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Hi everyone,

I just joined cafe mom.  We have a lovely 6 year old only daughter who's very quick to remind everyone she's almost 7.  She just started first grade.

She still wets the bed every night.  The doctor says she's a little young to try an alarm or medication, and would rather wait a couple years before trying that.  We limit fluids (only a sip or two of water after dinner), and have tried waking her up without much success. 

She wears goodnites, but they only keep the bed dry about half the time, so it doesn't help that much with laundry.  Anyone else have a child that still wets, and/or any clever ideas to help it stop, or at least reduce the laundry?

Susan

by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Replies (11-20):
CGM2012
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM
My 6 year old does. However waking him up a couple times does seem tip help. We do still put the goodnights on him though. The laundry can be a major pain.
smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Yeah, the laundry is a pain.  I wish the goodnites didn't leak.


Quoting CGM2012:

My 6 year old does. However waking him up a couple times does seem tip help. We do still put the goodnights on him though. The laundry can be a major pain.



fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Just have a place where she can soak them in the morning before school so they can wait till you would do your normal load. 

Quoting smiller8008:


That's kind of what I thought - any suggestions for helping with the laundry then :)?

Quoting fullxbusymom:

Yup and there is nothing you can do till she outgrows it.  There is no magic trick and it is completely normal and a doctor won't do anything till she nears puberty.




sweetnsassymami
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

have you tried one of those alarms that wakes them up when they wet the bed? Its supposed to somehow train them to wake and go. someone on here posted about it I can't remember the name of the company.

CGM2012
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Have you tried other brands? What about some sort of plastic underwear like that goes over clothe diapers?


Quoting smiller8008:

Yeah, the laundry is a pain.  I wish the goodnites didn't leak.



Quoting CGM2012:

My 6 year old does. However waking him up a couple times does seem tip help. We do still put the goodnights on him though. The laundry can be a major pain.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Uhh...in children over 5, its a common sign of child abuse....

My nephew had to have surgery because he couldnt stay dry at night due to a hernia in his bladder...

Please get a second opinion. 


Quoting smiller8008:

Really?  We asked our doctor about that, but he said it was pretty common at 6/7, and didn't recommend seeing a psychologist unless she started wetting after being dry for a while (which isn't the case with us).


Quoting Anonymous:

If a doctor has checked her out and she is physically healthy its time to see a psychologist. 





smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:47 PM

We've tried underjams, goodnites, pull-ups, easy-ups, and a few store brands.  All leak to some extent.  She's fairly skinny, so pull-ups seem to work a little bit better, but not much - we use goodnites because she likes them more because they're for older kids.

Plastic pants could work - not sure I want to start doing cloth diapers, but it might be easier than laundry.


Quoting CGM2012:

Have you tried other brands? What about some sort of plastic underwear like that goes over clothe diapers?


Quoting smiller8008:

Yeah, the laundry is a pain.  I wish the goodnites didn't leak.



Quoting CGM2012:

My 6 year old does. However waking him up a couple times does seem tip help. We do still put the goodnights on him though. The laundry can be a major pain.







Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Well at that time they didn't make the goodnites and she was too big for pull-ups so it was the small adult diapers for elderly ppl

And I should have mentioned we did take sd to several drs that tested for diabetes and other issues to see if something else was causing the wetting and everything came back normal


Quoting smiller8008:


Hmm - that's a thought, but she's never been dry at night so I don't know if the placebo idea would work.  Guess it can't hurt.  And did you say diapers, do you mean baby diaper or pull-ups/goodnites?


Quoting Anonymous:

My sd was totally potty trained and picked bed wetting back up around age 8 drove me crazy, we did drink limitations, diapers etc nothing worked, even set alarms so she would get up and go and every night she would pee the bed, after going to therapy they suggested she was intentionally doing it and told us to pic up a baby aspirin and give it to her nightly before bed, but the trick was to tell her it's a special pill to make her stop wetting the bed...and it worked!!!!!! We continued with the aspirin for a few months until we were sure it was over, we never got to the bottom of why she was doing it until later on she said she was mad all the time





smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Yeah, we tried one.  She slept right through it.


Quoting sweetnsassymami:

have you tried one of those alarms that wakes them up when they wet the bed? Its supposed to somehow train them to wake and go. someone on here posted about it I can't remember the name of the company.



smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

DD is only 40lbs, so I think that even small adult diapers would be way too big.  She'd probably still fit into baby diapers, but I don't think she'd be too happy with that idea.


Quoting Anonymous:

Well at that time they didn't make the goodnites and she was too big for pull-ups so it was the small adult diapers for elderly ppl

And I should have mentioned we did take sd to several drs that tested for diabetes and other issues to see if something else was causing the wetting and everything came back normal


Quoting smiller8008:


Hmm - that's a thought, but she's never been dry at night so I don't know if the placebo idea would work.  Guess it can't hurt.  And did you say diapers, do you mean baby diaper or pull-ups/goodnites?


Quoting Anonymous:

My sd was totally potty trained and picked bed wetting back up around age 8 drove me crazy, we did drink limitations, diapers etc nothing worked, even set alarms so she would get up and go and every night she would pee the bed, after going to therapy they suggested she was intentionally doing it and told us to pic up a baby aspirin and give it to her nightly before bed, but the trick was to tell her it's a special pill to make her stop wetting the bed...and it worked!!!!!! We continued with the aspirin for a few months until we were sure it was over, we never got to the bottom of why she was doing it until later on she said she was mad all the time







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