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Bed wetting dd, aged 4, how to proceed

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rhetorician Wed 03-Apr-13 20:48:20

She came out of night nappies about a month ago, and has about one wet bed a week. She is a very deep sleeper, but doesn't want to wear nappies. We've had a bad week, probably 4 wet beds...she has been a bit unwell. Last 3 nights we have lifted her at 11, she doesn't always wee, but in any case still wet this morning. It's not her fault, and clearly its not a training issue. She just doesn't wake up, barely even when the bed is wet. Is there any point lifting her? Should we go back to nappies? Not keen, as she doesn't want to, and they are v. expensive. Can cope with wet bed every few days, but not more often than not.

Completely trained during the day for a good 18 months or so.

What do you suggest? Many thanks

Iwaswatchingthat Wed 03-Apr-13 20:56:14

My dd is nearly 7 and soaks a nappy every night. She was potty trained by day with no accidents at 2. Apparently it is a hormone which needs to kick in and in some kids it kicks in later than others. Her sister has never wet the bed.

We use pyjama pants as they have a 'big girl' pic on the front. Not cheap, but IMO better than changing wet beds. When she is asleep she has no control so she can't be trained out of it. I would go back to nappies or 'night time knickers' as we call them!!

rhetorician Wed 03-Apr-13 21:04:16

I know that it's simply a physical thing and there's not much you can do about it. But if she goes back to every few days, I can live with ah that, about as often as we'd change her bed anyway. Thanks.

CocktailQueen Wed 03-Apr-13 21:05:49

I'd go back to nappies tbh. My ds is the same - a few nights dry then soaks the bed. I'd rather sleep all night through and not be wondering what time he'll come through and will need him and the bed changing...

rhondajean Wed 03-Apr-13 21:12:08

My dd2 wet the bed quite a bit, right up until she was about 6 or 7 if she was ill she would have accidents.

When she was four, she probably wet it once a week or fortnight when she wasn't ill.

We didn't put her back in nappies or pull ups because she would have hated it, but we did put a mattress protector on under her sheet (we had two so one could pop in the machine with the sheet if needed in the morning.

She's 8 now and it's been a long time since we had a wet bed, can't even really remember when it stopped happening tbh.

Agree ŵith I was about different kids, dd1 was totally dry day and night well before 2.

HHH3 Tue 09-Apr-13 22:01:53

I'm not sure if this is the same thing as my DS is 8 and is only just dry at night. We ended up with a hospital appt about it as he was still in pj pants which were always soaked in the morning and is a very heavy sleeper.

We were advised...

To make sure he drinks MORE!
No drinks too close to bedtime and going for a wee just before bed.
Wee first thing in the morning.
No black currant!

Having never had a dry night in his life, he was dry within a few nights. We still have the odd night when he wets but they're few and far between.

The nurse explained that his kidneys needs to work more in the day so they didn't have to work at night. So by drinking more in the day, they flushed everything out during the daytime. And by having a wee first thing in the morning it gets the kidneys to start working earlier in the day (and again, no need for them to work during the night). And for some reason black currant makes them wee!!!

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