but you are not alone sad DS is 5.6 was doing really well pre Christmas out of nappies (dry most but not all nights for several weeks) but since then probably no more than 2 dry nights per week. I am almost ready to give up and go back to pull ups

Sleepwhenidie Fri 07-Feb-14 19:14:28

We had a whole week of dry pull ups two weeks ago, so celebrated and stopped - then had a whole week of wet beds (some he slept through) sad, so we have gone back to the pull ups again!

NachoAddict Fri 07-Feb-14 19:17:07

DD age 6 is still in night time nappies too with never a dry one in the morning.

Ds is 8 and he struggled until he was well into his 7th year and it just happened naturally for him.

I took him to the doctor aged 4 and the doctor said they wouldn't investigate until age 7/8 because it is so common. He also said that most people just lie and say their child is dry when they aren't.

ColouringInQueen Fri 07-Feb-14 19:18:07

Hi OP, my dd was the same. Got to 7 and we did see a nurse at the GP who basically said for her to drink more - her bladder capacity was small (we measured a big wee!), that and the promise of bunk beds when she was dry did the trick after about a month - I will never know which it was though! Like others say, not at all uncommon.

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