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Can you encourage night time dryness?
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ISaySteadyOn · 18/10/2018 12:13

I feel that mine are a little old for pullups and while I know that night time dryness is mostly due to hormones, I just wonder if there is anything I can do to help encourage them along to stop using them.

I've contacted ERIC with regards to my eldest but the younger 2 are fine during the day and the middle one sometimes wakes up with a dry pullup so I am wondering if I should do something with her.

Any ideas or advice welcome.

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dementedpixie · 18/10/2018 12:19

What ages are they?

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ISaySteadyOn · 18/10/2018 14:43

7, 5 and 4. I worry that I took the hormone thing too literally.

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dementedpixie · 18/10/2018 14:48

Your eldest is around the age that you would seek help. The others are within normal limits for still wetting at night

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Sandinmypants · 18/10/2018 14:55

ISay I feel similarly. My 4.5 year old still wears a nappy to bed at night and most mornings it is soaked. At least once a week it leaks. I have been thinking about the hormone thing and not worrying too much, just assumed his haven’t kicked in yet. But now I wonder whether I should be doing more to encourage dryness 🤔

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SallyWD · 18/10/2018 15:06

My 5 year old wears nappies at night. He'll be 6 in January. I do worry sometimes as his sister was dry at 2 1/4! I'm going to wait until he reaches 7 before I seek help. His nappies are always wet and often leak.

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lorisparkle · 18/10/2018 15:35

Being wet at night is considered normal until at least 7 and my ds1 did not get referred until he was over 8. However there are things that can help.

Avoiding black currant squash and any drinks with caffeine in e.g coke
Drinking at least 7 big drinks of water during the day
Avoiding drinks at least 1 hour before bedtime (with ds1 it was 2 hours)
Getting the child to do a wee before brushing teeth then just before getting into bed
Getting the child to help you change the bed
(They recommend no pull ups but I had not got the time for all the washing)

The specialist continence nurse prescribed a hormone replacement, when we eventually got an appointment, which for ds1 was not fully effective. Eventually when we had tried everything we had an alarm but that wasn’t until he was nearly 10yrs.

I think bedtime wetness is much more common than people realise because no one really talks about it

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ISaySteadyOn · 18/10/2018 16:03

I've contacted ERIC about the 7 yo, will try to get them to wee before bed and see how it goes. Thanks for all the replies and advice.

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