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Bedtime wetting

My 5 years old never wetted her bad before, ever. Today was the first time. She reported about a week ago that there was a bully girl that said or took her toys in school (much bigger girl 7-9, combined program). I spoke with the teacher, but the teacher ignored it (aka stated she will look, but did not do much). In a week we leaving this school anyway, but what to do now?

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Asked by ganna04 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Bed wetting is actually very common at that age. It's important that you don't make her feel ashamed but that you explain she needs to change her sheets, clean herself up, change her clothes, and let you know. Be supportive to her but don't pry a whole bunch. No drinks right before bed, extra snuggle time (like reading an extra story) before bed, and helping her to feel confident in every day situations should help. If the problem doesn't seem to subside once you've left the school and become settled into a new routine you can call your doctor. One thing to look out for though is bladder infections. Ask her if she is peeing a bunch more, or if it hurts when she pees. Make sure she stays hydrated too.

    Answer by Cassarah at 9:13 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Cassarah said it all!

    Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 9:40 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I would just not draw a lot of attention to it. Change the sheets matter of factly and move on.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 8:16 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Maybe it was just a one time thing we have all had accidents before

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 9:11 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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