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3yo soaking through nappies at night

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ZabM Mon 24-Sep-12 21:58:20

My 3 yo is more and more often soaking through her nappies, pjs and soaking the bed at night. She's not upset by it, it just means we have to get up and change the bed etc. Should I try waking her up to pee? I've stopped bedtime drinks but not much effect.

Becky2406 Mon 24-Sep-12 22:10:23

My 3 yr old is the same we don't go bed till midnight so always change her bum then it's not a solution but its helps

QuietNinjaTardis Mon 24-Sep-12 22:14:00

We always change ds nappy when we go to bed and that's helped with him soaking thru. We also have him in a size bigger nappy for night time.

fridakahlo Mon 24-Sep-12 22:16:22

We were having this problem, so we gave ended up doubling up, a large size nappy wIth pyjamas 'pants' over the top.
If he gets through.the night without wetting the pyjama pants then we reuse them the next night.
He has been known to take it all off on occasion-sigh!

AnxiousElephant Mon 24-Sep-12 22:38:41

Hi I would try these, my dd age 5 was still like this at night until we saw the enuresis (bedwetting) nurse.
Don't give any drink that isn't water, milk or fruit juice diluted 1/10 (no low sugar squash and particularly blackcurrent or caffeine based drinks as they are bladder irritants).
No bubble bath (another irritant)
No tv in bedroom. (we didn't have this anyway).
Get nursery to encourage dinking in the day and explain why - may be making up after coming home so most fluid is taken later in the day.
No night light in the room while going to sleep (tricks the brain into thinking it is daytime, wrong hormones secreted).
Make the evening meal drink/ bedtime drink 1 hour at least before bed. Get her to urinate and then again 30 minutes later to ensure the bladder is empty.
Explain to dd why she needs to drink lots at pre-school.

Health professionals do not view it is an issue until age 7, unless the child is upset about it. If by then she has not outgrown it (5/6 years) ask for a referral from the school nurse to the continence service (childrens). They can provide star charts/ alarms etc. Dr can refer for U/S scan if needed and other methods aren't working.
If she drinks loads then consider diabetes and see GP, this makes the urine stronger and more irritable to the bladder i.e. frequent urination.

ZabM Tue 25-Sep-12 10:34:24

Thanks everyone, fridakahlo, do you mean normal pyjama bottoms or is there something you can buy to fit over nappies?

AnxiousElephant Tue 25-Sep-12 19:50:36

Huggies dry nite pants or similar are designed for older children and seem to hold more volume.

fridakahlo Wed 26-Sep-12 12:59:11

What Elephant said!

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