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2 Bumps


DD turns 7 in February and has started wetting the bed. It started about a month ago with one incident. Fast forward a few days and happened again...few days and it happened yet again. It has now escalated to the point that in the past seven days, she has woken up at night wet four times. It seems to be getting worse as time is passing.

There is nothing in the household that has changed or would give her added stress. I took her to the doctor yesterday and everything checked out okay. Not giving as much liquid in the evening. Waking her up to go to the bathroom a couple hours after she goes to bed. And we have been very supportive and nurturing about it.

Yet it fact, just happened again tonight...first time it has been two nights in a row.



Asked by AllAboutKeeley at 12:53 AM on Dec. 12, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • waking her up will only keep the sheets dry
    you cannot, sadly, teach nighttime dryness
    based on her age and the newness of the events- i would seek a second opinion.

    you say there have been no stressors, but how is she doing with the loss of the wolf? The new baby? Possible learning disorder?

    Answer by feralxat at 1:01 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • she needs to see a urologist (sp). It coudl be her urethra tube is too small and she is not emptying her baldder. A PCP would not know that

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 1:02 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • new baby? what!

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 1:03 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • She didn't lose a wolf.

    We don't have a new baby.

    Possible learning disorder is not a new thing...but that would be the only thing that could even remotely be causing her stress right now.

    Comment by AllAboutKeeley (original poster) at 1:04 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Oh, I figured it out about the wolf. DD never knew the wolf that died.

    Comment by AllAboutKeeley (original poster) at 1:08 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • stressors are not needed. i was about her age when I began wetting, the urologist did a simple procedure in office and it stopped soon after its worth a check up

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 1:08 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • gawd- no new baby-i am a dork, i was quickly browsing the old questions for a stressor- haha. sorry.

    but yeah- what luv said, second opinion.

    Answer by feralxat at 1:19 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Make sure she goes to the bathroom before sleep and doesn't have much to drink before bedtime.
    Place a mini-bed near the bathroom or get her a mini-toilet and place it next to her bed. That way, there is less distance to travel. She'll start associating the urination feelings with getting up to use the toilet better.
    Use a water-proof (plastic) mattress cover/pad so clean-up is easier.
    Sometimes kids are just too tired to actually get up and use the bathroom so maybe extra naps or a slightly earlier bedtime may help.

    Answer by hellokittykat at 1:22 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Hang in there, mama. Keep with your supportive, nurturing response even though this is concerning & you wish it would stop. I can fully imagine that it is hard.

    Getting her checked out for any possible physical issues (urethra and all that) is a good idea.

    But keep in mind that stressors don't have to be new. She may just feel a degree of safety to be letting very OLD stuff surface. The instinct to heal hurts is powerful and it really does move forward in an instinctive way when the conditions are right. She may carry a chunk of "stored" fear in her emotional memory (this stuff is preverbal, "implicit memory" limbic system stuff) that is starting to loosen and, of course, causes stress when it threatens to surface.

    This sort of thing would come out in other ways (and also, would typically be pushed right back down!) but the nighttime wetting could indicate some stress from "managing" that & keeping it out of consciousness.

    Answer by girlwithC at 7:42 AM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • i have a ten year old that is having the same problem. because of the way the weather has been going, have you put plastic over the windows yet? my dd only does it when the temp in the house doesn't stay the same all night long. she went all week without having an accident and last night she had one. she was curled up under three blankets and her sheet saying she was cold. make sure there isn't anything blocking the heater and the windows don't have a draft.

    Answer by noel1978 at 8:41 AM on Dec. 12, 2012