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OKAY. I have had enough

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NAB3 Tue 17-Jul-07 18:43:24

I want to get my 6 year old boy and almost 4 year old girl dry at night. Both have had some dry nights so they can do it. How can I help them along?

WigWamBam Tue 17-Jul-07 18:49:02

You can't. It's not really something you can teach or train; it happens when their bodies are ready and not before.

There's a hormone which kicks in to suppress urination overnight - anti-diuretic hormone - it can start being produced at any time between about 18 months and seven years. Until that happens, there's not a thing you can do to make them dry overnight.

NAB3 Tue 17-Jul-07 18:50:34

I knew that, , but I guess my thinking if they can do it some nights, why not others????

FirenzeandZooey Tue 17-Jul-07 18:53:47

If you know about the hormone, how do you think that you can 'help' them?

WigWamBam Tue 17-Jul-07 18:56:32

Frustrating, isn't it!

Dd is 6 as well, and nowhere near being ready - she had two dry nights last week for the first time ever, which raised our hopes a bit, but she's been wringing wet again every night since.

I'm working on the assumption that it can be a bit hit-and-miss when they first start being ready. It's certainly not something that they can control, which is what makes it hard to do anything to "make" it happen.

I have come to the conclusion that, for dd, all I can do is bide my time and wait until she gets there ... and hope that it's not going to take another six years!

KITTENSOCKS Tue 17-Jul-07 18:59:05

There are nasal sprays which can help with bedwetting, but you need to have child examined by the Dr and they won't give it to under 6 year olds, unless that's changed.

NAB3 Tue 17-Jul-07 19:18:59

WWB: DS1 has been like this or about a year. DD was dry in the day before 2 and now I have a 2 year old and I don't have a clue how to do day time training!!??!?!?!?

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