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How to you get a 6 year old girl to quit peeing the bed at night???? any suggestions????

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Asked by ncollins885 at 12:27 PM on Jan. 16, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Do you cut her off at a certain time from drinking? If not you may want to do that. At the age it is still common to wet the bed.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • make absolute sure she pees before she goes to bed. dont put her to bed until she goes. i wouldnt take away liquid, but certainly do not give her extra before bed

    Answer by LadyDahl at 2:27 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • The last thing my daughter does before bed is goes to the bathroom. She hasn't had an accident in a long time. Some kids just can't make it until morning at this age so maybe try the big kid overnight underware (not sure what they are called) that help with bed wetting in bigger kids. They are supposed to be less like a diaper but keep accidents under control.

    Answer by khedy at 4:04 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • Most six year olds are not wetting the bed on purpose. I hope that you are not being negative about the problem. I would talk with your doctor to be sure its not a physical problem. Some children just do not wake up when they have to urinate. Start with the doctor and see what he/she recommends. Put a plastic cover over your daughters bed and not make a huge deal about the wetting. Be sure she has extra time in the morning to wash herself so she isnt going to school smelling.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • if cutting off beverages in the evening and going potty right b4 bed doesn't help, you could try a chiropractor. is this new, or has this always been going on?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • My step daughter did until she was 13 years old.We discovered she had bladder was stressed out on some personal issues in her life and made sure as others suggested to cut down drinking before bed once we addressed all this which was easier once she ws this age to express her concerns or answer questions we had ,she did stop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • don't make an issue out of it!

    just say something like, never mind accidents happen. don't groan, or sigh, or get stressed.

    practically, pop her on the loo when you go to bed (we take our boy about 11pm for a quick wee. he doesn't even wake up sometimes!)
    limit drinks an hour before her bedtime, but not if she's thirsty!
    relax about it. worried parents are sometimes half the problem, because the child picks up on the worry, and if mom and dad are worried it must be something really big. which is a viscious circle.

    good luck :)

    Answer by Sachar at 6:14 AM on Jan. 18, 2010

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