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5 yo still wets the bed

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Codysmum88 Fri 23-Mar-18 07:07:42

Is it normal for him to still not be dry at 5?
We limit drinks and make sure he has a wee before bed bit he still wakes up in wet pull ups hmm DH has said he thinks it's normal and he'll be dry when he's ready but I'm not so sure

Duckyneedsaclean Fri 23-Mar-18 07:09:11

Normal. They have to have the right hormone or something, you just have to wait. Many children are still wet at night at 5yo.

Pinkvici22 Fri 23-Mar-18 07:09:42

My 5 year old is the same, a few dry nights then a few wet. No advice but hope someone more helpful comes along!

BalloonFlowers Fri 23-Mar-18 07:24:11

Not a cause for further investigation til they are over 7. Production of a hormone needs to happen in sufficient quantities to suppress urine production over night. There is a wide range of when this happens. Stick with the pull ups.

BathTangle Fri 23-Mar-18 07:27:22

Completely normal: DS2 wasn't dry at night til he was 8, which came as a shock to me as DS1 was dry at 2!

milkysmum Fri 23-Mar-18 07:31:24

Pretty normal I woukd say.

Kidssendingmenuts Fri 23-Mar-18 07:51:28

My son isn't dry yet and he is 5 in July. It will happen when it happens! X

Codysmum88 Sat 24-Mar-18 06:51:56

Glad he's not the only one then smile

geisha Sat 24-Mar-18 07:03:52

Yep very normal I'm afraid. DD1 dry at night at 2; DD2 at 8; DS still wet most nights age 7. We did enuresis clinic etc for DD2 from age 7 and got some good advice but ultimately they do it when their hormones are sufficient. I think family history often is relevant DH still had accidents in his early teens and did my mum. Frustratingly it's one of those things rarely discussed on the playground but I bet in a class of 30 year 1's, a third of them are not reliably dry at night.

geisha Sat 24-Mar-18 07:04:59

I meant rarely discussed by parents rather than children smile

Codysmum88 Sat 24-Mar-18 12:48:22

I agree no one really talks about it

minipie Sat 24-Mar-18 12:55:46

Totally normal. But have you tried asking him to see if he can stay dry at night? My DD, also age 5, was waking with wet pull ups every day and then wanted to stop wearing them. I was reluctant to ditch the pull ups as thought she wasn't ready. So I said to her if she was dry 7 mornings in a row we could take them off. It took about 3 weeks and she did it. Since then (a few months ago) she's had 2 accidents, both when she was ill.

So, maybe try asking him if he wants to try staying dry (but keep the nappy pants on for security)? Suspect it will only work if he wants to though.

EllenJanethickerknickers Sat 24-Mar-18 12:58:25

I think the stats are 10% of 5 year olds are still not dry at night. So at least 3 in every reception class.

Codysmum88 Sun 25-Mar-18 07:59:17

Thank you all 😊 Glad were not alone

Codysmum88 Mon 26-Mar-18 12:46:05

We actually had a dry nappy this morning! Never thought I'd see it grin

AmethystRaven Mon 26-Mar-18 12:53:52

My DD is 8 in October and has only been dry at night in the last couple of months. I was going to book in with the school nurse but then it just happened and I didn't need to. I was starting to wonder if she'd need a pull up in her teens!

tellitlikeitispls Mon 26-Mar-18 12:57:38

Completely normal.
DS1 was 9 (and he was on hormones and had the enuresis alarm etc, but he stopped of his own accord - one night he was dry and that was that)
DS2 was 7. He was more random but it stopped completely at 7.

Raaaaaah Mon 26-Mar-18 13:03:16

Reassuring stuff. DD1 is 6 1/2 and still soaked every morning. I tried a month of no pull ups at night but she was soaked every morning so we have reverted back. DS was never dry in pull ups so I just took him out of them at 5 and he was immediately dry, so it might be worth a try. I''m just reading the 'Oh Crap" potty training book for our third DC and feeling a bit of a failure about DD1.

bebanjo Mon 26-Mar-18 13:10:10

My 11 year old, heathy, bright no additional needs still wares a pull up, they go up to 15 year olds for a reason.
We could put her on medication, but she's fine.
We except it, she is not upset by it, she still goes on camp.

Codysmum88 Tue 27-Mar-18 00:06:05

Thank you 😊

CatWithKittens Tue 27-Mar-18 09:59:36

As others have said - do not worry. Above all else do not let your nearest and dearest(?) try to bully you about this. We were lucky in MIL because DH had been late to be dry at night so she knew all about it but my mother was a persistent critic of us using nappies as long as a child was still wet at night. Of our 5 only one was out of nappies before they were 5, the other 3 who are dry at night varied between well over 6 and about 8. DC5 is now just 6 and still wet every night but experience with the older ones tells me it will come one day!
A paediatrician told us that if a child has a parent who was wet late they stand a greater chance of being as well - the hormone development needed seems to have a genetic basis. So to answer your question - do not worry it is entirely normal.

Codysmum88 Tue 27-Mar-18 12:31:10

That's good to know, I wet the bed til around 4, DH was 8 before he was dry so it actually does seem normal bow

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