Question: How old was your child when they no longer needed pull ups or good nites at bedtime?


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My daughter will turn 5 soon and though I don't want to push her or make her feel bad about herself, I am concerned that she's having more wet nights than she is having dry nights.  Anyone else having similar issues?

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:41 PM limit the drinking of fluids...like nothing after 6 pm

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:43 PM Thanks Ray...I have tried that but I think I get guilted into leaving her with an ounce or so of water near bedtime.  I feel terrible when she argues about how thirsty is...I swear she rivals the toughest D.C. lobbyists!

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:45 PM Don't give in...however if she is that thirsty then there might be another problem...take her to the doctor, excessive thirst could be the start of diabetes

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:45 PM I make my son go to the bathroom right before bed. My son drinks water right before he goes to bed and he has never wet the bed.

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:48 PM

I have an almost 3 yr old, so I can't be too helpful. We're still mastering daytime skills. From what I know night trouble is sorta normal up til about age 8. I agree with the limiting of fluids. And in my expert, yet humble opinion. pull ups are crap. I had great success with Gabs as soon as we ditched those things. Plastic matress cover and a pad. It's like those darn things give them false senses of security or something.

She'll outgrow it. Good luck! 

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:50 PM Thanks ladies!  I'll try all of the above...one thing...it's not excessive thirst...it's a power play because on the nights I'm strong like a bull, she stays dry...I just need to be tougher.  Hell, I gave 2 garbage bags of her toys to charity, why I can't stick to a simple "no" is beyond me. 

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 12:54 PM My oldest and my 2nd oldest both were not dry until around 5 yrs old. Tried everything. They just weren't ready til then. My youngest was around 4. And he still wets the bed sometimes. I really have to limit the liquids after 6pm. I think some kids just sleep so soundly.

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 2:13 PM

my daughter, 11 now, was 4 ARGHHH before she got out of diapers... but once she started using the potty i didn't have any problems with her at night... till this day she has never peed the bed... with that said.....i have twin boys now ARGHHHHHHH... ya know its gonna be the both of em bed wetting lol, just because i got to skip that part before lol...

good luck on your tries....

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 5:40 PM

Jennifersale is right. It's a bladder size issue usually. I would most definately ask the doc though just to be sure! I have five kid's and only one had issues with bed wetting. He just seemed to have a small bladder. He's 11 now and fine!

Keep in mind that these stages kid's go through really don't last forever! 

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 7:34 PM Thank you, thank you, thank you ladies!  I really appreciate it!

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