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Hi, I'm new to this group and have a ? about my dd

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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Hi,

I'm in need of a little advice on my dd. She is 6 and still wets the bed! It's very fustrating for both of us. I've tried waking her up every hour during the night, keeping her from eating or drinking after supper, reward charts .....nothing works now she is wetting so much it is going through the pull ups and wetting the sheets. I've asked the dr and he won't do anything till she is 7 going on 8 . She is starting to want friends over and go to friends for the night. What should I do next???

thanks for any advice

Jessie

by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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Some kids bladders are immature. It make take longer for her bladder to mature.  (:

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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

I would look for a different doctor if he hasnt at least checked for any possible problems that would cause this. Poor girl.  Some people do take longer to have a more mature and strong bladder.  Have you been able to figure out exactly what time she is going or is it every hour her bladder releases?

OwlNuggets
by Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM

huh... there's one clue there that may help.


we took our daughter OUT of pull-ups and made her wear panties to bed.
get a water-proof mattress liner at your friendly neighborhood walmart for like 5 bucks.
I have no idea what it was besides thinking that perhaps taking the security of having her urine contained in the pull-up helped, but she's going on 6 now and she DOES still wet the bed..... only about once every two months now when she's had too much water. 

Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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Welcome to the Advice group!

Some children wet the bed until they are older than 6 for sure. I understand that it is sometimes a hereditary thing. Be sure to have a waterproof covering over your mattress.  And there are disposable bed pads that can be placed on her bed so they get the moisture and not the sheets.  Since the urine is going through the pull ups, I don't know what to advise about sleepovers. Usually a pullup would take care of it. 

She may not be able to control this, so rewards won't help.

emarin77
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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All normal mom.  Some children's urinary systems have not matured.  Just continue to use pull up or bed pad. 

SamMom912
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Id see a pediatric urologist. Perhaps she has an issue that is keeping her from being able to void completely... And when her body relaxes, she wets. 

I have a gf whos son was soooo anxiety ridden he litterally couldnt poop unless he was asleep. Anal retentive, if you will. 

Im guessing there is an underlying physical issue, urethra, ureta, something... If not, Id at least want to rule it out before it affects her self esteem or her social life... 

Herlache
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM

He keeps telling me that the bladder and controls don't always mature till that age. It doesn't seem to matter on the time. This morning she went through at 5:45 am put her on the couch and by 6:30 went in her pull up again.

Quoting frndlyfn:

I would look for a different doctor if he hasnt at least checked for any possible problems that would cause this. Poor girl.  Some people do take longer to have a more mature and strong bladder.  Have you been able to figure out exactly what time she is going or is it every hour her bladder releases?


Herlache
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I think I might try this again. It did seem better when she was in panties. Was just getting fustrated with washing sheets everyday but, if it help i'm willing to give it another whirl. thanks

Quoting OwlNuggets:

huh... there's one clue there that may help.


we took our daughter OUT of pull-ups and made her wear panties to bed.
get a water-proof mattress liner at your friendly neighborhood walmart for like 5 bucks.
I have no idea what it was besides thinking that perhaps taking the security of having her urine contained in the pull-up helped, but she's going on 6 now and she DOES still wet the bed..... only about once every two months now when she's had too much water. 


Herlache
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I have to wait till she is almost 8 b4 the dr will make a referal to see the specialist .(insurance won't cover without a referal) He said bladder and bladder control don't matture until almost 8 yrs old so we wait

Quoting SamMom912:

Id see a pediatric urologist. Perhaps she has an issue that is keeping her from being able to void completely... And when her body relaxes, she wets. 

I have a gf whos son was soooo anxiety ridden he litterally couldnt poop unless he was asleep. Anal retentive, if you will. 

Im guessing there is an underlying physical issue, urethra, ureta, something... If not, Id at least want to rule it out before it affects her self esteem or her social life... 


atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM
A friend used some thing in the underware that any wetness set off an alarm to wake the child up. She wet the bed till about 7. Search online for bed wetting things that help. Do you cut out liquids 2 hours before bed??
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