Is it normal for my 6-year-old to wet the bed?


Asked by mom2four25 at 5:31 PM on Jan. 2, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • You may want to have her checked for bladder infection. This will cause her to wet the bed. Also, some children do this because of lack of control with their bladder. Try things like not allowing her to drink at least an hour before bedtime. Wake her up in the middle of the night to have her use the restroom. But most of all, get her checked by the doc, just in case.

    Answer by kscmbz at 5:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

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  • i wet the bed till i was like 11yrs old. i had alot of bladder infections when i was little. my mom did all the things kscmbz said, i would have to agree with her. also my step-son who is 10 also still wets the bed we're not sure why but he is a very heavy sleeper so maybe that's why. it could also be something emotional that has changed in her life.

    Answer by lilybug524 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

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  • It's normal. My daughter is 6 and still wets the bed. Come to the think of it my son is 10 and sometimes wets the bed. There is nothing wrong with her wetting the bed.

    Answer by MrsTGray at 10:11 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

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  • I wet the bed till i was 12 years old. It stopped when I started my period. The doctors think That I would go into such a deep sleep that I would not wake up even when my body told me too. And maybe my bladder finally got strong enough to hold it in all night. So maybe she is just really tired. With school and homework maybe she is worn out. But give her support. I was always nervous about friends finding out and my brother always teased me. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:09 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

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  • I had a similar problem with DS. He is 7 and he has been potty trained since he was 2, but had to wear pull-ups every night because he would wet the bed. I even spoke with his Dr about it and she said that it's normal. Boys bladders tend to develop slower than girls, but I knew that wasnt the problem with him. My suggestion to you that worked for me is, have your DD go potty right before bed then about mid night or 11 pm wake her and walk her to the bathroom, this helped us and in about a week or 2 he started going himself. Its been about 3 months now and we havent bought pull-ups. Now he does have a couple of accidents, but thats only once in a great while. Hope this helps, but just know that its normal and it will pass. GL.


    Answer by lilmans_mommy at 11:15 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

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  • Thanks ladies for you responses I'll have to try waking her up and taking her to the bathroom and see if that works.

    Answer by mom2four25 at 1:50 AM on Jan. 4, 2009

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  • My oldest is 7 and still wets the bed because she sleeps so heavy. her adhd doctor has her on a medication that is suppose to help make her bladder stronger so she can hold at night. I have a 3 1/2 month old and when i get up in the middle of the night with the baby i try to get my oldest up, this does not always work. the other thing is to put her in pull ups just at night.

    Answer by puresouthern at 10:40 PM on Jul. 2, 2010

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  • Hi Moms and Dads,i am a single mom of 4 boys all bedwett ages 7-12, i dont have a problum with it as i was one till about 17,
    would love to talk to other parents of older kids or yourself,

    Answer by momof4wetters at 1:03 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

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