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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
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smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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No - the doctor said about 10% of 7yos still wet the bed, so he wasn't too concerned yet.


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Has she been checked out by a urologist?



smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM

BUMP!

alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Yeah. Goodnites aren't worth the money. 

Quoting smiller8008:

Yeah - we're spending money on goodnites and still washing sheets most days - but they're better than nothing.  Would he wear goodnites/pull-ups/underjam?


Quoting Kaliary:

well, I meant bedwetting. I put a plastic sheet on his bed, and we just wash sheets most days. :/ 

Quoting smiller8008:

Leaking goodnites too?


Quoting Kaliary:

My son is the same age, and same problem. She'll outgrow it eventuley. 







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PinkButterfly66
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM

But you are the mom.    Do you need a referral from the pedi for insurance purposes?  

Quoting smiller8008:

No - the doctor said about 10% of 7yos still wet the bed, so he wasn't too concerned yet.


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Has she been checked out by a urologist?




Jamie1972
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Out of three kids only 1 wet the bed til he was 10/11. Once my other two were trained that was it. Until my dd was 6 and started every night for no reason. Well there was a reason, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at that time. Once we got her blood sugar under controlled she stopped. My oldest he just had a weak bladder and we had to wait it out. As far as laundry I had a bucket in the bathroom where I put his sheet in if it git wet. Let it soak for a little while and ring dry as I could and place it in the laundry basket once it was dry til laundry day. Plastic on the mattress helps too. And the boy had yo wear depends under garments for adults, it worked better then good night's.

mom2boys664
by Silver Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:29 PM

 I just had this conversation with my son's pediatrician because he is a bed wetter and  is almost 8. There is medication available, but she also generally doesn't want to try that until they are entering their teens, and she doesnt feel that the alarms they sell are very effective because often the problem is that the child is a very heavy sleeper, and won't hear the alarm. I was a bed wetter until I was almost 9, simply because I was (and still am) a heavy sleeper. They didn't have pull ups when I was a kid, my poor mom washed sheets every day.

Goodnights now makes a disposable pad that sticks to the top of the sheet - maybe try those, and a hamper with a lid (like a diaper pail) will help with the smell if it is from wet pajamas thrown in the laundry (my biggest issue).

smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

I think depends would be way too big - I think she'd fit into the largest baby diapers since she's only 40lbs.  It's tempting to try them, but I don't think she'd like it.

That's a good idea with the laundry though - I've just been doing loads every time they leak.

Quoting Jamie1972:

Out of three kids only 1 wet the bed til he was 10/11. Once my other two were trained that was it. Until my dd was 6 and started every night for no reason. Well there was a reason, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at that time. Once we got her blood sugar under controlled she stopped. My oldest he just had a weak bladder and we had to wait it out. As far as laundry I had a bucket in the bathroom where I put his sheet in if it git wet. Let it soak for a little while and ring dry as I could and place it in the laundry basket once it was dry til laundry day. Plastic on the mattress helps too. And the boy had yo wear depends under garments for adults, it worked better then good night's.



smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:31 PM

We could go, but it doesn't bother her that much and we'd rather not put her through a bunch of invasive tests if she's likely to outgrow it within a couple years...  That's what the doctor suggested, and I think it makes sense.  I guess going to a specialist can't hurt, though.


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

But you are the mom.    Do you need a referral from the pedi for insurance purposes?  

Quoting smiller8008:

No - the doctor said about 10% of 7yos still wet the bed, so he wasn't too concerned yet.


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Has she been checked out by a urologist?






smiller8008
by Bronze Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I've seen the pads - but hat only saves washing the bottom sheet, so it's not that big a help.  Our doctor said pretty much the same about medications and alarms too - we tried the alarm and she slept right through it.


Quoting mom2boys664:

 I just had this conversation with my son's pediatrician because he is a bed wetter and  is almost 8. There is medication available, but she also generally doesn't want to try that until they are entering their teens, and she doesnt feel that the alarms they sell are very effective because often the problem is that the child is a very heavy sleeper, and won't hear the alarm. I was a bed wetter until I was almost 9, simply because I was (and still am) a heavy sleeper. They didn't have pull ups when I was a kid, my poor mom washed sheets every day.

Goodnights now makes a disposable pad that sticks to the top of the sheet - maybe try those, and a hamper with a lid (like a diaper pail) will help with the smell if it is from wet pajamas thrown in the laundry (my biggest issue).



Jamie1972
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 6:35 PM


 Has bed wetting been going on since potty training or is it a new and or recent development?  Any big changes in her life? Stress of any kind? Has diabetes been ruled out?

Quoting smiller8008:

I think depends would be way too big - I think she'd fit into the largest baby diapers since she's only 40lbs.  It's tempting to try them, but I don't think she'd like it.

That's a good idea with the laundry though - I've just been doing loads every time they leak.

Quoting Jamie1972:

Out of three kids only 1 wet the bed til he was 10/11. Once my other two were trained that was it. Until my dd was 6 and started every night for no reason. Well there was a reason, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at that time. Once we got her blood sugar under controlled she stopped. My oldest he just had a weak bladder and we had to wait it out. As far as laundry I had a bucket in the bathroom where I put his sheet in if it git wet. Let it soak for a little while and ring dry as I could and place it in the laundry basket once it was dry til laundry day. Plastic on the mattress helps too. And the boy had yo wear depends under garments for adults, it worked better then good night's.





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